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This 25-year-old quit her full-time job to pursue her $7,000-per-month side hustle. Now she’s tripling her annual income

Just days before the pandemic hit in March 2020, I started my first full-time job as a marketing coordinator at a dental office in Columbus, Ohio, where I had an annual salary of $34,500.Every day, the office was booked with clients looking to get teeth whitening and veneers. But as the pandemic intensified and mask mandates were enforced, I remember thinking: Why are all these people scheduling cosmetic work for their teeth, when their smiles are now hidden behind masks?It became clear how significant of an impact the…

CDC extends Covid restrictions for cruise ship industry to January

People come out to watch the new Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras as it departs on its maiden voyage, a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida on July 31, 2021.Paul Hennessy | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended into January restrictions on the cruise ship industry that were set to expire next week, citing concerns over the highly contagious delta variant and breakthrough cases among vaccinated travelers.The CDC has allowed cruise ships to…

$2.35 billion tidal lagoon project with underwater turbines planned for UK

Plans for a £1.7 billion ($2.35 billion) project in the U.K. incorporating technologies including underwater turbines, floating solar power and battery storage have been announced, with those behind the development hoping it will generate thousands of jobs.The Blue Eden project, as it's known, would be located on the waterfront of Swansea, a coastal city in southwest Wales. In an announcement Monday, Swansea Council said the project had been made possible through private sector funding. It is being led by a tech firm…

NTSB head criticizes Tesla’s self-driving features, calls them ‘misleading’

The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday doubled down on criticisms of Tesla's driver-assist systems following several fatal crashes in recent years, calling the company's use of "Full Self-Driving" for its latest systems "misleading."The comments come a day after NTSB Chairwoman Jennifer Homendy sent a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk about the company's failure to respond to recommendations issued by the safety watchdog four years ago to limit the system's functionality and implement more…

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Verizon partners with Amazon to use Project Kuiper satellite internet for rural broadband

INDIA - 2019/08/30: In this photo illustration a popular wireless communication application Verizon logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration byAvishek Das | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty ImagesVerizon is partnering with Amazon to use the tech giant's coming satellite internet system to expand rural broadband access in the United States, the companies announced on Tuesday."We're proud to be working together to explore bringing fast, reliable broadband to the customers and communities who need it most,"…

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:1. Stock futures rise after S&P and Dow set fresh recordsA Wall Street street sign is displayed in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.Bloomberg | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures were higher Tuesday morning, as Wall Street looked to build on Monday's record close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500. The Nasdaq was the outperformer Monday, rising…

Why the next electric battery boom may be in cargo ships

A cargo ship filled with containers moves through New York Harbor as it heads out to the Atlantic ocean on October 12, 2021 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesThe dozens of diesel-operated cargo ships floating off the coasts of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California aren't just emblematic of the snarled supply chain. They're contributing to the 1 billion metric tons of carbon emissions each year from marine shipping.Start-up Fleetzero is aiming to provide solutions for both of these problems. Co-founders…

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