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Is your phone listening to your conversations?

by Jack Stewart May 17, 2019
Companies don't need to eavesdrop to target ads — we give them plenty of information.
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Food delivery apps bring business, but are they good for business?

by Erika Beras May 17, 2019
Restaurants may need to prepare those meals differently and hire extra staff.
A man delivers a food order by bicycle for Uber Eats in Tokyo's Shibuya shopping district in 2018.
Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty Images

Grumpy Cat built an empire on memes. That's getting harder to do

by Sabri Ben-Achour May 17, 2019
The cat was a pioneer of the viral internet.
Internet phenomenon Grumpy Cat brings her iconic "No Face" to Madame Tussauds Washington, DC for a meet-and-greet with fans at Madame Tussauds on September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. The iconic cat passed away Friday.
Larry French/Getty Images for Getty Images for Madame Tussauds

Climate adaptation isn’t surrender. It’s survival.

by Molly Wood May 17, 2019
Investment in adaptation technology needs to grow.
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Making sense of stats that don't make sense

by Justin Ho May 17, 2019
Don't question your sanity when economic indicators point in opposite directions.
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These bygone supermarkets live on in our memories

by Renata Sago May 17, 2019
Many people remember local supermarkets past. Here's our ode to three venerable chains that are now gone.
Some of the items in Jim Pessek’s Red Owl collection that he hopes to display in the museum in a former Red Owl store in Stewart, MN.
Judy Griesedieck

Credit card delinquency rates have been rising — especially for young people

by Justin Ho May 17, 2019
Oh, and the interest on that outstanding debt? It's getting more expensive.

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Where to find more information on elder financial vulnerability

by Eliza Mills and Sasa Woodruff May 17, 2019
Here are some reputable sources for preventing and reporting scams.
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College admissions officers will receive an "adversity score" as part of SAT

by Tracey Samuelson May 17, 2019
SAT results will now include an adversity score based on 15 socio-economic indicators about the student's neighborhood and school.
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Food innovators in Denmark look to the future of food

by John Laurenson May 17, 2019
The country has prioritized culinary innovation in recent years.
Chef Rasmus Munk
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