Shanghai doubles down on the metaverse by including it in a development plan

Shanghai doubles down on the metaverse by including it in a development plan

December 31, 2021 Becki Center 0

Joggers in Shanghai, China, on April 10, 2021.Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesBEIJING — China’s biggest city is getting serious about the metaverse, the technology that’s drawn mass attention this year for its potential to form the next generation of the internet.Chinese government departments and local authorities have issued five-year development plans this year…

JetBlue cuts hundreds of flights through mid-January, expecting more omicron sick calls

JetBlue cuts hundreds of flights through mid-January, expecting more omicron sick calls

December 30, 2021 Anthony Pepper 0

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 passenger aircraft landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.Nik Oiko | LightRocket | Getty ImagesJetBlue Airways is cutting more than 1,280 flights from Thursday through mid-January in anticipation of more Covid-19 infections among pilots and flight attendants, the latest headache facing travelers this year.New York-based JetBlue and…

Student loan payments keep getting delayed. Will the debt ever be forgiven?

Student loan payments keep getting delayed. Will the debt ever be forgiven?

December 30, 2021 Bong Stoval 0

President Joe Biden walks to the Oval Office upon his return to the White House on Dec. 20, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | ReutersWhen Scott Heins heard that the Biden administration was giving student loan borrowers another three months before they’ll have to start making their payments again, he had mixed feelings.On one hand, the freelance photographer…