Rides may never cost what they did before the pandemic. Your average Uber or Lyft ride cost 50% more this summer than before the pandemic. But prices were inching up even before lockdowns began.
Dubai, fuelled by the wealth that comes with being a major oil hub, has grown by close to 600% in population in the last 30 years. -VISION
Recent studies have shown that the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines is decreasing, though experts say the shots still work well. WSJ explains what the numbers mean.
We all know that the world is getting hotter thanks to climate change. But you may not know that cities are getting the hottest.
Supply shocks, increased demand, and labor shortages are putting inflationary pressure on businesses. A Napa Valley winery provides a window into how businesses decide whether or not to raise prices.
The race between covid-19 vaccines and variants is on. Alok Jha, The Economist’s science correspondent, and Natasha Loder, health policy editor, discuss what this means for the future.
The US state department recently issued a report detailing how China dominates some 80% of the global lithium market. -from VISION
Property owners in the windy & sunny parts of the USA are pushing back against large-scale renewable energy development, opposition that researchers say could slow the transition to a cleaner economy.
The Biden administration announced that Americans who have been fully vaccinated with a two-dose regimen against Covid-19 should receive a booster, citing the threat from the contagious Delta variant.
The cryptocurrency market was worth more than $1.6 trillion by the end of the July 2021. And bitcoin controls more than 47% of that market, down from more than 70% at the start of 2021. -CNBC
Most governments recognise that vaccination is the fastest way out of the pandemic, but in many places hesitancy is hindering the roll-out. -from The Economist
How important is privacy to you? Are gigantic corporations ever justified in snooping around our own personal files? These are the thorny questions currently being debated.
Chinese tech stocks popular among U.S. investors have tumbled amid the country’s regulatory crackdown on technology firms. WSJ explains some of the new risks investors face when buying shares.
The cruise industry is treading delicately as it begins sailing again in the USA WSJ’s Dave Sebastian explains the complicated maneuvers the industry faces as it works to return to pre-pandemic levels
Airbnb had big plans for the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the official accommodation sponsor, sparking hosts across Japan to prepare for tourists. Now, apartments are vacant.
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