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Some Amazon managers say they hire people they intend to fire later just to meet their turnover goal

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Some Amazon managers say they hire people they intend to fire just to meet their turnover goal.
James Charles’ former…

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The heated asset market is being underappreciated in the long-term by capitalists still stressed with supplies, JPMorgan claims

Summary List Placement Product rates have actually skyrocketed in current months, yet capitalists consumed with the securities market do not appear to care, according to a Wednesday note from JPMorgan. Worldwide capitalists just have 0.6% of their profiles designated to products omitting gold, listed below the typical weighting. If rising…

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How to Buy a Ghost Town

Visiting a ghost town is one of the closest things we have to time travel. If left undisturbed, the town remains suspended in time; perpetually stuck in the year it was abandoned. Fortunately, some ghost towns have been incorporated into state and national parks, which tend to leave them in…

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The demise of ‘thoughts and prayers’: How the clichéd greeting-card condolence died amid a rash of mass shootings

Summary List PlacementThe wordsmith-in-chief found himself flummoxed. It was June 2015, and President Barack Obama had been invited to a memorial service for nine Black churchgoers gunned down at a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. But Obama, who had built his authorial…

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Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explains why he’s more left-wing than the Modern Monetary Theory crowd

Summary List PlacementModern Monetary Theory economists are the trailblazing left-wingers in the field. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says he’s farther left than them.
Both schools are inspired by the great 2oth-century English economist John Maynard Keynes, whose theory of fiscal stimulus influenced not only FDR’s response to the Great Depression…

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Meet the cofounders of Pizzaslime, who created Gen Z’s go-to for meme fashion and recently launched a record label with Diplo

Summary List PlacementWearing the Bernie Sanders inauguration meme, sleeping on a pillow emblazoned with the Musk tweet “Bitcoin is my safe word,” and donning an “Oprah 2020” hoodie are all possible because of Pizzaslime.
Even the website for the streetwear brand and creative agency, where you’ll see much of the…

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Israel moving towards ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza now that several military objectives have been met, reports say

Summary List PlacementIsrael will start moving towards a ceasefire now that several military objectives have been achieved against Hamas, according to a report by Israeli media outlet Walla.
Ceasefire talks could begin as soon as today (Sunday) and mediated by Egypt, Walla reported.
Military officials believe that the airstrikes on Gaza…

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Jack Dorsey says bitcoin changes everything for the better, following reports that Square has no plans to buy more of the cryptocurrency

Summary List PlacementTwitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has said bitcoin changes everything “for the better” and he will work “forever” to improve the cryptocurrency. 
In a follow-up tweet, Dorsey added that “no single person (or institution) will be able to change [the cryptocurrency], or stop it.”
His comments, which he…