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Apple Wants to Recreate Its ‘iPhone City’ Supply Chain Outside China | WSJ


Apple is facing an uphill battle as it plans to shift its production out of China. Here’s why it’s difficult to replicate Foxconn’s ‘iPhone City’ in Zhengzhou and the company’s finely-tuned ecosystem in countries like India and Vietnam.

What Happened To The Boeing 747? -CNBC


Boeing’s 747 is one the most recognizable planes to take to the skies with its iconic hump, four engines, extensive landing gear and sheer size. Since its first commercial flight in 1970, Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet has flown more than 3.5 billion passengers.

The World Ahead 2023: five stories to watch out for


From India becoming the world’s most populous country, to an illegal drug that might be approved as a medicine, The Economist offers its annual look at the year ahead. - From the Economist

Why Chicago’s Rail Hub Is So Vital to the National Economy | WSJ


In recent years, the city’s railyards have seen severe bottlenecks as the supply chain choked up nationally. With $3 trillion in goods traveling through Chicago every year, the city is the busiest rail hub in the U.S.

What China’s Covid Reopening Means for Travel Restrictions | WSJ


As China reopens after nearly three years of isolation, the U.S. and several other countries will require travelers to show a negative Covid test.

Navigating The E-bike Boom With America's Outdated Infrastructure -CNBC


E-bikes are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and are even outpacing the electric and hybrid car sales. However, they're also more dangerous than traditional bicycles.

The World Ahead 2023: five stories to watch out for -The Economist


What stories should you be following in 2023? From India becoming the world’s most populous country, to an illegal drug that might be approved as a medicine, The Economist offers its annual look at the year ahead.

How BofA Came Back From The Brink Of Collapse -CNBC


With assets totaling over $3 trillion, Bank of America is the second-largest bank in the U.S. behind J.P. Morgan Chase. Shares of the company have seen astonishing gains of over 290% in the last decade.

How The Government’s Bank Shapes The Stock Market -CNBC


When members of the Federal Reserve make public statements, investors tend to listen. Over the past 2 decades, central bankers have consistently shared key information about the future trajectory of important inputs like interest rates.

Why America Is Running Out Of Carpenters - Cheddar Explains


The United States now has a skilled trade labor shortage of around 650,000 people, but among them it’s carpenters who top the list. Where have they all gone? We break it down to three reasons.

Lego Investing Is Booming. Here’s How It Works | Niche Markets | WSJ


Lego fans and collectors are buying and selling the plastic toys for profit, and seeing better average returns than for many other assets like stocks, gold and art. Here’s how Lego investing works, and why this lesser known market punches above its weight

How Recalls Are Costing Automakers Like Rivian And Ford Billions Of Dollars -CNBC


In 2021, a total of 1,093 motor vehicle recalls were submitted in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s up 23% in just one year.

Why Tech Layoffs Don’t Reflect the Job Market | WSJ


The tech sector has cut about 50,000 jobs in November. The recent headlines about tech layoffs don't seem to match broader economic indicators, which show a strong job market and a historically low unemployment rate.

Why Salaries In The U.S. Don’t Keep Up With Inflation -CNBC


Inflation in the United States hit a record high in June 2022. Consumer prices soared by 9.1% compared to a year prior - the largest annual increase since 1981. While wages are rising, they’re not keeping up with inflation.

How The Four-Day Workweek Could Change The Future Of Work -CNBC


The idea of a four-day or shorter workweek is gaining momentum worldwide — a big thanks to the remote work boom during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why The U.S. Government Is (Still) Obsessed With Corn


There’s a reason people refer to corn as yellow gold. In 2021, the United States’ corn crop was worth over $86 billion. According to the USDA, The U.S. is largest consumer, producer and exporter of corn in the world

How a Cap on Russian Oil Prices Could Affect U.S. Consumers | WSJ


U.S. gas prices have been up and down throughout the year and now more uncertainty is on the horizon as a European Union embargo on Russian oil imports kicks in along with a price cap on crude out of Russia. WSJ explains how these moves could impact price

Why Each World Cup Has A New Ball - Cheddar Explains


The brainiacs at Adidas are coming up with all sorts of ways to improve ball design every time the FIFA World Cup comes around. In search of a truly perfect soccer ball, there’s another, entirely different reason we keep seeing a new ball every 4 years.

Why Vulnerable Undersea Cables Still Power The Internet - Cheddar Explains


Undersea cables have been connecting the communication of the world since the Victorian era. Even today, submarine cables transmit 99% of the internet. But the world of undersea cables is vulnerable–so why do we still use them?

Why "Fake" Downtowns Are The New Malls - Cheddar Explains


Call them what you want — lifestyle centers, suburban town centers, insta-cities. Found in suburban neighborhoods around our major cities, these compact outdoor malls are everywhere. But… why do they exist?