Archive for June 17th, 2017

<p>In a new book, a Brookings scholar examines how the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility.</p>

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There’s on old cliché about how hard it is for battleships to change direction. To its credit, Walmart—one of the biggest corporate ships in the…

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<p>Recent data from Square, a popular mobile payments app led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, reveals that tip encouragement seems to be working: The average tip for taxis last year was 16.54 percent, in the food and beverage sector it was 17.05 percent, and in salons it was 18.55 percent. In a previous analysis, Square users reported that from 2013 to 2014, customers tipped 35 percent more frequently.</p>

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<p>Changes are expected to be especially noticeable at Whole Foods, the organic grocer that has been derided as "Whole Paycheck" because of high prices. In recent years Whole Foods has attempted to stress value, and even launched a lower-priced Whole Foods 365 line of stores, but for the most part it is still thought of as an expensive place to shop for groceries.</p>

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<p>In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity.</p>

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Investors who were carefully watching knew Wall Street was missing something important.

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Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods could mean big changes for the way people buy groceries — and just about everything else

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