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Women's Soccer Is Set to Add Three Teams

wsj.com The National Women’s Soccer League is in advanced discussions to expand by three teams, according to people familiar with the situation, with two of those teams set to pay…

Kanye West Reportedly Under Investigation for Battery

vanityfair.com Kanye West, the disgraced former shoe salesman and dinner companion of Holocaust-denier Nick Fuentes, is reportedly under investigation for battery following an encounter on…

The Jobless Rate Is at a Half-Century Low. In These States, It’s Even Lower

wsj.com A hiring sign at a restaurant in Illinois, which last year had the second-highest state unemployment rate in the country at 4.7%. The labor market broadly improved across…

Michael Haight is accused of killing his wife and 5 kids in a brutal Utah familicide. Police reports suggest he had a troubling pattern of aggression toward…

businessinsider.com A police crime scene trailer sits outside the home of Michael Haight on January 5, 2023 in Enoch, Utah. Haight, who was 42, is accused of killing his wife, mother-in-law and…

Saturday links: the pickup truck paradox

abnormalreturns.com Autos How pickup trucks got so darn big. (axios.com) The longer an EV is driven the better the carbon impact. (hannahritchie.substack.com) Bike lanes are good for local…

Airbnb hosts' latest trick to draw more bookings: $0 cleaning fees

businessinsider.com Jennifer Lloyd, a Los Angeles host, said she saw an immediate bump in page views when she broadcast that she dropped her cleaning fee. Courtesy of Jennifer Lloyd Airbnb…

As GDPR Continues To Cross The Pond, You Should Get Your Feet Wet On Data Protection Issues

dealbreaker.com Remember GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation thing from across the pond that inspires copycat bills in liberal wastelands like California? Two things. First, it…

Move over, Nashville hot chicken sandwich. In-N-Out Burger is coming to Tennessee

latimes.com The Baldwin Park-based In-N-Out Burger chain announced plans this week for its most eastward expansion to date, with plans to open restaurants and a corporate hub in…

Why it’s hard to buy deodorant in Manhattan

economist.com C into a Manhattan pharmacy for deodorant these days are confronted with shelves of locked glass boxes. Buttons marked “call for assistance” bring managers over to unlock…

Why American unemployment needs to rise

economist.com A , as normally understood, occurs when lots of people cannot find work. Northfield, a city in Minnesota with a population of 20,000, exemplifies the troubles that arise at…

“The White Lotus” Dance Remix is the Hottest Club Song

nytimes.com Jennifer Coolidge and her character’s rant about murderous “gays” are featured in a popular dance mash-ups of “The White Lotus” theme song. On a recent club night in…

25 states sue Biden administration over ESG retirement plan rule

dailymail.co.uk The Republican attorneys general from 25 US states have filed a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's plan to allow retirement fund managers to make 'socially…

The Party Report: Sundance Soirées Heat Up Park City; ‘Shrinking’ and ‘The 1619 Project’ Hit LA

thewrap.com The 2023 Sundance Film Festival ruled the scene this week, as A-list stars and aspiring newcomers all trekked to the mountains of Utah to stake their claim to being a part…

Sundance: Inside Fest’s Hottest Parties and Events (Updating)

hollywoodreporter.com 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' star Tenoch Huerta, left, and Yalitza Aparicio from 'Sweatshop Girl,' dance during the Latinx House Latin American filmmakers cocktail…

Sundance Wraps Up Its In-Person Return With Mega-Deals, High Anxiety and Controversy Over Captioning

variety.com On Jan. 22, the sales agents of WME Independent braced themselves for an all-night negotiation at the Sundance Film Festival. Once a staple of major film festivals, where…

Dallas Mavericks All-Star Luka Doncic Is Day-To-Day With A Left Ankle Sprain

forbes.com The Dallas Mavericks and their fans saw their lives flash before their eyes Thursday night. With 8:39 remaining in the first quarter of their game against the Phoenix Suns,…

Study: Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift

apnews.com FILE - Refined tellurium is displayed at the Rio Tinto Kennecott refinery, May 11, 2022, in Magna, Utah. The world has enough rare earth minerals and other critical raw…

Sundance Film Festival 2023: Standout Movies

nytimes.com For nearly 40 years, intrepid movie lovers have traveled to Park City, Utah, to partake in that fascinating continuing experiment called the Sundance Film Festival. Having…

