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Amber is a New York based writer, editor, and admitted know-it-all. She has been VP of Editorial Operations for Matters Media Since 2018 and joined the Market Realist editorial team in 2020. She lost on 'Jeopardy!'

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  • Joe Biden, Ron DeSantis, and Donald Trump
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    The Current Betting Odds for the 2025 Presidency Don't Favor Biden or Trump

    While Donald Trump has long been the presumptive 2024 Republican nominee, currently some odds trackers favor Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Pennsylvania U.S.  Senate candidate Mehmet Oz stands with Donald Trump at a rally on May 6 in Greenburg, Pa.
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    So Far Most Candidates Trump Endorsed Have Triumphed — With Some Notable Exceptions

    While not always a guaranteed primary win, endorsements by Trump are still heavily sought by conservatives. Here's everyone the former president endorses in 2022.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Elon Musk and Twitter logo
    Investments & Deals

    Everything That Has Happened in the Elon Musk Twitter Takeover Saga So Far

    A lot has happened with Elon Musk's Twitter deal in the past several weeks. Here's a timeline of the events and where the deal currently stands.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Sue Bird wearing her Seattle Storm uniform and dribbling a basketball
    Net Worth

    Sue Bird Is Taking a Big Nest Egg Out of Retirement

    Sue Bird is retiring from professional basketball. Thankfully, the Seattle Storm star has accrued an impressive net worth to take with her into retirement.
    By Amber Garrett
  • A collage of companies with layoffs in 2022 (clockwise from top left) Redfin, Netflix, Peloton, Carvana, Netflix, Robinhood
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    The Biggest Layoffs of 2022 So Far: Real Estate, Stay-at-Home Markets Are Cooling Off Fast

    Amid cooling market trends across several industries, some of the biggest layoffs of 2022 support predictions that a recession is on its way. Here are the biggest staff reductions, from Tesla to Redfin.
    By Amber Garrett
  • A side by side comparison of two containers of All detergent. The new version on the right is smaller.
    Consumer

    8 Products That Got Smaller This Year Due to "Shrinkflation"

    Your eyes aren't deceiving you — "shrinkflation" is another way consumer prices are going up. Here's a list of examples of products that have gotten smaller this year.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Donald Trump appears at a rally for Pa. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz.
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    How Much Does a Trump Endorsement Mean? Here's His Record So Far in 2022

    Trump endorsements are highly sought by conservative candidates, but what does the record reflect? Does a Trump endorsement help, harm, or have no effect on a race?
    By Amber Garrett
  • A meme with a solider and pride month corporate logos
    Consumer

    Our Favorite Memes Making Fun of Companies' Pride Month Pandering

    Corporations' rainbow-washing of Pride Month has gotten intense. Here are our favorite memes making fun of companies pandering to the LGBT community.
    By Amber Garrett
  • A side-by-side composite image of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard exiting a courthouse in Faifa County, Va.
    Media & Entertainment

    The Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Case of Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard

    As the jury deliberate on a verdict, here are the possible outcomes in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial and what legal analysts have to say.
    By Amber Garrett
  • President Joe Biden stands at a podium.
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    Can Joe Biden End the Filibuster? No. But Here's What He Can Do

    Are there any executive actions Joe Biden could take to end the filibuster? While he would prefer not to interfere with the Senate, here is what the president can do to end the legislative gridlock.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Golfer Phil Mickelson swings a club at the  The Workday Charity Classic in Oakland, on September 10, 2021.
    Global Politics

    What Phil Mickelson Had to Say About PGA That Led to His Withdrawal

    Golf legend Phil Mickelson had some critical things to say about the PGA tour. Here's why the Master withdrew from the tournament.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Grey's Anatomy star and top earner Ellen Pompeo
    Media & Entertainment

    The Cast of 'Grey's Anatomy' Are Some of the Highest-Paid Actors on TV

    The collective net worth of the 'Grey's Anatomy' cast makes them not only part of the longest running drama currently on TV but some of the best paid actors in TV.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Elon Musk at the center of a photo grid with (clockwise from top left): Amber Heard, Grimes, Talulah Riley, Justine Musk
    Billionaires

    Elon Musk's Relationships Through the Years, from 2000 to Present

    Elon Musk makes business his first priority, but he still has made time for girlfriends and marriage. Here's the list of women he has been romantically involved with.
    By Amber Garrett
  • The exterior of the apartment building where The Circle is filmed
    Media & Entertainment

    'The Circle' Building Is a Real Apartment Complex — and Not Just for Reality Contestants

