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How Microsoft could use ChatGPT to supercharge its products | CNN

CNN  —  Is ChatGPT the new Clippy? Shortly after Microsoft confirmed plans this week to invest billions in OpenAI, the company behind the viral new AI chatbot tool ChatGPT, some people began joking on social media that the technology would help supercharge the much-hated, wide-eyed, paperclip-shaped virtual assistant. While Clippy may mostly be a thing […]

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Opinion: In Ukraine’s skies, drones tell a story of two wars |

Editor’s Note: Keir Giles (@KeirGiles) works with the Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House, an international affairs think tank in the UK. He is the author of “Russia’s War on Everybody: And What it Means for You.” The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  To […]

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Entertainment

‘Top Gun’ and ‘Avatar’ could attract more Oscar viewers. Will

CNN  —  Attention, Oscar voters: Not to tell you your business, but if you want more people to watch the show – and can’t rely, hopefully, on somebody slapping the host again – you can help yourselves by nominating movies people have actually seen, starting with the year’s top blockbusters, “Avatar: The Way of Water” […]

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Biden reaches a vital new tipping point on Ukraine | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The West has reached its latest fateful crossroads over Ukraine. Looming decisions on deepening support for Kyiv’s fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s onslaught have been rendered even more critical by a winter battlefield that was more dynamic than the expected frozen stalemate. Time is also fast ebbing for the US and its […]

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Russia’s war in Ukraine sparked a historic food crisis. It’s not

London CNN  —  Grain is once again leaving Ukrainian ports. The price of fertilizer is falling sharply. Billions of dollars in aid has been mobilized. Yet the world is still in the grips of the worst food crisis in modern history, as Russia’s war in Ukraine shakes global agricultural systems already grappling with the effects […]

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US

Jack Ma to relinquish control of Ant group | CNN Business

CNN  —  Chinese billionaire Jack Ma will no longer control Ant Group after the fintech giant’s shareholders agreed to reshape its shareholding structure, according to a statement released by the company on Saturday. After the adjustment, Ma’s voting rights will fall to 6.2%, according to the statement and CNN calculations. Before the restructure, Ma held […]

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Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab receives accelerated approval amid

CNN  —  The US Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval Friday for the Alzheimer’s disease drug lecanemab, one of the first experimental dementia drugs to appear to slow the progression of cognitive decline. “Alzheimer’s disease immeasurably incapacitates the lives of those who suffer from it and has devastating effects on their loved ones,” Dr. […]

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian officials connected to drone

Washington CNN  —  The US Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on officials tied to an Iranian defense manufacturer that designs and produces drones which have been used by Russia in the war in Ukraine, as well as the director of “the key organization responsible for overseeing Iran’s ballistic missile programs.” Russia has used Iranian drones […]

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‘Maybe we cried too much’ over shoplifting, Walgreens executive

CNN  —  Throughout the pandemic, major retailers have warned about surging theft and a rise in brazen shoplifting attempts. But a top Walgreens executive now says the freakout may have been overblown. “Maybe we cried too much last year” about merchandise losses, Walgreens finance chief James Kehoe acknowledged Thursday on an earnings call. The company’s […]

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These three big unknowns will drive markets in 2023 | CNN

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN  —  We’re in the salad days of the New Year — that period where many […]