The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 20th, 2022 morning edition

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This shrewd understanding, he told TODAY Food in an interview, is why despite recently witnessing inflation rates hit a 40-year high, he’s sold his iced tea drinks at the same exact same price for years.

Best known for its cherry blossom aesthetic, hefty 23-ounce size and reliable 99-cent price tag, Arizona iced tea is one of those gas station staples whose prices make it a sure and sound go-to like your mom’s lasagna or the rhythms of Old Faithful.

In a now-viral article published last week, the LA Times posed the question: "As inflation soars, how is AriZona iced tea still 99 cents?".

After all, an increase in price for a retailer means a change in what a consumer might purchase from them altogether.

At the time, a gallon of whole milk was $1.13, a gallon of gas was the exact same and a can of Arizona iced tea was 99 cents.

Still, through the decades, Arizona iced tea has held the line.

Instead of cranking up the value of its iced tea, the company has opted to snip out the extra expenses that might increase the price. »

Elizabeth Warren says her bill to ban Congress from owning stocks will 'clean up the filth on the floor'

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Warren is one of several lawmakers pushing for a ban Congress owning or trading stocks.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren continued her push to ban members of Congress from trading or owning stocks during an interview released Tuesday, saying that the proposal would "clean up the filth on the floor.".

Warren is among the most vocal members of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want to ban all members of Congress from trading stocks. »

Canada to send heavy artillery weapons to Ukraine, Trudeau pledges

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Canada will send heavy artillery weapons to Ukraine as its land battle with Russia intensifies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday, calling Kyiv’s resistance to Moscow’s military assault a struggle for liberty and democracy.

He offered no more details on the promised weapons shipment, saying more information would be released in the coming days.

Ukraine asks for anti-aircraft weapons, artillery and armoured vehicles as Canada prepares $500-million in aid. »

David Jaffe claims he rejected $100m Tencent deal ‘because I want nothing to do with them’

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Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe has claimed that he rejected an offer from Tencent to direct a game with a $100 million budget because of his views on the Chinese government.

“I was courted by a Chinese company… and I said ‘no thank you’… because you’re Tencent and I want nothing to do with you.

Later in the podcast, as Moriarty and Jaffe discussed the increase in money being invested in studios across the industry, Jaffe elaborated on some of the reasons why he turned down the Tencent deal. »

Texas judge orders Alex Jones to pay $1M in legal fees for Norwalk native, 4 Sandy Hook parents

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NEWTOWN — A Texas judge has ordered Alex Jones and his companies to pay $1 million in legal fees to the parents of two slain Sandy Hook children and a Norwalk native falsely accused of being the shooter in a Florida high school massacre.

The order is from the same Texas judge who is overseeing two upcoming trials to determine damages from defamation lawsuits Jones lost to Sandy Hook parents, and comes one day after three Jones-controlled businesses filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Remington was eventually sold off, and its insurance carriers settled with the Sandy Hook families for $73 million. »