Powerball jackpot grows to $800 million, Ye’s Donda Academy shuts down, and more trending topics

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No one won an estimated $700 million Powerball jackpot, meaning the big prize will grow to an estimated $800 million for the next drawing.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 19, 36, 37, 46 and 56. The Powerball was 24.

No one has matched all six numbers and won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 3, allowing the prize to grow to the fifth-largest in U.S. history. That amounts to 36 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. The next drawing is Saturday.

The lack of a winner reflects the long odds of winning the grand prize, which are one in 292.2 million.

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<p>FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. Amazon.com Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022</p>

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Amazon stock

Amazon returned to profitability after two consecutive quarters of losses this year, but its stock tanked in after-hours trading due to weaker than expected revenue as well as its disappointing projections for the fourth quarter.

The company reported third-quarter revenue of $127.1 billion, boosted by Amazon’s Prime Day, a major sales event for dues-paying Prime members that was pushed back to July this year from June the year before. That helped fuel Amazon’s double-digit revenue growth of 15% over last year, an improvement from the last two quarters when revenue grew by only 7% — the slowest in nearly two decades.

Still, those numbers were not enough to impress analysts surveyed by FactSet, who were expecting an estimated third-quarter revenue of $127.4 billion.

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<p>FILE - Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance Sunday, July 19, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C., to run for president as an independent candidate. Kanye West was escorted out of the California headquarters of athletic shoemaker Skechers Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 after he showed up unannounced. Skechers says West, also known as Ye, also engaged in unauthorized filming at its corporate headquarters in Manhattan Beach and was escorted out by two executives</p>

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Donda Academy

Kanye West reportedly called out Endeavor Chief Executive Ari Emanuel, who last week urged businesses to abandon the “Donda” artist and take a stand against hatred.

“Ari Emmanuel,” West wrote. “I lost 2 billion dollars in one day and I’m still alive. This is love speech. I still love you. God still loves you. The money is not who I am. The people is who I am.”

Hours later, West uploaded a screenshot of an Instagram post from 50 Cent — aka Curtis Jackson.

“We got Donda school designs we need to build with 50 in Houston,” West replied — referring to his mysterious Donda Academy, an unaccredited K-12 Christian school in Simi Valley, California. According to a Thursday report from British newspaper the Times, West’s Donda Academy has shut down for the remainder of the school year.

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