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Even Fast-Casual Restaurants Are Telling Me to Vote

I have recently been reminded, asked, or commanded to vote approximately 6 million times. These nudges have come from the people and places I’d expect—candidates, local officials, civic and political organizations—but also, more so than in any other election year I remember, from the places…

Columbia U. Partners with Amazon for A.I. Research Center

Columbia University announced this week that it is working with Amazon to create a research center for the development of AI technology. The center, which will be based in New York City, will operate for the next five years on a $5 million donation from…

NTD Business Full Broadcast (Sept. 22)

Fed chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testify before congress. They say more targeted stimulus is needed. But another official says we might not need another relief bill. The U.K. government announces new restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. But a…

The Pandemic Is Defeating Hollywood Blockbusters

Data gathered this weekend appeared to hold seismic news for Hollywood—specifically Disney. A report from Yahoo suggested that a shocking 9 million Disney+ users had streamed the studio’s Mulan remake in its first 12 days of release, translating into a gross of $261 million. That’s…

The Fall’s Best Movies Are About American Soul-Searching

David Byrne has long been a master of perfectly designed worlds. The 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, with his band Talking Heads, captured how carefully he stages his shows, bringing in band members one by one to emphasize how each contributes to the harmonies…

Amazon to Hire 100,000 Employees in North America

E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to hire 100,000 full and part-time employees in the U.S. and Canada, offering starting wages of at least $15 an hour. 0…

Apple aims to revive sales for holiday season

Apple is expected to spotlight its smartwatch, iPad, and subscription services on Tuesday as it strives to reignite growth with a must-have holiday line-up. A keenly anticipated iPhone 5G considered vital to the company’s fortunes will likely star in a separate event later in the…

NTD Business Full Broadcast (Sept. 11)

It’s been a volatile week for the market. We talk to financial analyst Nick Reece at Merk investments for analysis and insight into what to watch out for next. Home mortgage delinquencies rose in all 50 states in June. we speak with a data analyst…

Former NSA Spymaster Keith Alexander Joins Amazon Board of Directors

Gen. Keith Alexander, the former chief of the NSA, has joined Amazon’s board of directors according to a recent SEC filing. Alexander was in charge of the NSA when it was revealed that the agency engaged in widespread electronic surveillance of American citizens. 0…

Amazon Bans Foreign Sales of Seeds in US Amid Mystery Packages

Amazon said it has banned foreign sales of seeds in the United States after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packages of seeds in their mailboxes, mostly postmarked from China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July identified more than a dozen plant species ranging…

Amazon Plans to Make Whole Foods’ Human Cashiers Obsolete

Amazon executive Jeff Wilke, a 20-year veteran of the company, plans to retire next year, but not before completing one of his major projects — eliminating human cashiers at Whole Foods locations across the country. 0…

Amazon Doubles Down on Office-Based Workforce, Bucking Trends

Amazon announced this week that it will increase its corporate workforce by several thousand employees, many of them working at an office in New York City. Despite recent efforts by large technology companies to transition to remote work during the Chinese virus pandemic, Amazon insists…

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