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The messy business of NYC's live poultry industry
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The messy business of NYC's live poultry industry

Over 80 live poultry markets quietly thrive in NYC, with a clientele made up mainly of the city's immigrant populations. Hopes&Fears took a trip to a Brooklyn slaughterhouse to go behind the scenes.

Stumptown and the rise of third-wave coffee culture
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Stumptown and the rise of third-wave coffee culture

From Guatemalan farms to corporate buyouts, what will the future hold for America's most famous alternative coffee gurus?

Party king Andrew W.K. brings his zen to motivational speaking
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Party king Andrew W.K. brings his zen to motivational speaking

We talked to Andrew W.K. about his role as a motivational speaker, forgoing college, and finding enlightenment in the C major scale.

  • Email of the day

Jeff Bezos says New York Times exposé "doesn’t describe the Amazon I know"

Jeff Bezos says New York Times exposé "doesn’t describe the Amazon I know"

He asked that staff members alert HR to any practices like those described in the article, which he called "callous".

  • News

Periscope hit 10 million users, but there's a better way to measure its success

Periscope hit 10 million users, but there's a better way to measure its success

Users collectively watch 40 years of content daily on mobile devices alone.

  • News

American Apparel lost $19 million in last quarter

American Apparel lost $19 million in last quarter

The lawsuits between former owner Dov Charney and the company have cost American Apparel $3.6 million alone.

  • News

Google changed its name to Alphabet but forgot to secure the rights to its site and twitter account

Google changed its name to Alphabet but forgot to secure the rights to its site and twitter account

Google's Alphabet is missing three important letters.

  • News

What does Google's new company, Alphabet, mean for its future?

What does Google's new company, Alphabet, mean for its future?

Google got too big.

  • News

Target will remove gender-specific signs for kids toys

Target will remove gender-specific signs for kids toys

Target announced that in several sections of their stores, they will omit signage that suggests that certain products are for people of a particular gender.

  • News

Seaworld's profits drop 84% after documentary exposé 'Blackfish' released

Seaworld's profits drop 84% after documentary exposé 'Blackfish' released

The company report lists "continued brand challenges" as the reason for the decline.

  • News

Beijing will use IRL cybersecurity police to prevent "spreading of rumors"

Beijing will use IRL cybersecurity police to prevent "spreading of rumors"

Beijing will insert cybersecurity police units in the offices of major internet companies and websites to help prevent crimes like fraud and "spreading of rumors," according to China's official state

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SEC mandates disclosure of the pay ratio between CEOs and workers

SEC mandates disclosure of the pay ratio between CEOs and workers

The rule was first proposed in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, and by the SEC in 2013. Until now, it's been caught up in challenges from the opposition.

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Google bought up a bunch of patents so they didn't fall into the "wrong hands"

Google bought up a bunch of patents so they didn't fall into the "wrong hands"

Last week, Google finished the Patent Purchase Promotion experiment which began in April.

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NYC bodegas are being pushed out of gentrifying upper Manhattan neighborhoods

NYC bodegas are being pushed out of gentrifying upper Manhattan neighborhoods

This year, 75 have closed.

  • Chart of the day

Role reversal: Chinese textile producers are outsourcing manufacturing to US

Role reversal: Chinese textile producers are outsourcing manufacturing to US

Worker's wages are still higher in the US than they are in China, but in the US, Chinese companies benefit from subsidized cotton, tax breaks, and cheaper energy.

  • News

Ikea bought a forest, say they will use less wood

Ikea bought a forest, say they will use less wood

Swedish furniture behemoth Ikea has purchased a forest in Romania, a move they say will allow the company to use wood more sustainably.

Gaming the system of money-back guarantees
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Gaming the system of money-back guarantees

When a company says "we know you'll like it, or your money back," what exactly are they trying to accomplish?

  • Number of the day

How much does your identity sell for on the black market?

How much does your identity sell for on the black market?

About 20 bucks.

  • Map of the day

This map of United States property value renders the country unrecognizable

This map of United States property value renders the country unrecognizable

The Tri-state Area and California constitute the majority of United States land value.

  • News

Honda allegedly charged minorities higher interest rates, will pay $24 million to settle

Honda allegedly charged minorities higher interest rates, will pay $24 million to settle

Minority borrowers were paying $150 to $250 more than white borrowers.