Weekly Digest – 21 December 2022

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Twitter users believe Elon Musk should step down

A Twitter poll created by Elon Musk asked whether he should step down as head of Twitter. Most respondents voted yes.

EU agrees to gas price cap

After weeks of talks, the 27-country European Union has agreed on a gas price cap to lower high gas prices that have caused citizens’ energy bills to rise exponentially and driven record-high inflation this year.

US stocks aren’t strong heading into the holiday season

Wall Street closed lower on Monday for a fourth straight session, with investors avoiding riskier bets. They worry that the Fed’s tightening campaign could push the economy into a recession.

FTX founder agrees to extradition

Sam Bankman-Fried has agreed to voluntary extradition to the United States from the Bahamas, with his next court appearance expected to happen this week. He has been charged with eight counts of wire fraud and conspiracy.

Fortnite maker Epic Games to pay $520M in fines for duping users into spending real money

The FTC says Fortnite’s button configuration is counterintuitive and inconsistent and that players are charged for pressing a button while the game is on a loading screen. In addition, the ruling found that the setup tricked many users, especially children.

Jan. 6 committee recommends criminal charges

The January 6 Committee recommended that the Department of Justice look into four people, including former President Trump, for obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and assisting, aiding, or comforting an insurrection.

Stories of home purchasers who are struggling to close their sales

CBC News spoke to eight people who bought homes in late 2021 or early 2022 but are having trouble getting financing due to the sudden real estate downturn.

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