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Covid-19’s devastating toll on black and Latino Americans, in one chart

Covid-19’s devastating toll on black and Latino Americans, in one chart

It has been clear for some time that the coronavirus pandemic is killing black and Latino Americans at disproportionately high rates, but new data from the last few days reveals just how devastating the Covid-19 crisis has been for people of color. Starting in New York City, the American epicenter of the outbreak: Black New…
Coronavirus Is Devastating The Food Industry & Workers Don’t Know If They’ll Recover

Coronavirus Is Devastating The Food Industry & Workers Don’t Know If They’ll Recover

Sarah Barrows, the general manager of Route 66 Smokehouse in New York City's Financial District, said she wished she had a plan. After having to put 30 employees on an indefinite leave, it's now just Barrows and the executive chef at the restaurant, which is still open for takeout and delivery. "[We're] handling taking orders,…
What Australia’s devastating fires look like on the ground

What Australia’s devastating fires look like on the ground

Severe drought, record heat, and strong winds are fueling deadly blazes across Australia, with no end in sight. The smoke from the raging bushfires has bathed many major cities in an eerie orange glow and created apocalyptic scenes of destruction across the continent. The fires have already torched 13.5 million acres, an area larger than…
The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program

The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program

It’s easy to forget now, but Amazon wasn’t always the king of online shopping. In the fall of 2004, Jeff Bezos’s company was still mostly selling just books and DVDs. That same year, Amazon was under siege from multiple sides. Some of its biggest competitors were brick-and-mortar chains like Best Buy, which was still in…

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