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Newton North turns boys volleyball tables on Natick in 3-0 win

NATICK – Shortly after the Newton North boys volleyball team handed Needham its first loss in over four years on April 11, it lost its own undefeated season to Natick in its poorest showing of the year to that point. Just two days removed from beating Needham a second time on Thursday night, though, the Tigers locked in on avoiding the same fate. Junior Simon Vardeh posted a game-high 17 kills, sophomore middle Peter Reale notched a career-best night with 11 kills and two blocks, and the entire team around them was sound from start to finish to help No. 3 Newton North (14-2) win Round 2 over No. 2 Natick, 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-21). It was a completely different look from the first time the two played, powering the Tigers’ eighth straight win while snapping the RedHawks’ 11-game win streak. “We weren’t thinking about revenge,” said Newton North head coach Nile Fox. “The biggest thought was to not let what happened the last time we beat Needham happen again, after having such a high and then coming down and not playing like ourselves, and just not playing good. … I think we could have played a little bit better, but we – for the most part – we came out and we kind of handled business.” “It just motivates us,” Reale added. Each of the first two sets showed a caliber of match fitting for the Div. 1 state final. Natick answered every Newton North punch and was at set-point in a tight opening frame, but the Tigers proved too determined. Setter Joaquin Cuevas-Torres (24 assists, ace) had 11 assists in the first set, including three after Newton North trailed 23-22. Two of Reale’s kills came in the set’s closing eight points, while Vardeh’s eighth kill of the frame gave the Tigers a 25-24 lead. Adam Christianson (nine kills, 14 assists) notched the set-sealing kill. Cuevas-Torres, Vardeh, Reale, Christianson and Sam Huang (seven kills, two blocks) played well in their roles to edge out the set despite Natick’s 21-19 lead at one point. But libero Brady Dwyer was instrumental in the closing stretch. “(Dwyer) has been stepping up,” Fox said. “He’s been playing like the best libero in the state right now. He has been, in my opinion. He’s been playing really good, playing really good defense. Serve receiving has been really good, I have no complaints about him right now.” Natick led for the majority of the second set, anchored by seniors Harrison Landry (30 assists), Nicholas Bonavire (nine kills) and Matt Salerno (seven kills). But not even its 13-8 or 20-17 leads were safe. Reale posted five kills and Huang added two kills in the frame, continuing Newton North’s work to take advantage of its middles. Christianson chipped in three kills and seven assists as a result, while Vardeh kept rolling with five more kills. “We’ve been practicing running middles a lot,” Reale said. “I got a lot of sets today. Our setters are really balling out, and our passes are really good. That just allowed me to get a lot of kills.” “(Reale) had the best game of his life, probably,” Fox added. “We talk about getting the middles established and he was killing it, so we said we’re going at him the whole game. We just gave him the ball anytime we could and he showed up.” The third set was competitive through most of the frame as star junior Branch Barnes heated up for six of his 12 kills, but Newton North earned seven of the frame’s final 11 points to close out a signature win in the home stretch of the regular season.

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House Republicans ditch day jobs to stand with Trump while legislating languishes

