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Max Verstappen wins Dutch Grand Prix, equals F1 record



Max Verstappen, the dominant force in Formula One, secured another victory at the Dutch Grand Prix, extending his winning streak to nine consecutive wins.

This remarkable achievement matches the record set by Sebastian Vettel in 2013 and further strengthens Verstappen’s lead in the championship.

The Dutch driver, representing Red Bull Racing, claimed his third consecutive victory from pole position at the Zandvoort circuit. He faced stiff competition from veteran driver Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin, who finished second and earned a bonus point for the fastest lap.

Verstappen expressed his delight at achieving nine consecutive wins, a feat he hadn’t even considered before. He credited his capable car for his impressive performances and appreciated the unwavering support of the passionate Dutch fans.

The race was marked by its chaotic nature, with changing weather conditions leading to multiple tire changes and delays. A late red flag was caused by Zhou Guanyu’s crash, halting the race for 40 minutes. It resumed with Verstappen leading the pack, and he comfortably pulled away to secure his 11th win of the season, further extending his lead over his teammate, Sergio Perez.

Dominant era

Notably, Red Bull Racing has now achieved 14 consecutive victories dating back to the final race of the previous season, marking a dominant era for the team.

Max Verstappen is edging closer to his own record of 15 wins in a season, set last year. With 46 wins overall, he currently ranks fifth in the all-time list, with Alain Prost (51) and Sebastian Vettel (53) within his reach.

While Verstappen celebrated his success, Ferrari had a disappointing day, with Charles Leclerc retiring due to floor damage. Fernando Alonso, on the other hand, is experiencing a resurgence in his career and remains confident about securing his 33rd career win in the future.

The next race at Monza, Ferrari’s home track, holds the potential for Verstappen to set a new Formula One record if he secures a victory, making it a significant event in his career.

Verstappen’s impressive run continues to captivate Formula One fans, and with nine races remaining in the season, the competition for the championship remains exciting.

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How to make your money work for you over the next decade



With high interest rates, persistent inflation, and a tight labor market—the next decade is expected to be very different from the last 10 years.

Companies and households around the world are still trying to get back to pre-pandemic economic outputs and lifestyles.

So, how can people successfully invest and better manage their personal finances?

James Faris, an Investing Reporter with Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #InAmericaToday #featured #money #finance #economy #investing

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Parents buying houses for their adult children



Rise in parents purchasing homes for adult children sparks concerns

A growing trend of parents buying houses for their adult children is causing a stir, raising questions about the potential downsides of such arrangements. While the gesture may seem benevolent, experts warn of the pitfalls associated with this practice.

Financial advisors express concerns about the impact on both generations’ financial independence. By providing ready-made homes, parents might inadvertently hinder their children’s ability to learn crucial financial lessons, such as budgeting, mortgage management, and property ownership responsibilities.

The trend also sparks debates on the long-term implications for the housing market. Critics argue that such parental interventions can distort property prices and exacerbate existing affordability challenges, particularly for younger individuals aspiring to enter the property market independently.

There’s a call for a broader societal discussion on the balance between parental support and fostering financial autonomy. While the intention is often rooted in care, the unintended consequences of sheltering adult children from financial realities are prompting a reassessment of this well-meaning practice.

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Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology



Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.

The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.

The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.

In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.

Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.

The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.

It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.

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