Audit shows 49.3% of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers FAKE as Elon Musk puts deal on hold

Nearly half of President Joe Biden‘s 22.3 million Twitter followers are fake, a new analysis revealed on Wednesday. The report comes as Tesla founder Elon Musk pumped the breaks on his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform over concerns about the amount of bots active on the site. Inauthentic Twitter accounts, known colloquially … Read more

Joe Biden’s approval rating is just 27% in under-30s while 4% think US economy is ‘excellent’

Even Gen Z and millennials are abandoning Biden: Just 27% of Americans under 30 approve of the president and only 4% believe the economy is ‘excellent,’ according to another dire poll amid mounting questions over whether he will run again A new dire poll shows that President Joe Biden’s approval rating stands at 27 per … Read more

Bitcoin rallies 17% in a day after dropping below $30,000

Bitcoin has rebounded after a volatile session in which it fell below $30,000, recovering losses sparked a day earlier when China‘s central bank deepened a crackdown on cryptocurrencies. On Wednesday morning, Bitcoin rose as much as 17 percent, to $34,818, surging a day after hitting its lowest level since January. Bitcoin supporters said that the correction was … Read more

Americans earned an additional $1.1 trillion last year thanks to stimulus checks and other aid 

Americans earned an extra $1.1 trillion in 2020 due to stimulus checks and other pandemic aid from the government, a new report finds. Last year, total personal income for the nation increased 6.1 percent due to so-called ‘transfer receipts,’ the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revealed in preliminary results released on Wednesday. Transfer receipts … Read more

Susan Sarandon says Biden is pulling a ‘bait and switch’ with reduced stimulus checks

Susan Sarandon says Biden is pulling a ‘bait and switch’ by promising $2,000 stimulus checks then sending Americans $1,400 On the campaign trail, Biden promised $2,000 ‘checks immediately’  In December, Trump sent out checks for $600  Now, Biden has promised to send out $1,400 checks to Americans Sarandon says it’s a ‘bait and switch’ that … Read more

Under 2,000 start new roles via Government’s £2bn Kickstart scheme

Government’s £2billion Kickstart scheme to get young people on universal credit into jobs has seen fewer than 2,000 start new roles in its first five months Kickstart programme launched in September and offers work placements  Just 1,868 people have started their placements in the UK as of January 15  Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey … Read more

US Election 2020: Close Donald Trump ally tells him to give up fight

Donald Trump’s closest Wall Street ally Blackstone billionaire Steve Schwarzman tells president to give up doomed legal fight and says ‘country should move on’ Steve Schwarzman, the billionaire businessman who’s been a long time supporter of Donald Trump’s, now says the election is over In the aftermath of the contest, Schwarzman said President Trump had … Read more

UK Economy: Rishi Sunak to rewrite Treasury’s rules to help North

Rishi Sunak is set to rewrite Treasury’s rules to ‘level up’ the North: Chancellor will use spending review to ensure investment in infrastructure previously skewed towards London and South East Rishi Sunak set to abolish the Treasury’s ‘Green Book’ rules on public investment Critics say the rules have favoured pumping investment into wealthier areas Treasury … Read more

US Election 2020: Pound sinks against US dollar amid uncertainty

Dollar rises against pound and US bonds are in demand as investors seek safe havens amid ‘extended uncertainty’ of election Leading up to election day markets had been pricing in a Biden clear sweep Strength of US dollar now on the up  as investors flock to ‘safe havens’ By Jane Denton For Thisismoney Published: 11:53 GMT, … Read more