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent Leaving Washington behind, prominent far-right House Republicans who have repeatedly thrown this Congress into chaos showed up Thursday at Donald Trump’s hush money trial to do what they do best. They stood outside Trump Tower filming their support for the indicted former president. They filed into the Manhattan courthouse “standing back and standing by,” as Rep. Matt Gaetz put it — invoking Trump’s call to the extremist Proud Boys. They were admonished to put down their cell phones. And the House Republicans commandeered the spotlight — much like House Speaker Mike Johnson did earlier in the week — to rant against what they called the “kangaroo court” and the “political persecution” of Trump, as their day jobs waited for their return. “President Trump is not going anywhere,” said Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., as hecklers interrupted. “And we are not going anywhere either. We are here to stand with him.” TODAY: Michael Cohen pressed on his crimes and lies as defense attacks key Trump hush money trial witness The split-screen scene between New York and D.C. provided one of the more vivid examples yet of how Republicans have tossed aside the de rigueur tasks of governing in favor of the engineered spectacle of grievance, performance and outrage that powers Trump-era American politics. As much of Congress stalled out yet again, unable to legislate through the country’s challenges, the Republicans chose to spend the day going viral. The excursion was all the more remarkable because it comes as House Republicans were focused Thursday on moving to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress — part of a broader campaign attack on President Joe Biden. The House’s Oversight and Judiciary Committee Republicans are demanding the Justice Department turn over evidence in the classified documents case against Biden, including an audio interview that is potentially embarrassing to the president as he stumbles through some answers. The Judiciary panel soldiered on Thursday, while the Oversight committee punted its hearing to evening, once lawmakers return. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, perhaps the most outspoken of Trump’s allies who joined him in New York when he was first charged in the case, lambasted her GOP colleagues for dashing to Manhattan when she said they should be back in Washington doing congressional business. “I’m here doing my job,” Greene said on the eve of the trip. Greene particularly criticized Johnson, the speaker she tried to oust, for “running up” to New York when she is pushing him toward her next big project, dismantling Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office and its federal indictments against Trump, including for trying to overturn the 2020 election in the run-up to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. It all unfolds as Congress is on record as being among the most unproductive in recent times, with few legislative accomplishments or bills passed into law. Republicans swept to House majority control in 2023, but became quickly consumed by infighting as traditional conservatives were pushed aside by Trump’s national populist Make America Great Again movement. They ousted their own leader, then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy, derailed priority bills and left Johnson forced to rely on help from Democrats to stay in power, an unheard of scenario. “The extreme MAGA Republicans have brought nothing but chaos, dysfunction and extremism to the Congress from the very beginning,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the Democratic leader. “And they cannot point to a single thing that they’ve been able to do on their own to deliver real results, to solve problems for hardworking American taxpayers.” “Get a job,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted on social media. Outside the courthouse, the dozen or so Republican lawmakers didn’t dress the same, as others did with matching dark suits and Trump-styled red ties earlier in the week, but still formed a unified front for Trump. “We’re watching the persecution of a patriot,” said Rep. Diana Harshbarger, R-Tenn. “What a price to be a patriot President Trump has paid.” Gaetz called it the “Mr. Potato Head doll of crimes” where the prosecutors had to “stick together a bunch of things” to make a case. While some like Gaetz are among Trump’s biggest backers in Congress, others are working quickly to burnish their credentials with the MAGA movement that now defines the Republican Party for their own political survival. The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., had been late to endorse Trump, and now faces a difficult primary next month. His Trump-aligned challenger, Republican John McGuire, was able to ride with Good and the other lawmakers in Trump’s motorcade to the courthouse. “We’re here to have his back,” Good said of Trump. “We’re here to defend him and to tell the truth about this travesty of justice, this political persecution, this election interference, this rigging of elections.” Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., who had been a supporter of his home state presidential contender Nikki Haley, derided the “kangaroo court” prosecuting Trump. Arizona Rep. Eli Crane said Democrats are prosecuting Trump because “they can’t beat him” at the ballot box in November. Crane said he and other Republicans are fighting to “Make America Great Again,” which after the afternoon of heckling, drew a round of cheers. By day’s end, they were back at the Capitol, several of them recounting their visit in a series of late-evening floor speeches, all caught on the cameras, before they finished up for the night, and closed out the House.

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What to stream this weekend: ‘Bridgerton,’ Billie Eilish and Zayn Malik albums, ‘American Fiction’

