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The U.S. is Struggling to Collect Satellite Weather Data | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ


The U.S. government wants to collect more weather data from private companies’ satellites, with the goal of improving forecasting while cutting costs. But not enough businesses are collecting the necessary data.

How 'Quiet Quitting' Became The Next Phase Of The Great Resignation -CNBC


"Quiet quitting" is having a moment. The trend of employees choosing to not go above and beyond their jobs in ways that include refusing to answer emails during evenings or weekends, or skipping extra assignments that fall outside their core duties.

Inside Apple's First-Ever Floating Store -Tech Vision


A true marvel of engineering, Apple's Floating Store certainly catches the eye. Known for their great architecture apple has many beautiful buildings such Apple's $5 Billion Headquarters - Apple Park.

Why Americans Are Drowning In Debt -CNBC


On August 24, President Biden announced the cancellation of $10,000 in federal student loan debt for most borrowers. But student loan accounts for less than 10% of household debt in America, which reached $16.15 trillion during the second quarter of 2022

How Extreme Droughts Are Fueling Food Inflation | WSJ


Mexican chili peppers used in Sriracha. Italian risotto rice. American corn that’s used in nearly everything: these crops are vulnerable to high heat, and extreme droughts worldwide are hitting yields which could mean higher prices for staples this winter

How Supply-Chain Bottlenecks Shifted to East and Gulf Coast Ports | WSJ


Container-ship backlogs from New York to Houston are extending strains on troubled supply chains in the U.S. WSJ’s Paul Berger explains what’s contributing to the congestion and what impact it’s having on the economy.

Why Some People Hate Touch Screens In Cars -CNBC


Most cars now have touch screens in the middle of the dashboard. Some tech heavy cars - such as those by companies like Tesla and Rivian - rely nearly entirely on them. They're also cheaper to make and maintain.

How China's Covid Shutdowns Keep Hitting Global Supply Chains -CNBC


At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, China's strict "zero-Covid" policies managed to keep Covid-19 at bay. More than two years later, the country's ongoing controls are weighing down its economy and stalling global supply chains.

Why Using Your Credit Card Is Getting More Expensive | WSJ


Every time you pay with your credit card, it costs the store a small percentage in fees: usually around 3%. And in 2022, Visa and Mastercard raised those credit-card fees again.

The Other Reason Why Food Prices Are Rising -CNBC


The United Nations’ worst-case scenario calculation is that food prices will rise by an additional 8.5% by 2027. Part of those higher costs is due to more expensive fertilizers as some have seen 300% price spikes over the past year.

How Sri Lanka's Economic Collapse Raises Alarm Bells For Other Emerging Markets -CNBC


During the 2010s, Sri Lanka had one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. Things took a 180-degree turn at the end of the decade as the country's economy stumbled. In May 2022, the government defaulted on its debt for the first time in history.

Why Power Outages Are Getting Worse In The U.S. -CNBC


The average American experienced just over eight hours of power outages in 2020. The overall duration of power interruptions in the U.S. more than doubled over the past 5 years.

How Inflation and Supply Chain Issues Are Reshaping Fast Food Value Menus | WSJ


Value menus shot to popularity in the ‘90s after the burger wars consumed the fast-food industry. And thanks to Americans’ love for cheap eats, they’ve stuck around. WSJ explains how inflation and supply-chain issues are changing the value menu.

How are offices changing? | The Economist


The pandemic and hybrid working have changed the very idea of the office. This is not only changing the design and purpose of offices, but the look of cities too.

Pilots and Aviation Workers Are Overworked and Understaffed Over Airline Chaos | WSJ


From long lines to delays and cancellations, airports around the world have been trying to manage a post-pandemic travel surge with a shortage of staff.

How Singapore Airlines Now Serves Fresh Fish on the World’s Longest Flight | WSJ


Singapore Airlines operates the world’s longest flight, during which passengers can now get fish. It might sound risky, but it’s fresher than you might expect.

Why Starbucks, Apple And Google Are Unionizing Now For The First Time -CNBC


Since December, workers have led a surge of unionization unlike anything this country has seen since the Great Depression. It’s happening at arduous workplaces like one Amazon warehouse in New York, but it’s also hitting an entirely new sector.

Can Airbnb Outperform a Potential Recession? | WSJ


Airbnb was formed during the 2008 financial crisis and evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. WSJ’s Preetika Rana and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky share insight into the home-sharing giant’s success and what the future might hold for the company.

Why Monkeypox Is a Global Health Threat | WSJ


What smallpox is to humans — monkeypox is to animals. So what happens when a human is infected with an animal disease? WSJ explains the symptoms, reactions and treatment of a monkeypox infection.

How This Vietnamese Carmaker Is Trying To Beat Tesla In The U.S. -CNBC


The Vietnamese EV brand VinFast is an unknown name from a country with a tiny auto industry. But the company has already opened six stores in California and has plans for many more.