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Published June 8th, 2024, 11:00 am

On the version of Hot off the Wire posted April June 8 at 6 a.m. CT:

Each Saturday Hot off the Wire looks at a variety of stories in business, science, health and more. This week's headlines include:

  • Is intermittent fasting better than counting calories? Maybe not, but you might stick with it.
  • CEOs got hefty pay raises in 2023, widening the gap with the workers they oversee.
  • Many Americans still shying away from EVs despite Biden push, AP-NORCEPIC poll finds.
  • "Home Alone" house being sold. Swinging paint cans not included.
  • Cancer patients often do better with less intensive treatment, new research finds.
  • Zombies: Ranks of world's most debt-hobbled companies are soaring, and not all will survive.
  • Climate solution Massachusetts town experiments with community heating and cooling.
  • New study finds Earth warming at record rate, but no evidence of climate change accelerating.
  • Online marketplace eBay to drop American Express, citing fees, and says customers have other options.
  • Panel rejects psychedelic drug MDMA as a PTSD treatment in possible setback for advocates.
  • Intelligence chairman says US may be less prepared for election threats than it was four years ago.
  • New Orleans valedictorian lived in a homeless shelter as he rose to the top of his class.
  • YouTube toughens policy on gun videos and youth; critics say proof will be in enforcement.
  • Prince William is usher at wedding of aristocrat the Duke of Westminster.
  • UN official highlights how better preparation has shrunk disaster deaths despite worsening climate.

—The Associated Press

About this program

Host Terry Lipshetz is managing editor of the national newsroom for Lee Enterprises. Besides producing the daily Hot off the Wire news podcast, Terry conducts periodic interviews for this Behind the Headlines program, co-hosts the Streamed & Screened movies and television program and is the former producer of Across the Sky, a podcast dedicated to weather and climate.

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