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This Frightening Financial Reality, Brain-Reading Tech, and New Tax Brackets

By November 14, 2023No Comments

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Keeping up with America

FBI seizes phones of New York Mayor Eric Adams as part of fundraising investigation: The mayor has not been accused of wrongdoing and is cooperating with federal investigators, his campaign’s lawyer said.

Jill Stein announces 2024 presidential bid as Green Party candidate: Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Party presidential nominee, announced Thursday in a video posted on X that she’s running again for the party’s nominaton.

Hollywood actors union board votes to approve the deal with studios that ended the strike: Board members from Hollywood’s actors union voted Friday to approve the deal with studios that ended their strike after nearly four months.

New IRS tax brackets and standard deductions for 2024 – See how much they were raised: After another year of high inflation, the IRS announced Thursday that U.S. taxpayers will get a bit more relief when they file their taxes in 2025.

Pilot who tried to shut off engines says he was hallucinating on mushrooms: Joseph Emerson, facing 83 counts of attempted murder, says he hoped he would ‘wake up’ if Air Alaska plane headed towards crash

Around the World

Thousands who were sheltering at Gaza City’s hospitals flee as Israel-Hamas war closes in: Thousands of Palestinians sheltering from the Israel-Hamas war at Gaza City’s main hospital fled south Friday after several reported strikes in and around the compound overnight.

Biden and Xi Jinping to meet in California: US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to meet next week in the San Francisco Bay area, two senior administration officials said.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

Canvas and code — panel of artist entrepreneurs speak about artificial intelligence: The developing interaction between art and artificial intelligence (AI) technology takes more than creativity, but also entrepreneurial ingenuity.

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?

The rise of brain-reading technology – what you need to know: As implanted devices and commercial headsets advance, what will the real-world impacts be?

Richer, Wiser, Happier

In Partnership with: Bankrate

Millennials face this frightening financial reality: Inflation has been busting all budgets, but something worse has put millions of millennials in the financial hot seat.

4 Ways Supermarkets Trick You Into Spending Extra Money | Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool. Grocery prices have moderated as inflation has cooled. Despite that, food costs were still up 2.4% in September, according to the Consumer Price Index. So if your supermarket credit card tab still seems higher than average, that could be a reason why. But it’s probably not the only reason. The reality is that supermarkets have a sneaky way of convincing consumers to spend money they had no intention of parting with. Here are some of the tricks they tend to employ.

Being Rich Doesn’t Mean Being Smart About Money – 11 Costly Mistakes to Avoid: Financial advisors describe the most common blunders they see very wealthy people make.

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