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In a Work-from-Anywhere World, How Remote Will Workers Go?

Will professionals still choose cities if they have the option to work from the beach (or the mountains and plains of Montana)? Research by Prithwiraj Choudhury considers the radical ripple effects of remote work.

Many CEOs are now making 670 times more than their company’s median-wage workers

At 49 publicly traded companies, the gap between what CEOs and median-wage workers earn is a 1,000-to-1 ratio.

Ford CEO Says All Electric Vehicle Sales will be Online and at a Fixed  Zero Negotiation Price

CEO Jim Farley says the company has to build out its infrastructure to support online, delivered, zero-negotiation sales.

We look at why economic inequality began soaring in the U.S. four decades ago.

If you look at historical data on the U.S. economy, you often notice that something changed in the late 1970s or early ’80s. Incomes started growing more slowly for most workers, and inequality surged.

Bitcoin mining company to build data center in Montana

Mr. Wonderful on the reality TV series “Shark Tank” business mogul Kevin O’Leary touted Montana as a business-friendly state. He compared Montana’s business environment to what he called the “Norway model,” meaning that the European country is friendly to business and has access to renewable energy.

FCC Commissioner Carr “supply chain issues… stopping progress on access to broadband in rural communities.”

“Supply chain, workforce, and federal lands permitting issues are some of the bigger issues facing internet builds in Wyoming and Montana,” Carr said via text, “the federal government has appropriated enough dollars to get the job done, but unless we start tackling these other issues, we’re just jumping on the gas and the brakes at the same time.”

Tribal communities are about to get a $2B broadband funding boost

The $42.5 billion BEAD program alone accounts for the majority of the $65 billion in broadband funding the IIJA allocated to fuel broadband projects across the country. But tribal communities are set to get their own dedicated influx of broadband funding, with money expected to flow in the coming months.

‘I exhausted my savings’: Inflation has Americans turning to loans, credit cards to cope. Does it pose big risks?

Some Americans are relying on credit cards to make ends meet.

JP Morgan/Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says ‘brace yourself’ for an economic hurricane caused by the Fed and Ukraine war

“You’d better brace yourself,” Dimon told the roomful of analysts and investors. “JPMorgan is bracing ourselves and we’re going to be very conservative with our balance sheet.”

CBS Sunday Morning Report – Homes designed to resist wildfires

In America nearly 50 million homes are in areas that are prone to wildfires. But residents of Paradise, Calif., who lost their homes to the devastating Camp Fire in 2018, are not giving up.

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