    If you've watched the Netflix reality series 'The Circle,' surely you've wondered who the owner of the building is and whether it's just used for the show. Here's everything there is to know!
    By Amber Garrett
  • Pro- and anti-abortion rights activists clash in Washington, D.C.
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    How to Find an Abortion Rights Protest Near You and Other Ways to Join the Fight

    If you're angry about the draft opinion from SCOTUS that would reverse Roe v. Wade, here's how to find abortion rights protests and rallies near you.
    By Amber Garrett
  • 1973 Supreme Court Justices from left to right, seated in the front row: Potter Stewart, William O. Douglas, Warren E. Burger (chief justice), William Brennan, and Byron White; from left to right, standing in the back: Lewis F. Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Harry Blackmun, and William Rehnquist
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    Who Are the Supreme Court Justices Who Decided Roe v. Wade?

    As the Roe v. Wade decision is poised to be overturned by Roberts' court, who were the 1973 Supreme Court justices who made the landmark ruling and what were their political affiliations?
    By Amber Garrett
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stands with pro-choice activists protesting outside the Supreme Court after  a rumored draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to POLITICO.
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    What the Expected Roe v. Wade Overturn Will Mean and What Happens Next

    A leaked draft opinion from Justice Alito signals the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe. v. Wade. Here's what that will mean and what actions are being taken at the state and federal levels.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Students hold signs demanding student debt cancelation alongside Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) in D.C.
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    Fact Check: Did Joe Biden Promise Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Many people on social media claim Biden promised student loan forgiveness when he ran for president, but is that actually true? Let's take a look at what he said.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Johnny Depp outside court in Fairfax County, Va.
    Media & Entertainment

    Johnny Depp's Testimony Has Concluded But Amber Heard Has Yet to Testify: Updates

    Johnny Depp's testimony is over in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, but there's a lot of testimony to come before a verdict.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Contestants on 'The Price Is Right" high-five each other.
    Media & Entertainment

    Here's the Scoop on Where 'The Price Is Right' Gets Their 'Actual Retail Prices'

    If you want to do well on "The Price Is Right," knowing the cost of products is a big advantage — but where does the game show get its price information?
    By Amber Garrett
  • A closeup of the colonnade of the U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    SCOTUS Ruling Puerto Ricans Affirms It's OK to Exclude Territories From Receiving Federal Benefits

    A SCOTUS decision regarding Puerto Rican's rights (or lack thereof) to federal benefits like SSI has many wondering whether Puerto Ricans pay into Social Security.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Elon Musk at the Time Person of the Year event in Decekber 2021
    Billionaires

    Elon Musk May Start a New Social Media Platform in Lieu of Twitter Takeover

    It seems increasingly likely Elon Musk's Twitter takeover attempt will be unsuccessful — will he start a new social media platform to compete? Many Republicans hope he will.
    By Amber Garrett
  • netflix logo
    Media & Entertainment

    Netflix's Largest Shareholders Are Having a Bad Day After Q1 Earnings Call

    The lion's share of Netflix stock belongs to institutional investors. Here are Netflix's largest shareholders, who are definitely feeling some pain amid the latest earnings news.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Composite image of Elon Musk pointing up at a tweet he wrote that reads "Thanks Jack, Twitter rocks!"
    Billionaires

    Elon Musk's Tweets About Twitter Are Getting Increasingly Combative

    Elon Musk uses his platform on Twitter to talk about a lot, but many of his tweets lately have been about Twitter itself. Here's what he has had to say about Twitter...on Twitter.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Twitter headquarters
    Investments & Deals

    Twitter Board Votes to Kill Elon Musk's Offer With a Poison Pill — What That Means

    In response to an offer from Elon Musk to buy Twitter's stock out well over market value, Twitter's board voted to adopt a poison pill strategy. We explain what that means.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Corey Gamble and Kris Jenner
    Net Worth

    Though Not Nearly as Rich as Kris Jenner, Boyfriend Corey Gamble Is a Millionaire

    We all know Kris Jenner is loaded but fewer know the net worth of her boyfriend, Corey Gamble. Let's take a look at how Corey makes his money and how much of a fortune he has.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Volodymyr Zelensky sits at his desk with a Ukrainian flag behind him.
    Global Politics

    Ukraine Won't Be Fast-Tracked Into the EU But Here's What Becoming a Member Would Do

    While it's very unlikely if not impossible that Ukraine will join the EU anytime soon, here's what would happen if they did — and what would have to happen first.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Woman looking at cellphone
    Technology & Communications

    How to Block Spam Group Texts on an Android Phone

    If you've seen a recent influx of spam group texts, here's how to block them on an Android phone, and some more tips for dealing with these unwanted messages.
    By Amber Garrett
  • An AB InBev truck
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is a Hostile Takeover Exactly? Here Are a Few Famous Examples

