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How the Dutch used technology and vertical farming to became a major food exporter

Dec 1, 2022
The technology allows leafy greens to be grown next to where people will eat them, says Laura Reiley of The Washington Post.
Micro greens grow at a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey.
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Teaching women and nonbinary folks the art of woodworking

Nov 16, 2022
There aren't enough instructors to keep up with demand at Jess Hirsch's Fireweed Community Woodshop in Minneapolis.
Jess Hirsch turns a bowl from a log, the subject of one of the classes they teach at Fireweed Community Woodshop.
Courtesy Studio Zu

Amid downfall of crypto exchange FTX, an absence of regulation and rescuers

Nov 14, 2022
FTX operated outside the confines of traditional regulations, and its customers are unlikely to recover their funds, says Semafor's Liz Hoffmann.
"Customers of FTX and a lot of these crypto companies that have gone bankrupt are realizing that they are the creditors," says Liz Hoffman of Semafor.
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More homes are sitting in Cleveland's real estate market, this broker says

Nov 10, 2022
"The average days on market has gone from less than a week up to about 89 days," says broker Amanda Pohlman of Keller Williams Living.
"The market just isn't as robust as it has been," said Cleveland-based broker Amanda Pohlman.
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How identity theft and fraud upended one woman's life

Nov 9, 2022
"I said, what can I do to stop this? And the customer service rep. goes, 'Well, if we could stop all instances of fraud, we would but we can't,'" says Jessica Roy, assistant editor of Utility Journalism at The Los Angeles Times.
The FTC has instructions on what to do if you've stopped receiving government benefits because of identity theft. Above, blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury facility in Philadelphia.
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Tough housing market is pushing this lumber business to diversify

Nov 7, 2022
Sawmill Timberdoodle Farm has been investing in new equipment and looking into providing services along with its products, its co-owner says.
"Our business is pretty linked to new housing starts at the moment. And that hasn't been as robust as it has in the last two years," says Katrina Amaral, co-owner of Timberdoodle Farm. Above, a retail lumber outlet in California.
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How twin sisters launched an artisanal Cuban cigar shop in Miami

Oct 25, 2022
"Sharing a room with another alpha female is not easy. [...] We know how to work with each other at this point," says Yvette Rodriguez.
Yvette and Yvonne Rodriguez, owners of Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars.
Courtesy Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars

Low water levels in the Mississippi River are disrupting the supply chain

Oct 24, 2022
Austin Golding says his family's barge business was able to plan ahead, but it's still costing the company money and productivity.
A tug pushes a barge down the Mississippi River through St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Is traveling to Instagram-famous vacation spots ever worth the money?

Oct 18, 2022
"You'll have so much more fun going somewhere else that is more catered to you," says Rebecca Jennings of Vox.
Don't limit your travel research to Instagram.
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E-bikes are soaring in popularity, but some still have reservationsĀ 

Oct 14, 2022
"I find myself looking at the other bikers going slowly and going ā€˜just get out of my way,ā€™" says Ian Bogost, contributing writer at The Atlantic.