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Congress proved productive as Democrats sailed with a narrow majority

Funding infrastructure in all 50 states. Billions for semiconductors made in the United States. Aid for American veterans exposed to burns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Aid to Ukrainian forces fighting a Russian invasion. And of course, there’s what Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) has called the “crown jewel” …

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How to Train Your Brain to Love Doing Difficult Things

As a mountaineer, I struggle against gravity while scaling walls and their rocky holds. But my arms invariably tire, my grip slips from sweat, and sometimes my nerves ask me if I should stick to easier climbing routes. Trying to do hard things is, well, hard. And exerting ourselves physically …

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‘It’s time to stop the fight’ | 32 independent studies denounce the widespread use of hydrogen for heating

Hydrogen in premises and hot water heating will be more expensive and less efficient than other clean alternatives in almost all circumstances, according to a review of 32 independent studies on the subject, leading to calls promoters to “stop the fight” for hydrogen heating. Energy researcher Jan Rosenow’s peer review …

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Amy Cooper, Central Park Karen, Loses Lawsuit Against Ex-Employer

A federal judge has dismissed a case brought by Amy Cooper, the white woman who in 2020 falsely called 911 about a black man watching birds in Central Park, against her former employer for firing her. New York Southern District Judge Ronnie Abrams on Wednesday dismissed Cooper’s lawsuit alleging that …

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Why are EVs still so expensive? Blame the Creators

How much does it really cost to build an electric car? With new electric vehicle makers spending billions of dollars in cash and pouring hundreds of millions more into research and development, the answer, it seems, is plenty. And all that money hasn’t brought the world much closer to mass …

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The first drone to collect weather data in the United States could launch this fall

All it takes is a patch of fog to ruin Thomas Swoyer’s day. Swoyer operates the first and only fully operational hub for research, testing, and development of commercial drones in the United States, from those used for military reconnaissance to those that may one day drop packages on your …

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Most abortions stop in West Virginia after lawmakers pass near-total ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As of Tuesday morning, West Virginians could get elective abortions in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. By 5 p.m., the state legislature had voted to ban nearly all abortions once a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. The governor has not yet signed the bill, but …

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How rich is the British royal family? No one is certain.

For the British royal family, the death of a loved one is the same as in any wealthy family. After the immediate mourning, there is an uncomfortable question: what happens to the money? With the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession to the throne of King Charles III, …

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Canada’s Conservatives appoint Pierre Poilievre leader against Trudeau

TORONTO — Canada’s recently unlucky Conservatives, losers of three consecutive federal elections that exposed the divisions between their populist and more moderate factions, on Saturday chose Pierre Poilievre, a scorched-earth-style populist and social media-savvy arsonist, to be their new leader to confront Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Poilievre, 43, won a …

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A Japanese Philosophy for the Quiet Generation

The management world is abuzz over the idea of ​​“silent resignation” – the term Gen Z, boosted by TikTok for doing nothing more at work than the job description requires. Of course, there’s nothing new about this phenomenon – if Gen Z knew how to make a call, they’d understand …

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Analysis: European banks dim lights as they prepare for winter blackout

Banks, insurers scrutinize emergency plans Standby Diesel Generators Lights and heating cut as energy crisis looms LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Some of Europe’s biggest banks are readying emergency generators and dimming lights as they prepare for possible power cuts and energy rationing that threaten the monetary system that underpins …

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Nick Kyrgios beats Daniil Medvedev to advance to US Open quarter-finals

Comment this story Comment NEW YORK — Nick Kyrgios felt he had a small window of time this summer when he held a mental advantage over his opponents before stepping onto the court. He felt formidable in reputation and Kyrgios said he wanted to make the most of this new …

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Five financial tips for incoming students

Comment this story Comment I’ve been teaching an undergraduate class called “The Economics of Desire” for nearly 20 years. I always thought “the desire” in the title was the pull, but it turns out “the economy” is the draw. In some ways, today’s college students are more financially savvy than …

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Uneven enforcement of airline carriage rules frustrates travelers

Comment this story Comment Keep an eye on your luggage. As air travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, airlines appear to be getting stricter on carry-on baggage. Brad Ritter has seen the clashes: gate agents rigidly enforce carry-on baggage weight and size limits – and force travelers to pay extra fees …

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Cancel private jets? Here’s a better idea

Comment this story Comment The private jet industry’s “No Planes, No Earnings” campaign emphasizes the productivity and economic benefits of private flying. And judging by the surge in pre-owned jet sales last year and the record number of European private flights this summer, travelers understand the appeal of avoiding commercial …

