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A tale of two Christmases

Jobs | New York Christmas parties reveal the shifting economics of different work sectors
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/17/19, 07:57 pm

A New York moment: 

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Saudi oil firm breaks market records

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/11/19, 12:05 pm

The Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco reached a value of $1.88 trillion on Wednesday, its first day of trading on the Saudi Tadawul stock exchange, surpassing Apple as the largest listed company in the world. That makes it worth more than the world’s top five oil companies—Exxon Mobil, Total, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, and BP—combined.

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Thank you for the Wi-Fi

Cities | Praise for big corporations that provide oases for the homeless, knitting clubs, and roving reporters
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/04/19, 12:25 pm

A New York moment: 

When I’m not out and about reporting, I spend most of my working hours writing in coffee shops around New York, and the coffee emporium where I feel most comfortable is Starbucks. Indie coffee shops have that extra-tasty espresso, but they often lack bathrooms (public restrooms in New York are vital and hard to come by), friendliness, or any food beyond a $7 cup of granola. 

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