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Crunching The Numbers, Getting Into The Zone, and Tax Scams

By March 5, 2024No Comments

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Joke of the Day: What happens to an illegally parked frog?

It gets toad away.

Keeping up with America

Here’s what you need to know about tax season scams: Scammers can file tax returns on your behalf, reaping refunds. Last year the IRS received 294,138 complaints of reported identity theft, the second most in its history.

Chick-fil-A tells customers to throw out a popular dipping sauce: If you happen to have spare packets of Chick-fil-A Polynesian Sauce lying around your home or vehicle, the fast-food chain is asking that you throw them out.

The European Union leveled its first antitrust penalty against Apple on Monday, fining the U.S. tech giant nearly $2 billion for unfairly favoring its own music streaming service by forbidding rivals like Spotify from telling users how they could pay for cheaper subscriptions outside of iPhone apps.

Lawyers who had Elon Musk’s pay dismissed as excessive seek $6bn in Tesla shares: Three firms that represented a Tesla shareholder seek record fee from the electric vehicle maker because they benefited from the return of Musk’s stock options

Microsoft investigates claims of chatbot Copilot producing harmful responses: Microsoft said Wednesday that it had investigated claims that its AI chatbot Copilot produced potentially harmful responses to prompts that suggested suicide.

Around the World

JetBlue and Spirit are ending their $3.8 billion merger plan after a federal judge blocked the deal: JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines are ending their proposed $3.8 billion merger weeks after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying it would hurt consumers who depend on Spirit’s lower fares.

Two sessions – Can a rubberstamp parliament help China’s economy? The Chinese government is under massive pressure to come up with solutions for its troubled economy.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

The Biggest Consumer Technology Trends In The Next 10 Years

Getting Into “The Zone” Isn’t About Perfection, It’s About Uncertainty

The AI Gold Rush: How Startups Can Stake Their Claim In A Competitive Frontier

Richer, Wiser, Happier

You Think You’re Doing Fine in Life, Until You Hear a Friend Is Doing Better: We tend to measure our financial health based on our friends—and what they post on social media.

We Crunched the Numbers and This Is the Cheapest Place to Buy Groceries Online | David Watsky, CNet. Grocery inflation may be slowing, but that doesn’t mean the effects of the past few years aren’t still being felt at the register. If you’re looking to cut food costs, we’ve located the best places to buy cheap groceries online. Discount grocery delivery is definitely a thing, and we’ve done the math to find the absolute cheapest online grocery service.

Could This Little-Known Problem Be Holding You Back from Financial Success? Do you have bad memories about money, or feel triggered by looking at your bank account?

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

NFL considering drastic kickoff and onside kick changes | NBA Rookie Power Rankings 5.0: Can Chet Holmgren catch Victor Wembanyama in Rookie of the Year race?

Denis Villeneuve believes Dune stars are the ‘future of cinema’ | American Fiction, Slow Horses bag major wins at USC Scripter Awards 2024

Disney Activist Investor Trian Unveils 130-Page Memo Taking Aim at Bob Iger’s Strategy | Blackberry Smoke drummer Brit Turner dies at 57

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

Wandering into the weird: book recommendations

Outdoor Workouts: Easy Ways To Exercise Outside

22 Slang Terms for Money

43 Spring Dinner Ideas That Will Bring You Back to Life

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