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Activist investors are both greening and greying

ACTIVIST INVESTORS have some menacing tools of the trade. First comes the phone call, letting a boss know they have a new arrival on the share register. Then there is the slide...

Remote workers work longer, not more efficiently

THE RETURN to the office is well under way, just as summer in the northern hemisphere begins. Pretty soon, people will be able to resume the habit of staring wistfully out of...

VC Pledged to 'Do Better' on Diversity. It's Barely Changed

The Black Lives Matter protests drew sympathetic public statements from investors in 2020. One year later, signs of progress are harder to find.It's no secret that the venture capital industry, for as...

Help! How Do I Make Work Friends When Everyone's Remote?

Guest columnist Alan Henry offers advice for putting yourself out there online.Dear OOO,I love working remotely, but I feel more isolated than ever. How do I make friends with my coworkers? My...

The Pandemic Put an End to Rush Hour. What Happens Now?

Remote work generally reduces driving. But the travel behavior of telecommuters isn’t as straightforward as it might seem.Before everything got weird and terrible, there were these things called rush hours. Between, say,...

What Really Happened When Google Ousted Timnit Gebru

She was a star engineer who warned that messy AI can spread racism. Google brought her in. Then it forced her out. Can Big Tech take criticism from within?One afternoon in late...

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Switzerland expects to reopen for vaccinated Americans and Canadians on June 28

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