Thursday, December 7th, 2023


➤ President Biden used fake email aliases and private email addresses hundreds of times while vice president to communicate with Hunter Biden and Hunter’s business partners, according to House investigators. (More)

Senator John Fetterman sent embattled Senator Bob Menendez a custom-ordered video from former Rep. George Santos, sarcastically encouraging him to ignore “the haters” that want to get him in trouble. Santos now records video messages on a platform called Cameo for a fee. (See Video 

The U.S. has charged four Russian soldiers with war crimes for abducting and torturing an American citizen in Ukraine. It’s the first time the Justice Department has used the U.S. war crimes statute. (More) 

Senate GOP leaders say they’ll block any legislation, including Ukraine aid if the bill doesn’t include their desired immigration and asylum reforms. (More) 

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The semi-finals of the NBA’s in-season tournament take place today, with the Indiana Pacers taking on the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the New Orleans Pelicans vs. the Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. The finals are on Saturday. (More)

Golf balls will be adjusted so they can’t be hit as far, golf’s ruling authorities announced. The change will be implemented in 2028, and it could reduce professional drive distances by 10-15 yards. (More)

➤ The Belmont Stakes will move to Saratoga Race Course in 2024 for the Triple Crown finale while the Belmont Park racecourse undergoes a massive renovation. (More)


Trend LineMarket Report   12/5/23

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Asana Inc

➤ Big Stock Move: Asana stock dropped 17% Wednesday despite beating quarterly revenue expectations due to difficulties with longer-term renewals and customer retention. (More

Fiat will begin selling its tiny 500e electric vehicle in the U.S. next year at less than $35,000. The car weighs only 3,000 pounds, the lightest in the category, and has a range of only 150 miles. (See Photos)

➤ McDonald’s announced plans to open 8,000 new restaurants and add 100 million members to its loyalty program by 2027, a major expansion that will add billions to its capital expenditures. (More)

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Science & Technology

A rarely-seen orange aurora, which technically shouldn’t even exist, was spotted in the U.K. after a solar storm hit Earth. Auroras have been more vivid and widespread globally for several weeks. (See Photos)

Google launched Gemini, a new AI product that’s trained to behave in human-like ways. Gemini will be offered in multiple versions and incorporated into Bard, Google’s AI-powered chatbot. (More)

➤ The U.S. government announced a $3 billion grant to help build a planned high-speed train between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. If completed, the 218-mile trip would take less than three hours. (More)

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Thursday Polling Station

Americans will spend an average of $975 on holiday gifts this year, up $100 from last year and the highest in a Gallup survey since 1999. (See Chart)

A growing share of U.S. adults is getting its news from TikTok, up from 3% in 2020 to 14% this year, according to Pew Research. Among adults under 30, the percentage is 32%. (See Survey)

Nikki Haley leads President Biden in a head-to-head election matchup by 4 points, according to a new Messenger/Harris poll, which shows Gov. Ron DeSantis trailing Biden. Trump leads Biden by a 7-point margin in the poll. (More)

Et Cetera

➤ The suspect in a shooting Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was found dead 40 minutes after the initial alert. Three people were killed in the attack, and one is being treated for injuries. (More 

➤ Taylor Swift was named TIME’s “Person of the Year,” beating King Charles III, Open AI CEO Sam Altman, and even Barbie. Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy was the 2022 person of the year. (More)

➤ National Geographic published its 29 best photos of more than 2 million shot by its photographers in 2023. The collection is for subscribers only, but some are available to view. (See Images)  

Poll Position

Have you put up outdoor Christmas decorations?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Wednesday’s Results:

Who was the best James Bond?

  1. Sean Connery: 69%
  2. Roger Moore: 10%
  3. Daniel Craig: 9%
  4. Pierce Brosnan: 6%
  5. Timothy Dalton: 3%
  6. Other: 3%

Quote BoxDaily Quote


“If you could get them caring, the more they cared, the harder they laughed.” 

Producer Normal Lear, who died Tuesday, on the philosophy behind his pioneering sitcoms. 

TriviaToday’s Trivia

Where is the world’s largest single piece of exposed granite? 

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