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Marie Kondo revealed she's 'kind of given up' on being so tidy. People freaked out

Sunday, January 29, 2023

The creator of the KonMari method says there are other things that spark joy besides a totally tidy home.

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Google is cutting 12,000 jobs, adding to a series of Big Tech layoffs in January

Friday, January 20, 2023

The layoffs at Google follow similarly huge cuts at Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce. Tech companies who hired rapidly during the pandemic now face fears of recession.

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Microsoft slashes 10,000 jobs, the latest in a wave of layoffs

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Amazon, Salesforce and Goldman Sachs have also announced cuts during a brutal January for corporate workers.

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'It's like gold': Onions now cost more than meat in the Philippines

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Inflation and climate change are sending onion prices to rocket high in a country where the vegetable is a staple for nearly every dish.

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3 reasons why Seattle schools are suing Big Tech over a youth mental health crisis

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Seattle Public Schools is suing Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat for exacerbating the mental health crisis among its students.

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America needs carpenters and plumbers. Try telling that to Gen Z

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Baby boomers are aging out of jobs they long dominated like builders, farmers, mechanics Young workers aren't clamoring to take their place.

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How food banks are dealing with rising prices, lower donations and more need

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Food banks and nonprofits say inflation has hurt fundraising and made it hard to handle a surge in demand. One CEO says the need is close to the height of the pandemic.

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Two giant pandas have predicted that Argentina will win the World Cup over France

Sunday, December 18, 2022

The pandas correctly predicted that Argentina would beat Croatia in the first semifinal match last, and they also rightly chose France over Morocco. Now, they predict Argentina will win the final.

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Starbucks union organizing gave labor a jolt of energy in 2022

Friday, December 09, 2022

Starbucks workers unionized at record speed. But workers are now filing fewer unionization petitions, one year on.

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South Koreans are getting a year younger, parliament rules

Thursday, December 08, 2022

In a country that uses different age-counting systems, South Koreans will change to an internationally recognized style. They could lose one or two years when the change goes into effect in June.

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Elon Musk says Ye is suspended from Twitter

Thursday, December 01, 2022

The announcement by the Twitter CEO to suspend Ye came after the conservative social media platform Parler said it had agreed with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West to call off a deal.

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Come for the free cookies, stay for the shopping

Thursday, November 24, 2022

With high inflation and rising expenses, small businesses hope to lure shoppers with food, holidays cheer, instead of deep discounts.

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Inflation won't win Thanksgiving: Here's NPR's plan to help you save on a meal

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Turkey, stuffing, pie — it's all way more expensive this year. But you don't have to let inflation spoil your meal, if you're willing to get creative.

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How likely is a complete Twitter meltdown?

Friday, November 18, 2022

Twitter employees who've quit say risks are growing of service outages, glitches and even hacks on the influential social network.

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Elon Musk gives Twitter employees an ultimatum: Stay or go by tomorrow

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Twitter CEO Elon Musk tells workers they must decide to stay with the company and be prepared to work long, intense hours, or leave with three month's severance pay.

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COVID drove families apart for Thanksgiving. They won't let inflation do the same.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Despite inflation, this year is on track for the third-busiest Thanksgiving travel season in over two decades, according to AAA.

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Some Twitter users flying the coop hope Mastodon will be a safe landing

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Now that Elon Musk owns Twitter, some of the social network's users are looking for alternatives. One that's ballooned in the past two weeks is Mastodon.

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Facebook parent company Meta sheds 11,000 jobs in latest sign of tech slowdown

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for the layoffs, which represent the first large-scale workforce reduction in the company's 18-year history.

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Starbucks posts massive sales even as U.S. inflation soars

Thursday, November 03, 2022

The global coffee chain reported record-breaking sales over the quarter that ended in October. Pumpkin spice sales jumped 17% this year compared to last, noted interim CEO Howard Schultz.

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How have travel prices affected your Thanksgiving plans? We want to hear from you

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Traveling home for Thanksgiving is looking extra pricey this year, but experts say roads and flights will be packed. Are you traveling over the holiday weekend, despite the cost? Let us know.

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