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Alisha Brooks is a news writer at News And Verse, where she writes everything from sports to tech to education. She's also a huge nerd and loves watching movies, playing tennis, and reading books. She's always looking for new ways to get involved in her community and loves finding new things to do with her friends.

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Zoe Saldana, star of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ says Jerry Bruckheimer that she regrets her experience on set

Zoe Saldana has appeared in movies such as “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Avatar” or “Avengers: Endgame”. She was cast as Anamaria in the 2003 film “Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl”, and described the experience as not ideal. Saldana was only in one Johnny Depp film, but she told EW …

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Bolduc and Hassan debate abortion and election denial during a New Hampshire Senate testy debate

Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan (Democrat) and Republican Don Bolduc (Republican) argued about abortion on Thursday during the second debate in New Hampshire’s Senate race. The retired Army brigadier general was visibly upset by the attacks he received on the topic. This debate was more heated than the first. Bolduc accused Hassan, accusing him of “empowering” …

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Third-quarter beat dominated by BBVA’s higher provision and cost

Spanish BBVA (BBVA.MC), which has higher loan-loss provisions than expected, and a rise of costs in emerging markets overshadowed its third-quarter earnings that were lower than expected, sending shares down on Friday. Mexico was the country’s main market and Mexico’s second-largest lender posted a 31% increase in quarterly net profit to 1.84 Billion Euros ($1.83 …

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Wall St. loses more than $200 billion in value following a report by Amazon

After a weak forecast by Amazon (AMZN.O), and a series of negative quarterly reports from Big Tech companies, over $200 billion was added to the U.S stock market’s value in extended trade on Thursday. Amazon stock plunged 17% following the bell. This wipes out $190 billion of market capitalization. The retail and technology heavyweight had …

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A struggling rookie head coach may lose his job if the team loses its next game

Since Week 1, the Denver Broncos rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett seems to have looked outmatched. In the Broncos’ first game of the year in Seattle, Hackett opted to waste the clock to try a 64-yard field goal, rather than get a 4th-and-5 with newly traded-for-and-signed Russell Wilson. Hackett acknowledged that he made a mistake …

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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez under federal investigation again

A federal investigation is now underway against Sen. Bob Menendez, following a failure of a jury to deliver a verdict in his 2017 corruption trial. This was disclosed Wednesday by an adviser to the New Jersey Democrat. According to Michael Soliman (an adviser to Menendez), “Senator Menendez knows of an investigation that was covered today. …

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Skechers executives assist Kanye West to leave the building, company reports

Skechers, an athletic shoe company, stated Wednesday in a statement that two of its executives took Kanye West from one of its Los Angeles buildings. According to the company, West arrived unannounced and was not invited. He was then escorted away “after a brief discussion.” The company stated Wednesday that Skechers was not interested in …

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Meta’s stock drops 17% after its quarterly profit is reduced by half

Meta posted Wednesday its second-quarter revenue decline since it went public. It warned that it is making “significant” changes to reduce costs before 2023 as it faces an economic downturn that has impacted its core online advertising business. Meta (FB), which posted revenue of $27.7B for the three months ending in September, was down 4% …

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Serena Williams teases tennis fans by saying “I’m still not retired”

Serena Williams teases tennis fans over whether she will be back on the court. This time, she says that she is not retired from the sport. Williams, who is considered the greatest tennis player of all time by many, said she would “evolve away” from tennis after the US Open. She also stated that she …

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Next fall, Naomi Alderman’s novel “The Future” is scheduled

Naomi Alderman, a novelist, is a “what-if” writer. She writes about what if women could release electricity through their fingers. This is the basis of her bestseller, “The Power”. She envisioned a few rogues, including an unhappy spouse, running Silicon Valley’s tech industry. “I have seen these companies rise from people who were just browsing …

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