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£50 billion in UK banknotes is ‘missing.’ Nobody has an explanation

£50 billion in UK banknotes is ‘missing.’ Nobody has an explanation

Here’s a head-scratcher: The use of cash has been declining for years in Britain, but demand for banknotes is skyrocketing. Nobody is quite sure where the money is going. A group of UK lawmakers said on Friday as much as £50 billion ($67.4 billion) in cash was “missing,” and it urged the Bank of England…MORE

Biden’s popular vote margin over Trump tops 7 million

Biden’s popular vote margin over Trump tops 7 million

President-elect Joe Biden‘s margin over President Donald Trump in the nationwide popular vote is now more than 7 million votes and may continue to grow as several states continue counting votes. Biden’s lead over Trump is the second largest since 2000, and is about two and a half times larger than Hillary Clinton’s popular vote…MORE

‘Saturday Night Live’ returns with Jason Bateman hosting

‘Saturday Night Live’ returns with Jason Bateman hosting

Jason Bateman will host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and in a teaser for the show is masked up alongside cast member Heidi Gardner and musical guest Morgan Wallen. But in the clip Gardner can’t believe the show booked Batman, saying, “Wait, Batman? You’re Jason Batman?” “No no, you missed the ‘E,’ it’s Bate-man,” the…MORE

Stocks rally to new record highs on jobs day

Stocks rally to new record highs on jobs day

Stocks soared to new all-time highs Friday — even though the government reported a lower-than-expected increase in jobs in November. Investors appear to be betting that the weaker jobs gains will put more pressure on the outgoing Trump administration and Congress to approve more stimulus before Joe Biden is inaugurated next month. The Dow was…MORE

What’s next for America’s favorite news podcast

What’s next for America’s favorite news podcast

The New York Times’ podcast “The Daily” typically airs every day of the week except for Saturdays. But on November 7, a major news event took place that warranted a special Saturday episode. That event also proved to be a turning point in the podcast’s history. “Alex, Maggie, Jim, thank you for joining us on…MORE

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