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  1. big tech
    Judge Orders Apple to End Stranglehold on In-App PurchasesThe ruling could cost the company billions in App Store revenue.
  2. business
    If You Think Flying Sucks, Try Renting a CarCustomers are putting up with filthy interiors, petty surcharges (just to speak to someone!), and skyrocketing prices.
  3. business
    The Backbreaking Work That Goes Into a Bag of ChipsFrito-Lay workers strike for family time and against dangerous conditions.
  4. business
    One Giant Leap for InequalityJeff Bezos’s space joyride is a spectacle of grotesque wealth.
  5. headaches
    The Travel Industry Is a Total Mess. Everyone Is Traveling Anyway.If you think it’s hard to find a good flight, wait till you try to book a rental car or a hotel room.
  6. business
    Space Flight Is an Exclusive FantasyBillionaires don’t expand our world; they consume it.
  7. pivot
    The Internet Emerged Stronger Than Ever From the PandemicIt was one element of American infrastructure that worked very well.
  8. the money game
    When Ransomware Hackers Tried to Ruin Summer on Martha’s VineyardThe island’s main ferry service was thrown into chaos by a cyberattack. Could the long-awaited post-vaxx high season be saved?
  9. pivot
    American Airlines Shouldn’t Have Been Bailed OutDespite getting billions in loans, the company furloughed thousands and is now contending with a worker shortage.
  10. business
    Amazon Is Too Large to SustainThe company’s growth outpaces its ability to care for its workforce.
  11. intelligencer chats
    Why It’s So Hard to Hire Restaurant Workers Right NowFor one thing, the pandemic allowed servers, cooks, and others to reevaluate their place in a precarious industry.
  12. business
    Hacked Colonial Pipeline System Had Less Security Than Your iPhoneCEO reveals VPN hit by Russian criminals didn’t use multifactor authentication. The attack caused a crippling gasoline shortage across the U.S.
  13. business
    Bezos, Musk Didn’t Pay Federal Income Tax Some Years: ReportProPublica obtained raw IRS data on the tax returns of some of America’s wealthiest people and found they paid almost no taxes at all.
  14. business
    Even a Dystopia Would Wince at Amazon’s ‘ZenBooth’Workers need more bathroom breaks. Instead, they get a box to meditate in.
  15. pivot
    The SPAC OvercorrectionA recently hot Wall Street trend is now suddenly out of fashion. But it still has its uses.
  16. business
    ‘It Hurts My Heart When I Have to Say, You Got to Speed Up’An Amazon dispatcher on her job surveilling your delivery driver.
  17. media
    Inside the Nasty Battle Between Tech and JournalismSilicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can’t code.” Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems.
  18. encounter
    Litquidity Capital Is the Meme King of Wall StreetTalking to the anonymous banker chronicling our weird, get-rich-quick economy.
  19. games
    Last Year’s NFL Draft Was a Charming Oasis. Now the Circus Is Back.This year’s big event is set to bring back the hype nobody missed.
  20. business
    Did a Human or a Computer Crash This Tesla?The question is having a big impact on Elon Musk’s company.
  21. business
    ‘There’s a Very Human Cost to Convenience’An Amazon driver on delivering your packages, being tracked by his bosses, and having to pee in bottles.
  22. high times
    The Complete Guide to Legal Weed in New YorkWhere to smoke, how to buy, and more.
  23. cryptocurrencies
    Why Dogecoin, the Joke Crypto, Is Forcing People to Take It SeriouslyDespite the fact its founders designed it to be devoid of value, the meme bitcoin-copycat has now reached Wall Street–like proportions.
  24. business
    Philanthropic MonstersA new book shows how the Sackler family behind the opioid epidemic tried to buy immortality. They almost succeeded.
  25. intelligencer chats
    What the Mainstreaming of Crypto Means for NormiesDigital currencies are likely to become more intertwined with everyday life.
