economy and trade

ChatGPT creator deploys ‘flawed’ AI detection tool to help teachers spot potential fraud

CNN — Two months after OpenAI pissed off some educators with the public release of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that can help students and professionals generate surprisingly compelling essays, the company is unveiling a new tool to help teachers adapt. OpenAI announced on Tuesday a new feature, called “AI Text Classifier”, which allows users to …

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GM shares rise after record profits and new stake in lithium company

New York CNN — General Motors reported much stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, lifting annual results to record highs for the second year in a row. The largest U.S. automaker also announced on Tuesday that it is buying a $650 million stake in Lithium Americas, which will give it access to the raw material needed to build …

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Mustang Mach-E: Ford lowers the price of its competitor Tesla

CNN — Ford is increasing production of its popular Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and lowering its target price weeks after Tesla cut prices for its vehicles. The move represents a substantial step back from price increases Ford announced last summer on 2023 models – but buyers may still be paying a bit more than before …

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Around 1,000 US flights canceled as wintry weather rumbles

Editor’s note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN — More than 1,000 Monday flights have been canceled across the United States as wintry weather shifts to …

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Adani Group slams ‘Hindenburg’s attack on India’ as stock rout hits $70bn

New Delhi CNN — The Adani Group has accused a US investment firm of launching “a calculated attack” on India by publishing a report alleging widespread fraud at the ports-electricity conglomerate. Hindenburg Research published its report on the affairs of billionaire Gautam Adani last week, accusing the group or “brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud …

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Trader Joe’s asked its customers to rank their top nine products. Here they are

New York CNN — Trader Joe’s asked its customers a simple question: if you were to spend the rest of your life on a desert island, which nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you? More than 18,000 customers responded to its 14th annual survey ranking the grocery store’s most popular items in nine …

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In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner’s credit card

CNN — Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill. And it was all seemingly livestreamed, in real time, on the internet. The …

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Flybe flights canceled after British airline ceases operations

London CNN — British airline Flybe has “ceased operations” and canceled all scheduled flights, the company and Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Saturday. “Flybe, which operated scheduled services from Belfast City, Birmingham and Heathrow to UK airports and to Amsterdam and Geneva, has ceased operations,” the CAA wrote in a statement. “We urge …

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Some car insurers refuse to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of the largest U.S. auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for certain older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, the companies say. Several reports indicate that companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities like Denver, …

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Southwest posts quarterly loss, warns more losses to come after service slumps

New York CNN — Southwest Airlines reported a fourth-quarter loss due to the company’s service slump during the holiday travel season, and it warned the costs of those issues would result in another first-quarter loss. . The airline was forced to cancel more than 16,700 flights between Dec. 21 and Dec. 29, about half of …

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