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The $22B Railway Opening Saudi Arabia’s Doors to the World | WSJ

 

Saudi Arabia is racing to finish the $22B Riyadh Metro in time to modernize its capital city and open its doors to the world.

Why Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt Don’t Actually Own Most of Their Hotels | WSJ

 

When guests stay at a hotel chain like Marriott, Hilton or Hyatt, these companies don’t typically own the property. They may not even run it.

Why the era of cheap streaming is over -Vox

 

Why we’re all paying so much more for Netflix, and what we can do about it.

How Long Should You Stay At Your Job? -CNBC

 

A majority of Americans, 95%, said they plan to look for a new job in 2024, according to a survey by job site Monster. Money’s a big part of this: 45% of American workers say they need a higher income.

Why The Boeing 737 Max Has Been Such A Mess -CNBC

 

This past January, Boeing came inches from yet another catastrophe as a door plug blew off an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 plane at 16,000 feet shortly after taking off from Portland, Oregon.

Why Hybrids Are Beating EVs In The U.S. -CNBC

 

When Japanese automaker Toyota first brought hybrids to the U.S. in the early 2000s, they were at the cutting edge of green transportation. But soon after, EVs stole the spotlight.

Inside Boeing’s Quality Control Process for 737 Max Planes | WSJ

 

Boeing was given 90 days to present regulators with an action plan to address quality-control issues at its 737 factory, following the Alaska Airlines door plug incident.

Why Tire Companies Love EVs -CNBC

 

The tire business can be a brutal one - low growth, low margins and extreme competition. Tire makers are at the mercy of ups and downs of raw material prices. About half of customers are largely indifferent to the brand of tires they buy.

How Tesla Became The Most Popular Car Brand In Norway -CNBC

 

Norway has had massive success with EV adoption, with 82% of new cars sold in the country last year being electric. This high adoption rate can be attributed to the generous subsidies that Norway has offered to electric vehicle owners

Why The French Love American Fast Food -CNBC

 

Despite its reputation for gastronomy, France has become an American fast-food mecca. Between 2019 and 2023, more than 1,300 fast-food restaurants opened in the country, and over the past decade, sales increased by 61%.

OpenAI's Sora Made Me Crazy AI Videos—Then the CTO Answered (Most of) My Questions | WSJ

 

OpenAI’s new text-to-video AI model Sora can create some very realistic scenes. How does this generative AI tech work? Why does it mess up sometimes? When will it be released to the public? What data was it trained on?

The evolution of the movie backdrop -Vox

 

Matte paintings have transformed movies for over a hundred years. AI could be the next step in making them.

We’re already using AI more than we realize -Vox

 

How artificial intelligence hides in plain sight.

Why Gas Is So Expensive In California -CNBC

 

Drivers in California are no strangers to pain at the pump. The state is home to some of the highest gas prices in the United States. There are several factors that go into what drivers pay at the pump, including refining costs, distribution and marketing

Why Fisker Can't Compete With Tesla -CNBC

 

Fisker, the EV startup founded by renowned Danish car designer, Henrik Fisker, is struggling. The Fisker name became a cautionary tale for much of the automotive world after his first company, Fisker Automotive, ended in bankruptcy.

How China’s Worsening Deflation Threatens the U.S. Economy | WSJ

 

China’s economy is teetering on the brink of widespread deflation—a scenario that could cause even more problems than high inflation. Economists are afraid that deflation is happening in China like it did in Japan’s recession in the 1990s.

Why EV Sales Are Falling | CNBC

 

CNBC Marathon explores the decline of electric vehicle sales and its implications. In August 2023, it took about twice as long to sell an EV in the U.S. as it did the previous January.

Why Airline Perks Are So Disappointing | CNBC

 

CNBC Marathon explores the business of airline amenities and how airlines are working to improve them.

Why China, Japan And The Fed Are Shaking Up The $26 Trillion U.S. Treasury Market -CNBC

 

When investors think of the financial markets, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the stock market. But there is a bigger, less-flashy counterpart to the equity market: the bond market.

The Tech Making Airport Towers Obsolete | WSJ

 

Hidden in the base of the control tower at London’s Heathrow Airport lies a development lab where AI algorithms and high definition cameras are beginning to redefine how air traffic controllers operate and whether there needs to be a tower at all.