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A worker sorts and packs used plastic bottles and bottle caps collected in exchange for city bus tickets in Surabaya on March 3, 2022.

TOPSHOT - A worker sorts and packs used plastic bottles and bottle caps collected in exchange for city bus tickets in Surabaya on March 3, 2022, before being resold to plastic recycling factories. (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP) (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP via Getty Images) Juni Kriswanto/AFP via Getty Images

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Even if we manage to stop using oil as fuel, plastics made from oil will be harder to give up

by Andy Uhler Mar 24, 2022
Plastics are regarded as "Plan B" for the fossil fuel industry.

Faced with growing threats, companies need cyber skills at the top

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 24, 2022
Without cybersecurity expertise in the C-suite and on the board, companies don't know what they don't know.

Company aims to buy and restore struggling rural hospitals in Tennessee

by Blake Farmer Mar 24, 2022
For rural communities, a key question: Can a new company that is taking over ownership restore confidence in the care the local hospital provides?

"Real rates that matter in the end"

Today, we chat with Natassa Zervou, an economist at the University of Texas at Austin, about the math that goes into calculating real rates and why the Federal Reserve likes to keep a close eye on them.

Apple enables some users to store IDs in their digital wallets

by Kristin Schwab Mar 24, 2022
Apple just announced that people in Arizona can now store their driver's licenses on their phones — with more states to follow suit.

Fewer people are watching the Oscars. Here's why that might not matter to the academy.

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Mar 24, 2022
The organization that puts on the awards show has transformed itself from a production company to an "institution with a billion dollar endowment," says data journalist Walt Hickey.

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