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DeFi: Crypto’s ‘Wild West’ of Finance | WSJ

 

Many are calling decentralized finance, or DeFi, the “Wild West of finance.” This fast-growing industry aims to provide automated banking services for cryptocurrencies to everyone, with no middle men.

How Companies Like UPS Are Launching Holiday Hiring Blitzes | WSJ

 

As companies begin to staff up for the holiday season, they face one of the tightest labor markets in decades. To attract employees, some companies like UPS are offering sign-on bonuses.

Inside Intel’s Bold $26 Billion U.S. Plan To Regain Chip Dominance -CNBC

 

For decades, Intel was the leading maker of the world’s most advanced chips. Now Intel has fallen behind.

Is India The Next China? -Bloomberg Quicktake

 

Although India has lagged behind China since both countries opened up to the world in the 1980s, the Indian government is now taking steps to finally challenge its biggest economic competitor.

The Great Resignation, Explained in One Chart | WSJ

 

The American workforce is rapidly changing. In August, 4.3 million workers quit their jobs, part of what many are calling “the Great Resignation.” Here’s a look into where the workers are going & why

Why The Trucking Industry Is So Fragmented And Chaotic -CNBC

 

Trucking is an especially fragmented industry, which makes it susceptible to continuous boom and bust cycles. While the pandemic wreaked havoc on several industries, trucking is no exception.

Why Dental Care Costs So Much In The U.S. -CNBC

 

Americans have a tendency to avoid the dentist. More than 40% of Americans said they don't see a dentist as often as they would like, according to a 2018 survey by the American Dental Association.

The Cost to Reduce Global Warming? $131 Trillion Is One Answer | WSJ

 

Money is a sticking point in climate-change negotiations around the world. As economists warn that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will cost many more trillions than anticipated.

The Promise and Threat of China's Smart Cities -Bloomberg Quicktake

 

China's smart city technology may improve urban life and bring economic benefits. But it also advances the existing surveillance state. Now other nations are worried about its implications.

What China's Economic Slowdown Means for Global Investors | WSJ

 

China recorded a steep economic slowdown in the third quarter as its pandemic bounceback fades—and now, Beijing is taking on longer-term issues including household debt and energy consumption.

How Topgolf is Aiming For The Mainstream -Bloomberg Quicktake

 

While most sports struggled to survive the pandemic, golf managed to thrive, becoming more popular than it had been in decades.

What America's Supply-Chain Backlog Looks Like Up Close | WSJ

 

California’s Port of Los Angeles is struggling to keep up with the crush of cargo containers arriving at its terminals, creating one of the biggest choke points in the global supply-chain crisis.

China’s Power Crisis Threatens to Delay Apple Gadgets, Other Goods | WSJ

 

China’s electricity shortages have hit factories that produce a lot of the goods we use every day, including Apple gadgets and furniture.

The Great Resignation: Why Millions Of Workers Are Quitting -CNBC

 

Americans are leaving their jobs in droves. In August 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs. While some people have left the workforce entirely, job security and better pay are top concerns for others

Why so many new buildings are covered in rectangles -Vox

 

If you’ve seen new construction around your city, you’ve probably seen these distinctive rectangular panels. Sometimes plain, sometimes multi-colored, they’re absolutely everywhere. Vox explains