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The West tapped Russian money to equip Ukraine. Many more can follow

The West tapped Russian money to equip Ukraine. Many more can follow

The West tapped Russian money to equip Ukraine. Many more can follow Money generated by frozen Russian financial assets in Europe will soon begin flowing into Ukraine, giving Kyiv a boost as it struggles to counter an advance by Moscow’s military. Now, the West is trying to turn it into a flood. Finance officials from the G7 economies met in …

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After a rough start to the year, the summer box office is playing catch-up

After a rough start to the year, the summer box office is playing catch-up

After a rough start to the year, the summer box office is playing catch-up The summer box office is off to a lukewarm start. Last summer, blockbusters “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” combined added nearly a billion dollars to the domestic box office, according to comScore data. But this year, the studio is betting on mid-range sequels and prequels, as well as …

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This is why we eat popcorn at the movies

This is why we eat popcorn at the movies

This is why we eat popcorn at the movies Even before the house lights dimmed, the cinema experience went smoothly, with one food concession holding top billing. Roasty, buttery aromas fill the lobby, an equally unmistakable smell and, often, a core memory. A kernel hits the side of a stainless steel kettle, a little percussive symphony to come. As a …

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The TSA set a new record Friday for most travelers screened in one day

The TSA set a new record Friday for most travelers screened in one day

The TSA set a new record Friday for most travelers screened in one day The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it set a new record for most travelers screened in one day on Friday, according to a post from the agency on X, formerly known as Twitter. TSA officers screened 2,951,163 individuals at checkpoints nationwide, surpassing the previous record …

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Burger prices go up. But your barbecue can still be relatively cheap

Burger prices go up. But your barbecue can still be relatively cheap

Burger prices go up. But your barbecue can still be relatively cheap Burger patties, buns and ketchup prices are high. But even with that increase, your home-grilled burger will probably be a little cheaper this year thanks to steep discounts offered by retailers vying for budget-conscious customers. In recent months, retail prices have remained flat and even started to fall. …

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How global seafood giants break up red shrimp

How global seafood giants break up red shrimp

How global seafood giants break up red shrimp When Seafood Conglomerate Group’s Thai Union Group becomes Red Lobster’s leading shareholder in 2020, gaining 49% control of the chain, Lobster Red workers are assured Thai unions will not interfere with key decisions. The Thai union will “not be involved in Red Lobster’s day-to-day operations, including its supply chain standards and processes,” …

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Call of Duty publisher, maker of AR-15-style rifles and meta named in wrongful-death lawsuit by Uvalde victim’s family

Call of Duty publisher, maker of AR-15-style rifles and meta named in wrongful-death lawsuit by Uvalde victim's family

Call of Duty publisher, maker of AR-15-style rifles and meta named in wrongful-death lawsuit by Uvalde victim’s family Three companies face wrongful-death lawsuits in the 2022 Uvalde school shooting, according to complaints filed in California and Texas. The suit, which accuses the companies of “grooming” the Robb Elementary school shooter, comes after the families of 19 students and teachers killed …

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Newsmax denies destroying evidence in 2020 defamation case after Smartmatic claims ‘cover-up’

Newsmax denies destroying evidence in 2020 defamation case after Smartmatic claims 'cover-up'

Newsmax denies destroying evidence in 2020 defamation case after Smartmatic claims ‘cover-up’ Right-wing cable channel Newsmax denied on Friday that it intentionally destroyed or hid internal emails in an ongoing defamation case filed by voting technology company Smartmatic over the network’s broadcast of false claims about the 2020 election. Attorneys for Smartmatic previously claimed Newsmax “hid more than 200,000 documents” …

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This Memorial Day kicks off the buyer’s market for new cars

This Memorial Day kicks off the buyer's market for new cars

This Memorial Day kicks off the buyer’s market for new cars Memorial Day weekend is poised to offer some of the best deals on new cars in years. Discounts vary widely by manufacturer and car type – don’t expect too many discounts on Toyota SUVs, for example. But it’s a good time to be in the market for electric vehicles. …

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