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    Britain’s security minister says he has asked the country’s National Cyber Security Center to review threats posed by TikTok, amid calls for the U.K. to impose a ban on the Chinese-owned social media app. Security Minister Tom Tugendhat said he is waiting for a review from the government’s cybersecurity experts before deciding on the “hugely important question.” Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hinted Monday that the U.K. could follow the U.S. and the European Union and ban the app from government-issued mobile phones and devices. Last year, Britain’s Parliament shut down its TikTok account following lawmakers' concerns about the app’s links to the Chinese government.

      Japanese automaker Nissan is revving up its electrification shift and slashing costs by using the same components across models and cutting use of expensive rare materials. The company presented its “X-in-1” development strategy, in which the X stands for various powertrain parts, such as an electric motor and inverter that can be used across models. Nissan said development and manufacturing costs will be reduced by 30% in 2026 compared to 2019 levels. The Yokohama-based automaker was a pioneer in electric vehicles but rivals like Tesla and BYD of China have overtaken it.

      In Neuzelle, Germany, a beer brewery has developed a beer in powder form, the first of its kind, in order to reduce the heavy carbon footprint of beer exports. So that next time you order a beer from the Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle, you might have to specify how many spoonfuls of serving you wa…

      Q: I am 76 and my wife is 58. I own our home outright, and she will inherit the house when I die through a living trust. Is it to her advantage to maintain the situation the way it is from a capital gains perspective, or should I add her to the deed now? I am thinking of the step-up in valuation of the house when she inherits it to minimize her capital gains tax if/when she sells the house.

      Because home prices have risen so dramatically since 2020, tax assessments are rising as well—which means larger annual property tax bills. Higher property taxes can be daunting for homeowners, but they are a boon for state and local governments that rely heavily on property tax revenue. Pro…

      The Federal Reserve raised a key interest rate one-quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, the same level of an increase as in its previous meeting seven weeks ago. Repeating that small hike might not seem dramatic, but after a turbulent couple of weeks for the global economy, the 25-basis-point boost is a pretty big...

      The U.S. abortion landscape is far from settled nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court ended the nationwide right to terminate a pregnancy. With states now in control, advocates on both sides await a major decision by a Texas judge on the legal status of abortion pills. A judge on Wednesday put on hold a new ban in Wyoming, and Hawaii's governor just followed other Democrats in protecting abortion access. Most Republican-controlled states have banned or restricted abortions, making them illegal at all stages of pregnancy in 14 states. Most Democrat-led states have moved to protect access, and legal challenges have popped up nationwide.

      WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Statin use is low for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), with the lowest use seen among Black and Hispanic adults, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Cardiology.


      Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.

      For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club. Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation's most prevalent p…

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