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Keeping up with America
Houthi militants strike US-owned commercial ship with anti-ship ballistic missile: The ship had no reported injuries, according to U.S. Central Command.
6 people missing from St. Louis area believed to be in clutches of online cult: Police believe the six have become followers of Rashad Jamal, a convicted child molester and former rapper-turned-online guru who operates the University of Cosmic Intelligence.
Fueled by unprecedented border crossings, a record 3 million cases clog US immigration courts: Eight months after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States, a couple in their 20s sat in an immigration court in Miami with their three young children.
Citigroup to cut 20,000 jobs after steep quarterly loss: JPMorgan Chase posts record annual profit as earnings season gets under way.
BMW among CES “Worst of” list that highlights security concerns and privacy problems: There are some things that you want to stay in Vegas.
Around the World
Ukraine says it shot down Russian A-50 spy plane: Ukraine’s military says it has shot down a Russian military spy plane over the Sea of Azov, in what analysts say would be a blow to Moscow’s air power.
North Korea scraps agencies managing relations with South as Kim Jong Un cites hostility with rival: North Korea has abolished key government organizations tasked with managing relations with South Korea, state media said Tuesday, as authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un said he would no longer pursue reconciliation with his rival.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
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Richer, Wiser, Happier
5 Popular Investment Trends For The Start Of 2024: While identifying these investment trends in advance is difficult, tuning out the noise can reveal what’s to come.
New trend survey shows workers willing to take 20% pay cut for better work/life balance | Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press. A new survey conducted by Ford Motor Co. found that 52% of employed people globally would be willing to take a 20% pay cut for better work/life balance. “It shocked us. I’ll be honest,” said Jen Brace, chief futurist at Ford who coordinated the 2024 Trend Report and its findings.
6 Auto Trends To Watch Out For in 2024: If you’re in the market for a new vehicle in 2024, you might be watching new sale announcements the way investors watch stock charts.
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