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Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock price: Why shares are crashing in a wild meme stock rollercoaster ride

Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock is crashing, thanks to meme stock investors, a dog food entrepreneur, and a college student. If GameStop was the favorite stock of 2021 among individual investors, Bed Bath & Beyond is quickly lining up for this year’s crown among meme stock investors. But the home goods store seems to be packing all of the volatility...

Bioacoustics is helping conservationists monitor wildlife, but the tech needs improvement

The ability of audio recorders to gather large amounts of data can make them more efficient than traditional camera-trapping and remote-tracking methodologies, but it’s still too labor-intensive. Think Sonoma County, and the picturesque valley and vineyards come to mind. But the locale is also home to rich and incredible biodiversity. And Soundscapes...

Ben & Jerry’s addresses modern slavery in the supply chain with Tony’s Chocolonely partnership

The Unilever-owned ice cream brand is taking steps to raise awareness and end modern slavery and child labor in the chocolate industry. While Ben & Jerry’s is still embroiled in a dispute with its parent company, Unilever, over not wanting to sell its wares in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, it hasn’t stopped the ice cream brand from pushing...

Trader Joe’s workers say it closed its sole NYC wine shop because they wanted to unionize it

A beloved wine store near Manhattan’s Union Square abruptly closed its doors just as workers say they were preparing to announce a unionization drive. Trader Joe’s only New York City wine store, a spot known for its hour-long holiday lines, abruptly closed on August 11, leaving a swirl of rumors about why. Had rent gone up? Did the company need a bigger...

Google’s search tweaks will help prioritize quality websites in results

The update will prove especially helpful for results relating to online educational materials, shopping, arts and entertainment, and tech-related content. Google announced Thursday a series of updates meant to better prioritize quality websites in search results, helping users find more reliable sources.Read Full Story

Cameo re-introduces live video calls in a bid to boost business

The celebrity shout-out platform is doubling down on live video as part of the company’s “Cameo 2.0” strategy. Cameo is ready to go live again.Read Full Story

IRS gives teacher tax break for school supplies, but it’s hardly enough

The IRS is giving educators (a little) tax break for unreimbursed books, supplies, and other materials. While students and parents may be excited about back-to-school season, this time of year can be particularly stressful for those working in the education system. On top of being wildly underpaid, faculty responsible for a student’s education, development,...

It’s not just Big Tech: The list of companies with hiring freezes and layoffs is likely to grow

The vast majority of small businesses are planning to implement hiring freezes during the economic downturn, according to a new survey from Fiverr. The majority of Americans—70%, in fact—believe that a recession is imminent. Small business owners are no exception. According to a new study of over 1,000 small business owners from freelance platform...

Doctors are drinking on the job at alarming rates, according to a new survey of healthcare workers

We’re in the midst of a mental health crisis, and that includes your healthcare providers. Some doctors refuse help out of fear of losing their licenses. In December, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared that we’re in a youth mental health crisis. What he neglected to mention is that we’re also in a healthcare provider mental health crisis. According...

How this Dutch design convinces residents to swap car parking for bike racks

A ‘fietsvlonder,’ or bicycle platform, lets a neighborhood trial the change from car parking to bike parking to get used to the switch—and see if there’s a demand—before it’s made permanent. A parking spot for a single car can hold as many as 10 bikes—but it’s often a challenge for a city to convince drivers that it’s okay to relinquish car parking...

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