economy

These Amazon HQ2 finalist cities could be partially underwater in our children’s lifetimes

Esri In January, Amazon announced the top 20 contenders for its $5 billion second headquarters, HQ2. Across North America, more than 200 cities, states, and regions submitted bids for the campus, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs. Though not every proposal is fully public, none of the finalist cities — nor Amazon …

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THE VOICE APPS REPORT: The issues with discoverability, monetization, and retention, and how to solve them

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the number of Alexa skills alone surpassed 25,000 in January 2018, up from just 7,000 the …

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Facebook is sliding on report FTC looking into its use of personal data (FB)

Markets Insider Shares of Facebook are sliding Tuesday morning following a report the Federal Trade Commission is probing the company’s use of personal data.  The FTC is looking into whether the social media giant “violated terms of a consent decree over its use of personal data,” Bloomberg says, citing a person …

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The 2018 spring equinox has arrived — here’s what it is and how it works

NASA/Flickr The vernal or spring equinox of 2018 happens Tuesday, March 20. Earth’s rotation does not cause equinoxes. Equinoxes occur when Earth’s tilted axis is perpendicular to the sun’s rays. During an equinox at Earth’s equator, the sun appears almost directly overhead. The year’s spring equinox, also called the March or …

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A 19-year-old college rugby player has gone missing in Bermuda during a team trip

Bermuda Police A 19-year-old St. Joseph’s University student has gone missing in Bermuda during a team trip. Mark Dombrowski was last seen at a bar early Sunday morning. The team was competing in the Ariel Re Bermuda International 7’s Tournament during the past week and was scheduled to return to …