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Here’s how to rent a sustainable Christmas tree for the greenest holiday ever and what retail and warehousing jobs falling in November reveals about the typical holiday shopper

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Greenest holiday ever? Here’s how to rent a sustainable Christmas tree There are ways to make ‘greener’ choices with your holiday evergreen. Read More Retail and warehousing jobs actually fell in November. It reveals a lot about the typical holiday shopper. Month to month, retail employment declined 30,000, …

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Turns out a real estate guru peddling the ‘deal of a lifetime’ was really a fraud and hurricane season’s late start made for an average year but a big insurance bill

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Turns out a real estate guru peddling the ‘deal of a lifetime’ was really a fraud, prosecutors say Matthew Onofrio claimed he’d cracked the code on commercial real estate, but is accused of fleecing inexperienced investors and banks. Read More I’m a new mother, and can’t afford to …

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Hardship withdrawals from 401(k)s reach ‘concerning’ all-time high, Vanguard says

Amid stubbornly high inflation, a record-breaking share of Americans are turning their 401(k) accounts into emergency piggy banks, according to Vanguard. Dissecting data from a sample of the approximately 5 million employer-sponsored 401(k) accounts that Vanguard handles, researchers said 0.5% of account holders were making hardship withdrawals in October. That’s a “concerning” all-time high, said …

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Amazon CEO explains thinking behind layoffs as unionized warehouse workers protest outside

CNN Business — Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on Wednesday said an “uncertain” economy pushed the e-commerce giant to move forward with rare and wide-ranging layoffs after having gone on a significant hiring spree for much of the pandemic. “We had the lens of a very uncertain economic environment, as well as our having hired very …

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Jake Flint: Musician dies just hours after his wedding

CNN — Oklahoma musician Jake Flint died unexpectedly over the weekend, hours after getting married, his publicist Clif Doyal told CNN. He was 37. “Jake Flint was a true ambassador of the Oklahoma and Texas Red Dirt music scene,” Doyal said. “He was not only a prolific songwriter, recording artist, and in-demand live performer, but …

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United States Women’s National Team earns more money from men’s World Cup than its previous two women’s tournaments

CNN — The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) earned more money from its male equivalent reaching the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar than it did from winning its own tournaments in 2015 and 2019. As a result of the equal pay agreement forged earlier this year between the United …

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Meghan and Harry faced ‘disgusting and very real’ threats, ex-counterterror chief says

CNN — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry faced “disgusting and very real” threats from right-wing extremists, a former counterterrorism police chief has said. In an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News on Tuesday, Neil Basu said the threats against Meghan were serious and credible enough that authorities had assigned teams to …

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China’s security apparatus swings into action to smooth out Covid protests

CNN — China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets, checking cell phones and even calling some demonstrators to warn them against a repeat. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when …

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Twitter is less safe due to Elon Musk’s management style, says former top official

CNN Business — Twitter owner Elon Musk’s dictatorial management style risks leading the company headlong into unforced business blunders, content moderation disasters and the degradation of core platform features that help keep vulnerable users safe, according to a former top Twitter official who led the company’s content moderation before abruptly resigning. this month. The social …

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