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Tuition fees are too high, but they are not really increasing

Comment this story Comment If there’s one thing fans and haters of President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness initiative can agree on, it’s that it does nothing to address the real problem: cost. ever-increasing college education and the resulting accumulation of debt. They are right, of course. What most people …

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The winners of inflation must help the losers

Comment this story Comment It’s hard to be caught in the middle, especially when it comes to inflation. The pandemic caused a significant shift in demand towards goods at the expense of services and broke the stable balance between supply and demand that had generated two decades of average inflation …

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CTV fraudsters use smart fridges to tamper with CTV traffic

NEW YORK—Digital media measurement and analytics firm DoubleVerify (DV) has discovered a new variant of the connected TV (CTV) ad fraud system, LeoTerra – which it first identified in July 2020. The DV Fraud Lab reports that the new variant spoofs IoT (Internet of Things) devices, including smart refrigerators and …

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Herschel Walker on Climate Bill: “Don’t we have enough trees here?”

Comment this story Comment Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker criticizes President Biden’s sweeping climate, health care and deficit reduction bill, saying it includes wasteful spending to fight global warming and asking, “Don’t we have enough trees here?” The former NFL football player, who was encouraged to run by former …

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The Ukrainian war started 6 months ago. We have 6 takeaways

Comment this story Comment On February 24, the world united in horror as Russian missiles rained down on Ukraine. The United States, United Kingdom and European Union have launched sweeping sanctions against the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin. People lucky enough to live in a country that was not …

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How Sarah Palin Could Lose in Alaska

Comment this story Comment Alaska’s new ranked election system may have saved Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s political career. And there’s a reasonable chance it will short-circuit Sarah Palin’s attempt to resurrect hers as well. The current special election results suggest we could see a surprising shake-up for Democrats ahead of …

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WSSC Water lays off major billing system critical IT contractor

Placeholder while loading article actions Maryland’s largest water utility on Tuesday abruptly canceled a contract with a senior IT executive who said she raised concerns about WSSC Water’s $40 million billing scheme, the cost of which tripled, according to the entrepreneur. His dismissal came about a month after the public …

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China rations electricity as heat wave causes factory suspensions

Placeholder while loading article actions BEIJING — China’s worst heat wave in six decades is deepening the economic pain of pandemic shutdowns, with authorities this week ordering factories to suspend production in several major manufacturing regions to save electricity. Sichuan province, home to more than 80 million people, said Monday …

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The Cost of Victory: Converting a War Economy to Peace

Placeholder while loading article actions Tight supply chains, looming inflationary pressures and worries about the health of the labor market. Sound familiar? This is the United States in 1945 as President Harry S. Truman tried to end World War II and minimize the disruption that would come with peace. The …

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Publisher of USA Today, other newspapers push staff to cut costs

Newspaper publisher Gannett Co. confirmed on Friday that it was laying off some of its newsroom staff, as part of a cost-cutting effort to cut expenses as its revenues slump amid decline in ad sales and customer subscriptions. The McLean, Va.-based company declined to provide details on the number of …

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Disney overtakes Netflix on streaming subscribers and sets higher prices

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has edged out Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million streaming customers and said it will raise prices for customers who want watch Disney+ or Hulu without ads. The media giant will increase the monthly cost of ad-free …

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Senior Qantas executives urged to volunteer as baggage handlers

Comment this story Comment To tackle acute labor shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s national carrier has come up with an unlikely solution: asking senior executives to participate in the baggage carousel. In a recent memo to employees, Qantas called on managers and executives to volunteer over the next …

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Democrats hit roadblock, but push Biden package to Senate

Comment this story Comment WASHINGTON — Democrats ran into trouble Sunday in their push for the Senate to pass a election year economic packageworking hard to overcome a glitch in a proposed new corporate tax that would help pay for the party’s deep-rooted goals of lowering Health care costs, invest …

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Carbon dioxide shortage worries craft breweries

Comment this story Comment IPAs and lagers aren’t the only things brewing at craft beer makers this summer – there are also issues in the making, with a carbon dioxide shortage driving up prices and slowing production. production. The culprit is the dreaded phrase “supply chain issues,” a familiar pandemic-era …

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Germany’s switch to diesel from gas comes at a cost

Comment this story Comment Leaders across Germany have spent the past few months playing warfare over how to react if Russian President Vladimir Putin cut off gas supplies. And many, from small companies to global behemoths, have come to the same solution: going oil. In Munich, the municipal utility converted …

