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Don’t Blame Tech Bros for the Housing Crisis
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Don’t Blame Tech Bros for the Housing Crisis

Can Big Tech solve the housing crisis? That's the hope behind recent announcements by Apple, Facebook and Google, which together total $4.5 billion...

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It’s a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood, and That’s O.K.
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It’s a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood, and That’s O.K.

On the 51st anniversary of the first taping of the classic children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," Google published an animated "doodle"...

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The Life and Death of the Local Hardware Store
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The Life and Death of the Local Hardware Store

On Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, not far from where I live, there's a small neighborhood hardware store called Chelsea Convenience Hardware, which is...

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They Don’t Call Them Hot Desks for Nothing
News 2 months ago
They Don’t Call Them Hot Desks for Nothing

This article is part of our November Design special section, which focuses on style, function and form in the workplace. The biggest news in the...

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New U.S. Policy, Same Old Bind for Israeli Settlers and Palestinians
News 2 months ago
New U.S. Policy, Same Old Bind for Israeli Settlers and Palestinians

OFRA, West Bank - Benny Aumann, 62, a travel agent, admits to harboring a back-of-the-brain kind of insecurity living as an Israeli in Ofra, a...

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How a City Fought Runaway Capitalism and Won
News 2 months ago
How a City Fought Runaway Capitalism and Won

TULSA, Okla. - On a recent Friday afternoon, in the parking lot of a Dollar General in the North Tulsa neighborhood of Greenwood, Jessica Faulk...

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Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under ’94 Peace Accord
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Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under ’94 Peace Accord

AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's king on Sunday reclaimed border lands that Israel was allowed access to under a 1994 peace treaty reached between the...

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The Impossible Alchemy of Barneys at Saks
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The Impossible Alchemy of Barneys at Saks

So the dust has settled on the sale of the stores once known as Barneys New York. The final shopping has begun at their soon-to-be-vacated...

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Barneys Is Sold for Scraps, Ending an Era
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Barneys Is Sold for Scraps, Ending an Era

The bankruptcy saga of Barneys New York, the famed department store, involved executives crisscrossing the globe, all-night strategy sessions, last...

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Amazon Turns to More Free Grocery Delivery to Lift Food Sales
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Amazon Turns to More Free Grocery Delivery to Lift Food Sales

SEATTLE - Amazon has yet to find the key to unlocking huge grocery sales. Now, the company is trying a new tack: free delivery for more people. On...

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On a Greek Island, a Bookstore With Some Mythology of Its Own
News 3 months ago
On a Greek Island, a Bookstore With Some Mythology of Its Own

SANTORINI, Greece - On a wall above rare first editions, old maps of this volcanic island and a stained linen lampshade, a painted timeline traces...

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How Not to Grow Old in America
News 4 months ago
How Not to Grow Old in America

Assisted living seems like the solution to everyone's worries about old age. It's built on the dream that we can grow old while being self-reliant...

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Trump Suggests His Miami Resort, as ‘Great Place’ for Next G7 Meeting
News 5 months ago
Trump Suggests His Miami Resort, as ‘Great Place’ for Next G7 Meeting

BIARRITZ, France - President Trump suggested on Monday that he plans to host next year's Group of 7 meeting for world leaders at his Doral luxury...

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Parnassus Books Cares About Us. Does Amazon? - The New York Times
News 5 months ago
Parnassus Books Cares About Us. Does Amazon? - The New York Times

NASHVILLE - Parnassus Books is normally the happiest place in Nashville, cheerful with bantering booksellers and wagging shop dogs and everybody...

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The Pain of Losing a Local Record Store
News 5 months ago
The Pain of Losing a Local Record Store

My friend Charles told me that June Records would be closing a few hours before the news was made public on the store's website. June's building...

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The Sinister Brutality of Shipping Container Architecture
News 5 months ago
The Sinister Brutality of Shipping Container Architecture

EDINBURGH - It is late summer here, and what is still the world's largest arts festival is at its zenith. This means one thing: shipping containers...

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Barneys, Global Symbol of Creative Cool, Files for Bankruptcy
News 5 months ago
Barneys, Global Symbol of Creative Cool, Files for Bankruptcy

Barneys NY, the department store chain that once defined a certain Manhattan creative cool, confirmed weeks of speculation by announcing at...

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52 Places to Go in 2018
News 2 years ago
52 Places to Go in 2018

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE A Southern city re-emerges When Chattanooga became the first city in the United States to run on a citywide fiber network...

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