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Corner Stores Are the New Darlings of the Global Tech Industry

The Atlantic · 7 min

Corner stores don’t look like much. Maybe the one nearest to you has dusty shelves lined with bags of chips and cookies, and the cashier sitting next to the cigarettes and mini–shampoo bottles only takes cash. In some places, these mom-and-pop shops are simple roadside stalls or kiosks.

The tricky business of charging electric cars

The Economist · 3 min

TAKE THE wheel of an electric vehicle (EV) and prepare to be astounded. The smooth, instant acceleration of battery power makes driving easy and exciting. The latest technology is there, with tablet-like screens instead of old-fashioned switches.

Why Grocery Store Shelves Are Bare. Again.

Slate · 4 min

It’s starting to feel like the beginning of the pandemic again, in more ways than one. The insanely infectious omicron variant is renewing old debates about school closures. Lines for tests are stretching for blocks.

Brace for impact: Rate hikes are coming

The Globe and Mail · 3 min

William Robson is the chief executive officer of the C.D. Howe Institute. Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem, like U.S. Fed chairman Jerome Powell, is clearly starting to view continuing high inflation with concern. A change is coming in monetary policy.

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The Economist · 4 min

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