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Politico's Supreme Court Scoop Boosts Security Concerns

Politico's Supreme Court Scoop Boosts Security Concerns

BUSINESS | By David Bauder | May 4, 2022

In breaking news of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down 50 years of abortion policy, Politico's most impactful moment also put the news organization squarely in the middle of one of society's most contentious issues.

Amazon Workers in NYC Reject Union in a Reversal of Fortune

Amazon Workers in NYC Reject Union in a Reversal of Fortune

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | May 3, 2022

Amazon workers at a warehouse on New York City's Staten Island overwhelmingly rejected a union bid on Monday.

Amazon, Union Face Off in a Rematch Election in New York

Amazon, Union Face Off in a Rematch Election in New York

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | May 1, 2022

A second labor win could give workers in other Amazon facilities — and at other companies — the motivation they need to launch similar efforts.

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

BUSINESS | By Matt O'Brien | May 1, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out some bold, if still vague, plans for transforming Twitter into a place of "maximum fun" once he buys the social media platform for $44 billion and takes it private.

China Grants First Driverless Taxi Permits to Baidu, Pony.ai

China Grants First Driverless Taxi Permits to Baidu, Pony.ai

BUSINESS | May 1, 2022

China has granted Chinese internet services company Baidu and a rival autonomous car company, Pony.ai, permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing

Airbnb Allows Employees to Live and Work from Anywhere

Airbnb Allows Employees to Live and Work from Anywhere

BUSINESS | Apr 30, 2022

Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility.

The Small-Batch Sensations of Massachusetts's Tree House Craft Cannabis

The Small-Batch Sensations of Massachusetts's Tree House Craft Cannabis

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 29, 2022

Would you care for a scoop of cannabis ice cream? How about a refreshing seltzer infused with THC? Or instead of an edible, what about a pre-foreplay, cannabis-infused personal lubricant? For all your cannabis needs, check out Tree House Cannabis.

California Subpoenas ExxonMobil in Probe of Plastics Waste

California Subpoenas ExxonMobil in Probe of Plastics Waste

BUSINESS | By Don Thompson | Apr 29, 2022

California's attorney general subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind broader investigation into the petroleum industry for its alleged role in causing a global plastic pollution crisis.

In NYC, Ads for Jobs Will Have to Say What They Pay

In NYC, Ads for Jobs Will Have to Say What They Pay

BUSINESS | By Jennifer Peltz | Apr 29, 2022

Help wanted. The job: Putting one of the nation's most far-reaching salary disclosure laws into practice. Location: New York City.

Russian Court Fines Meta, TikTok for LGBTQ+ Content

Russian Court Fines Meta, TikTok for LGBTQ+ Content

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 28, 2022

Russia's draconian anti-gay "propaganda" law from 2013 isn't just an all-purpose tool for oppression; it's also handy for raising a few rubles. Case in point: A Russian court's fining of Meta and TikTok for LGBTQ+ content.

Looking for Things Queer Near You? Try 'Everywhere Is Queer'

Looking for Things Queer Near You? Try 'Everywhere Is Queer'

BUSINESS | Apr 28, 2022

When Charlie Sprinkman traveled 42 of the 50 states for his job as a representative of an organic beverage company in 2019, he often Googled "queer hangouts here" and came up empty. So he decided to create his own.

Walmart's Active Shorts Image Reveals Something XXL

Walmart's Active Shorts Image Reveals Something XXL

BUSINESS | Apr 28, 2022

Walmart does not come to mind when it comes to provocative and sexy images, but an EDGE colleague found this ad on their website of a buff man modeling a pair of men's active shorts with something XXL in full view.

DeSantis Rescinded Disney's Self-Government; Now What?

DeSantis Rescinded Disney's Self-Government; Now What?

BUSINESS | By Mike Schneider | Apr 28, 2022

The dissolution measure was passed quickly in the Republican-controlled statehouse without public study of its impact and was hastily signed into law by DeSantis. The ramifications are unclear.

Musk's Twitter Plans May Fuel Abuse of LGBTQ+, other Minorities, but Many Won't Quit

Musk's Twitter Plans May Fuel Abuse of LGBTQ+, other Minorities, but Many Won't Quit

BUSINESS | By Josh Funk | Apr 28, 2022

Women, racial minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups are alarmed about Musk's plans for Twitter - but most users will likely stay anyway.

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

BUSINESS | By Seth Borenstein | Apr 28, 2022

Video meetings dampen brainstorming because we are so hyper-focused on the face in that box that we don't let our eyes and minds wander as much, a new study found.

What Musk's Past Tweets Reveal about Twitter's Next Owner

What Musk's Past Tweets Reveal about Twitter's Next Owner

BUSINESS | By David Klepper | Apr 27, 2022

Three days before Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter, the world's richest man tweeted a photo of Bill Gates and used a crude sexual term to make fun of his belly.

Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz | Apr 26, 2022

Elon Musk, the world's richest man, is spending $44 billion to acquire Twitter with the stated aim of turning it into a haven for "free speech." There's just one problem: The social platform has been down this road before, and it didn't end well.

After Pot Conviction, NY Couple Plans for Legal Dispensary

After Pot Conviction, NY Couple Plans for Legal Dispensary

BUSINESS | By Claudia Torrens | Apr 26, 2022

The justice system locked up a disproportionate number of Hispanics and Blacks for drug crimes. New York officials want to address this, ensuring a place in the market for people who were prosecuted.

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher and Matt O'Brien | Apr 25, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk has reached an agreement to acquire Twitter for approximately $44 billion, the company said.

Reports: Twitter in Talks with Musk over Bid to Buy Platform

Reports: Twitter in Talks with Musk over Bid to Buy Platform

BUSINESS | Apr 25, 2022

Sources said the two sides were discussing details, including a timeline and fees if an agreement was signed and then fell apart. The people said the situation was fluid and fast-moving.

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