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How will businesses use the metaverse? -The Economist


The metaverse could offer multi-trillion-dollar opportunities for businesses in the long term, with the potential to transform many aspects of daily life.

How Chip Giant AMD Finally Caught Intel -CNBC


Chip giant Advanced Micro Devices made history this year when it surpassed Intel by market cap for the first time ever. Intel has long held the lead in the market for computer processors, but AMD’s been on the rise

Amazon, Meta, Netflix: Why Big Tech Is Facing Massive Layoffs | WSJ


Tech companies saw exceptional growth in both revenue and employee headcounts through the pandemic. But now, they’re cutting thousands of jobs. WSJ explains the macro and micro reasons for the industry’s massive layoffs.

Why The U.S. Fell Behind In Phone Manufacturing -CNBC


Made in China. It’s a common phrase known by many. Cell phones, TV screens and game consoles are just some of the millions of electronics manufactured and imported from China to the U.S. daily.

Why SFO's $2.5 Billion Logistics and Amenities Upgrade Made It WSJ's Best Airport of 2022 | WSJ


San Francisco International Airport was named WSJ’s best large airport this year, thanks in part to a $2.5 billion upgrade of its Harvey Milk Terminal 1. WSJ toured behind-the-scenes operations and tested the amenities to see what makes SFO stand out.

What Happened To BlackBerry? -CNBC


For years, BlackBerry was the most popular smartphone brand in the U.S. After failing to adjust to the rapidly-changing industry and falling to competitors like Apple and Google, the company pivoted to an entirely new direction.

Why Train Tickets Cost So Much In America -CNBC


Taking a train in the U.S. is often more expensive than flying and more expensive than intercity train systems in other developed countries, which often have even faster trains and better service.

ATM Skimmers: Fear Mongering Or A Real Threat? - Cheddar Explains


The cleanest way to run a scam is to be nowhere near the scene of the crime. ATM skimming devices make that possible.

Why High Inflation Has Lasted for So Long | WSJ


In 2021, officials thought that high inflation would be temporary. But a year later, it was still near a four-decade high. WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath explains three factors that have kept inflation up for longer than expected.

Why Long Covid Could Cost The U.S. $3.7 Trillion -CNBC


Long Covid is not just changing the lives of those affected, but it is proving to have a significant impact on the American labor force and economy. About a quarter of the roughly 16.3 million working-age Americans currently suffering from long Covid

Semiconductor Companies Now Face an Oversupply. What Happened? | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ


After two years of a chip shortage, we are now finding ourselves in a chip glut. What does a deepening oversupply of semiconductors mean for the industry? WSJ explains what led to this point.

Why Natural Gas Tankers Are Lining Up Off Europe's Coast | WSJ


Tankers carrying liquefied natural gas are floating off Europe's coast, waiting for the price of the fuel to rise. WSJ explains how the tankers are Europe’s attempt to address the energy shortage and what it might mean for the continent this

How Phone Scammers Tricked Americans Out of Nearly $40 Billion In 2022


Despite the rise of sophisticated crypto frauds and ransomware plots, phone scams continue to trick Americans out of tens of billions of dollars each year.

The European Aviation Industry’s New Cybersecurity Rules | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ


Europe has expanded its cybersecurity rules around airline flight safety. And for the first time, the requirements cover a range of companies in the aviation supply chain.

The Fed Is In the Red. Here's Why. | WSJ


Normally the Federal Reserve makes a profit from its balance sheet, but with higher interest rates it is now in the red. WSJ explains how the Federal Reserve makes money, what it does with it, and what happens now.

Who Can Defeat Inflation?


Americans look to the country’s most powerful bank, the Federal Reserve, to combat inflation. But the Federal Reserve does not have to take on the battle alone. Fiscal policy enacted by Congress and power wielded by big business can help fight rising cost

Elon Musk Buys Twitter: A Timeline of the $44 Billion Battle | WSJ


Musk made a bid for the company in April, then tried to abandon the deal in July. Elon Musk has purchased Twitter, ending a monthslong saga over whether or not he would go through with his offer to acquire the social media platform.

The Secrets Of NYC's Fake Buildings - Cheddar


Why does New York City have so many fake buildings? What’s their purpose? We looked into it.

Can scientists develop a coffee bean more resistant to climate change? -Financial Times


One of world’s favourite drinks is under threat from global warming. The world’s top coffee producing nations all lie at similar tropical latitudes, where even small rises in temperature are forecast to have severe consequences for people and agriculture.

Why New Jersey Doesn’t Let People Pump Their Own Gas -CNBC


New Jersey is the only state in the U.S. that doesn’t allow customers to pump their own gas — anywhere. There’s always an attendant on duty to pump gas for customers at these full-service stations.