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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We have to admit when the free market is not working’

Cook argued in an interview with Axios that the tech industry’s approach to privacy reflects a failure of the free market.

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The price of living longer: You could pay $100,000-plus a year for nursing home care

The annual median cost of care now ranges from $18,720 for adult day-care services to $100,375 for a private room in a nursing home.

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U.S.-China trade conflict is worsening

A summit that brought Vice President Pence and Chinese President Xi Jinping together in Papua New Guinea over the weekend ended without a joint communique for the first time in its 29-year history.

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The price of living longer: You could pay $100,000-plus a year for nursing home care

The cost of long term care continues to rise

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Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

Some estimates for the pre-owned watch market put it at three times the new luxury watch market, itself estimated to be worth up to $10 billion just in the U.S.

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France’s climate change commitments trigger rising diesel prices and street protests

Tens of thousands demonstrated across the country Saturday against hikes in diesel fuel taxes that they blame on the “president of the rich.”

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Can you fit in this bathroom? Passengers are growing but airplane bathrooms are shrinking

Holiday travel marks peak travel season and to accommodate more passengers on plane, airlines are shrinking their bathrooms to the smallest they’ve ever been.

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George Soros calls for probe of Facebook after report of a smear campaign

Facebook hired a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activists critical of the social network, linking them to the liberal philanthropist, according to a New York Times report.

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How Apple is suddenly a player in an unlikely Hollywood realm

The computer giant announced a new deal to partner with studio A24 to make a series of feature films. And while that seems like a minor announcement, it could change the game in some significant ways. It’s sneakily consequential.

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Quitting Instagram: She’s one of the millions disillusioned with social media. But she also helped create it.

Bailey Richardson, one of Instagram’s original 13 employees, says the company has lost its identity.

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Cities left out of the Amazon sweepstakes grapple with what might have been

Amazon’s search for its HQ2 was unnerving for many cities. The final decision to go with two fast-growing coastal hubs only highlighted worries about the modern economy’s winner-take-all dynamic.

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Perspective: Amazon’s arrival could launch a ‘war for talent’

With the arrival of HQ2, D.C. could move up to the majors as a tech capital

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Your smartphone photos are fake — and you love it

Photography has never been just about capturing reality, but the latest phones are increasingly taking photos into uncharted territory.

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Even machines are discriminating against black and Latino home buyers

A study shows that blacks and Latinos are charged 5.6 to 8.6 basis points higher than white borrowers when applying for a mortgage either face-to-face or online.

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How Apple is suddenly a player in an unlikely Hollywood realm

With the swipe of a deal pen, Apple is suddenly in the Oscar game. And that could change everything.

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The big city paradox: They’re getting richer but losing electoral clout

Amazon’s decision to split its second headquarters between New York and D.C. has fueled fears that America’s biggest cities are experiencing too much winning. The Senate and electoral college tell a different story.

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The big city paradox: They’re getting richer but losing electoral clout

Amazon’s decision to split its second headquarters between New York and D.C. has fueled fears that America’s biggest cities are experiencing too much winning. The Senate and electoral college tell a different story.

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Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.

While consumers may enjoy the cheaper prices, the low revenue may strain state budgets.

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Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.

While consumers may enjoy the cheaper prices, the low revenue may strain state budgets.

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Signature mismatches, missing birthdays and errant spouses: Why thousands of absentee ballots were tossed out in Georgia

Close races mean extra scrutiny of absentee ballot rejections.

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For decades, the kilogram was based on a hunk of metal. The world just redefined it.

Representatives of more than 60 countries have approved a new definition for the kilogram by tying it to an unchanging feature from quantum physics called Planck’s constant. The new definition, unlike a physical object, should be constant across space and time.

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Norfolk says no to scooters, impounds 560 and fines startup Bird $93,000

Several other cities are taking similar action, alleging the company is operating in their jurisdictions without permission.

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The Finance 202: Elizabeth Warren: Regulators are ignoring a major economic threat

She’s not the only one worried about the buildup of risky corporate debt.

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Entrepreneurs: the eccentric — sometimes cruel — heroes of American capitalism

Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge explain America’s edge in economic wealth.

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Inequality makes it harder than ever for cities to say no to Amazon

When even mega-cities like New York are subsidizing Amazon, what hope does anyone else have?

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U.K. school bans pricey Canada Goose jackets in effort at ‘poverty-proofing’

Woodchurch High School in northwest England told parents that the luxury outerwear is a source of stigma for those who don’t have them.

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Inequality makes it harder than ever for cities to say no to Amazon

When even mega-cities like New York are subsidizing Amazon, what hope does anyone else have?

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Wisconsin offered Foxconn more than Virginia and New York did for Amazon

New York, Virginia and Tennessee paid less to get more, according to company statistics.

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