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Charge dropped against Black man walking on an icy Texas street

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Rodney Reese was arrested in Plano, Texas, and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway. Police officers received a call about a Black man seen stumbling along in the middle of the snowy street. The officers were sent to perform a wellness check.

Police have released body camera footage of the encounter. In the video, police are seen following Reese and repeatedly asking him where he is going and if he was OK, to which he replies that he is fine and he is on his way home. Officers continued to follow Reese for about two minutes before stopping him, telling him they were “doing an investigation” and informing him that he was being detained.

Reese replied “no” and continued walking but was stopped again. In the video, a brief scuffle is seen as officers attempted to handcuff Reese, who can be heard asking to be released. The arresting officer noted that Reese resisted arrest but chose not to charge him. The misdemeanor charge has been dropped.


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They were already scorching hot in 2021 – look what happened in just one month of action:

  • British EV bus maker CIIC climbed 119%
  • Three-wheel EV pioneer SOLO soared 159%
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Not bad for one November!
But these results are nothing compared to what’s on the horizon…
I’m already looking ahead towards the next generation of EV stocks – 11 companies that could soon launch into the stratosphere…


As stocks connected to an economic recovery have their moment, shares of Big Tech continue to fall this morning.

Tesla and Apple slipped 6% and 2%, respectively, in premarket trading today, and the Nasdaq 100 futures sagged, dipping 1.5%.

“The higher Treasury yields move up, the quicker investors are rotating out of high-flying tech stocks and into stocks in the Russell 200 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average,” one analyst wrote.

But futures on the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average also dipped, 0.5% and 20 points, respectively.

Investors are worried about inflation and will be paying close attention to Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s two-day testimony about the state of the economy, which begins today.

What else should you keep your eyes on this morning before the market opens?


Are these 6 foods ruining your skin?

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Your skin’s health can be fragile at times, so it is important to take care of it as much as you can. But proper skincare goes so much deeper than moisturizing creams and pore cleansers. Sometimes, what you eat can really affect the health of your skin.

Added sugar in foods is one of the worst culprits for damaging skin. Excess amounts of sugar can age your skin rapidly and cause it to sag prematurely, which is often referred to as the “sugar sag.” Sugar also breaks down the elasticity of your skin. So if you want firmer, more youthful skin, ditch the added sugar and limit processed carbs as much as possible.

Another food to steer clear of that could be harming your skin is fast food. There are usually harmful ingredients in fast food that can damage your skin as well as produce excess oil in your pores. These two factors combined can cause intense breakouts if you consume fast food regularly. What other foods should you avoid and which ones can actually make your skin healthier?


Creating a to-do list is a necessity when it comes to getting things done. But there are different methods to completing such a list that will help you become more productive as you work to tackle your most important tasks.

Batching similar tasks together when creating your to-do list can have a major impact on your productivity. It allows you to accomplish multiple tasks in one push since they have something in common. It’s much more efficient to approach a group of tasks that are connected than simply checking off your to-do list from top to bottom.

By taking the time to categorize your tasks in a way that groups them together, you’ll avoid the slow down in effort that comes with switching gears going between one unrelated task to another. You’ll also be less likely to make mistakes as you’ll have a laser-like focus on what you’re doing.

So the next time you’re looking for an easy way to boost your productivity, trying batching your to-do list!


How to tell if you're being too frugal in retirement

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Let’s see if this scenario feels a little too familiar…

You’ve worked hard your whole life, and you’ve squirreled away your savings, made good investments, and have a solid budget. Essentially, you’ve been planning for the moment of retirement for most of your life.

But even though you’ve been doing the tough part, now that it’s time to push play on retirement, all you can feel is fear. You’re afraid to spend a dime. You’re afraid you’ll outlive your savings. Really, at the core of any action, all you can feel is fear.

Sound familiar? Even though you know it’s irrational?

Well, the good news is that it’s a very common occurrence. And in some cases, the worry may be well justified.

But if it is unfounded, it can lead to a pretty big problem no one is talking about – underspending in retirement.

And it’s a whole lot more common than you’d dare to imagine.

If you don’t do something about it, it will suck all of the joy out of what should be your golden years.

If you’re guilty of this one, there’s good news. These four tips can help you loosen those purse strings and strike the right balance between common-sense frugality and totalitarian austerity. 

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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