Hey there, my wonderful American Centrist friends! I hope this morning finds you all feeling as fabulous as you look. If you’re feeling a little bit drained from the week, don’t worry – we’ll get through this together.
Joke of the Day: Did you know that Santa actually only had two reindeer?
Rudolph and Olive (the other reindeer).
Keeping up with America
Former House speaker Kevin McCarthy to resign from Congress at end of year: Republican whose 10-month tenure ended when he became first speaker ousted by own party plans to ‘serve America in new ways.’
A Southern California poultry processor will pay $3.8 million in back wages and fines after the federal government uncovered numerous labor violations, including that the company illegally employed children as young as 14 to work with sharp knives.
Lawmakers reach a deal to temporarily extend major federal surveillance program: The agreement to extend FISA still needs to pass both chambers, but it would buy time for additional talks on reforms to the intelligence community’s spy powers under Section 702.
Automakers, dealers and shoppers dawdle on EVs despite strong year in US sales growth: Despite new electric vehicle market share and sales hitting a record in the U.S. this year, EV growth is starting to slow and fall short of the auto industry’s lofty ambitions to transition away from combustion engines.
More rain heading to flooded Washington state: Homes flooded, roads closed and some rivers rose to record levels.
Around the World
A look into the long history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Thousands have been killed in the ongoing conflict.
Four Russian soldiers charged with war crimes for torturing US citizen in Ukraine: Four Russian soldiers have been charged with war crimes for allegedly abducting and torturing a US citizen living in Ukraine, officials said.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
12 High Cash Flow Businesses to Start in 2024: Choose a business idea with high cash flow potential and your hard work can pay off handsomely. Find out which businesses to start in 2024.
2 No-Brainer Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stocks to Buy with $500 and Hold for 10 Years
Artificial Intelligence is a Top Priority for Tech Leaders in 2024: With all the concern surrounding artificial intelligence, it’s no surprise that top tech leaders surveyed by IEEE chose AI as the most important technology for 2024.
Richer, Wiser, Happier
Tips For Keeping Your Business Finances Organized: Plan for success by building a business plan, saving enough money to launch and putting together a budget.
Rule Changes in 2023 That Impact Your Wallet | Jim Probasco, Investopedia. Regulators cracked down on junk fees and proposed rules that could make it easier to share your personal data when you’re shopping for better banking services. Holding retirement advisors accountable for best-interest advice and changes to Social Security rules could impact your retirement savings.
7 Financial Planning Stops to Put on Your Map to Financial Security: In the world of financial planning, one size does not fit all.
Kristen Stewart, Pedro Pascal and Steven Yeun to Debut Films at 2024 Sundance Film Festival | Movie Review: In ‘Poor Things,’ Emma Stone takes an unusual path to enlightenment
Why ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Had to Be Lee Eisenberg’s First Solo Writing Project in 18-Year Writing Career | Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accused of gang raping 17-year-old in new lawsuit
Life Hacks to Hack Your Life
Tech tips to make you feel like a real power user
80 Contest-Winning Dinners That Are Ready in 30 Minutes or Less
14 Must-Watch Movies To Add To Your Holiday Watch List
Navigating insecurities: 7 expert tips to make your partner feel secure in the relationship
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