The average Michigander would give up four years of their life to keep eating fast food, survey reveals
However, many Americans continue to eat fast food despite knowing that it could take years off their lives. The results revealed that the average Michigander would give up four years of their life to continue eating fast food! In fact, 51 percent also admitted that they flat-out ignore frequent studies that warn of the health risks of eating too much fast food. As it turned out, DrugGenius.com’s survey also discovered that more than 1 in 4 (27 percent) people believe – wrongly – that moderate consumption of fast food has health benefits. – 60 percent would rather give up alcohol than fast food.arabamericannews.com
Red Wings prospect Carter Mazur flourished but U.S. stunned in World Junior quarterfinals
Detroit Red Wings prospect Carter Mazur was named Team USA’s player of the game, but the Americans fell to Czechia 4-2 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the World Junior Championship in Edmonton. Czechia won only one game in pool play (1-0-1-2, W-OTW-OTL-L). The U.S. was denied an opportunity to repeat as champions, something that hasn’t been done since Canada won five in a row from 2005-2009. It just didn’t happen too much.”Mazur’s power-play goal with 8:29 remaining in regulation cut Team USA’s deficit to 3-2. Forward Red Savage, selected 114th overall (fourth round) by the Red Wings in 2021, had two goals and an assist, along with a plus-5 rating, in four games for the U.S.mlive.com
Fed saw evidence of a slowing economy at its last meeting
Federal Reserve officials saw signs that the U.S. economy was weakening at their last meeting but still called inflation “unacceptably high’’ before raising their benchmark interest rate by a sizable three-quarters of a point in their drive to slow spiking prices.
Yellen tells IRS to develop modernization plan in 6 months
Now that President Joe Biden signed Democrats' expansive climate, tax and health care bill into law, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has directed the IRS to develop a plan within six months outlining how the tax agency will overhaul its technology, customer service and hiring processes. In part, the improvements are meant to “end the two-tiered tax system, where most Americans pay what they owe, but those at the top of the distribution often do not," Yellen said in a Tuesday memo to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, whose term ends in three months. Yellen has called for the IRS to “fully resolve the inventory backlog and make significant improvements in taxpayer services," “to overhaul an information technology system that is decades out of date” and invest and train employees “so they can identify the most complex evasion schemes by those at the top."news.yahoo.com
Try this Warren Buffett advice if you're scared to invest, says 28-year-old former stock trader on track to earn $1 million this year
Lauren Simmons gives her advice on how to get started with investing in the stock market if you're scared. She also shares insight on the best time to invest.cnbc.com
Map shows 'extreme heat belt' projected to cover a quarter of the US in 30 years, where temperatures would breach 125 degrees Fahrenheit
An analysis of satellite data predicts about one-third of Americans will get temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit in 2053. That's conservative.news.yahoo.com
The Sticky Issues Holding Up a New Iran Nuclear Deal
Reviving a landmark agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program could pave the way for the U.S. to lift sanctions and allow Iranian energy exports back onto world markets. The talks have been hampered by a lack of trust as well as Iranian demands that Washington guarantee economic returns from a new accord, and that international monitors curtail an investigation into Tehran’s past nuclear activities.washingtonpost.com
Laura Ingraham: Voters might say it’s ‘time to turn the page’ on Trump
Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday said Americans might be ready “to turn the page” on former President Trump as he decides whether to run for president a third time. “People conflate Trump with people’s overall sense of happiness in the country. Donald Trump’s been a friend of mine for 25 years, and I’m…news.yahoo.com
Credit card balances saw largest spike in 20 years. Get ahead of debt.
Last year the average credit card balance was $10,000. At the end of July, BankRate reported the average interest rate on a credit card balance was 17.25%. “There’s a lot of ads on social media [saying] ‘oh, debt consolidation will solve your problem’,” he said. “They haven’t really dealt with the base problem.”Transferring balances from one credit card to another should also be done with caution. If you’re paying off a credit card balance by applying the minimum payment each month, make sure to do the math on how long that will take you.mlive.com
With war nearby, US shows support for Poland on army holiday
Polish officials are marking their nation’s Armed Forces Day holiday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic underlining of NATO support for members on the eastern front as Russia wages war nearby in Ukraine.
Slain journalist's family: No help from US for a full probe
A relative of slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh says the Biden administration’s top diplomat has refused her face-to-face appeal to push for a full U.S. investigation into the killing of the veteran television correspondent.