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Tahoe Talk: Americans save money; ‘Tiger King’ zoo awarded to Baskin

Up-to-date, daily info on news that is happening around Lake Tahoe, California, Nevada and beyond. Notes from today’s discussion include:

Global News:

  • SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites last night. Falcon 9’s fifth ascent into space – landed safely again.
  • Delta announces they will not book middle seats on planes through Sept. (even for family)
  • Zoom CEO, Eric Yuan, excited to boast of his company’s 169% YOY Q1 revenues, but left his mic on mute.
  • Facebook Adds Tool to Bulk-Delete Old Posts, Hide Content From Other Users (wipe out embarrassing or otherwise personally painful posts via the “Manage Activity”… available on FB mobile first, then desktop)

National News:

  • Unemployment claims: 1.87M last week, 43M 11-week total (quarter of the labor force)
  • The personal-saving rate soared to 33% in April, meaning Americans saved 33% of their disposable income — an all-time high. That’s a dramatic increase from 12.7% in March and is quadruple February’s rate of 8.2%.
  • Carole Baskin awarded ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic’s former zoo

Local News:

  • Truckee and SLT peaceful vigils were not protests
  • Celebrity Golf is officially returning (without fans) this year
  • Hot August Nights canceled in Reno
  • World War II flag anonymously returned after Reno protests

Listen to today’s discussion here.

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