  26. business
    Bernie Madoff Told the Truth About One ThingHe exposed the financial system as only a crook could.
  27. business
    America’s Failure Is Amazon’s SuccessAlec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is a portrait of trickle-down inequality.
  28. cryptocurrencies
    The Mysterious Influencer Stock Market Worth $1 BillionThe idea behind BitClout is to create a crypto marketplace for shares in public reputation. But why all the shady tactics?
  29. business
    Who’s Getting Rich From Weed Legalization in New York?Legal protections for minority-owned businesses are robust, but due to the nature of the industry, large sums of cash could still flow to big firms.
  30. amazon
    Amazon Defeats Union Drive in Bessemer, Alabama VoteIt’s a setback for the labor movement but an opening salvo in a much longer fight.
  31. covid vaccines
    J&J Takes Over Plant Where Contractor Error Led to Loss of 15M Vaccine DosesNew reports detail past batches of discarded vaccines and doubts that Johnson & Johnson can correct the course at the plant in Baltimore.
  32. business
    Convenience Is Destroying UsAmazon hopes it’s fast enough to make us complacent.
  33. games
    Baseball Can’t Screw Up Its Big 2021 OpportunityThe sport has a chance for a banner season — but a treacherous labor war looms at the other end.
  34. business
    Amazon Worker: ‘It’s Not Fair to Get Fired for Going to the Bathroom’An Amazon worker in Bessemer, Alabama, on the fight for a union.
  35. environment
    The Magic MolekuleThere has never been a better business (or planetary) climate in which to sell a product designed to calm and stoke your anxieties about dirty air.
  36. the sports section
    Why Did Someone Pay $5 Million for a Baseball Card in 2021?The pandemic isn’t the only reason the sports-card market has been booming lately.
  37. business
    A Major Union Election Will Go Ahead at AmazonWorkers in Alabama will vote on organizing with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union beginning on Monday.
  38. the group portrait
    Running Zoom on ZoomHow the company’s executives managed a period of explosive growth while working from their own platform.
  39. amazon
    Jeff Bezos to Step Down As Amazon CEOAndy Jassy, who leads Amazon’s massive cloud-computing team, will take over as CEO in Q3. The world’s richest man will stay on as executive chairman.
  40. encounter
    The Mysterious Cryptocurrency Magnate Who Became One of Biden’s Biggest DonorsTalking political bets with 28-year-old CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
  41. extremely online
    The Capitalist Case for Overhauling TwitterWe know it’s terrible for society. But it’s also a terribly run company.
  42. wall street
    The Final Boss Is CapitalismWho manipulates the manipulators? Not Reddit.
  43. wall street
    Backlash Spreads After Apps Crack Down on GameStop TradingLawmakers and Robinhood traders were united in their ire.
  44. stonks
    How Redditors Beat Hedge Funds at Their Own Game(Stop)Get rich or lol trying.
  45. fat cats
    The Trump Administration Let Boeing Settle a Killer Case for Almost NothingOne of the most lenient corporate criminal deals ever was quietly cut during the president’s final weeks in power.
  46. the money game
    What Explains Bitcoin’s Resurgence?Written off for dead by many after falling 90 percent, the cryptocurrency is back at all-time highs. Believe it or not, a lot has changed.
  47. president trump
    In Twist Ending, Trump Presidency Revealed to Be Morality TaleBy putting victory above all else, the greedy old man lost what he valued most.
  48. 1%
    Is Peloton’s CEO a Cat? An Investigation.Don’t get rich. It makes you weird.
  49. silicon valley
    ‘Beginning of the End’: Scott Galloway on Antitrust Lawsuits Against FacebookFirst the government came after Google, now they want to break apart Mark Zuckerberg’s company. It’s part of a trend.
  50. games
    How Sports Leagues Are Gearing Up for Another Weird SeasonEveryone is hoping for vaccine-enabled normalcy in 2021, but some sports are better positioned than others to wait things out.
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