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Why employees want to work in reviled industries – news primer

"HYou have Have you looked at our caps recently? is the question a concerned Nazi soldier asks his comrade in a comedy skit...

Trader Joe’s cut workers’ retirement benefits during the pandemic – news primer

Workers at Trader Joe's discovered in January that retirement benefits had been cut in half for many employees. The revelation came on the...

China promises more drills, but Taiwan is not intimidated – news primer

If China's show of force over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip was intended to deter, it has not had the desired effect in Taiwan,...

How New Zealand’s climate struggle is threatening its iconic farmland – news primer

GISBORNE, New Zealand — Horehore Station, a sheep and cattle ranch, sprawls across 4,000 acres on New Zealand's North Island, its jagged expanse of...

Japanese energy companies hold on to their Russian assets – news primer

Editor's Note (July 1, 2022): After The Economist went to the press Vladimir Putin ordered the nationalization of the Sakhalin-II natural gas project “to...

Why companies are not meeting their climate commitments – news primer

Organizations are increasingly committing to sustainability. However, new research by LEK Consulting suggests that many of these organizations are struggling to meet their...

Lawsuit accuses Elon Musk of trashing Twitter to cut price – news primer

Elon Musk has been hit with a lawsuit from a Twitter shareholder who accuses the CEO of Tesla of criticizing the company he agreed...

Florida helps, then gets out of the way – news primer

Tallahassee, FloridaAs the first lady of Florida and a mother of three young children, I have put my heart and soul into finding better...

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The Morning After: a humanoid robot and a flip phone from the same company – news primer

Xiaomi had a busy Thursday. He revealed a new slimmer foldable smartphone to compete with Samsung's just-announced Galaxy Z Fold 4, then made...

Workers want raises. Carriers want robots. The supply chain depends on reaching an agreement – news primer

The immediate future of the global supply chain rests at a bargaining table in San Francisco, where the union representing all West Coast longshore...

Inno on Fire: Meet the founders and funders powering Greater Washington’s startup economy – news primer

Innovation does not happen in a vacuum. It takes a new concept, collaboration, capital, clientele, and a considerable amount of creativity. Add...

China’s Huawei says sales slow but startups grow – news primer

BEIJING-- Chinese tech giant Huawei said on Friday that its revenue fell in the first half of 2022, but startups in cars and other...