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Red America Should Love Green Energy Spending

Comment this story Comment The standard renewable energy policy color code holds that green mixes with blue but clashes with red. A detailed look at local realities says otherwise. Enersection, a new Houston-based company specializing in data-driven insights into the US energy system, has presented it in compelling charts and …

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As one Evergrande falls, another rises in the Saudi desert

Comment this story Comment Everything about Neom – the futuristic city developed near the shores of the Red Sea by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – sounds fantastic. From flying elevators to 100-mile-long skyscrapers to a carbon-free floating port, it seems to owe more to Coruscant and Wakanda than …

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Poor, minority communities more likely to have bad roads, study finds

Comment this story Comment Poor communities, urban areas and those with few white residents are more likely to have potholed, cracked and potholed roads, according to a new analysis of 220,000 miles of busy streets and highways across the country. The studyreleased Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, examined the …

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Global banks can take advantage of the Indian dollar crisis in style – Style 2013

Comment this story Comment Bangladesh seeks bailout from International Monetary Fund; Pakistan is expected to receive its own $1.2 billion bailout soon. Neither wants to end up with another Sri Lanka. The island nation has been dragged into a whirlwind of empty dollar coffers, popular anger over food, fuel and …

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What to Know About NFTs and the ‘Bored Monkey’ Boom and Bust Cycle

Comment this story Comment Ever since NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, screamed into the public consciousness in 2020 with million-dollar sales of digital artifacts, the debate surrounding them has more or less gone like this: NFTs are the future of art and commerce! No, NFTs are a worthless scam! No, NFTs …

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On the campaign trail, Republicans see a civil war

Comment this story Comment Days before the July 19 primary in Maryland, Michael Peroutka got up in an Italian restaurant in Rockville and imagined how a foreign enemy might attack America. “We would expect them to make our borders porous,” Peroutka told the crowd, who came to hear the Republicans …

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A guide to the Evanston Arts Council, its goals and its funding programs

Editor’s note: The following is one of many educational explorations from the Roundtable on Evanston’s municipal government and how it works. Call it Evanston Arts Council 101. The Evanston Arts Council is a citizens’ committee that promotes the arts in Evanston. It is made up of 12 people, appointed by …

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Electric motorcycles flood Havana amid diesel shortages

Comment this story Comment HAVANA — Youngsters ride their electric motorbikes back and forth on this highway outside the Cuban capital where they do stunts and talk about their two-wheelers, which would be largely silent if it weren’t for the music from the speakers. Cuba has been inundated in recent …

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Scheffler laments unlucky roll on back 9 at British Open

Comment this story Comment ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — An unlucky turnover on the back nine cost Scottie Scheffler some shots and a lot of momentum. The Masters champion started the day five strokes behind Cameron Smith at the British Open. He finished it five strokes behind Rory McIlroy and Viktor …

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Fairfax City’s Confederate-themed streets will be renamed

Comment this story Comment Fairfax City Council has voted to rename 14 streets and highways in honor of the Confederacy, part of an ongoing review of race and equity in Virginia that has sparked heated debate in the city on the identity of a district built around a theme of …

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Facebook asks managers to identify underperformers in a memo

Comment this story Comment Facebook is asking its engineering managers to identify and eliminate their underperforming employees as the company seeks to contain costs during an economic downturn in the booming tech industry. Facebook engineering chief Maher Saba sent a memo to managers on Friday urging them to identify anyone …

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Why Pay For Order Flow Made Transactions Free But Left The SEC Skeptical

Placeholder while loading article actions The way stocks are bought and sold in the United States has changed dramatically over the past decade, and at the heart of those changes is something called payment for order flow, or PFOF. This is what has made much of commission-free stock trading, which …

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Driving to reduce the cost of childcare for parents

The government today announced ambitious new plans to improve the cost, choice and availability of childcare which will benefit hundreds of thousands of parents across the country. The UK has some of the highest quality childcare provision in the world with 96% of childcare facilities rated good or exceptional by …

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US-Russian tensions over Ukraine threaten northern Syria

Placeholder while loading article actions ISTANBUL — At a camp for displaced people in northern Syria on Friday, aid workers distributed cash, one-time payments of $120, to support people living on the brink of ruin. Staple prices were skyrocketing and some families survived on bread alone. Struggling economies in Syria …

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Ad of the Day: These Dark Movies Explore the True Cost of Burst TV

