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Why Pro Athletes Get Paid So Much Money

Why Pro Athletes Get Paid So Much Money

The highest-paid neurosurgeon in the United States makes around $500,000 a year. Their education takes between 14 to 16 years, which means they are well into their 20s when they start working, and they probably won’t be making anywhere near $500,000 until they reach their forties. The average salary of a professional soccer player is 3 million a year, and they’ll be making that sum before their mid-twenties. Is this gap unfair? After all, professional athletes don’t save lives as surgeons do. They don’t have to study for decades, get into school debt, or spend any sleepless nights during residency. The reason behind this difference is a combination of factors, and as with most things in the modern economic system, we have to take supply and demand into consideration.

CVS, Walgreens to Pay $10.7 Billion for Alleged Opioid Prescription Failure

CVS, Walgreens to Pay $10.7 Billion for Alleged Opioid Prescription Failure

For the past several years, American attention has been fixated on fighting opioid overdoses, revealing communities in economic and social distress. Now, two of the largest U.S. pharmacy chains, CVS and Walgreens, announced agreements to pay about $5 billion each to settle lawsuits nationwide over the toll of opioids. This crisis has cost the U.S. economy $29 billion in lost productivity, and $14.8 billion in criminal justice costs. Unfortunately, the related plagues of drug abuse and death have stalked African-American communities for decades, garnering little to no attention, leaving one to question just how vulnerable they are economically.

What Money Can’t Buy: Style

What Money Can’t Buy: Style

Photos of wealthy celebrities in elaborate outfits litter Tiktok For You pages, Instagram feeds, and Twitter timelines. Although most celebrities have immense amounts of wealth and access to the exclusive world of fashion, few are upheld in online discourse as fashion icons. One of the most notable examples of this discrepancy is the Kardashion-Jenner family in comparison with supermodel Bella Hadid. Photos of Bella Hadid’s street style consistently go viral on the internet with young people everywhere immediately attempting to emulate her essence. In contrast, the Kardashian Jenner family, made up of five beautiful daughters, have had little to no impact on the fashion community at all. These two examples make one thing clear, fashion style, better explained as a unique sense of self-expression through clothing, is one thing money will never be able to buy.

The Powerball Drawing for a Record $2.04 Billion Jackpot Has Been Held After Security Delay

The Powerball Drawing for a Record $2.04 Billion Jackpot Has Been Held After Security Delay

The stakes are already impossibly high – and there’s a chance they could get higher still. At 10:07 p.m. Monday, eight minutes after the winning numbers of the historic $1.9 billion Powerball drawing were scheduled to be revealed, the drawing was delayed due to one of the participating lotteries needing “extra time to complete its security protocols,” according to California Lottery.

Twitter Sues Elon Musk

Twitter Sues Elon Musk

Twitter has decided to sue Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, over his decision to end an agreed deal of taking over the social media company for $44 billion. Musk’s legal team claim that Twitter is “in material breach of multiple provisions” of their deal, stating that the company has held data that Musk requested about how many fake and spam accounts are on the platform.

4 Books to Improve your Personal Finance

4 Books to Improve your Personal Finance

There are hundreds of videos, blogs, and books that can teach you about finance. There are also countless courses online on personal finance and investing, and even influencers dedicated their channels just to this topic. This is a lot of information and resources, which can be overwhelming for someone who is just looking to get started.

Childcare is New York State’s Next Biggest Priority

Childcare is New York State’s Next Biggest Priority

Governor Kathy Hochul plans to increase state spending to $1.4 billion to support New Yorkers in childcare subsidies. This includes setting up day care centers in universities and additional support for working parents. Despite the actions gearing to support struggling parents, the Democratic Legislature felt that this was still not enough to support the entire New York State in childcare.

NYC Purse Snatcher has Crime System in Her Favor

NYC Purse Snatcher has Crime System in Her Favor

“If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.” That doesn’t seem to be the case for 46-year-old Nicole Green. She was released on Monday by a judge from Manhattan. After that, she would wait two days to conduct another robbery. From door arrests to break-ins, Green has conducted a series of 59 pettiful crimes, yet no one has given her strict consequences of these crimes.

The “Tinder Swindler” Shimon Hayut Has Been Banned From Several Dating Apps

The “Tinder Swindler” Shimon Hayut Has Been Banned From Several Dating Apps

Hinge is known as the dating app that is meant to be deleted, but you may never want to use it again after hearing about Shimon Hayut. Luckily, swiping on Hayut, also known as Simon Leviev on various dating apps, will never be a possibility again because he has been banned from several of these apps. “The Tinder Swindler” is one of the most recent Netflix documentaries that is currently topping Netflix’s’ charts. This documentary was released on February 2nd. It tells the story of the women that were scammed by Hayut.

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