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Keeping up with America
LensCrafters class action lawsuit over AcccuFit has $39 million payout: If you have purchased glasses from a LensCrafters store in the last 10 years, you may be entitled to a cut of the proposed $39 million class action settlement.
Lead-contaminated applesauce pouches also contained chromium, FDA says: It’s unclear whether kids exposed to chromium are at risk for serious health problems. Information on the effects of eating food contaminated with chromium is limited.
The longtime head of the National Rifle Association said Friday he is resigning, just days before the start of a civil trial over allegations he treated himself to millions of dollars in private jet flights, yacht trips, African safaris and other extravagant perks at the powerful gun rights organization’s expense.
US braces for snow and heavy rain as major storm predicted for weekend: New England could see snow while heavy rainfall along the Gulf coast and snowfall and rain in the Rockies are predicted.
3 new batches of documents naming Jeffrey Epstein’s associates released: The new release includes 96 documents.
Around the World
Ukraine war – Some residents leave Belgorod after deadly attacks: Russia has begun moving some residents from the city of Belgorod following deadly attacks by Ukraine.
Survivors are found in homes smashed by Japan quake that killed 98 people. Dozens are still missing: A woman was pulled carefully from the rubble 72 hours after a series of powerful quakes started rattling Japan’s western coast. Despite rescue efforts, the death toll has grown to at least 98 people.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
Economist warns new tech could make wide range of high-skilled jobs ‘obsolete’: Developers of artificial intelligence could be planting the seeds for making their own jobs obsolete in the future
Trade setup for today: 15 things to know before opening bell
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Science Education: Learn how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing science education and transforming the learning experience for students.
Richer, Wiser, Happier
How did Jeffrey Epstein make all of his money? New legal documents are renewing interest in how Jeffrey Epstein’s former net worth and how he amassed his fortune.
Money trends in 2024: What to expect in the new year with your money and investments | Gordon Severson, Kare11. Some economists forecast a massive recession in the new year, whereas others are predicting a banner year for the U.S. economy and stock market.
NBA MVP Tiers: Joel Embiid, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are front-runners; who’s waiting in the wings? | Chipotle Eviscerates Kenny Pickett, Steelers Fan in Now-Deleted Post
Danny Trejo, 79, recalls being ‘dead drunk’ before getting sober 55 years ago | Hollywood actor Christian Oliver dies in tragic plane crash with two daughters
Life Hacks to Hack Your Life
‘Succession’ Prop Auction Features Waystar Royco ID Badges, One Ludicrously Capacious Bag, and More
Knock these tech to-dos off your list and start the year with a lot more peace of mind
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman uses this daily routine to boost productivity
How to Get Seven Weeks of Additional Productivity Each Year Without Working One More Day
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