Archive for April 29th, 2017

<p>Toxic workplaces — where harassment, stereotyping and bullying occur — are driving away women and people of color, undercutting technology companies' efforts to increase diversity and costing an estimated $16 billion a year.</p>

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<p>One-third of the way into the second quarter, crude prices — the prime driver of explorers’ profits — are 25 percent higher than a year ago. If global supplies continue to contract and demand inches up through the end of June, the two dominant U.S. drillers will book a second straight quarterly victory in late July or early August.</p>

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<p>Amazon is exploring what role autonomous-vehicle technology could have in its business, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. The research is still in an early, exploratory phase, the Journal said, but hints at a larger plan of Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos: to own the delivery and logistics chain for its packages, and make it as efficient as possible.</p>

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<p>The older you are and the longer the marriage, the more complicated the divorce typically is financially. Sometimes it is so daunting that couples end up living apart for years without filing for a formal divorce. Nevertheless, the number of so-called "gray divorces" of those over 50 has doubled in the last 25 years, according to the Pew Research Center.</p>

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Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped to start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?

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A consumer pullback puts into focus a key industry problem: The supply of restaurants appears to outstrip demand.

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<p>For the first quarter of 2017, it grew a measly 0.7 percent, the worst growth since mid-2014. Economists had been hoping that sluggish economic growth would start to pick up by now as more people find work and wages increase, plus optimism gets a boost from the Trump administration’s promise to cut taxes. Two months ago,they’d predicted a slight uptick to 2 percent growth.</p>

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ESPN, which laid off 100 people this week, has a multitude of problems, but the basic one is this: It pays too much for content and costs too much for consumers.

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