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Rivian IPO: Amazon’s favorite electric car company is now worth more than Ford or GM

Rivian went public on Wednesday, marking the largest IPO in the United States since 2014. The electric pickup and SUV manufacturer priced its stock at $78 a share and raised about $12 billion,...

The Great Resignation is mobilizing workers to quit or make jobs better

Workers are fed up and fighting back against low pay, poor conditions, and the general idea that work is the center of their lives. That fighting back is taking on many forms, from the performative...

Netflix publishes weekly top 10 lists for TV shows and movies

When Netflix ushered in the streaming video era, it helped kill off traditional TV ratings. Now, the company says it wants to bring them back, sort of: The streaming giant is going to start...

Facebook is spending billions to buy up the metaverse

Of the many complaints about Facebook, one comes through consistently: It’s just too big. Which is why some critics and regulators want to make it smaller by forcing Mark Zuckerberg to unwind major acquisitions,...

Astroworld, crowd surge, and the trickiness of tragedy blame games

Eight people have been confirmed dead in the aftermath of a crowd crush at Astroworld in Houston on November 5, a concert festival headlined and founded by rapper Travis Scott, and more than 300...

How the chip shortage could help high-tech manufacturing in the US

Manufacturers haven’t overcome the worldwide semiconductor shortage. Gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5 are still scarce, automakers are delivering cars with missing features, and Apple may end up producing 10 million fewer iPhones in...

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