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Host Hotels CEO on new acquisition and forecast on tourism industry -CNBC


James Risoleo, Host Hotels CEO, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss his company's first acquisition in the Florida Keys, and his outlook on the tourism and hotel industry. -from CNBC

What tennis pros look at when they pick a ball -Vox


A common belief among players is that the ball they choose can help them win. But there’s real physics at play behind this ritual and it all comes down to the fuzz.

China’s Communist Party Turns 100, Looks to the Future | WSJ


At the Chinese Communist Party’s centennial celebration, President Xi Jinping called for defiance against foreign pressure.

Why the Fed Is Considering a Digital Dollar | WSJ


The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how to keep cash relevant in a cashless world. It’s considering digitizing the U.S. dollar, giving people money they can access on their phone.

What the Inflation of the 1970s Can Teach Us Today | WSJ


Recently, the U.S. inflation rate reached a 13-year high, triggering a debate about whether the country is entering an inflationary period similar to the 1970s.

How The Olympics Became So Expensive For Host Cities -CNBC


In 2018, the Rio games were estimated to have a total cost of $20 billion, far beyond the Rio organizing committee’s initial estimate of $2.8 billion. -from CNBC

GameStop Was Nothing Compared to What’s Coming for Wall Street -Bloomberg Quicktake


A new generation of investors and influencers are moving markets like never before and they don’t intend to stop anytime soon. -from Bloomberg Quicktake

Will China become the centre of the world economy? | FT


FT discusses whether China will dominate global commerce or whether the world economy could split along regional lines.

Wuhan Lab Hypothesis or Animal-Human Leap? The Hunt for Covid-19’s Origins | WSJ


More than a year into the pandemic, scientists are still debating Covid-19’s origins. WSJ breaks down key events in three locations in China.

Why Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise and How the U.S. Can Fight Them | WSJ


Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency, victim losses are skyrocketing, and hackers are shifting their targets. WSJ’s Dustin Volz explains why these attacks are on the rise.

How Times Square Became A Giant Tourist Trap - Cheddar Explains


With its brightly lit billboards, costumed characters, and Broadway theater New York's Times Square is known as the crossroads of the world. -From Cheddar

Crypto: will the bitcoin dream succeed? | The Economist


Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies set out to upend the financial order and replace conventional money. Bitcoin has certainly disrupted the global financial system, but can it ever live up to the hype

Are Covid-19 Vaccine Incentives Paying Off? | WSJ


Across the country, states are shelling out incentives ranging from free beer to $1 million lotteries to encourage residents to get their Covid-19 shots.

How India ran out of oxygen -Vox


In April 2021, India began registering some of the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the world. When that happened, the demand for life-saving oxygen soared too. -from Vox

Elon Musk’s Power Over Crypto, Explained | WSJ


Elon Musk’s comments on assets like bitcoin and dogecoin have helped send prices sky high and crashing down over the past year. WSJ explains Musk’s influence on cryptocurrency investors.