The market’s Black Friday freakout about the new variant shows how a reactionary Wall Street rules American life and politics

Stocks plummeted on Friday as investors braced for the Omicron variant fueling a new round of lockdowns. In one day, the market challenged the idea of economic “reopening” and revived “stay-at-home” stocks — and the homebody economy. Such massive one-day stock swings can drive government policies that benefit big-time investors

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A drag queen Twitch streamer who was targeted in a recent uptick in swatting says the livestreaming service needs to protect users’ privacy

Las Vegas-based drag queen Elix streams on her Twitch account, which has 57,000 followers. At least six drag queens, including Elix, have been the target of swatting over the last two months. The LGBT tag on Twitch has allowed swatting perpetrators to locate potential victims. Loading Something is loading. Las

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