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Americans Spent $5.8 Billion Less Online In April, As Ecommerce Growth Slows

Online demand for groceries remains high, despite price increases, while other categories have … [+] declined, Adobe reported. getty Ecommerce growth and online inflation slowed in April, according to the latest Adobe ADBE Digital Price Index report, a sign that Americans are shifting their online spending as they react to price increases and the return […]

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Hotels In Name Only: The Strange Case Of Lodging REITs

Marriott is one of the most famous hotel brands in the world. A significant portion of Marriott’s hotels are owned by Host Inc., a lodging REIT that reports around $3 billion in revenue but effectively pays no taxes, has only 163 employees, an abnormally low CEO-to-median pay ratio, and a replacement-proof board of directors. Remarkably, […]

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Why States Continue To Overrule Local Regulation Of Fossil Fuels

Tennessee is poised to become the latest state to preempt local regulations restricting fossil fuel … [+] usage and infrastructure. getty Like their counterparts in many other state capitals, Tennessee lawmakers recently passed a reform, Senate Bill 2077, that will stop local politicians from interfering with pipelines and other energy infrastructure projects through local regulation […]

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Oregon’s $4 Billion Economic Opportunity From Ambitious Climate Policy

Oregon vaulted to the vanguard of United States climate policy when Governor Brown issued Executive Order (EO) 20-04 in March 2020, targeting at least 45% economy-wide emissions reductions by 2035, and at least 80% by 2050. But recent policies only put the state on course to reduce emissions 55% by 2050 – stronger climate policy […]

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More States Join Income Tax Cut Movement

The South Carolina State House getty Income tax cutting bills continue to sweep through state legislatures in 2022. What’s noteworthy is that they’re doing so in many cases with broad support from both Democrats and Republicans. In a bipartisan and unanimous vote, the South Carolina Senate passed legislation on March 11 that will cut the […]

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The Pandemic Changed How We Shop For Groceries, Adobe Report Shows

supermarket aisle blurred background with laptop computer and green shopping bag on wood table … [+] grocery online concept getty The pandemic not only dramatically increased the amount U.S. consumers spend online, but it shifted how Americans do their grocery shopping. The pandemic made it increasingly common for shoppers to reach for their phones or […]

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Former MLB Union Official Gene Orza Weighs In On Latest Labor Strife, Says Players More United Than Ever

Gene Orza, the former MLB Players Association COO, during labor negotiations in 2002 when the threat … [+] of a work stoppage loomed. ASSOCIATED PRESS The 1994 Major League Baseball players’ strike was in full force, a work stoppage that would wipe out the World Series that fall and spill into the ‘95 season. There […]

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UC Berkeley Forced To Withhold 5,000 Acceptance Letters Following State Supreme Court Decision

Topline The University of California, Berkeley must withhold at least 5,100 acceptance letters for the fall 2022 semester after the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision Thursday that forces the university to freeze its enrollment at 2020-21 levels, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, following a suit filed by the school’s neighbors who argue […]

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Scale Up Your Business; Tips To Make A Happier Workforce; Plus: Who To Follow Now

Nick is Forbes’ Director of Growth, leading initiatives that drive subscriptions to Forbes products. Follow him on Twitter for more audience insights and engagement tips. This is the start of revamping my weekly musings on the pulses of interests that I see across Forbes beyond traffic stats and deeper into what our most loyal subscribers […]

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Uri Fallout: Texas’ Rayburn Electric Is First Co-op To Securitize Uri Debt; Still Expected To Sue

David Naylor, Rayburn CEO, signs off on Winter Storm Uri bond. Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, Inc. The week of Feb. 7 history was made in Rockwall, Texas. But there was no jubilation: No hats were tossed into the air, no champagne corks popped. Instead, there was a sense of it is what it is. Rayburn […]

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Why Are Colleges Restricting Access To High-Paying Majors?

getty The financial return to college is not the same for everyone. Students who major in certain fields—especially engineering, computer science, finance, economics, and nursing—dramatically increase the chance that they will earn back the cost of their education. Economic returns for other majors aren’t nearly as strong, and many students who choose low-paying majors are […]

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Most Black Americans Learn History From Family And Friends, Not School, Poll Finds

Topline Only 23% of Black adults in the U.S. who are familiar with Black history in the U.S. said K-12 school was where they learned some or all of this information, according to a poll from Pew Research Center published Friday, shedding light on how much focus is given to Black history in U.S. schools.  […]

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What Empathy Is Not: 5 Myths About Empathy To Avoid

Don’t let myths of empathy derail your best efforts to be empathetic. getty Empathy is trending, with literally millions of people reading about it, talking about it, posting about it and—most importantly—seeking to demonstrate more empathy. Is empathy more important than it has been in the past? Perhaps. Or it’s possible people are more in […]

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Judge Freezes Virginia Gov. Youngkin’s Order Restricting School Mask Mandates

Topline A Virginia judge on Friday temporarily blocked Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) from requiring school districts with mask mandates to offer opt-outs to parents, an early court loss for Youngkin, who joined a wave of Republican governors seeking to bar local mask mandates. Glenn Youngkin speaks to members of the press after casting an […]

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