Billie Eilish’s third studio album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft” and the return of “Bridgerton” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: Zayn Malik releases a new album, the video game Homeworld returns after more than 20 years and Cord Jefferson’s Oscar-winning “American Fiction” lands on Prime Video . NEW SHOWS TO STREAM — Seasons one and two of “Bridgerton” followed the first two novels in the series by Julia Quinn. Taking place in Regency-era London, each book is about the love story of one Bridgerton family member. Season three, however, skips to book No. 4 with the friends to lovers’ courtship of Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan.) Netflix has broken the season into two parts with the first batch of new episodes premiering Thursday. — Sophie Rundle of “Peaky Blinders” stars in “After the Flood,” as a police officer in a UK town that is devastated by a flood. The six-episode series is both a thriller and a red flag about the consequences of climate change. The series premiered Monday on BritBox. — Josh Brolin leads “Outer Range” on Prime Video, a Western about neighboring ranchers battling for land that quickly turns trippy with time-travel. Lili Taylor, Tom Pelphrey, Imogen Poots and Shaun Sipos also star. All seven episodes of season two dropped on Thursday. — André Holland (“Moonlight”) plays Black Panther founder Huey P. Newton in the new series “The Big Cigar” for Apple TV+. It dives into the true story of how in 1974, Holland was being pursued by the FBI for murder and assault charges. He got help from a movie producer named Bert Schneider to escape to Cuba. The six-episode series debuts Friday. — The popular food competition series “Ciao House” returns for its second season on Sunday, May 19 on Food Network. On the show, 12 chefs live together in a villa in Puglia, Italy, and compete in various culinary challenges. The contestants form alliances and rivalries. In the end, the winner gets to train under master Italian chefs. “Iron Chef” champion Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini return as hosts. — Alicia Rancilio NEW MOVIES TO STREAM – Cord Jefferson’s Oscar-winning “American Fiction,” one of the most celebrated directorial debuts in recent years, is now on Prime Video . Jeffrey Wright stars at Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, a frustrated novelist who, in a drunken fit of rage, pens a satirical book parodying what’s popular, only it becomes a sensation. Sterling K. Brown, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Issa Rae and Leslie Uggams round out a terrific ensemble. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr wrote that “American Fiction” “is immensely watchable, staged without flash or pretention, that relies on its sharp script and talented and charismatic actors to carry the audience through.” – A trio of new films coming to Netflix covers a wide gamut. The animated “Thelma the Unicorn” (streaming Friday) is about a small pony painted to pose as a unicorn, voiced by the Grammy-winning singer-guitarist Brittany Howard. Yance Ford’s “Power” (streaming Friday) examines the roots of American policing and its evolution over time. And “Madame Web,” the much-maligned Marvel entry in Sony’s Spider-Man universe of films, landed Tuesday on Netflix. Dakota Johnson stars in what Bahr wrote in her review “feels like the stitched-together product of a bunch of people who weren’t actually collaborating.” – The odds are more in the favor of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” which began streaming on Starz after a successful theatrical run last November. It’s a prequel to the Hunger Games, themselves. The games are in their 10th year and ratings are flagging, but a few twists and turns will catapult them to Panem’s center stage. The origin story is also for the man who will become President Coriolanus Snow, played by Donald Sutherland in the first four films. Here, the young, ambitious Snow is played by Tom Blythe, whose performance lifts the movie. In my review, I wrote: “Just as in the ‘Hunger Games’ films led by Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen, the new one proves how much you can sacrifice in story when you’ve got a thrilling young performer commanding the screen.” — AP Film Writer Jake Coyle NEW MUSIC TO STREAM — What can listeners expect from Billie Eilish ’s third studio album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft”? It’s a mystery, and the pop star is keeping it that way for a reason. Last month, Eilish announced the album by sharing the artwork on Instagram. It depicts Eilish floating in a body of water after being ejected from a door. In the caption, she wrote that she will not drop singles in advance of the release. “I wanna give it to you all at once,” she captioned the image. “I truly could not be more proud of this album.” Here’s what we do know: Eilish once again worked with her brother and longtime collaborator Finneas on “Hit Me Hard and Soft.” ( Read AP’s review here.) — Once known as a heartthrob with the best pipes in the British boy band One Direction, Zayn Malik was the first to courageously individuate and leave the group that kickstarted his career and launch an R&B pop career. That was a lifetime ago — now, on Friday, he will release his fourth solo studio album, “Room Under the Stairs,” dreamt up and written at his home in rural Pennsylvania. This time around he worked with the legendary country producer Dave Cobb (known for his work with Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Brandi Carlile, among others) for Malik’s folkiest release to date. It’s part-R&B, part-soul, part-acoustic Americana — a new, matured Malik for a new era. — For several years, SQÜRL, the musical moniker of duo filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan, have performed sonic compositions to partner the cinematic works of Dadaist Man Ray. On Friday, all of that work reaches its natural apex when they will release a new album, “Music for Man Ray,” on the 100th anniversary of Man Ray’s filmic pursuits. (For the film fans reading this, you may have sense this was coming when the recently restored Man Ray film “Return to Reason” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. ) Surrealist music for the senses. — Alternative rock fans, there’s a new docu-reality series for you. “ Billy Corgan’s Adventures in Carnyland” is an eight-part unscripted series from The CW that follows the Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman as he navigates fatherhood, being in a band, and his other idiosyncratic pursuits as a wrestling promoter and owner of the National Wrestling Alliance. Stream it on the CW App and cwtv.com. — AP Music Writer Maria Sherman NEW VIDEO GAMES TO PLAY — Twenty-one years isn’t that much time on a cosmic scale, but for fans of the science fiction epic Homeworld — who have waited since 2003 since the last full-blown installment — it has been an eternity. As Gearbox Publishing’s Homeworld 3 begins, the galaxy has enjoyed an age of prosperity thanks to the discovery of a network of hyperspace gates. The good times may be running out, though, as some of the gates are mysteriously collapsing. Developer Blackbird Interactive, which includes some veterans of the original game, promises plenty of the 3D outer space combat that made it a hit, whether you want to fly solo or engage in free-for-alls against your friends. Liftoff on the PC. — If you prefer your mysteries a little more earthbound, Annapurna Interactive’s Lorelei and the Laser Eyes has you covered. You have been invited to explore an old hotel somewhere in Europe, where you’ll soon find yourself “embroiled in a game of illusions.” The aesthetic is classic film noir, with eerie black-and-white settings accented with splashes of red. Swedish studio Simogo, known for mind-benders like Year Walk and Device 6, promises “an immense amount of handcrafted puzzles,” so if you’ve been craving a really big escape room, check in on Nintendo Switch and PC. — Lou Kesten ___ Catch up on AP’s entertainment coverage here: https://apnews.com/entertainment. The Associated Press

