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Ahead of COP27, Egypt is highly vulnerable to climate change
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Ahead of COP27, Egypt is highly vulnerable to climate change

This story was made possible with a grant from the Pulitzer Center. Egypt’s first line of defense against climate change is a 22-mile row of shoulder-high, star-shaped concrete blocks piled along the beach outside the ancient Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. The blocks, which counteract erosion, are meant to protect a precious landscape from the...

What went wrong with Ford’s $1 billion bet on Argo AI
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What went wrong with Ford’s $1 billion bet on Argo AI

Once a self-driving darling, Argo AI is shutting shop. When the Pittsburgh firm burst onto the scene in 2017, it drew attention and backing from two massive automakers—US manufacturer Ford and German brand Volkswagen (VW). On the road, it’s charged ahead with tests in US and Germany, as well as driverless cars ferrying its own...

Does the four-day workweek live up to the hype?
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Does the four-day workweek live up to the hype?

This is the full transcript for episode 4 of Quartz’s Work Reconsidered podcast, The four-day workweek: Working to live, not living to work. Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Cassie Werber: What would you do with an extra day off every week? Would you fill it with chores and errands? Or...

America’s GDP growth in the third quarter won’t dispel recession fears
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America’s GDP growth in the third quarter won’t dispel recession fears

After recording two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is expected to announce tomorrow (Oct. 27) the US economy expanded during the third quarter. Various analysts have been revising their GDP growth estimates, pointing towards a healthy rebound. Consumer spending has not dropped yet and employment numbers remain robust. Amid...

Behind-the-scenes of my trans transition at work
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Behind-the-scenes of my trans transition at work

Julia Kamper (she/her/hers) is a proud transgender woman born is currently a QuickBooks live lead at Intuit. Raised in Colorado, she lives with her partner, son, and their 4 cats in Missouri. Grab a pen or pencil and something to write on. Now write your name, but use your non-dominant hand. How well did it...

India jailed a British Aramco executive for using a satphone
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India jailed a British Aramco executive for using a satphone

India jailed a British executive of Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco in July for carrying an unauthorized satellite phone. Fergus MacLeod, head of the company’s investor relations, spent a week in Jail from July 12 after being arrested from his hotel in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand. The 62-year-old was in India for a...

Mike Davis, author of ‘City of Quartz,’ dies
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Mike Davis, author of ‘City of Quartz,’ dies

When it was first published in 1990, Mike Davis’ “City of Quartz” hardly seemed a candidate for bestseller status. There was its author, for starters. Davis was a Marxist urban scholar whose primary contribution to the public discourse at the time consisted of a little-read book about the history of labor in the U.S., along...

Mike Davis, author of ‘City of Quartz,’ dies
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Mike Davis, author of ‘City of Quartz,’ dies

When it was first published in 1990, Mike Davis’ “City of Quartz” hardly seemed a candidate for bestseller status. There was its author, for starters. Davis was a Marxist urban scholar whose primary contribution to the public discourse at the time consisted of a little-read book about the history of labor in the U.S., along...

Italy’s first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, will use a masculine title
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Italy’s first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, will use a masculine title

Italy’s first female leader, Giorgia Meloni, proudly calls herself “a woman, a mother, a Christian.” But she does not want to be “la” presidente. In the first official communications from her new government, Meloni is repeatedly referred to as “il” presidente del consiglio, the official title of Italy’s prime minister and head of state. Though she...