Drink these types of coffee to live longer, study says

CNN — Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found. “The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study author Peter Kistler, … Read more

Markets in a tailspin get a big dose of chill from the Bank of England

This story is part of CNN Business’ Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here. New York CNN Business — All the drama out of the UK government is keeping me from catching up on the only UK drama I really want to consume, which is Love Island, season 8, … Read more

Markets are now treating UK bonds like Greek and Italian debt

London CNN Business — The pound may have paused its headlong crash towards parity with the US dollar, but the damage to the UK economy sparked by Prime Minister Liz Truss’ huge tax-cutting gamble is still rippling through financial markets. Sterling stabilized early Tuesday to trade near $1.08, bouncing off Monday’s record low of around … Read more

Consumers are growing more optimistic about the US economy

CNN — Consumer confidence rose for a second straight month in September, as moderating gas prices and the hope that inflationary pressures might be easing helped lift the nation’s collective mood. The Conference Board reported on Tuesday that its baseline index rose to 108 from a revised 103.6 in August, the highest it has been … Read more

Food prices are soaring, and that’s changed how we eat

New York CNN Business — Lisa Altman used to take pride in being able to eat what she wanted without worrying much about the cost. When she was growing up, seconds weren’t served and side dishes were rare. “My mom had a budget every week, and she stuck to it,” she said. “As I got … Read more

Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

CNN — Hurricane-strength Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard after making landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday, slamming the area with fierce winds, sapping power for hundreds of thousands and knocking some homes to the ground. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph – the power of a Category … Read more

An iconic soap with two weird claims to fame — “It floats” and it’s “99+44⁄100% Pure”

new york CNNBusiness — Walk into a Walmart, Target, any drugstore chain in your neighborhood or a corner warehouse for New York City dwellers, and chances are you’ll find an Ivory Soap bar, or a pack of 10 bars for under $5, sitting on the shelf. This iconic cake of soap, invented almost 150 years … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: As the storm passes near Bermuda, Canadians on the Atlantic coast are on guard

CNN — Deadly Hurricane Fiona has strengthened into a Category 4 storm as it barrels toward Canada’s Atlantic coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. Officials in Canada’s Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are urging those in the storm’s path to be on high alert and prepare for the impact of the hurricane, which … Read more

Fetuses smile for carrots but grimace over kale, study suggests

CNN — While it is known that some children are not huge fans of greensa new study suggests that such dietary preferences could come about before they’re even born. Fetuses create more of a “laughter-face” in the womb when exposed to the flavor of carrots consumed by their mother and create more of a “cry-face” … Read more

What rising interest rates mean for your credit, loans, savings and more

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on August 26, 2022. In its continued bid to quash high inflation, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised the overnight bank lending rate to a range of 3% to 3.25%. It is the fifth increase by the US central bank in six … Read more