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All we know on the Newton fire as people urged to stay away

A fire that broke out earlier this evening in the Newton area of Birmingham led to people being asked to stay away whilst West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) tackled the blaze. Here’s all we know so far. The large fire broke out in Princip Street, Newton, with the fire service first referencing the incident at 9.44pm. It is not yet known exactly when the fire started but it is believed to be after 9pm. READ MORE: Horror attack on man and woman as dangerous dog named Boss ‘lets himself out’ of kitchen In a statement they wrote: “We are in attendance at a fire on Princip Street, Newtown, Birmingham. Please avoid the area. Local residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed if affected.” Photos shared on social media show large flames rising from the top of a building in the area. Large plumes of smoke could be seen in the sky. One local resident, who did not want to be named said that there was a “strong smell of smoke”. Adding: “I hope everyone in the area is safe.” BrumNewsPhotos wrote on X: “Drove past this road going towards Lancaster Circus at around 6.50pm, thought I saw smoke but assumed it was the Jamaican food place! Obviously not (or a very aggressive BBQ!)” Susan Smith added: “Everyone stay safe.” It has not yet been confirmed what building has been affected by the fire or what caused it, but the image submitted shows what looks to be an old warehouse opposite what used be The Quarters on the street. The old warehouse was once a cash and carry wholesaler belonging to Chiltern (London). Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene in Newtown into the night. This is a breaking news story, for more updates follow our live blog here.

