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Facebook's cafeteria workers are demanding higher pay because they can't afford to live in Silicon Valley (FB)
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Facebook's cafeteria workers are demanding higher pay because they can't afford to live in Silicon Valley (FB)

Over 500 cafeteria workers at Facebook's Menlo Park, California headquarters have unionized and are demanding higher wages because they can't...

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11 of the most beautiful new homes around the world
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11 of the most beautiful new homes around the world

Every year, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) celebrates the most incredible new buildings from around the world.  The 2017 finalists in the...

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There's one major thing everyone gets wrong about Amazon and the retail apocalypse
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There's one major thing everyone gets wrong about Amazon and the retail apocalypse

Amazon and the rise of online shopping have been repeatedly blamed for the staggering rate of store closures and bankruptcies disrupting the retail...

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This real-life Willy Wonka elevator zips up, down, across, and sideways
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This real-life Willy Wonka elevator zips up, down, across, and sideways

Elevators haven't changed much in the past 160 years: one cabin in one shaft that travels up and down. Now, German elevator manufacturer...

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A stunning new smog-eating 'vertical forest tower' will feature luxury apartments and 300 species of plants
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A stunning new smog-eating 'vertical forest tower' will feature luxury apartments and 300 species of plants

A smog-eating tower will soon go up in the Netherlands city of  Utrecht. On the outside, 10,000 trees and shrubs — nearly half the amount found in...

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Shyp, a startup that wants to kill the post office, is scaling back operations and laying off employees
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Shyp, a startup that wants to kill the post office, is scaling back operations and laying off employees

Shyp, the four-year-old VC-backed startup that wants to reinvent shipping, is significantly scaling back its operations and laying off employees to...

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McDonald's suburban hometown is worried because the company is abandoning them for Chicago
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McDonald's suburban hometown is worried because the company is abandoning them for Chicago

In 1971, McDonald's settled its global headquarters in Oak Brook, a Chicago suburb with fewer than 8,000 people. Over time, Oak Brook's identity...

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Wall Street is questioning if Home Depot is Amazon-proof (HD, AMZN, LOW)
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Wall Street is questioning if Home Depot is Amazon-proof (HD, AMZN, LOW)

Shares of home-improvement stores including Home Depot, the most valuable in the US, sank on Thursday following news that Amazon plans to spread...

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A Florida-based entrepreneur is selling his enormous home — complete with 'Star Trek' room — for just shy of $30 million
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A Florida-based entrepreneur is selling his enormous home — complete with 'Star Trek' room — for just shy of $30 million

Marc Bell, a financier, producer, and former CEO of adult networking site FriendFinder Networks (best-known as the corporate parent of Penthouse),...

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Walmart is developing a robot that identifies unhappy shoppers (WMT)
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Walmart is developing a robot that identifies unhappy shoppers (WMT)

Walmart is developing facial recognition technology to detect frustrated or unhappy shoppers. The technology uses video cameras at store checkout...

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San Francisco is so expensive, this couple decided to live on a boat — here's what it's like 10 years later
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San Francisco is so expensive, this couple decided to live on a boat — here's what it's like 10 years later

When Misa Gidding-Chatfield and Mike Kraft decided to move in together, they had two options: Buy a home for half a million dollars in the...

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Buying a MacBook Pro from Apple's Refurbished Mac store was the best decision I've made for getting a new computer (AAPL)
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Buying a MacBook Pro from Apple's Refurbished Mac store was the best decision I've made for getting a new computer (AAPL)

You'll find Apple's latest and greatest products on its main online and physical stores, but they sure are expensive. What about slightly older...

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One of Zaha Hadid's final New York City apartment buildings has robot valets and a private IMAX theater
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One of Zaha Hadid's final New York City apartment buildings has robot valets and a private IMAX theater

Zaha Hadid, one of the most visionary architects of our time, died at age 65 in 2016. Over the span of her career, the controversial and...

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America’s largest cities are so expensive that some millennials are crowdfunding their homes
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America’s largest cities are so expensive that some millennials are crowdfunding their homes

For many American millennials, buying a new home in a city like Los Angeles or Washington DC can seem like a pipe dream.  According to a recent...

