Time-saver Rundown: May 13, 2022

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Fox News Business: Elon Musk Puts Twitter Deal on Hold

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk put his bid to buy Twitter on hold, apparently in response to several discoveries during his review of the company.
  • Speculation is that he wants to continue looking into how much of the company’s traffic is real versus fake in the form of bots and other automatically generated content.
  • It may also be that he wants to use the existing data as a negotiating point to bring his original offer down to a more affordable price.
  • Cryptocurrency has plummeted in recent weeks as investors continue to panic due to the stumbling economy.
  • Some experts are skeptical of the idea of a “soft landing” for the economy.

CNN: Barnette Could Be an Upset for November

  • Pennsylvania US Senate candidate Kathy Barnette is experiencing a surge in her race against celebrity Doctor Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick.
  • Barnette is seen as a “wild card” by the Republican party, supported by grassroots momentum just days before the primary.
  • Former President Donald Trump stated Barnette has a wonderful future in the party, but would not be able to win an election against the “radical left”, making it clear he does not support her for this race.
  • Many Republicans believe she has not been properly vetted, and even basic details about the candidate are still unknown.
  • Barnette has benefitted from the unpopular decision by Trump to back the former television star to rally support, as well as an alliance with Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Mastriano.
  • Some Republicans, including Florida Sen. Rick Scott are not worried about the candidate, believing that the voters will make their own decisions.
  • Further details are available in the source material. Follow the link for more information.

NPR: UAE Sheikh Zayed Has Died

  • United Arab Emirates ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died Friday at the age of 73.
  • Credited for much of the countries rapid growth, he had long ceased having involvement in the daily affairs of the nation, de facto rule being held by his half-brother Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.
  • No announcement for a successor has been forthcoming.
  • An extensive history of Khalifa’s accomplishments can be found in the source material. Follow the link for more information.

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