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42-year-old quit his job with $1.2M, but started work again in 2 years

42-year-old quit his job with $1.2M, but started work again in 2 years

If you ask Francis the best way to retire early, his answer is simple: don’t. For years, the now 42-year-old went to great lengths to achieve FIRE, which stands for “financial independence, retire early.” But in reality, a lifetime without work isn’t actually what most people want, he says. It’s a lesson he himself discovered …

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End of an era in Russia as sanctions bite and Western companies take flight

End of an era in Russia as sanctions bite and Western companies take flight

The Iron Curtain, which had divided Eastern and Western Europe for decades, had only just collapsed. Now the fast-food chain beloved by Americans and many others could serve up Big Macs to Russian customers. Of course, Russians can choose to eat elsewhere and buy other goods — many homegrown chains have sprung up across the …

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Not ready for an electric vehicle, despite the spike in gas prices?  Buckle up, here are some of the most fuel-efficient traditional cars

Not ready for an electric vehicle, despite the spike in gas prices? Buckle up, here are some of the most fuel-efficient traditional cars

The sting of gasoline prices above $4 a gallon leaves some Americans rethinking their driving options, and just how aggressively they burn gas while driving. For some drivers, the double-edged sword of rising inflation after the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine leading to a spike in gas prices has …

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Walgreens replaced some fridge doors with screens.  And some shoppers absolutely hate it

Walgreens replaced some fridge doors with screens. And some shoppers absolutely hate it

The screens, which were developed by the startup Cooler Screens, use a system of motion sensors and cameras to display what’s inside the doors — as well as product information, prices, deals and, most appealing to brands, paid advertisements. The tech provides stores with an additional revenue stream and a way to modernize the shopping …

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Ford to address dealer concerns about separating its EV and legacy businesses

Ford to address dealer concerns about separating its EV and legacy businesses

Ford CEO Jim Farley poses with the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck in Dearborn, Michigan, May 19, 2021. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Ford Motor dealer Marc McEver was taken back when he heard about the automaker’s plans to separate its electric vehicle and legacy businesses as part of a restructuring under CEO Jim Farley. The …

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Bitcoin threatens $38K as 3-day chart hints at March 2020 Covid crash repeat

Bitcoin threatens $38K as 3-day chart hints at March 2020 Covid crash repeat

Bitcoin (BTC) further tested $38,000 overnight as the weekend began with uncertainty among traders. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView 3-day chart could be “precursor” for weekly Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD circling $39,000 after several attempts to break $38,000 support. The pair had also seen a brief spurt above …

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NHTSA Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Brake Pedals

NHTSA Says Self-Driving Cars Don’t Need Brake Pedals

Photo: Future Publishing (Getty Images) Autonomous vehicles don’t need steering wheels, brake pedals, drivers’ seats, or other manual driving controls meant for us meat machines any longer. New rules announced late Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reverse the agency’s previous requirements for cars to pass crash standards. The NHTSA said the …

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Swimming pool, golf putting green and a helipad, the world's longest car has it all

Swimming pool, golf putting green and a helipad, the world’s longest car has it all

After 36 years, the world’s longest car, named “The American Dream” was restored to its former glory. In addition to being fully repaired, it also broke its former world record and became the world’s longest car on March 1, 2022. First built in 1986 by famous car builder Jay Ohrberg, “The American Dream” measured 100 …

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Berkshire rejects shareholder call to replace Warren Buffett as chairman

Berkshire rejects shareholder call to replace Warren Buffett as chairman

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, US, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 11 (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Friday urged …

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