    Many interested in the recent Twitter upheaval are wondering what a hostile takeover is. Here are some famous examples of hostile takeovers and how they played out.
    By Amber Garrett
  • SpaceX Endeavor on the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center
    Transportation & Logistics

    SpaceX Has Several Crewed Missions on the ISS in the Pipeline

    SpaceX has already completed two crewed missions to ISS and more than two dozen cargo missions. Here are the details on how many SpaceX missions on the ISS are currently planned
    By Amber Garrett
  • Joel Osteen
    Net Worth

    Joel Osteen's Net Worth Is the Target of Frequent Speculation and Wildly Varying Estimates

    Lakewood Church leader Joel Osteen's net worth has been the target of frequent speculation. There are several attempts to estimate the extent of his wealth on the internet.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Person views Twitter app on their phone.
    Technology & Communications

    Twitter Users Have Begged for an 'Edit' Function for Years — And They May Soon Get Their Wish

    Many social media users wonder why Twitter doesn't have an edit button, unlike virtually all other platforms. Developers could do it, but there are other complicating factors.
    By Amber Garrett
  • (L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian
    Billionaires

    Every Business Owned by the Kardashian-Jenner Family

    The Kardashians and Jenners own a slew of businesses. Here's every brand owned by the family, including Kim Kardashian's Skims, Kylie Jenner Cosmetics, and more.
    By Amber Garrett
  • The current nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    If Justice Thomas Were Impeached, He'd Be the Second in History

    Only one U.S. Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached. Let's explain how Supreme Court impeachment works and whether Clarence Thomas could face such a fate.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Past Oscars hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres
    Media & Entertainment

    Oscars Hosts' Salaries Vary, But They're Surprisingly Unimpressive Across the Board

    Not every Oscars host makes the same salary for the high profile gig. Recently, past host Jimmy Kimmel revealed what he made for the gig in 2018.
    By Amber Garrett
  • A composite image of Black billionaires Robert F. Smith, Kanye West, and David Steward
    Net Worth

    Kanye West Isn't the Richest Black Man in America — Here's Who Is

    For a while it was reported that Kanye West is the richest Black man in America, but does that still hold true? Here are the top wealthiest Black Americans
    By Amber Garrett
  • Hillsong church service
    News

    Hillsong Has Been Called a Cult by Some Ex Members — But Does It Fit the Bill?

    Australian megachurch Hillsong has had its controversies, but is it a cult? While some former members have claimed it felt like one, it doesn't quite fit the definition.
    By Amber Garrett
  • One person leaning on another's shoulder with their back to the camera.
    Insurance

    Despite What the Movies Say, Life Insurance Usually Covers Death by Suicide

    Although many movies and books have led folks to believe life insurance won't cover a death from suicide, the reality is less black and white.
    By Amber Garrett
  • A shot looking up at Uber's San Francisco headquarters
    Transportation & Logistics

    Uber's Greyball Program Was Real — How the App Identified and Sabotaged Law Enforcement

    Uber hasn't been a stranger to scandal over the years, but few remember Greyball. Here we explain how Greyball worked to thwart investigations by regulators and law enforcement.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko
    Media & Entertainment

    It's True — Both Klitschko Brothers Are Doctors

    Dr. Steelhammer isn't just a clever nickname — retired boxer Wladimir Klitschko is actually a doctor. In fact, both Klitschko brothers, while not medical doctors, hold Ph.Ds.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Apple Inc in 2000 with an inset picture of co-founder Ronald Wayne
    Net Worth

    Apple Co-Founder Ronald Wayne's Doesn't Regret Bailing, Despite Losing Out on Billions

    Despite being one of the founders of tech giant Apple, Ronald Wayne bailed out early, which explains his modest net worth compared to the late Steve Jobs and fellow founder Steve Wozniak.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Melinda French Gates
    Billionaires

    How Much Money Has Melinda Gates Given to Charity?

    Like many charitable billionaires, Melinda and Bill Gates signed the Giving Pledge, but how much of her fortune has the newly single Melinda given to charity so far?
    By Amber Garrett
  • A LukOil station in Tula, Russia
    Global Politics

    Amid Increasing Sanctions, Is the U.S. Still Importing Oil From Russia?

    Though there aren't any official sanctions on oil imports from Russia, it seems few traders in the U.S. are interested in buying oil from Russia.
    By Amber Garrett
  • President Joe Biden
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    Who Is the Designated Survivor for the 2022 State of the Union?

