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Internet Shutdowns, Texas Wildfire, and Worst Business States

By February 29, 2024No Comments

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Keeping up with America

Coinbase customers are seeing $0 in their accounts – The crypto exchange says it’s investigating: Some Coinbase customers are opening their digital wallets to find zero dollar balances in their accounts, an issue the cryptocurrency exchange platform acknowledged on Wednesday.

2 charged with stealing $20 million in SNAP benefits from NYC bodega: Dawood Kassim, 31, and Dia Alqalisi, 26, allegedly allowed SNAP recipients to exchange their benefits for cash or non-eligible goods like beer at Throop Farm Market in Brooklyn.

A cluster of wildfires scorched the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history, as flames moved with alarming speed and blackened the landscape across a vast stretch of small towns and cattle ranches.

Mitch McConnell to step down as Republican leader in US Senate: Kentucky senator, 82 and the longest-serving Senate leader in history, will step aside as minority leader at end of this year

Chiefs release WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, save $12 million in cap space: The Kansas City Chiefs plan on releasing veteran wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, according to ESPN.

Around the World

Many in Iran are frustrated by unrest and poor economy – Parliament elections could see a low turnout: Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn out to vote.

Ukraine reports jump in number of downed Russian planes: Ukraine’s military says it has shot down 10 Russian military jets in as many days, which marks a sharp increase over the preceding months.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

Wall Street Sees 100% Upside for This Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stock No One Is Talking About

These are the best (and worst) states for business owners in 2024

The cost of silence: How internet shutdowns impede Pakistan’s technological ascent

Richer, Wiser, Happier

52 Affordable Quick Trips for When You Need to Escape: Mini vacations offer big fun on a tight timetable.

How to Save Money: 7 Key Steps | Melanie Lockert, Fortune. Between mass layoffs and talk of a potential recession, one thing remains certain: It’s never too late to start saving for the unexpected. Inflation has stuck around, with the Consumer Price Index rising 3.4% in 2023 according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The rising cost of goods means paying more for the same and can take a bite out of your discretionary income. Learning how to save money and manage the money you do have can put you in the best position for whatever comes your way.

Kellogg’s CEO Says Cash-Strapped Families Should Eat Cereal for Dinner: Gary Pilnick, the millionaire CEO of Kellogg, suggested people struggling financially should eat cereal for dinner. It didn’t go over well.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

NBA Stretch Run Power Rankings: Which title contenders have the best outlook? | 2024 NFL Offseason: A Backup Quarterback Quiz to Remember the 2023 Season

Universal Music Group Nashville Launches TV/Film Production Company Sing Me Back Home Productions | Tech Goes Mainstream, Shattering The Old Movie Industry

Alan Ritchson Lost His Chance to Play Marvel’s Thor: “I Didn’t Take it Seriously” | Netflix users who pay through Apple to lose access to accounts

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

17 Irish Sayings You Should Know

49 Dinner Recipes That Will Feed a Crowd

Personal Perspective: Who or what is responsible for our motivations?

The 50 best movies on Netflix right now

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