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Stocks Broken: “For markets to really turn higher, after U.S. stocks have lost more than 20% of their value this year, analysts say investors will need to see a break from the high inflation that’s swept the world. That hasn’t arrived yet, with even more data arriving Thursday showing the opposite.” Wall Street drops back to lowest since 2020 as fear returns.

+ Calling It Like It Is: “From trenches, dugouts and in occupied homes in the area around Bucha, a western suburb of Kyiv, Russian soldiers disobeyed orders by making unauthorized calls from their cellphones to their wives, girlfriends, friends and parents hundreds of miles from the front line.” And the NYT got some recordings. Intercepted Calls Reveal Russian Army in Disarray.

+ Bet the Under(world): Records show that English football clubs had affiliate deals with gambling sites. What does that mean? They were getting a share of dough when people lost bets. I’m highlighting this story because every problem England has when it comes to legal sports betting is going to be bigger and worse as American leagues, corporations, and governments embrace sports wagering.

+ Plane Truth: “Are the batteries on the prototype aircraft capable of propelling the certification aircraft, capable of providing sufficient energy? The answer is no, absolutely not.” Electric commuter planes are a beautiful thing. But to make it to prime time, we need battery tech that just doesn’t exist yet.

+ Bean Alive: “Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death.” (I’m currently way too wired to die.)

+ What Can Brown Do For You? I shared the wrong link for this interesting NYT Gift Article yesterday. Can Brown Noise Turn Off Your Brain?

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