He converted a delivery truck into a mobile medical clinic. Now he cares for thousands in rural Ghana

Somerset, NJ CNN — Growing up in a small village in northern Ghana, Osei Boateng saw many of his family members and neighbors struggle to access basic healthcare. In many regions of the country it can take hours to reach the nearest hospital. Boateng said many people lost their lives due to preventable or treatable … Read more

Here’s what CEOs are saying about consumers this earnings season

CNN — Consumer resilience has helped keep the economy strong during the Federal Reserve’s rate-hiking cycle. But will this strength continue or will it fade away? It depends where you look. From Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour to the “Barbenheimer” trend to Taylor Swift’s “Eras” shows, US consumers have increased their spending power despite the slowdown in … Read more

With the writers’ strike approaching the 100-day mark, a possible deal with Hollywood Studios is not in sight

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the Reliable Sources newsletter. Sign up here for the daily overview of the evolving media landscape. CNN — Hollywood is still stuck in a state of fear. As the writers’ strike approaches the 100-day mark this week, there is still no end in sight to … Read more

“Barbie” makes history with a grossing of one billion US dollars

new York CNN — “Barbie” answered the question of billions with a resounding “yes”. Barely three weeks after its release, the blockbuster by writer-director Greta Gerwig has grossed a staggering $1.03 billion at the global box office, according to official estimates by Warner Bros. This makes Gerwig the first director with a billion-dollar film. As … Read more

The AI ​​is slowed down by the lack of powerful chips

CNN — The huge demand for AI has also revealed the limitations of the global supply chain for high-performance chips used to develop and deploy AI models. The ongoing chip shortage has impacted companies large and small, including some of the AI ​​industry’s leading platforms, and is unlikely to improve significantly for at least a … Read more

Juul is seeking approval for a new vape that claims it can verify a user’s age. That’s how it works

CNN — Vape company Juul Labs is filing for US approval to sell a ‘next generation’ e-cigarette vaporizer with age verification capabilities in the US. To verify a user’s age, the proposed vape will be paired with a phone app, requiring a customer to either upload their government-issued ID and a real-time selfie, or enter … Read more

The box office success of “Barbenheimer” has brought America’s cinema power back to life

CNN — It’s the tale of two movies and one box office success: “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” maintained their incredible momentum into their second weekends. “Barbie” featured multiple roles this weekend, with “Barbie” impressing with a domestic gross of $93 million and “Barbie” grossing around $122 million overseas, making it the #1 release worldwide was. For … Read more

Premarket Stocks: Markets and consumers are in optimistic mood. Here’s why

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’s Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can login exactly here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. CNN — Stocks and consumer sentiment are rising in tandem after falling last year, another sign of growing … Read more

Alipay and WeChat Pay now accept Visa and Mastercard for all payments in China

Hong Kong CNN — For international travelers, visiting China is now much easier. From Friday, Visitors can link their Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA) accounts to China’s most popular mobile payment platforms, allowing them to book taxis, ride the subway and pay for goods and services at millions of outlets across the nearly cashless country. … Read more

Johnson & Johnson has to pay $18.8 million to California cancer patients in baby powder suits

Johnson & Johnson will have to pay $18.8 million to a California man who said he developed cancer from exposure to his baby powder, a jury ruled Tuesday, a setback for the company that has thousands of similar cases of its talc-based products US bankruptcy court. The jury ruled in favor of Emory Hernandez Valadez, … Read more