New Zealand streaming service TVNZ+ has released three hilarious short adverts that detail what can happen if you get too engrossed in TV or movies. ‘It’s free. But it Could Cost You’ was designed by Dentsu Creative and directed by Sweetshop’s Damien Shatford. The trio of adverts depict the classic …

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NSW Blues changes, Brad Fittler, Latrell Mitchell, Jack Wighton, Jarome Luai, Payne Haas

Brad Fittler has shown he has the steel and courage to make massive changes to a losing team, but can he adopt the same philosophy to change a winning team and break a 17-year drought? NSW have not won a decisive game at Suncorp Stadium since Andrew Johns inspired the …

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DC’s seniors often struggle to find food

Placeholder while loading article actions After brief prayers, a dozen men line up on a Wednesday afternoon to receive a box lunch outside DC’s Sacred Heart Shrine in Columbia Heights. Fifth in line, Kenneth Bristow, 62, an Air Force veteran and former concrete reduction worker, waited his turn. Bristow had …

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Senate vote brings gun bill closer to reality

Placeholder while loading article actions The Senate passed legislation Thursday aimed at ending acts of mass gun violence, with 15 Republicans joining Democrats in advancing a bill that combines modest new gun restrictions with $15 billion in funding for mental health and school safety. The 65-33 vote represented an unlikely …

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Bowser wins Democratic DC mayoral nomination and AP projects

Placeholder while loading article actions Muriel E. Bowser (D), the no-nonsense politician who has led the district for eight years, won the Democratic nomination for mayor on Tuesday, Associated Press projections show, beating two left-leaning council members on her way to becoming just the second three-term mayor in DC history. …

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How to Hire a Reliable Roofer for Your Home

Placeholder while loading article actions There is nothing more basic than the shelter provided by a roof. Fortunately, the roofs are quite durable and will protect you from the elements for a long time before they need to be replaced. But eventually, your roof will need work. When this is …

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Why is the price of rent increasing? Ask the Fed

Placeholder while loading article actions The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates the most since 1994 to help dampen inflation, but its policies could end up fueling, not crimping, a main component of rising consumer prices: the cost of rent. Here’s why: As mortgage rates climb to an average of …

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Paul Molloy, who co-founded a housing program for drug addicts, dies at 83

Placeholder while loading article actions In the early 1970s, J. Paul Molloy was a young Capitol Hill lawyer who played a key role in drafting the legislation that created Amtrak and other federal programs. He was also an alcoholic whose drinking would eventually cost him his job, his family, and …

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Signs of a people pleaser and how to stop being one

Placeholder while loading article actions For years, Natalie Lue prioritized working hard and being seen as “good,” often putting others before herself. “It was as natural for me as breathing,” she said. “I’m proud to be there for everyone, to try to be the best, to do my best, to …

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Why is there a shortage of tampons?

Placeholder while loading article actions A shortage of tampons is straining consumers across the country, a consequence of the same forces that are vexing the global economy – from soaring raw material and fuel costs, to labor shortages and a supply chain beleaguered – and experts say little relief is …

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$4.75m: Schwartzel wins richest golf event amid Saudi outcry

Placeholder while loading article actions ST. ALBANS, England — Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel banked $4.75 million on Saturday winning the richest tournament in golf’s history, as Saudi backers of the event faced a new reaction after a group of victims of September 11 called on American players to withdraw …

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Subway’s Silver Line extension nears finish line

Placeholder while loading article actions Metro could take control of the Silver Line extension this summer, transit officials said Thursday, bringing the long-delayed project closer to passenger service after nearly four years of delays. The conditional transfer between the transit agency and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is overseeing …

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A way out of the cost of living crisis? Take early retirement

Placeholder while loading article actions The British government is desperate to retain its most experienced doctors, nurses and civil servants. Vacancies in NHS England staff rose by more than 21,000 from a year ago, topping 110,000 for the first time. Yet the number of doctors opting for early retirement has …

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With MASN in the mix, a Nationals sale could get messy

Placeholder while loading article actions If the Lerner family sells the Washington Nationals in the near future, buyers will acquire an enviable set of assets. Despite being last in their division, the Nationals are recent World Series winners, home to one of the game’s biggest stars, and are located in …

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Democrats hope narrow approach to guns will pressure Republicans to act

Placeholder while loading article actions Even before Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee put the finishing touches to their self-proclaimed “omnibus” package of gun laws, a group of relative newcomers issued a call Thursday for a change of course. Bringing a massive, multi-pronged bill to the full House would give …

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Biden decides on visit to Saudi Arabia as OPEC+ increases oil production

Placeholder while loading article actions WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has decided to visit Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks and is expected to meet the kingdom’s crown prince, whom he once shunned for his brutality. It’s a visit brewing as OPEC+ announced on Thursday that it would pump more …

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Editor’s Pick: Do Seafood CEOs Make a Living?

