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Amazon, Google and Facebook will be hit hard by the G-7 tax deal. Here’s how they responded

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This photograph taken on September 28, 2017, shows a smartphone being operated in front of the logos of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon web giants. Damien Meyer | AFP | Getty Images The world’s biggest tech companies are facing a......

Yellen Won a Global Tax Deal. Now Comes the Hard Part.

New York Times
To determine if inflation is more than a temporary matter, Ms. Yellen is monitoring two key metrics: inflation expectations and wage increases for low-paid workers. Rising pay for the lowest-wage workers could potentially lead to “an inflationary trend” if there is broad excess demand for workers in the labor market,......

It’s Hard Work to Make Ordering Groceries Online So Easy

New York Times
AWM, in Aliso Viejo, Calif., offers retailers sophisticated overhead cameras that are able to track employees and customers as they walk around stores and recognize products, even down to Red Delicious versus Gala apples. Kevin Howard, its chief executive, said that the company could cut stores’ fulfillment costs by 60......

Why it may be hard to close the racial wealth gap without forgiving student debt

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Maskot | Maskot | Getty Images President Joe Biden laid out a plan this week to narrow the racial wealth gap in the U.S. Many were disappointed not to see any mention of student loan forgiveness in that agenda. The president’s initiatives, announced 100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre,......

Taiwan says working hard to get vaccines, infections fall

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Soldiers wear protective suits as they disinfect a street following the recent surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Tucheng district of New Taipei City, Taiwan May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Taiwan is working hard to get the almost 20 million COVID-19 vaccines it has ordered as soon as possible......

Trevor Lawrence praises Tim Tebow as a ‘hard worker’ and ‘a guy that you want to be around’ after controversy

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lawrence Richard Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence enjoys having Tim Tebow on his team and says he continues to be a standout talent on the field, despite some controversy over the signing. “He looks great,” Lawrence said of Tebow......

Hard seltzer’s popularity propels the rise of another summer drink—the canned cocktail

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This summer’s hottest cocktail comes in a can. Between 2019 and 2020, the premixed cocktail category grew by 50% in the United States, according to industry tracker IWSR. The segment is still relatively small, accounting for only 3% of U.S.......

Leclerc: If it was deliberate, I wouldn’t have crashed so hard

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Charles Leclerc has brushed off any suggestion he crashed deliberately at the end of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. Leclerc’s collision with the wall prematurely ended the session Saturday when he had set the quickest time. It gave Ferrari its first pole position since Leclerc’s at the 2019 Mexican......

Do You Like Piña Coladas? Meet the Hard Seltzer Smoothie.

New York Times
Parties and get-togethers might look more normal this summer, but we can’t say the same for the drinks cooler. Breweries and beverage companies have invented new summertime drinking options that move beyond the standard lager, canned cocktail or hard seltzer. These warm-weather drinks blur categories, running the spectrum from hops-infused......

143 Times Designers Failed So Hard, They Got Shamed On The Internet (New Pics)

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I guess it’s safe to say no designer (or anyone else) wants to see their work shamed on the Internet. But to have it featured on the subreddit r/CrappyDesign you must’ve really done something wrong. Maybe you created plant-dyed underwear that looks like it has just gone through a messy......

Coca-Cola is turning to hard seltzer and sports drinks in a bid to stay on top

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With more than 1.9 billion drinks served every day, Coca-Cola is one of the world’s largest beverage companies. From its humble beginnings selling a single product at a drugstore for 5 cents a glass, the company has grown to have......

Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here On Chinese iPhones, Apple forbids apps about the Dalai Lama while hosting those from the Chinese paramilitary group accused of detaining and abusing Uyghurs, an ethnic minority group in China. The company has also helped China spread its......

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