October 16, 2023

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Social Security gains came back to earth. What that means for the economy

Social Security benefits pump a large chunk of change into the US economy – with about $1.4 trillion going to more than 67 million Americans last year alone.  
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Oil prices fluctuate as concerns mount over Middle East tensions

Oil prices rose above $91 a barrel Monday as diplomatic efforts to address the crisis in the Middle East intensified, but slipped back later in the day, falling below $90 on reports that that US was nearing a deal to ease sanctions on Venezuela.  
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UPenn in crisis over antisemitism allegations: Jon Huntsman is the latest donor to stop giving, and a board member resigns

Former US Ambassador Jon Huntsman blasted the University of Pennsylvania’s response to antisemitism and is promising to halt his family’s donations to the prestigious university.  
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Video: How to be more productive at work

On an episode of Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with informatics professor Gloria Mark on how to stay productive when our attention spans are shorter than ever.For more on how to build a stronger brain, follow Chasing LIfe with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.  
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CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid are closing thousands of stores. Here's why

Drugstore chains for decades saturated US cities, suburbs and small towns with new stores.  
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Bill Ford calls on striking union to 'stop this now'

Bill Ford, the executive chair of Ford Motor Company made his first public comments since negotiations began with the United Workers Union and the Big Three automakers. He called on the UAW to “stop this now,” and bring an end to talks.  
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