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OpenAI Strikes Deal To Bring Reddit Content To ChatGPT

Reddit has partnered with OpenAI to bring its content to popular chatbot ChatGPT, the companies said on Thursday, sending the social media platform’s shares up 12% in extended trade. The deal underscores Reddit’s attempt to diversify beyond its advertising business, and follows its recent partnership with Alphabet to make its content available for training Google’s AI models. ChatGPT and other OpenAI products will use Reddit’s application programming interface, the means by which Reddit distributes its content, following the new partnership. OpenAI will also become a Reddit advertising partner, the company said. Ahead of Reddit’s March IPO, Reuters reported that Reddit struck its deal with Alphabet, worth about $60 million per year. Investors view selling its data to train AI models as a key source of revenue beyond Reddit’s advertising business. The social media company earlier this month reported strong revenue growth and improving profitability in the first earnings since its market debut, indicating that its Google deal and its push to grow its ads business were paying off. Reddit’s shares rose 10.5% to $62.31 after the bell. As of Wednesday’s close, the stock is up nearly 12% since its market debut in March. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Earth-size planet discovered around cool red dwarf star shares its name with a biscuit

Astronomers have discovered an Earth-size planet orbiting an ultracool red dwarf star similar in size to Jupiter. The red dwarf, located some 55 light-years away, is 100 times less bright than the sun and exhibits half the temperature of our star. This new extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is named SPECULOOS-3 and represents just the second time astronomers have discovered a planetary system around a red dwarf star, the first being the Trappist-1 system. The Earth-size world was discovered by the Search for habitable Planets Eclipsing Ultra-cool Stars (SPECULOOS) project located at the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The aim of the mission (which is named after a popular Belgian biscuit called “Speculoos”) is to use infrared observations to detect rocky exoplanets around nearby ultracool stars like red dwarfs and so-called “failed stars,” or brown dwarfs. Related: This diamond exoplanet lost its atmosphere — then it grew another “SPECULOOS-3 b orbits a red dwarf star. The small size of these stars makes it easier to detect small Earth-size planets around them, and above all to observe any planetary atmospheres,” Émeline Bolmont, team member and assistant professor in the astronomy department at the UNIGE, said in a statement. “Numerous studies show that life could develop on planets orbiting red dwarfs. They are, therefore, ideal candidates for us.” While SPECULOOS-3 b is practically the same size as our planet, there are other differences that marks it out as radically different from Earth. This includes the fact a full orbit of its star, and thus a year on SPECULOOS-3 b, lasts just 17 hours. This exoplanet is also likely “tidally locked” to its star, meaning it has an eternal dayside and an everlasting nightside. “We believe that the planet rotates synchronously, so that the same side, called the day side, always faces the star, just like the moon does for the Earth,” SPECULOOS team leader Michaël Gillon said in a statement. “On the other hand, the night side hand, would be locked in endless darkness.” SPECULOOS-3 b and habitability Red dwarfs, or “M-dwarfs,” are believed to account for 70% of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Because they are thousands of degrees cooler than the sun, they burn through their fuel supplies needed for nuclear fusion relatively slowly. This means red dwarfs have exceptionally long lifetimes — at least a hundred times longer than the estimated 10-billion-year lifetime of the sun. The planet’s star, SPECULOOS, is actually part of an even cooler subclass of red dwarfs that astronomers predict will be the last stars alight in an eventually cold and dark cosmos; these orbs will likely burn for more than 100 billion years. This means life may have more time to develop around red dwarfs than it does in systems around stars that live fast and die young. Yet, red dwarfs aren’t very well understood because of their low luminosity. Additionally, it is rare to discover planets around these small, cool stars. So, although red dwarf exoplanets might technically be the most common worlds in our galaxy, we don’t actually know much about them. SPECULOOS aims to change that. That fact that ultracool dwarf stars are scattered across the sky means scientists must observe the objects one at a time and over a period of weeks in order to detect possible transiting planets. That requires a dedicated network of professional telescopes like those that comprise SPECULOOS, and the discovery of SPECULOOS-3 b marks a step in the right direction toward the goal of understanding red dwarf worlds. However, though red-dwarf-orbiting planets are touted as ideal locations for life to take hold, SPECULOOS-3 b isn’t habitable, to be clear. The planet is bombarded by about 16 times more radiation than Earth receives from the sun, making liquid water unable to exist on its surface. When it comes to hunting for life on a planet around a red dwarf, the seven Earth-like planets of the Trappist-1 system, many of which are in the habitable zone of their star, are still better targets. But this doesn’t make SPECULOOS-3 b uninteresting. Far from it. Related Stories: — New ‘warm Jupiter’ exoplanet discovered by NASA’s planet-hunting satellite — Some exoplanets are shrinking. Here’s why — Star blows giant exoplanet’s atmosphere away, leaving massive tail in its wake SPECULOOS-3 b will be the ideal target for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), when it comes to testing if planets that exist in close proximity to their stars can hold on to an atmosphere, the team believes. “The JWST should be able to determine whether the planet has been able to retain an atmosphere despite its proximity to its star,” Bolmont said. “If we find one on this highly irradiated planet, it gives us good hope that one also exists on the planets in TRAPPIST-1’s habitable zone.” The team’s research was published on Wednesday (May 15) in the journal Nature Astronomy.

