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Window opens for Virgin Galactic test flight from spaceport

The window opens Friday for Virgin Galactic’s first rocket-powered test flight from Spaceport America in southern New Mexico as the company prepares for commercial flights next year. The exact timing

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Who is Eric Yuan?

Time Magazine on Thursday named Zoom CEO Eric Yuan its 2020 “businessperson of the year.” WHAT IS ZOOM? Hundreds of millions of people around the world have become reliant on

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Starbucks to raise minimum wage to $15 for US employees over next three years

Big things are brewing at Starbucks. The coffee chain has announced plans to pay all U.S. employees a minimum wage of $15 over the next three years, expanding pay raises

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Clorox says product shortages to stretch through mid-2021

As coronavirus cases surge around the country, California-based Clorox Co. is struggling to meet demand for its cleaning and disinfecting products, warning that shortages will extend through mid-2021. The bleach

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Bob Dylan’s catalog sale highlights a tax advantage for songwriters

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the tax code. The sale of Bob Dylan’s songwriting catalog to Universal Music Publishing Group, announced this week, likely means he is trading

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US consumers would rather give up alcohol than food delivery: survey

More than half of Americans are more likely to ditch alcohol over their favorite food delivery service, a new survey suggests. Health-conscious beverage company Aqua ViTea Kombucha conducted a limited

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Intelligence expert weighs in on what a spy could gather by lurking on Facebook friends lists

Christine Fang, or Fang Fang, a suspected spy whose reported mission was to network with and befriend up-and-coming American officials on behalf of China, remained Facebook “friends” with a number

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