Sixers President Daryl Morey Hints At A Relatively Quiet NBA Trade Deadline

forbes.com During a Friday appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic's Anthony Gargano Show, Philadelphia 76ers team president Daryl Morey discussed some of the challenges his front office is…

Sundance 2023 Winners Announced

variety.com Back in Park City, Utah, for the first time since 2020, the Sundance Film Festival concluded with an in-person awards show. “This year taught me to never forget the magic we…

Did Sundance 2023 Produce Any Oscar Contenders?

vanityfair.com While this year’s Oscar race is still mired in questions and maybe some controversy, it may seem silly to look ahead a whole year and wonder what could be in store for the…

GOP-led states sue Biden administration to block ESG investment rule

cnn.com A coalition of Republican-led states is suing the US Labor Department to block an imminent rule change that will allow 401(k) managers to consider climate change and other…

Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2023 Award Winners

deadline.com The Sundance Film Festival has begun unveiling its Jury and Audience Award winners for 2023. Jurors present for the announcement, livestreamed to the festival’s social media…

Leadership feud leaves RNC Chair McDaniel fighting for reelection

pbs.org Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel is fighting for reelection in a bitter leadership feud that’s testing former President Donald Trump’s grip on his own…

Want to solve climate change? This California farm kingdom holds a key

latimes.com The barren dirt is littered with petrified carrots, blackened and barely recognizable after four years baking in the Imperial Valley’s legendary heat. The August sun is…

Nevada Is State With the Highest Unemployment

247wallst.com The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT — DECEMBER 2022 report. The national jobless rate for the country was 3.5%, which is…

Startup Surge Stood Firm Against Economic Headwinds in 2022

eig.org This Friday, January 27th from 9:00 – 9:30 am ET, join us for a webinar discussion of the pandemic-era startup surge that continued into 2022, with renowned entrepreneurship…

Sundance Social Whirl, Brand Blizzard Blankets Park City With Events, Activations, Schmooze

forbes.com Like a bomb cyclone dropping flurries of must-do events and experiences, the whirl of brand activations and social/business/deal-making parties tied to this year’s Sundance…

National rent prices drop below $2,000 a month

yahoo.com The median monthly rent in the U.S. dipped below $2,000 last month, a new report found, but remains high compared with just two years ago. The median market rent decreased…

Slamdance Awards 2023: ‘Waiting for the Light to Change,’ ‘Where the Road Leads’ Win Narrative Feature Prizes

variety.com Slamdance Film Festival has revealed the winners of its annual Sparky Awards, with “Waiting for the Light to Change” and “Where the Road Leads” taking home the narrative…

New lawsuit claims mini Fireball bottles don't actually contain whisky

abc15.com You can find those tiny Fireball shooter bottles at most grocery or convenience stores for a very low price, but a new class action lawsuit claims those tiny bottles don't…

Utah Plastic Surgeon Allegedly Destroyed COVID Vaccines, Gave Fake Shots To Children

zerohedge.com Utah Plastic Surgeon Allegedly Destroyed COVID Vaccines, Gave Fake Shots To Children Authored by Jana J. Pruet via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A Utah plastic surgeon,…

The Complexity Of Finding A Proper Toronto Raptors Deadline Trade

forbes.com The Toronto Raptors were broadly viewed as a no-nonsense playoff team going into the 2022-2023 campaign, and so far those expectations have fallen flat. The organization is…

‘We Care About Human Life’: Romney Defends Aid to Ukraine as Not Only Moral, But Key to U.S. Security and Prosperity

mediaite.com Former Republican presidential candidate and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) offered a comprehensive defense of the United States’s continued military aid to Ukraine to fight…

25 states sue Biden admin for climate action targeting Americans' retirement

foxbusiness.com FIRST ON FOX: A group of 25 states on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration, arguing a recent rule allowing retirement plan managers to factor…

Colorado wants to use AI to fight wildfires before they blaze out of control

fortune.com A year after the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history scorched nearly 1,100 homes, Colorado lawmakers are considering joining other Western states by adopting…

California’s surprisingly solid job market

siliconvalley.com Bosses seem to like hiring in the state they like to hate. And that meant 2022 was a solid year for California’s job seekers. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with 47 years of…