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The best pizza in NYC is about to open a second location for the first time ever — here's what it's like to eat there
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The best pizza in NYC is about to open a second location for the first time ever — here's what it's like to eat there

Over 50 years ago, in 1965, Italian immigrant Domenico DeMarco opened Di Fara Pizza in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. To this day, it's...

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The new tallest building on the West Coast looks like a giant lightsaber
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The new tallest building on the West Coast looks like a giant lightsaber

For all the buzz around Salesforce's massive skyscraper under construction in San Francisco — which will cost an estimated $1 billion to build —...

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Canada's far North is terrified of losing Amazon Prime — and residents say it would be like 'pandemonium'
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Canada's far North is terrified of losing Amazon Prime — and residents say it would be like 'pandemonium'

Residents in one of Canada's northernmost cities are terrified of losing Amazon Prime,  CBC News reported. In Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavit...

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'We are in a precarious situation': The electric-car startup Faraday Future is scrapping its big Nevada factory as its cash crisis deepens
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'We are in a precarious situation': The electric-car startup Faraday Future is scrapping its big Nevada factory as its cash crisis deepens

Faraday Future is scrapping plans for a 1-million-square-foot assembly plant in Nevada amid a deepening cash crunch, and it is now looking for an...

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The death of big-box stores is speeding up suburbia's slide into poverty
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The death of big-box stores is speeding up suburbia's slide into poverty

Poverty has been creeping into the suburbs for the last 20 years, and the rise of online retailers could be making it worse. According to a new...

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This is why San Francisco's insane housing market has hit the crisis point
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This is why San Francisco's insane housing market has hit the crisis point

About six years ago, I moved to San Francisco — right as the current startup boom kicked off. Those six years have seen a lot of change in the...

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Facebook is building a village that will include housing, a grocery store and a hotel (FB)
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Facebook is building a village that will include housing, a grocery store and a hotel (FB)

Billions of people spend a lot of time living their lives on Facebook's social network. Now Facebook wants to try its hand at creating a community...

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Real estate startup Redfin is getting ready for an IPO
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Real estate startup Redfin is getting ready for an IPO

Online real estate brokerage Redfin has put the "for sale" sign on its own shares, filing the paperwork for an IPO late on Friday.  Redfin is...

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Nike is planning to start selling directly through Amazon (AMZN)
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Nike is planning to start selling directly through Amazon (AMZN)

Sportswear giant Nike is planning to open a store on Amazon.com, CNN reports. Mark Parker, Nike's CEO, reportedly confirmed that the duo are...

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This shape-shifting furniture system transforms a tiny room into a spacious apartment
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This shape-shifting furniture system transforms a tiny room into a spacious apartment

A startup based out of Boston wants to make micro-living a little more luxurious. Ori — named for the Japanese art of origami — makes a furniture...

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Google's huge London property empire is starting to take shape (GOOG)
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Google's huge London property empire is starting to take shape (GOOG)

Google is looking to expand its UK workforce from around 4,000 people today to 7,000 people by 2020. The search giant currently has three main...

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China is building a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers
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China is building a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The smog levels in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou are not yet  dire, but if the city fails to deal with its pollution, it will only get...

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Annie's CEO: Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is a 'golden opportunity' to kill America's food deserts
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Annie's CEO: Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is a 'golden opportunity' to kill America's food deserts

On June 16, online retail giant Amazon bought the organic, artisanal grocer Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 billion. Many analysts believe the...

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A Hilton exec explains how technology keeps the hotel chain relevant after nearly 100 years
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A Hilton exec explains how technology keeps the hotel chain relevant after nearly 100 years

Over the last 100 years, the name Hilton has become synonymous with hotels worldwide. Yet the world-famous hotel chain – which has just added its...

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Fintech LendInvest's growth slows due to 'challenging' property market and investment
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Fintech LendInvest's growth slows due to 'challenging' property market and investment

LONDON — Online mortgage marketplace LendInvest saw revenue growth slow and profits dive last year as it invested for growth and dealt with ...

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Amazon just hammered another 'nail in the coffin' for Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney (AMZN)
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Amazon just hammered another 'nail in the coffin' for Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney (AMZN)

With its Prime Wardrobe program, Amazon has rocked yet another industry: Apparel. Amazon moving in on the space more aggressively is “another nail...

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