Hi there — Last week marked the publication of our annual report Seafood CEO Salary Rankingwhich showed that senior executives in the industry are doing very well, thank you. However, investors may not be satisfied with their return on investment. Big news on mergers and acquisitions to kick off the …

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What is Inflation? | UK week

Inflation in the UK has reached its highest level in four decades, with prices rising by 9% a year. The Bank of England (BoE) has warned that inflation is expected to hit 10% before falling next year as food and fuel prices put pressure on household budgets. When inflation hit …

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Tech giants bring down the S&P 500

Here are three of the week’s top financial news stories, gathered from around the web: Tech giants bring down the S&P 500 The handful of companies that propelled the S&P 500 to new highs are now dragging the entire index down, Karen Langley said in The Wall Street Journal. “Apple, …

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Good, bad and ugly short-term insurance plans

Americans would love nothing more than to live in their own homes in their old age. Can short-term care insurance help them do that? The shots have a good, a bad, and a bad side worthy of a Clint Eastwood movie, and require sleazy analysis to gauge their worth. On …

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Writers go after Disney for pay

Here are three of the week’s top financial news stories, gathered from around the web: The meaning of “historic fall” It was the worst year for the bond market since 1842, Jason Zweig told The Wall Street Journal. It’s not a typo. Since the trough of a pre-Civil War depression, …

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High gasoline prices will continue through summer, analysts say

Drivers beware – a JPMorgan analyst has predicted the national average gas price per gallon could hit $6.20 this summer, CBS News reports. Such a jump would be an increase of more than 30% from the current national average of $4.59, writes CBS News. “With expectations of strong motor demand …

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Does your ad reach the people you think it is?

Online ad fraud is on the rise and could be eating into your business profits even if you don’t realize it. How do verification techniques tackle fake web traffic? Many websites are funded by advertising revenue, and many companies invest large sums in advertisements in hopes of improving their bottom …

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Twitter freezes hiring and ousts 2 top executives in Elon Musk buyout

Two senior Twitter executives have been ousted weeks after Elon Musk made his bid to buy the company. In a note Thursday, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced that Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s chief executive, and Bruce Falck, chief revenue officer, are both leaving the company, The New York Times reports. Beykpour …

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Getting to Zero sees CFDs as a way to close the green fuel price gap

The cost gap between zero-emission fuels and fossil fuels could be bridged by spending revenues from EU emissions trading to fund derivatives called contracts for difference (CFDs) on green trading. That’s the finding of the Getting to Zero coalition in a new research paper, which suggests using 14% to 25% …

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Arsenal’s youthful exuberance has served them well in the quest for the top four, but almost cost them against Leeds

LONDON — Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Leeds United was an advertisement for the precocious and precarious nature of Arsenal’s youth. The Gunners took another major step towards Champions League qualification with a vital victory, initially the product of their drive and efforts to capitalize on a dreadful first half from …

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Where do big companies stand on reproductive health policies

it becomes Harder and harder to keep companies quiet on controversial social issues — take the bitter LGBTQ-related clash between The Walt Disney Company and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) as a recent example. The latest blurring of the lines between business and politics, however, was sparked by the leaked …

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Billionaire green hydrogen tycoon focuses on low-cost perovskite solar power with plant cash injection

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), the green hydrogen developer owned by Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest, has invested more capital in low-cost solar panel maker HyET to fund an increase in its production capacity – with an eye on FFI’s ambitions to develop a 1 GW PV plant using the latter’s technology …

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Retired, here are 3 ways to get vision insurance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12 million adults aged 40 and older suffer from visual impairment. This number is expected to double by 2050 as baby boomers age. “Visual acuity deteriorates for many of us as we age,” Medicare Chairman Gregg Ratkovic tells eHealth, …

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We review a purse-shaped toastie maker

Buried in the back of one of my kitchen cupboards is a toasted sandwich maker. If I remember correctly, it belonged to my wife’s grandmother, so I guess you could call it an heirloom. To be fair, it does a pretty good job of baking a toastie, so we never …

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Stock market today: Big Tech carries Wall Street on its back

