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The Drive to Replace Summer-Only ‘Peaker’ Power Plants
News 6 days ago
The Drive to Replace Summer-Only ‘Peaker’ Power Plants

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the US approaches another scorching summer, the power...

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Silicon Valley Rethinks the (Home) Office
News 1 week ago
Silicon Valley Rethinks the (Home) Office

For years, tech companies have lured talent with sweet in-office perks: lavish lunch buffets, beer and wine on tap, on-site massage therapy and...

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'The Office' Is Playing Out on Slack—and That's Sad
News 2 weeks ago
'The Office' Is Playing Out on Slack—and That's Sad

After some eight years on TV, the US version of The Office aired its series finale on May 16, 2013. Slack, the messaging platform now favored by...

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Can It. Amazon Is Not Your Typical Grocery Store
News 3 weeks ago
Can It. Amazon Is Not Your Typical Grocery Store

The coronavirus has rendered brick-and-mortar retailers even less capable at restraining Amazon's market power. As the antitrust and regulatory...

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The Covid-19 Rent Crisis Is Here
News 3 weeks ago
The Covid-19 Rent Crisis Is Here

Cristina Jeffers lives in an apartment complex in Elmhurst, Queens, at the center of the coronavirus crisis. As friends and neighbors have fallen...

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Which States Are Reopening, Which Remain on Lockdown, and Why
News 3 weeks ago
Which States Are Reopening, Which Remain on Lockdown, and Why

In the absence of clear federal oversight, state and local officials have led public health responses to the novel coronavirus. Over the past two...

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The Cubicle Is Back. Blame (or Thank) the Coronavirus
News 3 weeks ago
The Cubicle Is Back. Blame (or Thank) the Coronavirus

The cubicle is making a comeback. As thousands of companies contemplate restarting operations, executives are weighing how best to reconfigure...

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Amazon Sick-Out Unites Tech and Warehouse Workers in Protest
News 1 month ago
Amazon Sick-Out Unites Tech and Warehouse Workers in Protest

Hundreds of Amazon employees are calling out sick today over the company's response to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as accusations it...

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The 'Resident Evil 3' Remake Seems Doomed to Fail
News 1 month ago
The 'Resident Evil 3' Remake Seems Doomed to Fail

Playing the Resident Evil 3 remake-which is called, confusingly, Resident Evil 3-is like watching a group of game developers try to rewrite their...

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We're Not Going to Run Out of Food—so Don't Panic Shop
News 2 months ago
We're Not Going to Run Out of Food—so Don't Panic Shop

The spreading orders for Americans to stay home have jolted a distribution system that normally directs about half of its energy to restaurants,...

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Amazon Warehouses Will Now Accept Essential Supplies Only
News 2 months ago
Amazon Warehouses Will Now Accept Essential Supplies Only

Subscribe to support our journalism. Exclusive Offer: 1 year for $5. In normal times, Amazon will happily deliver almost any item to your doorstep,...

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Startup Guesty Under Investigation for Illegal Airbnb Bookings in NYC
News 2 months ago
Startup Guesty Under Investigation for Illegal Airbnb Bookings in NYC

On Thursday, 18 stories above the streets of Manhattan, the rooftop bar of one of the more than a dozen Marriott hotels in Midtown played host to...

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Vexed by Missed Deliveries? Data-Savvy Tech Can Help
News 3 months ago
Vexed by Missed Deliveries? Data-Savvy Tech Can Help

The frustration caused by failed or delayed home deliveries is shared by many. Roughly 5 percent of online deliveries don't reach their destination...

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The Trump Administration and the New Architects of Fear
News 3 months ago
The Trump Administration and the New Architects of Fear

Of all the things the Trump administration has done, maybe rewriting the guidelines for the architecture of federal buildings doesn't seem as high...

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In the Land of Big Tech Outposts, a Push for More Housing
News 3 months ago
In the Land of Big Tech Outposts, a Push for More Housing

John Elberling likes to play the long game. In 1986, when he was 40, he pushed for a ballot measure to cap office development in San Francisco, to...

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This Startup Wants to Help Indie Booksellers Take on Amazon
News 3 months ago
This Startup Wants to Help Indie Booksellers Take on Amazon

More often than not, when people buy books online, they do so by clicking little thumbnails of novels and essay collections on Amazon's website....

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How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don't Exist
News 4 months ago
How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don't Exist

On the outskirts of Zahle, a town in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, a pair of aid workers carrying clipboards and cell phones walk through a small refugee...

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Now Stores Must Tell You How They're Tracking Your Every Move
News 4 months ago
Now Stores Must Tell You How They're Tracking Your Every Move

To anyone with eyes in their kneecaps, the notice outside gadget retailer B8ta's glossy store next to San Francisco's new NBA arena is obvious. "We...

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Best Buy Bucks the Trend That’s Crushing Other Retailers
News 5 months ago
Best Buy Bucks the Trend That’s Crushing Other Retailers

Holiday season may be full of cheer, but it's also a time of intense pressure for retailers, especially in electronics. More than 20 percent of...

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Toys “R” Us Is Back—Now With More Surveillance\!
News 5 months ago
Toys “R” Us Is Back—Now With More Surveillance\!

After filing for bankruptcy and closing more than 800 stores last year, Toys "R" Us is back. The iconic retailer has opened two new mall outposts,...

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Airbnb Purges More Than Half of Its Boston Listings
News 5 months ago
Airbnb Purges More Than Half of Its Boston Listings

Airbnb Sunday deactivated thousands of listings in Boston to comply with a new city law, shrinking its footprint in the area significantly. Most of...

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