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WATCH: Thief breaks into Infiniti at Shelby Farms in broad daylight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Video footage captured a man breaking into the sunroof of an Infiniti at Shelby Farms Wednesday. Uday Sripathi says he comes to Shelby Farm Park every evening to walk his dog. On Wednesday, he parked his car in the P2 Outback parking lot. It was there that his car was broken into. Video footage showed a suspect using their hand to break the sunroof window. Sripathi tells WREG the thief took $20 and his expired driver’s license. “You may have won $20. But for me, it’s weeks worth of earnings. This is going to set me back a lot.” The victim says he had a steering wheel lock and camera in his car, but it did not stop the thief from breaking inside. “Infinitis are a common target for the thefts,” said Sripathi. “I tried to be safe and put the club. They broke the club but luckily they could not get it off the steering wheel. I guess they gave up and left.” Stripathi believes there is a policing issue that needs to be addressed. “The courts need to not let them out as quickly as they come in and not have a revolving door for this kind of crime.” Nonetheless, he says this will not stop him from going to Shelby Farms Park. He just wants more done. “I keep hearing so much about thefts at that park and I hope the police can do something. I would hate to not go there.” Copyright 2024 Nexstar Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Costco Is Raising Prices: 3 Unexpected Items That Will Cost More Money This Year

In spite of inflation slowing to a rate of 3.4% year-over-year in April, warehouse club Costco has increased prices on a few items that may surprise shoppers. Additional price hikes may also be in the works. Check Out: Dollar Tree Raising Prices — What To Know About the $7 Items Read Next: How To Get $340 Per Year in Cash Back on Gas and Other Things You Already Buy However, the club isn’t making across-the-board increases. On a recent earnings call, then-CFO Richard Galanti explained that some items, including furniture, have dropped in price thanks to reduced freight costs. “Some deflationary items were as much as 20% to 30% and, again, mostly freight-related,” he said. However, to the surprise of members, the club quietly increased prices on some staples. Olive Oil Prices on Kirkland Signature organic extra virgin olive oil may vary by store and region. EatThis,NotThat! (ETNT) reported that shoppers across the U.S. and Canada saw notable price increases in the product recently. At one store in Brooklyn, New York, the olive oil skyrocketed from $16.99 in March 2023 to $24.99 this year, according to ETNT. Learn: 6 Best Expensive-Looking Things You Can Buy at Big Lots Costco Gas Fuel prices at the pump fluctuate daily based on a number of factors. Costco gas tends to be 30 to 50 cents cheaper than other gas stations. But the company has recently edged up gas prices to increase their profit margin, according to TheStreet. On his last earnings call, Galanti said that there’s been improved profitability in gasoline as the club has been able to increase prices in line with the market. He noted, [O]thers are making more and we’re allowed to make a little more.” Membership This hasn’t happened yet, but during his last earnings call as CFO, Galanti hinted at a price increase for the Costco Gold and Executive memberships. It would be the first increase since 2017. The increase would likely be $5 for a Gold membership and $10 for the Executive membership, which delivers 2% cashback on most Costco purchases. At that point, it might be worth evaluating if a Costco membership is still worth it to you, or if you would regret renewing your card at a higher price. More From GOBankingRates Barbara Corcoran: 3 Cities To Invest in Real Estate Now Before Prices Skyrocket3 Things You Must Do When Your Savings Reach $50,000 This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: Costco Is Raising Prices: 3 Unexpected Items That Will Cost More Money This Year

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