A first generation iPhone going up for auction hopes to fetch $50,000

New York CNN — An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 is hitting the auction block Thursday – with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally on sale for $599, the first iPhone offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It … Read more

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink

Islamabad/London CNN — Muhammad Radaqat, a 27-year-old green grocer, is worried. He doesn’t know how much an onion will cost next week, let alone how he’ll be able to afford the fuel he needs to heat his home and keep his family warm. “All we’re being told by the government is that things are going … Read more

Ukraine’s anti-corruption searches reveal luxury watches, cars and thousands of dollars in cash

CNN — Ukrainian authorities have conducted a series of anti-corruption raids across the country, uncovering stashes of cash as well as luxury watches and cars. Among those caught up in the investigations is the acting head of the Kyiv tax authority, who was allegedly part of a scheme to overlook 45 billion Ukrainian hryvnia ($1.2 … Read more

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, was popping up in cafes, restaurants and stores, with businesses eager to join an exciting new market already well-established in countries around the world. That all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD was criminalized in … Read more

EzriCare eye drops: CDC advises against use as it investigates dozens of infections and one death in 11 states

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging health care providers and consumers to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it conducts an investigation into at least 50 infections in 11 states that have led to instances of permanent vision loss, hospitalization and one death. Most of the people with these … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultra-processed foods raises the risk of developing and dying from cancer, especially ovarian cancer, according to a new study of over 197,000 people … Read more

Samsung earnings: 2022 Q4 profits sink to 8-year low as smartphone and PC demand drops

Hong Kong CNN — Samsung’s quarterly profits have plunged to their lowest level in eight years as customers snapped up fewer cell phones and laptops. The tech giant reported an operating profit of 4.3 trillion Korean won ($3.5 billion) on Tuesday for the three months ended December, down 69% from a year ago. Revenue fell … Read more

Mustang Mach-E: Ford drops the price of its Tesla competitor

CNN — Ford is boosting production of its popular Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and dropping its sticker price weeks after Tesla dropped the prices of its vehicles. The move represents a substantial roll-back of price hikes Ford announced last summer on the 2023 models – but buyers may still be paying somewhat more than before … Read more

Live longer with these dishes from ‘blue zones’ in America

CNN — In a few, unique communities around the globe, people live long and heathy lives, up to and past 100. Dubbed “blue zones,” residents of these areas share a common environment and lifestyle that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians … Read more

Jobs report to give clues about where the economy is headed

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. New York CNN — The Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates again on Wednesday. But will it be another half-point hike or just a quarter-point increase? And what about the … Read more