Morgan Meaker

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Amazon Workers in the UK Walk Out in a Cost-of-Living Rebellion

Discontent started to ripple through Amazon’s largest UK warehouse as soon as details of a bump in hourly pay flashed onto screens around the facility on Wednesday. Rumors at the Tilbury distribution...

How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves

For years, there have been concerns in Spain that this is not the best way to do business. In 2016, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tried to abolish the long lunch break, to...

Gig Workers Are Losing Their Hard-Won Rights

Not all of Just Eat’s orange-clad couriers were switched to salaried contracts, and the company did continue to use self-employed gig workers hired via outsourcing companies to fulfill some of its orders....

Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network

The panic started as soon as Jayda took the test in early July. It came back positive, and a quick calculation suggested she was seven weeks pregnant. It was a bad time....

Gorillas’ Retreat Signals a Reckoning for Delivery Apps

Gorillas is not the only rapid-delivery app that has been affected by these issues. “Rising inflation and the deteriorating macroeconomic outlook around the world have pushed all companies, especially in the tech...

The Rise and Precarious Reign of China’s Battery King

The headquarters of battery giant CATL tower over the coastal Chinese city of Ningde. To the untrained eye, the building resembles a huge slide rising out of the urban sprawl. It is,...

The End of Klarna’s Easy Money Is Bad News for BNPL

Sebastian Siemiatkowski, the cofounder and CEO of Klarna, looks slightly frayed down the barrel of his webcam as he explains over Google Meet why everything is fine at the fintech despite increasingly...

How Ukraine Is Winning the Propaganda War

It took two months for Ukrainian officials to acknowledge the story was a myth. “The ghost of Kyiv is a superhero-legend, whose character was created by Ukrainians,” Ukraine’s Air Force Command said...

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