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Shrinkflation: Consumers be wary in grocery store Shrinkflation: Consumers be wary in grocery store 02:05 The nation’s snack producers aren’t getting anything past Cookie Monster. The insatiable muppet and beloved resident of Sesame Street is getting a high-level response after taking to social media to complain that his favorite treat is shrinking.”Me hate shrinkflation! Me cookies are getting smaller,” the googly-eyed, furry blue muppet declared on X on Monday, tapping into an economic trend of the day. “Guess me going to have to eat double da cookies!”The complaint prompted multiple U.S. senators and even the White House to weigh in on a…

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The Biden administration announced a rule Tuesday to cap all credit card late fees at $8, or about one-quarter of the average late fee of $32. It’s the latest effort from the White House to attack what it calls “junk fees,” or excessive fees that can push up the end price of products.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new regulations will set a ceiling of $8 for most credit card late fees, or require banks to show why they should charge more than $8 for such a fee. The effort will save Americans up to $10 billion a year, the agency…

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Minneapolis, Minnesota — An option to cast a protest vote against President Biden and his response to the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza is on the ballot in at least seven Super Tuesday states. While the option, known as the “uncommitted” vote, saw success last week in Michigan with over 101,000 ballots cast, it’s not expected to beat Mr. Biden in any state or come close. But the extent of the uncommitted vote on Tuesday’s elections will serve as a way to measure the discontent over Mr. Biden’s foreign policy, especially among Arab American voters and younger, progressive voters.  Which states have the…

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Washington — It’s Super Tuesday, your state is one of the 15 holding its primary or caucuses and you forgot to register to vote. Is it too late? In some states, yes, it’s too late. But if you live in one of about half of the states that allow same-day voter registration, proceed to your polling place.  Check below to see if your state allows you to register when you show up to vote. AlabamaAlabama does not allow same-day voter registration. The state requires voters to register at least 15 days before an election.  AlaskaThe Alaska Republican Party says it allows same-day voter…

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A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft caught up with the International Space Station early Tuesday after a 28-hour orbital chase, bringing three NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the outpost for a six-month tour of duty.The docking capped an exceptionally busy “day” for SpaceX that included the Crew Dragon’s launch Sunday at 10:53 p.m. EST, followed by two back-to-back Falcon 9 flights Monday, one from Florida and the other from California, that put a total of 76 satellites into orbit.All the while, the Crew Dragon, launched three days late because of high winds, continued its automated approach to the space…

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Nashville, Tenn. — Five people aboard a single-engine plane died Monday night when it crashed near an interstate highway in Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said.The pilot made an emergency call to John C. Tune Airport around 7:40 p.m., reported engine trouble and was cleared to make an emergency landing, Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said. A short time later, the pilot radioed that the aircraft wouldn’t reach the airport, he said.The plane burst into flames when it crashed on a grassy median just off Interstate 40 and behind a Costco on the city’s westside. The crash scene was about 3…

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Bitcoin is on a vertical tear, continuing its rapid resurgence and getting close to breaking its all-time high.The digital token on Monday climbed 8% to $67,310, well above its $44,000 valuation at the start of the year and less than $2,000 away from surpassing its November 2021 record high of around $69,000.What’s fueling the rally? Cryptocurrency watchers say bitcoin is soaring in part because demand is rising on so-called spot bitcoin exchange traded funds. The ETFs, which allow investors to dabble in crypto in a less riskier way than ever before, has attracted an huge influx of cash this year, experts…

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New lawsuit blames Texas’ Smokehouse Creek fire on power company New lawsuit blames Texas’ Smokehouse Creek fire on power company 00:38 HEMPHILL COUNTY – A new lawsuit claims a falling utility pole caused the tragic 1 million-acre Smokehouse Creek fire in the Texas Panhandle.A system of different wildfires has torn through the Panhandle scorching over 1.2 million acres over the past week.A woman is suing the Southwestern Public Service Company after her home near Canadian was burned, alleging the Smokehouse Creek fire was caused by human error.  Melanie McQuiddy sued Southwestern Public Service Company, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, and Osmose…

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The time to see some newly hatched baby eagles has almost arrived, and parents Jackie and Shadow are both passionately committed to keeping their eggs warm. Bald eagle Jackie laid the first of three eggs on Jan. 25, with two more within the next few days, according to Friends of Big Bear Valley, a conservation organization that operates a live cam of the nest. Eggs usually hatch after about 35 days, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and fans are keeping an eagle eye on the nest, which is located in Big Bear Valley in the San Bernardino Mountains…

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Supreme Court rules Colorado can’t bar Trump from primary ballot – CBS News Watch CBS News The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that Colorado can’t keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot during the 2024 election. The three liberal justices issued an opinion concurring with the ruling but said the other six justices went too far in dictating how section 3 of the 14th Amendment can be enforced. Robert Costa reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On This story originally appeared on CBS News

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