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More people are buying art online, but is that making the fine art market more accessible?

Apr 9, 2021
Online art sales doubled during the pandemic, but that didn't necessarily make it easier to break into the art world — as a collector or as an artist.
A visitor stands in front of works by U.S. artist Stanley Whitney at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens.
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More countries scrutinize foreign efforts to acquire their companies

Apr 9, 2021
The U.S. government is concerned about the national security risks in Chinese companies buying American companies.
The Chinese flag at one of its U.S. consulates. Thursday the Commerce Department stopped seven Chinese firms from buying American-made technologies.
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Amazon workers vote no on unionizing Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse

Apr 9, 2021
The warehouse has been the site of a protracted, very public fight to organize.
A sign encouraging workers to vote in the union election hangs outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.
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Texas plumbers flush with business after freeze

Apr 9, 2021
For the past two months since the winter storm, Texas plumbers have been seeing split pipe after split pipe.
February's extreme weather did widespread damage to pipes and drainage systems, keeping plumbers busy since then.
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Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr 9, 2021
The union said it would file an objection with the NLRB charging the company with illegally interfering with the union vote.
The Amazon fulfillment warehouse at the center of a unionization drive on March 29 in Bessemer, Alabama.
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Is your bridge bad enough to get infrastructure money?

Apr 9, 2021
President Biden's plan calls for fixing 20,000 miles of roads and 10,000 bridges. But which are most in need?
One bridge in the worst shape? The Brent Spence Bridge, which spans the Ohio River and was declared functionally obsolete in the 1990s.
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HUD announces $5 billion in grants to fight homelessness

Apr 9, 2021
The money can be used for tenant-based rental assistance and property development to create more affordable housing.
Homelessness went up more than 2% between 2019 and 2020, and that was before the pandemic.
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What does Warhol “fair use” ruling mean for artists and copyrights?

Art critic and Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik fears the decision will have a profound effect on "appropriation art."
Lynn Goldsmith’s photograph, left, and Andy Warhol’s portrait of Prince, as reproduced in court documents.
Courtesy of the U.S. District Court

Education may help close the racial wealth gap, but it isn't a panacea

Apr 8, 2021
Darrick Hamilton, a co-author of a recent study from the New School, describes other ways to address the disparity that hurts Black Americans.
New graduates at Agnes Scott College in Georgia. African Americans need access to capital, Darrick Hamilton says.
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