There is an asteroid heading towards Earth and NASA has a plan: Slam a spacecraft into it in order to knock it off course. In a related story my 9-year old is learning about dinosaurs in school right now.
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Markets: The Turkish crashed 8% overnight to a new low while inflation reached 20% in that country. Yes you read that right, 20%. President Biden speaks today at 2PM Eastern on inflation concerns in the U.S. and rising oil and gas prices.
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President Biden speaks today on the economy. Is there anything he can do to combat inflation?
New lockdowns are coming to parts of Europe. Will we see it in America?
The Senate is busy marking up the stimulus bill. Will it include permanent child tax credits?
Jerome Powell has been asked to stay on as chair of the Federal Reserve. The White House made this announcement on Monday.
Rumors had been swirling that the White House might make a change as the economy still shows uncertain signs of recovery but those were just talk. President Biden says that he beliefs that Powell will be able to keep “inflation low, prices stable,” and delivery full employment to strengthen the economy.
Wall Street liked this news since Powell has been good for the bottom line of big business. Stocks trended upwards on this announcement.
President Biden is expected to address the nation regarding inflation on Tuesday in advance of his Thanksgiving vacation.
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The President of El Salvador says that he is planning a Bitcoin City that will be powered by a volcano.
Recall that El Salvador made history by becoming the first country to accept Bitcoin as legal tender. President Nayib Bukele also led the country to invest in the cryptocurrency at the same time and now he wants to mine more. With a volcano-powered mine.
President Bukele says that construction on the city will begin next year and it will have commercial spaces, entertainment, restaurants and an airport and none of those places will have value added tax (VAT). It will be near the Conchagua volcano. Wikipedia tells us that there are some active areas in the region but no confirmed historical eruptions. Still, yikes! It’s a volcano.
Adele has single-handedly made a major change to Spotify by asking the streaming service to remove the shuffle button as the default listening option from artists’ albums.
This means that Spotify won’t play the songs on an album at random but rather play them in the order the artists intended.
Adele, whose latest album 30 rocketed the charts in its first weekend, Tweeted this request: “We don't create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening.”
New homes and buildings in the UK will be required to have electric vehicle chargers from now on, according to new laws.
This makes England the first country to make this investment into renewable energy for vehicles. The nation has committed to requiring all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2030 so getting the chargers ready is essential. Each new office building will have to have one EV charger for every five parking spaces. The new law will go into effect next year.
Doogus is trending because of this Tweet of a dog with PJs. This has prompted other people to share photos of their pets in PJs and other cozy outfits. This one is my favorite.
Emma Thompson is trending because of video of her rocking out at an Adele concert over the weekend. It is great. She enjoyed herself with wild abandon. Go do the same for something that you love today!
Larry is trending because singer Summer Walker tattooed the name “Larry” on her face to show how much she loves her boyfriend. People on Twitter are reminding her that this is permanent…
Modesto is trending because the city is mentioned in a new Adele song. Modesto is a not-glamorous town on the outskirts of the San Francisco Bay Area and people are wondering when Adele would have ever visited Modesto.
Urban Dictionary is trending because of a new trend that has users looking up their own names on the site. Are we that bored on the Internet?
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