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Here’s what Americans search for after a mass shooting

After a shooter killed 21 people at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, searches for phrases such as “gun control”, “mass shooting”, and “protective gear” spiked on Google.Search interest in the term “mass shooting” has remained high after hitting a peak after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012,  data from Google Trends show. The deadlier...

Can any amount of upgrading make people love the office?

As covid-19 has become less of a threat in recent months, companies have tried different ways to get people back to the office. Some have beautified the physical environment or proposed benefits like onsite child care. Many have stressed how vital it is to collaborate in person. Some have simply ordered their staff to return a certain number of days...

Do you speak Davos? Take our jargon quiz and find out

In a wonk-fest like the World Economic Forum, jargon is everywhere. Panelists drop phrases that are well-known only in their particular sectors—and sometimes not even there. Only the most patient speakers stop to explain what they mean. We collected five of the choicest items of gobbledygook and set up a quiz to test your mettle. How well would you...

We ordered the same gun used in Uvalde. Here’s how easy it was.

After Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas left 19 children and two adults dead, we wondered how difficult it was to order a DDM4V7, one of the two rifles the gunman bought a few days after turning 18 years old, according to reports.The answer: Five clicks.The AR-15-style weapon, made by Georgia-based Daniel Defense, sells online for $1,870, plus...

BlackRock still has a big gun problem

Four years ago, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink was forced to confront his gun problem.Following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 people dead, focus turned to the fact that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, was the largest institutional shareholder of three publicly traded gun manufacturers, including the one that made the gun...

The SEC’s latest climate crackdown won’t help Elon Musk

Financial regulators in the US are cracking down on investment funds that are marketed as climate-friendly but frequently hold shares in high-carbon fossil fuel companies, and have only marginally lower emissions per dollar of revenue than the economy average.The proposed rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission will require purveyors of exchange-traded...

AstroForge plans to mine platinum from asteroids within a decade

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Pfizer to offer drugs at not-for-profit prices in low income countries

Pfizer, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, has announced that it will be providing nearly two dozen of its patented products at not-for-profit prices to 45 lower-income countries, home to 1.2 billion people.Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda are the first five countries to commit to the ‘accord for a healthier world’ initiative,...

🌍 Details of Uvalde emerge

Good morning, Quartz readers!Here’s what you need to knowDetails of the Uvalde, Texas attack and timeline have emerged. The gunman announced his intentions on social media before driving to Robb Elementary School and shooting 19 children and two teachers.Read the rest of this story on qz.com. Become a member to get unlimited access to Quartz’s journalism.

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