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15 Jan, 2022 07:16

China monopolizes chip production; US car prices soar

The two biggest purchases in your lifetime are your home and your car. Now house prices are surging, while car dealers are at the mercy of Chinese semiconductors amid an ongoing chip shortage. Editor-in-chief of the Car Coach, Lauren Fix, and CEO of DLB Financial Services, Debbie Bloyd, discuss how labor pains and supply-chain woes are wreaking havoc on both the auto and real-estate markets.

Shortly after former project manager Frances Haugen sang like a canary on Capitol Hill, Facebook rebranded itself as Meta. RT’s Ben Swann explains the promises and privacy pitfalls of the Metaverse. Plus, just how does one go about covering their tracks online? A helpful how-to on reducing your digital footprint, which could span decades. Also, it turns out the World Vapers’ Alliance has been quietly funded by British American Tobacco. While cigarettes may have fallen out of fashion, Big Tobacco is hedging its bets to make sure nicotine addiction is here to stay.

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