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David Katzmeier/CNET The leaves are falling and so are the prices on some of our favorite TVs. Today, the TCL 6-Series Roku TV — ranked as the best TV for the money overall — is on sale at multiple retailers. It features excellent picture quality thanks to

It stands to reason that better-run companies attract and retain better workers, but what are the actual practices that make a business run better? “We know a lot about the labor market, and we know a lot about incentives across firms and within firms,” said Daniela Scur, assistant professor of strategy in the Charles H. […]

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 8:30 AM MDT|Updated: 33 minutes ago LAKE ORION, Mich., Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — American Battery Solutions, Inc. (ABS) [], maker of high-quality lithium-Ion batteries, announces the strategic expansion of its Innovation Center, significantly growing its footprint in Michigan . . .

(CNN) — The rates of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are improving; an optimistic sign for the future of the pandemic. But with so many Americans still unvaccinated, the numbers could still go back up, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Fox News Sunday. “If we don’t do very well in that regard, there’s always the danger […]

Amazon collects a wealth of digital data about consumers and merchants on their marketplace. The data is used to optimize recommendation algorithms, customize search experiences, and even learn from third-party merchants what private-label products to offer. But what if we could use that same data to determine whether merchants and consumers would be better or […]

American newspapers played a prominent role, from Reconstruction through the 1960s, in promoting lynchings, massacres and other forms of racist hate and violence. That legacy is documented in an ambitious new project, launching today, from 58 student journalists. Why it matters: Understanding the witting and unwitting roles played by U.S. media is an essential part […]

In America, the land of the free, there are more prisons and more prisoners than any other country in the world. This is not a new phenomenon. For decades, the rate of imprisonment in the United States has been more than twice that of its nearest developmental counterpart. The long-standing question, both at home and […]

For European settlers, North Carolina was a mystery before it was much else. In 1587, off the eastern shore of what would become the Tar Heel State, the English attempted their first permanent North American colony on Roanoke Island. No one knows what happened to it.  Within a few years, the island’s 118 settlers had vanished, leaving […]

To the Editor: Re “Can Democrats Find a Winning Message?” (column, Sunday Review, Oct. 10): Ezra Klein’s discussion of David Shor’s predictions about impending disaster for the Democratic Party in upcoming Senate elections was both fascinating and frustratingly incomplete. For one, he did not discuss the specific seats . . .

Four-year colleges and universities cut tenure-track hiring by 25 percent around the time of the Great Recession — and hires of people of color declined disproportionately, especially at public and research-oriented institutions, according to a new study in Sociological Science. In addition to these data, the new paper offers another, urgent takeaway: the same reversal of […]

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