Technology and tech stocks were the vanguard of a wild (and broad) stock market rally on Thursday that largely ignored an unexpected contraction in US economic activity. This morning, the Commerce Department reported that US gross domestic product shrank at an annualized rate of 1.4% during the first quarter of …

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ABLE accounts offer people with disabilities more financial freedom

In 2014, federal legislation paved the way for states to offer ABLE accounts—tax-efficient schemes that allow people with disabilities to save for living expenses without jeopardizing their eligibility for crucial government support, such as Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance. Previously, people with disabilities had to have less …

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Why Financial Literacy Alone Will Always Fail

April is Financial Literacy Month, and it’s dedicated to educating people about basic money concepts such as budgeting, saving, debt, compound interest, and investing, to name a few. only a few. Given that only 57% of adults in the United States are deemed to be financially savvy, this is definitely …

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DeSantis signs bill stripping Disney’s self-governing privileges

more cheese for that mouse Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill abolishing the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which gave Disney the power to act as local government in the area around Disney World, Fox News reported. Now that the special district, which was created in 1967, has …

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Stranger Things season 4 reportedly cost $30 million per episode

it’s a high price Netflix’s upcoming fourth season hit stranger things apparently sent the company piggy bank straight Upside down. The Wall Street Journal says the show’s latest episode cost $30 million per episode, according to people familiar with the show. News from stranger thingsThe price tag comes as Netflix …

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Stock Market Today: Stocks Rise Despite Rate Worries and Mixed Earnings

The major indices traded well in the green on Tuesday, and they did so flying in a few headwinds. Rising interest rates, which have helped keep equities grounded lately, have continued to climb in 2022, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.948% today as it heads towards a 3-year low. % …

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10 lost chocolate bars that we would like to bring back and devour at Easter

Easter weekend brings out the chocolate-loving demon in all of us. The wonderful chocolate creations in oval shapes really whet the appetite. While chocolate Easter eggs are something of a modern phenomenon, we’re traveling back in time to recall some of our favorite chocolate bars that are no longer in …

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Retirees, here’s what it takes to be your own insurer

It’s daunting to consider, but if something tragic happens and you need years of long-term care, how would you pay for it? The costs of long-term care are already exorbitant and will only get worse. Last year, the national median annual cost of home care was over $61,000, a 12.5% …

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TurboTax sued for ‘free’ label

Here are three of the top financial news stories of the week, gathered from around the web: TurboTax sued for ‘free’ label The Federal Trade Commission sued Intuit for falsely marketing its TurboTax software as “free,” Joseph Pisani said in The Wall Street Journal. The agency sought a preliminary injunction …

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Stock market today: Tech stocks lag as Treasury yields continue to rise

Tech stocks underperformed during today’s session, just as they have over the past few months. the technology sector returned 1.4% while 10-year Treasury yield climbed 5.2 basis points (one basis point equals one hundredth of a percentage point) to 2.71% – a level not seen since March 2019. Yields on …

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Biden signs Postal Service reform bill

President Biden on Wednesday signed into law a Postal Service Reform Bill that ensures mail delivery will still occur six times a week and puts the USPS on a “more sustainable and stable financial footing.” “Today we enshrined in law our recognition that the Postal Service is fundamental to our …

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Property in London: Notting Hill apartment where the bed is next to the sink costs £1,000 a month

A ‘magnificent’ West London apartment where the bed is within touching distance of the kitchen is available to rent for over £1,000 a month. Any future tenants will have to share a bathroom with a stranger and buy their own furniture at the Notting Hill apartment. The studio announced on …

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How did the Russian oligarchs become so powerful?

bystaff of the week April 3, 2022 April 3, 2022 The United States and its allies are attacking the assets of Russian billionaires. Will sanctioning them harm Putin? Here’s everything you need to know: Who are the oligarchs? It was dozens of ultra-rich Russians who conspired and swindled to take …

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Easter weekend supermarket opening times for Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Waitrose

Easter weekend is almost here and we can’t wait to celebrate a four day break with our friends and family. If you’re hosting celebrations this year, hosting an Easter egg hunt, or cooking a special Sunday roast, a trip to the supermarket is a must. As Easter is a religious …

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Cadbury outrage over switch to dairy milk bars

Cadbury fans were left furious after noticing that a Dairy Milk bar had shrunk dramatically. The classic chocolate bar has been reduced from 200g to 180g, but will still cost you two pounds. US parent company Mondelez, which acquired Cadbury in 2010, said rising inflation was to blame. Steve Dresser, …

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