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Holiday Prices, Heavy Metal Poisoning, and 12 More Hostages

By November 29, 2023No Comments

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Joke of the Day: What is a vegan’s favorite Christmas carol?

Soy to the world.

Keeping up with America

Beloved California doughnut shop owner reflects on childhood in Japanese internment camp: Off Route 66 in Southern California, a small doughnut shop has been a community fixture for decades.

Alex Murdaugh sentenced to 27 years in state financial crimes case: “You lied, you cheated, you stole,” a son of Murdaugh’s late housekeeper said at the sentencing hearing. “You betrayed me and my family and everybody else.”

Sports Illustrated is the latest media company damaged by an AI experiment gone wrong: Sports Illustrated is the latest media company to see its reputation damaged by being less than forthcoming — if not outright dishonest — about who or what is writing its stories at the dawn of the artificial intelligence age.

Holiday prices are cheaper this year – but are US shoppers feeling the cheer? Prices are starting to level out, with some toys, electronics and apparel cheaper than last year. Why are retailers expecting a muted shopping season?

12 more hostages held by Hamas are freed in Gaza, Israel says: The process of transferring a fifth group of Hamas-held hostages to the Red Cross en route to freedom began Tuesday as the two-day extension of an uneasy truce played out in the war-battered Gaza Strip.

Around the World

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse – How the 17-day India rescue unfolded: India has celebrated the rescue of 41 construction workers who had been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayas for 17 days.

Ukraine says spy chief’s wife is being treated for poisoning with heavy metals: The wife of Ukraine’s intelligence chief has been diagnosed with heavy metals poisoning and is undergoing treatment in a hospital, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday as the country’s war with Russia stretched into its 22nd month.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

Market research tactics that can take companies to the next level: The importance of market research for the growth and steady development of a company cannot be undervalued.

New technology leads to big development in decades-old murder in Massachusetts: The break in the 1985 cold case is thanks to forensic genetic genealogy, which is able to match a DNA sample to almost anyone in a family tree.

Artificial intelligence a concern for discrimination in the job market: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often enjoyed through the lens of a movie or television series.

Richer, Wiser, Happier

How to pay for dental work: Trips to the dentist can get expensive, whether you have a dental insurance plan or not.

7 Tips From a Financial Planner for Saving for a Down Payment | Jovan Johnson, Business Insider. One of the biggest hurdles that prospective first-time home buyers face is saving for a down payment. While many aim for at least a 20% down payment, higher housing prices have made it harder to know how much to save.

Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt: For many people, the winter holiday season is an opportunity to indulge, and not just on special treats.

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