December 28, 2023

Markets Now 12/28

L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the first woman with a $100 billion fortune, according to Bloomberg

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the L’Oreal heiress and richest woman in the world, has become the first woman to hold a $100 billion fortune, Bloomberg reported Thursday.  
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Missing, loose piece on aircraft prompts Boeing to ask airlines to inspect all 737 Max jets

Boeing has asked airlines to inspect all of their 737 Max jets for a potential loose bolt in the rudder system after an airline discovered a potential problem with a key system on two aircraft.  
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A bill could require future rest stop Chick-fil-A’s to stay open on Sundays. The GOP calls that ‘insanity’

Several New York State lawmakers want to require restaurants at rest stops along the state’s 500-mile Thruway to stay open seven days a week to serve drivers, including Chick-fil-A, which famously closes on Sundays.  
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Powerball jackpot rises to $760 million after no winner Wednesday night

An estimated $760 million jackpot will be up for grabs in the next Powerball drawing after no winning ticket was drawn Wednesday night.  
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Mortgage rates drop for the ninth week in a row

US mortgage rates continued to drop this week, which extends the good news for home buyers who have been facing the least affordable housing market since the 1980s.  
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This police department is piloting a four-day work week

In his 23 years with the Golden, CO police department, a shorter workday – or work week – was never something Commander Marcus Williams thought about. “This was always considered something of a grind as part of the profession, one of those things you just kind of took with the job.” Chuckling, Commander Williams said he was shocked when he learned everyone in the Department would be on the clock for just 32 hours a week. “You just really couldn’t envision it because you haven’t seen it before.”  
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