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A Tech World Split, Credit Card Advice, and Reservation Crime

By November 20, 2023No Comments

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Joke of the Day: What do you call a computer mouse that swears a lot?

A cursor!

Keeping up with America

OpenAI investors push to bring Altman back as CEO one day after he was ousted by board: OpenAI’s announcement late Friday that it was firing Altman and replacing him on an interim basis with technology chief Mira Murati sent shock waves across Silicon Valley.

Why Americans feel gloomy about the economy despite falling inflation and low unemployment: According to a raft of polls and surveys, most Americans hold a glum view of the economy.

South Dakota tribe to declare state of emergency due to rampant crime on reservation: The leader of a South Dakota tribe says he will declare a state of emergency on a reservation because of rampant crime including gun violence, drug offenses and rapes

Top US economists are often wrong – should we trust their predictions? They write books, review papers and oversee research, and they oftentimes get things wrong – very wrong

Rosalynn and Jimmy – A close White House partnership redefined the role of first lady: Last month, one of Jimmy Carter’s closest aides was marveling at how the 99-year-old former president was still hanging on to life, eight months after announcing he entered hospice care.

Around the World

Inside West Bank district under harsh Israeli lockdown since Hamas attack: Before Qafisha had even adjusted his eyes to the light and spotted us coming down the road towards him, the Israeli soldier had sprung to his feet, raised his rifle halfway and ordered Qafisha back inside.

41 workers in India are stuck in a tunnel for an 8th day. Officials consider alternate rescue plans: Officials trying to reach 41 workers who have been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in northern India for eight days were contemplating alternative rescue plans Sunday after snags with a drilling machine caused them to halt digging.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

My Dad Gave Me 3 Pieces of Advice on Credit Cards: A credit card is not an extension of your income. My dad told me not to carry debt, always pay on time, and charge manageable amounts.

The Sam Altman drama points to a deeper split in the tech world: There is little doubting the dedication of Sam Altman to Openai, the firm at the forefront of an artificial-intelligence (ai) revolution.

1-800-Flowers CEO shares how he made his first billion—and the best business advice he received from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: 1-800-Flowers CEO Jim McCann shares how he made his first billion and the business advice he received from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

Richer, Wiser, Happier

Four Tips for Making Your Money Last: Many retirees are worried about not having enough money. Here are some tips to ensure you will have the cash needed for as long as you live.

How To Save For A Down Payment | Allison Martin, Bankrate. The down payment is one of the top three hurdles for aspiring homeowners, according to a recent Bankrate survey. It’s not impossible to cover these costs, though. The funds for a down payment on your first home might be easier to obtain than you think. Here’s what you need to know about saving for a house down payment.

Business Not Making Money? Here’s the Reason(s) Why: 90% of startups fail. Most get through the first year or 2, but more than half of all small businesses crumble before year 5. Why?

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

Why Are the First Notes of a Tonal Scale Called ‘Do, Re, Mi’?

Amazon’s Best Tech Gifts Under $100, According to a Shopping Writer

Reviving Ancient Wisdom: Historical Recipes Inspire Modern Medical Innovations

6 (Non-awkward) Ways to Reconnect With an Old Friend

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