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This Happened—November 24: The Fate Of JFK's Assassin

Two days after being arrested for assassinating John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald is shot dead at point blank range.

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Who was Jack Ruby?

Lee Harvey Oswald was in police custody for the murder of U.S President John F. Kennedy when a man emerged from a crowd of reporters and shot him in the abdomen. Oswald died shortly after, without standing trial and having said a word regarding the murder of Kennedy.

Why did Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald?

A nightclub owner and member of the Teamsters Union with ties to organized crime, Ruby has been described as a man in great debt who was always desperate for attention. His exact motive for killing Oswald, however, has never been made clear.

The string of deaths surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy have led many to wonder what the motive was and who else might be involved,, inspiring many elaborate theories regarding a complicated cover-up surrounding the president’s murder.

What happened to Jack Ruby?

Ruby was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Ruby always maintained that he was not part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy, and was eventually able to make a successful appeal. Regardless, shortly after his death sentence was overturned, Ruby became very ill and died in jail.

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Livestream Shopping Is Huge In China — Will It Fly Elsewhere?

Streaming video channels of people shopping has been booming in China, and is beginning to win over customers abroad as a cheap and cheerful way of selling products to millions of consumers glued to the screen.

A A female volunteer promotes spring tea products via on-line live streaming on a pretty mountain surrounded by tea plants.

In Beijing, selling spring tea products via on-line live streaming.

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Gwendolyn Ledger

SANTIAGOTikTok, owned by Chinese tech firm ByteDance, has spent more than $500 million to break into online retailing. The app, best known for its short, comical videos, launched TikTok Shop in August, aiming to sell Chinese products in the U.S. and compete with other Chinese firms like Shein and Temu.

Tik Tok Shop will have three sections, including a live or livestream shopping channel, allowing users to buy while watching influencers promote a product.

This choice was strategic: in the past year, live shopping has become a significant trend in online retailing both in the U.S. and Latin America. While still an evolving technology, in principle, it promises good returns and lower costs.

Chilean Carlos O'Rian Herrera, co-founder of Fira Onlive, an online sales consultancy, told América Economía that live shopping has a much higher catchment rate than standard website retailing. If traditional e-commerce has a rate of one or two purchases per 100 visits to your site, live shopping can hike the ratio to 19%.

Live shopping has thrived in China and the recent purchases of shopping platforms in some Latin American countries suggests firms are taking an interest. In the United States, live shopping generated some $20 billion in sales revenues in 2022, according to consultants McKinsey. This constituted 2% of all online sales, but the firm believes the ratio may become 20% by 2026.

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