Home working forced two million Brits to splash out on a second broadband line

Rockies-Mets game postponed; doubleheader scheduled for Thursday – The Denver Post

The Rockies vs. New York Mets game scheduled for Wednesday night at Citi Field was postponed due to inclement weather.

It was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Thursday, with the first game scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (MDT). The second game of the doubleheader will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

The Rockies (19-30) will start right-hander German Marquez in Game 1 against Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman. In the second game, Colorado will start right-hander Antonio Senzatela and the Mets (22-20) will pitch lefty Joey Lucchesi.

Biden plans action on anti-competitive practices, supply issues

U.S. President Joe Biden tours the Cuyahoga Community College Manufacturing Technology Center in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Thursday that his administration will take new steps to ease supply chain issues, transportation bottlenecks and anti-competitive practices in the economy.

Biden said the measures would be announced in the “days ahead.”

Brazil federal debt falls in April, Treasury revises public financing needs

BRASILIA, May 26 (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal public debt fell 2.9% in April from the month before to 5.09 trillion reais ($959 billion), the Treasury said on Wednesday, adding the total domestic debt stock fell 2.7% to 4.85 trillion reais.

The Treasury also revised its 2021 public debt financing parameters, reflecting a slightly brighter outlook for the public finances. It now sees the public debt ranging between 5.5 trillion and 5.8 trillion reais this year, down from 5.6 trillion to 5.9 trillion reais, and lowered its forecast for the amount of debt maturing in the next 12 months.

Opinion | The Economy Is Spinning Its Wheels, and About to Take Off

By Paul Krugman

Opinion Columnist

You’re driving to an appointment, but you’re running late, and you’re stuck at a red light. Being a law-abiding citizen, you won’t run the light, but you floor the gas pedal the second it changes.

D.C. accuses Amazon of controlling online prices.

By David McCabe, Karen Weise and Cecilia Kang

The District of Columbia sued Amazon on Tuesday, accusing it of artificially raising prices for products in its ubiquitous online marketplace and around the web by abusing its monopoly power, a sign that regulators in the United States are increasingly turning their attention to the company’s dominance across the economy.

Tig Notaro, Action-Hero Heartthrob, Gets Her Blasts From the Past

The comedian and actor, who battles zombies in “Army of the Dead,” talks about why she hopes Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell never break up, and more.

By Kathryn Shattuck

As a stand-up comic, Tig Notaro is used to doing plenty of things on her own. But acting out an entire zombie thriller in front of a green screen, without her co-stars, isn’t one of them.

Why Apple and Google’s Virus Alert Apps Had Limited Success

The virus-tracing effort raises questions about the power of Big Tech to set global standards for public health tools.

Credit…Guillem Casasus

Supported by

By Natasha Singer

Sarah Cavey, a real estate agent in Denver, was thrilled last fall when Colorado introduced an app to warn people of possible coronavirus exposures.

Cramer's lightning round: Stem is a good infrastructure play

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp.: "It has run out of gas because we're not going natural gas. I'm sorry."

Stem Inc.: "Stem is good. I like the idea of what they've got. Good infrastructure play."

LKQ Corporation: "You know I've liked LKQ. That's the best way to make a new car from old parts."


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Home working forced two million Brits to splash out on a second broadband line

HOME working forced two million of us to take out a second broadband line as our existing one was not up to the job.

More than 40 per cent have suffered outages or sluggish internet while trying to work.

Fifteen per cent have bought a dongle to help, while 17 per cent added a second broadband line.

Others have just come to accept bad service, with 20 per cent claiming their internet simply cannot support remote working.

Despite connection frustration, researchers from Credit Karma found 84 per cent have stayed with their current provider.

The average broadband bill comes in at £30 a month.