    As Biden prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, a designated member of his cabinet won't be attending. Here's what we know about this year's designated survivor.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Tourists across from the Eqip Sermia glacier in Greenland with the Greenland national flag in the background.
    Global Politics

    The U.S. Doesn't Own Greenland — But There Was a Time Some Claimed It Did

    While there's no question the United States doesn't currently own Greenland, there was a time in the 19th century where that was under some dispute.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Swiss President Ignazio Cassis
    Global Politics

    Switzerland Almost Never Issues Sanctions, but Russia Crossed the Line

    Switzerland broke from its typically neutral stance and froze Russian bank accounts. While Switzerland has sanctioned another country before, it's still a huge break from the norm.
    By Amber Garrett
  • People look at the exterior of a damaged residential block hit by an early morning missile strike on February 25, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
    Global Politics

    U.N. Provides Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine but the World Remains Silent on Military Intervention

    As Ukrainian citizens arm themselves with Molotov cocktails against Russian armed forces, many in the world are wondering why nobody is helping Ukraine. Here's what's going on.
    By Amber Garrett
  • Chernobyl site
    Global Politics

    Russian Forces Have Taken Over the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Site — But Why?

    Russian forces have taken over Chernobyl. Many people wonder why Putin would want to occupy the site of a nuclear disaster. The site could be the safest place to avoid enemy fire.
    By Amber Garrett
  • A photo split with late Rep. Jim Hagedorn on the left and the U.S. Capitol Building on the right.
    U.S. Economy & Politics

    Rep. Jim Hagedorn Loses Cancer Battle — Who Will Replace Him in the House?

    Minnesota Republican Jim Hagedorn lost his battle with kidney cancer. Who will replace him in the House of Representatives?
    By Amber Garrett
  • when will georgia senators be sworn in
    News

    Here's What's Next for Georgia's Two New Senators-Elect

    After an expensive and contentious special election, two new Democrat senators-elect will represent the state of Georgia. But when will they be sworn in and ready to work?
    By Amber Garrett
  • zodiac sign most billionaires are bill gates warren buffett
    Billionaires

    The Most and Least Common Zodiac Signs Among Billionaires

    Lots of people use astrology for fortune telling but which zodiac sign do the world's most fortunate billionaires have? And what sign is the least common?
    By Amber Garrett
  • how does doordash make money
    Company & Industry Overviews

    DoorDash's Profit Model Relies on Shaving Off Restaurants' Razor-Thin Margins

    Often, DoorDash orders have zero delivery fees — so how does the app make money? Here's the cost restaurants pay to opt in to DoorDash's stream.
    By Amber Garrett
  • restaurant chains beyond meat impossible
    Consumer

    These Chain Restaurants Have Either Beyond or Impossible Plant-Based Meat Menu Items

    The plant-based protein industry is exploding in 2020. Here are all the restaurants with Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods menu items.
    By Amber Garrett
  • when do states certify election results
    Personal Finance Guides

    Though the Election Results Are in, Certification Will Take a While

    Although media outlets have projected the results of the U.S. presidential election, they haven't been certified yet. Here's when states will certify the election results.
    By Amber Garrett
  • who pays for a recount
    Personal Finance Guides

    Who Pays for a Recount in an Election? Here's the Law in 5 Battleground States

    With the 2020 election being so tight in several cases, recounts aren't out of the question. According to the law, who pays for a recount in several key states?
    By Amber Garrett
  • when will cruises resume
    Consumer

    When U.S. Cruises Will Resume and What Conditions Will Be Like on Board

    The CDC replaced its no-sail order with a conditional sailing order, but when will cruises resume? So far, cruise lines are erring on the side of caution.
    By Amber Garrett
  • what to watch for election night
    Personal Finance Guides

    We May Not Know Election Results Tuesday Night, But Here's What to Watch For

    The results of the 2020 U.S. election are heavily anticipated, so here's what to watch on election night at the federal and state level.
    By Amber Garrett
  • what low federal interest rates mean
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Goldman Sachs Predicts Interest Rates Won't Rise Until 2025: What It Means to You

    Goldman Sachs predicts that interest rates will remain low until 2025. Here's what happens when the Fed lowers interest rates and what it means to individuals and big businesses.
    By Amber Garrett
  • desktop metal ipo spac
    Investments & Deals

    Desktop Metal Is the Latest Tech Company Going Public Via SPAC

    3D printing company Desktop Metal is the latest tech IPO going public through a deal with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
    By Amber Garrett
  • Investing app
    Personal Finance Guides

    8 Black-Owned, Publicly Traded Companies to Invest In

    Among the many ways to support Black lives is investing in black-owned businesses. These publicly traded, Black-owned stocks are a great way for investors to support Black wealth.
    By Amber Garrett
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