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Why The Big Banks Created Zelle -CNBC


Competition among peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo, PayPal, Cash App and Zelle have been heating up for the past 10 years. The big banks tried to compete in the space when PayPal first came on the scene 25 years ago, but their business models failed.

Why Wealthy Americans Love AmEx -CNBC


Armed with impressive rewards and a loyal customer base, Amex has achieved impressive growth over the years. The company’s revenue has increased over 32% since 2017 and shares of the company have shown resilience and growth in a tumultuous market.

Why Is Amtrak Service So Slow in Most of the U.S.? | WSJ


Outside the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak service is often slow and infrequent. The company’s worst performing train is delayed by an hour and a half on average. But the rail network says it has wanted to invest in new and improved routes for years.

An EV Pricing War? Behind Tesla and Ford’s Price Cut Strategies | WSJ


Weeks after Tesla slashed prices on a number of its models, Ford Motors dropped the price of its electric Mustang Mach-E. WSJ auto reporter Nora Eckert compares the auto makers’ strategic moves and explains what this means for the industry.

How The U.S. Labor Market Went From 'Quiet Quitting' To 'Quiet Hiring' -CNBC


Remember 'quiet quitting?' It described the trend of employees choosing not to go above and beyond in the workplace. Well, that was 2022. This year there's a new vogue practice — "quiet hiring."

Why OpenAI’s ChatGPT Is Such A Big Deal -CNBC


OpenAI, which Elon Musk helped to co-found back in 2015, is the San Francisco-based startup that created ChatGPT. The company opened ChatGPT up for public testing in November 2022. In a week, the artificial intelligence model amassed over a million users.

Why Amazon's Marketplace Failed In China -CNBC


Amazon entered the China market in 2004 through a $75 million acquisition of, an online media seller. During its time in the country, substantial competition from local e-commerce giants hindered its ability to capture a breadth of market share.

Scam Calls Are Still a Huge Problem. How Do We Block Them? | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ


Phone scams may seem like a thing of the past, but nearly a quarter of older adults who reported losing money in a scam last year said it all started with a phone call.

Why Lego Isn’t (Just) a Toy Company | WSJ


Content helped build Lego into the world’s largest toy maker. Its movies, TV shows and video games take advantage of licensing deals with some of the world’s biggest brands, like Batman and Star Wars, to grow its customer base.

Why Everyone Is Openly Talking About Pay -CNBC


Increasingly popular pay transparency laws benefit some workers and increase social equity, but economists warn they could diminish the negotiating power of the labor force at large.

Why Chinese Tourists Aren’t Returning Fast Enough for the Global Travel Industry | WSJ


Countries around the world are welcoming back Chinese tourists, once the largest source of tourism revenue globally. But even as China reopens its borders, the travel industry isn’t expecting things to bounce back to what they were just yet. Here’s why.

The Rise And Fall Of Planetariums - Cheddar Explains


In 2017, NPR called school planetariums “relics of the space race.” Because that’s what they’ve become.

Is Toyota late to EVs? -CNBC


Environmentalists and electric vehicle advocates are accusing the world's largest automaker, Toyota, for dragging its feet, and even opposing electrification. But Toyota, argues that many of those markets aren’t ready for electric vehicles.

How a Noncompete Agreement Ban Could Add $300 Billion to Worker Wages | WSJ


The Federal Trade Commission proposed a new ban on noncompete clauses, which the agency says hurts workers and competition. Companies argue they protect trade secrets. WSJ breaks down what a federal ban could mean for workers and businesses.

How Americans Are Tricked Into Buying Fake Food -CNBC


The food in your kitchen cabinets may not be what it seems. Fraudsters motivated by economic gain secretly infiltrate the global food market through a variety of means, including counterfeits, dilutions, substitution and mislabeling.

What It’s Like To Deliver For Amazon In New Rivian Vans -CNBC


Amazon has rolled out more than 1,000 electric Rivian vans in at least 100 U.S. cities since July, bringing big changes for some of the 275,000 drivers delivering 10 million packages a day around the world.

U.S. vs. China: Has Nvidia’s A100 Chip Met Its Match With Biren’s BR100 Processor? | WSJ


After working for years to catch up on U.S. technology, China has developed a chip that can rival Nvidia’s powerful A100. WSJ unpacks the processors’ design and capability as the two superpowers race for dominance in artificial intelligence.

A White-Collar Recession? Why Layoffs Are Hitting Professional Workers | WSJ


As interest rates rise and companies tighten their belts, white-collar workers have taken the brunt of layoffs and job cuts, breaking with the usual pattern leading into a downturn. WSJ explains why many professionals are getting the pink slip first.

How Starbucks Was Able To Win Over China -CNBC


A Starbucks opens every nine hours in China. Since the coffee giant opened its first store in China in 1999, it has launched 6,000 stores around the mainly tea-drinking nation and plans to increase its number of stores to 9,000 by 2025.

How Airplanes Get Painted -CNBC


Dean Baldwin Painting, founded in 1965, is an aircraft painting company with five facilities across the U.S. It has painted aircraft for some of the largest airlines in the world, including United, Delta and JetBlue.