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Catch up on the day’s news: Solar eclipse plans, retirement savings, Tesla sales


By Daniel Wine, CNN

👋 Welcome to 5 Things PM! Millions of Americans are struggling to save for retirement. They just don’t have much money left after paying their daily expenses and monthly bills, forcing them to put retirement savings on the back burner. “My financial focus has to be on the present, as every dollar counts,” a single father told CNN. Voters said the issue is top of mind with the presidential election fast approaching.

Here’s what else you might have missed during your busy day:

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1️⃣ Solar eclipse: The rare phenomenon is less than a week away, and people are scrambling to make plans. ➕ Rare moments to watch for. 📹 Video: How to view safely 🗓️ Mark your calendars to follow CNN’s live coverage: Google | Office365 | Apple/Outlook

2️⃣ Key conversation: President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, spoke for the first time since their November summit amid global tensions.

3️⃣ Istanbul fire: At least 29 people died in a blaze that started during daytime repair work at a nightclub in the Turkish city. All of the victims were construction workers. 📹 Video: What happened at the Masquerade Club

4️⃣ Tesla sales: The carmaker posted its first annual drop in sales since the first year of the pandemic, as electric vehicle competition from Chinese and Western rivals ate into demand.

5️⃣ Primary elections: Voters in the key battleground states of Michigan and Wisconsin headed to the polls today. Follow live updates.

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Editor’s picks

Here are a few recommended reads for you:

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📸 Body of work: Photographer Nona Faustine’s self-portraits explore the legacies of enslaved people. She often wears little more than a pair of white shoes.

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🎧 Weight loss: Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to a Stanford University nutrition expert to sort through all of the different diets that claim to be the best.

Your health

💊 CNN Exclusive: Adderall prescriptions have been filled less often amid an ongoing shortage in the United States, according to a new analysis.

Looking ahead

🗓️ Tomorrow: A bitter fight over the future of Disney is set to be decided as one of the most expensive proxy battles ever comes to a head at a high-stakes shareholder vote.

Good vibes

😎 We like to wrap things up on a positive note:
A couple moved from the United States to the heart of Italy and opened a restaurant serving lobster rolls, chicken wings and tacos. Business is booming.

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