The Daily Populous

Sunday October 2nd, 2022 morning edition

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(Reuters) - Monster Energy Co convinced a California jury on Thursday to award it $293 million in damages from rival Bang Energy in a lawsuit alleging that Bang falsely advertised the ingredients and health benefits of its drinks.

Bang and its attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Bang has quickly become one of the best-selling energy drinks in the United States behind leading brands like Monster and Red Bull.

Monster said "Super Creatine" does not contain real creatine or provide the health benefits of creatine.

The case is Monster Energy Co v. Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc d/b/a Bang Energy, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, No. 5:18-cv-01882.

For Bang Energy: Daniel Janssen and David Muth of Quarles & Brady.

Monster's blockbuster $175 mln trademark win against Bang Energy upheld. »

Spam's popularity is on the rise again

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The conglomerate behind Skippy and Jennie-O turkey says it can’t make Spam fast enough and is increasing production capacity.

(You can still buy it on Ebay, where it goes for up to $100 per can.).

Spam’s popularity in Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Island cuisine has influenced its growth in the United States. »

Matt Gaetz Votes Against Disaster Relief Days After Hurricane Ian Hits

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Just days after Hurricane Ian ravaged his home state, Representative Matt Gaetz was one of many Republicans to vote against a stopgap measure that would continue funding the government and provide billions of dollars in extra disaster assistance.

Only 10 Republicans voted for the measure, two days after a Category 4 hurricane barreled through Florida, killing dozens and causing billions in economic damage.

Biden recently approved a major disaster declaration for Florida, which released federal funding for nine Florida counties affected by the hurricane. »

This 10-Year-Old Boy Makes Art That Sells for Over $100,000

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When I walked in I saw a small 12-inch by 9-inch canvas sketched and colored with marker.

In June, Valencia brought his art to New York for a solo exhibition at SoHo’s Chase Contemporary gallery.

I think that art tells stories and I am telling the story of the Ukrainian people and what Russia is doing to them. »