Senate GOP "Breakfast Club" Formulating Debt Ceiling Debate Strategy

zerohedge.com Senate GOP "Breakfast Club" Formulating Debt Ceiling Debate Strategy A group of seven Republican Senators have been holding Tuesday "breakfast club" meetings in order to…

Ticketmaster's Taylor Swift glitch doesn't require a congressional hearing

reason.com Back in mid-November, presale opened for mega pop star Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour. With 2 million tickets sold in one day, and pent-up demand due to her lack of tour dates…

Meet the Latest Housing-Crisis Scapegoat

theatlantic.com In reporting on the housing crisis, I often hear some version of a simple story purporting to explain why so many Americans struggle to afford a place to live. The story…

Sundance, Once a Hotbed for Film Deals, Tries to Find Its Footing

nytimes.com Ben Platt before the premiere of “Theater Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival. He stars in the musical mockumentary, which Searchlight Pictures bought after its premiere.…

Joe Manchin's very 2011 idea for a debt ceiling deal

semafor.com With Democrats and Republicans potentially headed for a collision over the debt ceiling, one critical lawmaker has already begun talking about a familiar offramp. It’s time,…

Government collapse, kidnappings, cholera: Haiti is in chaos

poynter.org The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and more timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al…

DoNotPay's CEO says threat of 'jail for 6 months' means plan to debut AI 'robot lawyer' in courtroom is on ice

businessinsider.com Joshua Browder tweeted on Wednesday that "it seems likely they will put me in jail for 6 months" if he deployed his company's AI "robot lawyer" in an actual courtroom.…

Lawsuit alleges that Fireball Cinnamon mini bottles are "misleading" because they don't contain whiskey

cbsnews.com Fireball Cinnamon fans be warned — the mini bottles of the fiery drink you're picking up at the convenience store do not actually contain any whiskey. In fact, the drink is…

Lawsuit: Mini bottles of Fireball Cinnamon don’t contain whisky; labels are intentionally misleading

ksat.com A class action lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Fireball Cinnamon over the labels that the plaintiff says are purposefully misleading customers into thinking the…

Stephen Curry on Watching His Documentary, ‘Underrated,’ for the First Time: ‘It Was an Emotional Rollercoaster’

variety.com On Monday night, NBA star Stephen Curry found himself facing a different kind of full-court press — in the form of a mass of reporters lined up on the red carpet at Sundance…

Drought threatens hydropower produced by Colorado River

marketplace.org The seven U.S. states along the Colorado River — Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California — are up against yet another deadline to curb their…

Mini-Bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Don't Contain Whiskey, Lawsuit Claims

nbcbayarea.com A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Cook County, Illinois against the makers of Fireball Cinnamon over what the plaintiff alleges is purposefully misleading packaging.…

Republicans run risk of losing Latino voter gains by targeting asylum

newsweek.com A bill put forward by Republican Representative Chip Roy of Texas that proposed changing how asylum claims are handled is raising concerns among other Republicans, who fear…

Oliver Stone's new film puts nuclear energy in the spotlight. These stocks are ready to hop on the trend

cnbc.com Investors are taking another look at nuclear energy on the back of a new documentary on the topic from Oliver Stone that was screened at Davos. The American filmmaker known…

Head’s Up Insight: Here’s Where SECURE 2.0 Falls Short And Will Disappoint You Today

forbes.com Has SECURE 2.0 been over-hyped? Or will it prove to be a game-changer? Financial professionals are split on the issue. But there’s one thing for sure: in some cases, the…

Airports turn to AI and other tech to hunt for lost bags as travel havoc gets more common

nbcnews.com With recent airline fiascos triggering pileups of luggage at baggage carousels across the country, airports and airlines are increasingly using technology to help track down…

Why the Senate GOP's McDaniel for RNC caucus is surprisingly small

politico.com Ronna McDaniel has more fans than foes among GOP lawmakers in her bid to remain RNC chair. Another camp, however, might be most telling: Hill Republicans who are completely…

Home rental is the highest percentage of income in two decades

poynter.org The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and other timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al…

Best urban exploration sites, from a VW graveyard to a rainforest castle

newsweek.com Urban exploration of abandoned man-made structures became popular in the 1990s when modern society was fast forwarding into the next century. Left behind were remnants of…

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