Republican Rep. Mike Garcia and Democrat Christy Smith faced off for the third time to represent a northern Los Angeles County district in Congress. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Great!
Bass was working in her congressional office in Los Angeles when she was informed by an aide she had won the race. New York Post
VOA VIEW: She is a fool and LA gas lost big.
Citing flaws in the way the ratings are determined, the schools said they will stop participating, breaking away from the rankings industry. New York Times
VOA VIEW: They were not the best law schools.


Despite the market rally, most economists still forecast a mild recession next year as the Fed continues to raise interest rates to curb inflation.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: The US is in a recession, already.
Faced with reams of scientific evidence, the medical community has begun to stop blaming patients for not losing excess pounds.       USA Today
House Republicans began Wednesday assembling their rules package, a crucial step in the changing of the guard on Capitol Hill when their new majority puts its stamp on how the chamber will conduct the people's business. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Republicans must grow a backbone and stick together.
Donald Trump may be running for president, but he still can't use Facebook. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook and other big tech companies must lose Section 230.
The Energy Department on Wednesday awarded nearly $74 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law for 10 projects to advance recycling and reuse of batteries for electric vehicles and other purposes. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A waste of money.
Long-term U.S. suicide trends changed heading into the pandemic, as rates fell steadily among Whites for the first time and rose among Blacks and Hispanics, according to federal data released Wednesday. Washington Times


Amazon has begun mass layoffs in its corporate ranks, becoming the latest tech company to trim its workforce amid rising fears about the wider economic environment ABC
VOA VIEW: Inflation has hurt all.
Americans stepped up their spending at retailers, restaurants, and auto dealers last month, a sign of consumer resilience as the holiday shopping season begins amid painfully high inflation and rising interest rates ABC
VOA VIEW: How much money came as a result of need or greed.
Annual holiday feast is likely to see sharply higher prices for turkey and other traditional food items. CBS
VOA VIEW: Higher prices are due to inflation.
After surging during the pandemic, the real estate market is at risk of a sharp downturn, an economist says. CBS
VOA VIEW: Reality is painful.

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The bill would enshrine protections for same-sex and interracial marriages into federal law. CBS
Current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are facing challenges as Republicans reconsider congressional leadership. CBS
VOA VIEW: The leaders will have a hard time making prosperity.
The leadership fight exposed divisions within a party still reeling from a disappointing showing in the midterm elections. CBS


The CDC-authorized policy, first enacted under the Trump administration, has allowed U.S. border officials to swiftly expel hundreds of thousands of migrants. CBS
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
Shareholder Richard J. Tornetta has sued Musk and Tesla alleging that the CEO's compensation was excessive. CNBC
Sam Bankman-Fried was lobbying the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to back him on a product for retail traders that was built on leverage. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Sam Bankman-Fried wanted to commit more fraud - Dems were the big winners.
The Fed governor said he's open to reducing the level of interest rate increases to half a percentage point in December. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good for people who have money, bad for those who have to borrow.
Student loan default rates may spike if the Biden administration's loan forgiveness plan is blocked, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education warns. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The law is the law.

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Apple's (AAPL) apparent plans to start buying chips for its devices that are made in the U.S. should help it manage geopolitical uncertainty in Asia. CNBC
Lowe's and Home Depot are faring well even as the housing market is going through a rough patch. CNBC
VOA VIEW: People are fixing their homes.
Train fares in the U.S. often cost more than flying and more than trains in other developed countries. That's because Amtrak has never made money. CNBC

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Elon Musk gives Twitter employees one day to decide if they want to support him or take three months of severance. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
House lawmakers called on U.S. bank regulators Wednesday to step of oversight of the cryptocurrency industry as they investigate the collapse of FTX. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The fix was in with big amounts given to Biden and Dems.
Higher costs and lower demand caused homebuilder sentiment to drop to a decade low. CNBC
In an economy that has produced the highest inflation rate since the early 1980s, Americans are taking on more credit card debt to cover expenses. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Desperation charging.
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VOA VIEW: Ukraine is not with clean hands.
If you're planning on going to Walt Disney World in 2023, you can still buy next year's tickets at current rates until December 8. That's when prices on most ticket types will be increasing, including single-day tickets, multi-day passes and annual pass renewals. CNN
VOA VIEW: Rip-off!
A Texas legislator proposed a bill for to make it legal for pregnant women to drive in the HOV lane, with the unborn child as the second occupant. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It does have merit.
Homebuilder confidence reached its lowest index in a decade according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad, but true.
Chicken made from real animal cells grown in laboratories could be available soon on grocery store shelves after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the products for the first time. UPI
The U.S. State and Treasury departments Wednesday sanctioned six senior employees of the state-controlled media corporation Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran should also be sanctioned.

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