⏱Cutting out cigs forever?
An expensive flight, and GameStop makes a change
Good morning everyone, and happy 4/20 (assuming you’re in a legal state!)
0:05- No more nicotine
Sources close to the Biden administration have indicated that the government is currently considering requiring all cigarettes sold in the US to reduce nicotine levels until they’re no longer considered addictive. This also comes as the FDA is on the verge of deciding whether or not they’ll be pursuing a ban on Menthol cigarettes after a citizen petition calling for that action went to court. Tobacco manufacturers have naturally argued against this, with an Altria spokesman saying, “Any action that the FDA takes must be based on science and evidence and must consider the real-world consequences of such actions...”
0:32- An $85 million helicopter
At roughly 3:30am EST yesterday, the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars made history as it officially ended its first flight on the surface of the red planet, making it the first ever powered craft to fly somewhere other than Earth. This $85M helicopter will make at least four more trips during its lifespan of the next few weeks. MiMi Aung, the project manager of the Ingenuity, found herself almost speechless during the flight as she found herself saying, “It’s real. It’s real.”
0:54- $GME gets a new boss
Yesterday, Gamestop announced that CEO George Sherman would be resigning by July 31st, or whenever his successor is announced. This move comes hot off the heels of massive changes in the organization after Ryan Cohen, co-founder of Chewy, joined the board in January. So far, $GME has changed several VPs, along with their CFO, CTO, CGO, and COO. No names have been announced, but the board of directors is currently searching for Sherman’s replacement.
1:14- Fitbit goes de-Luxe
Fitbit announced a new fitness tracker yesterday called the Luxe that will retail for $149.95. The device is designed for 24/7 use, with up to a 5 day battery life, and multiple band types to ensure comfort. It has no buttons, and instead will be controlled mostly through its smartphone companion app, which will also allow it to use the phone’s GPS to track activities.
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-The 90 Second News Team
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