Friday, December 1st, 2023


Rep. George Santos, facing an expulsion vote today in the House, remained defiant, refusing to resign and filing a resolution to expel Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman for pulling a fire alarm to cut off debate. (More)

A New York appeals court reinstated a gag order barring Donald Trump from commenting about court personnel in his civil fraud trial. The order had been suspended for two weeks pending the court’s ruling. (More)

 Anthony Fauci agreed to testify across two days before a House select subcommittee regarding his role in the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. (More)

The National Transportation Safety Board renewed its call for all new cars to be equipped with software designed to deter or prevent speeding within specified zones. Carmakers are lukewarm to the idea. (More)

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The No. 3-ranked Washington Huskies face the No. 5 Oregon Ducks for the Pac-12 championship tonight, the first of the weekend’s conference championship games. (See Full Schedule)

Colorado Coach Deion Sanders was named “Sportsperson of the Year” by Sports Illustrated for his turnaround work at Colorado. Some faulted the choice because Sanders finished with a 4-8 record. (More)

NASCAR signed a new 7-year media deal that includes streaming partners for the first time. Along with Fox Sports and NBC, the deal includes five Cup races each on streaming services Amazon Prime Video and Max. (More)


Trend LineMarket Report   11/30/23

Natl. Assoc. of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
S&P 500
Dow Jones Industrial Average
ImmunoGen, Inc.

➤ Big Stock Move: Shares of ImmunoGen shot up 82% on news that AbbVie was acquiring the company in a cash deal valued at $10.1 billion. (More)

In other merger news, healthcare insurers Humana and Cigna are in talks to merge in a deal that could exceed $60 billion and would likely attract fierce antitrust scrutiny. (More)

➤ The Dow Jones average jumped 520 points Thursday, hitting a new high for the year and capping the Dow’s best month in over a year. It gained over 8% in November, ending a three-month losing streak. (More)

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Science & Technology

Electric vehicles suffer far more maintenance problems than gas-powered cars, and plug-in hybrids are even worse, according to a new Consumer Reports analysis ranking cars by their reliability. (More)

A global study indicates that walking faster leads to “significantly lower risk” of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers say a brisk walk or stride at a 3.7 mph pace is best. (More)

➤ Astronomers have discovered a rare star system with six planets circling their sun in mathematically perfect synchronous orbits. The planets are so close to the star that their “years” last just 9 to 55 days. (See Animation)

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Feel Good Friday

A British crane operator is being hailed as a hero after using his crane’s metal cage to pull off a tense rescue of a man trapped by flames on the roof of a burning high-rise building. (See Video)

➤ A love letter written 75 years ago by Jimmy Carter to his late wife Rosalynn was read by their daughter Amy through her tears at the former first lady’s memorial service this week. (See Letter

A young couple rescheduled their wedding ceremony in order to adopt a German Shepherd puppy. After saying “I do,” still in formal wear, they raced to the adoption shelter to get their new dog. (See Photo)

Et Cetera

➤ Popular Science will no longer publish any form of its magazine after 151 years. The magazine ceased paper publication in 2020 and has been a digital publication since then. (See Photos)

Voting is open to select the best “People’s Choice” animal picture in next year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The contest has posted 25 finalists to choose from. (See Photos)

A traffic-cam video of a hawk in a staring contest with the traffic camera itself has gone viral for the close-up contemplation the hawk displays. (See Video)

Poll Position

Colorado football coach Deion Sanders was named Sportsman of the Year. Do you agree?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Thursday’s Results:

Do you or someone in your home own a gun?

  1. Yes: 78%
  2. No: 22%

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“Congratulations on destroying the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Sen. John Cornyn to Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin as all Republicans walked out of the committee hearing. 

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