Why the U.S. has a massive power line problem

A section of the NECEC corridor in Johnson Mountain Township is covered with straw on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Crews put down the straw for erosion control. Portland Press Herald | Portland Press Herald | Getty Images For the past six years, energy companies and Maine residents have been in a fierce stand-off over the … Read more

Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods wants higher price on carbon

Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods would like the US government to help incentivize some of the clean energy innovations his company is developing, like biofuels and direct air capture of carbon dioxide. In an interview with CNBC’s David Faber, the leader of one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world said direct … Read more

Vienna overtakes Auckland as the world’s most livable city

Vienna ranked first in 2018 and 2019, but was overtaken by Auckland, New Zealand, during the pandemic and slipped to 12th place in 2021, according to the Global Liveability Index 2022. Sylvain Sonnet | The Image Bank | Getty Images After two years, Vienna has taken over Auckland as the world’s most livable city, according … Read more

Amazon will let you try on digital versions of shoes you want to buy

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Amazon on Thursday rolled out a new augmented reality shopping tool that lets users virtually try on shoes they may be interested in buying. Amazon said the tool would make the online shopping experience easier and more interactive for shoppers. The feature, called Virtual Try-On for Shoes, is available for … Read more

How to convince your company to try a four-day work week

Xavierarnau | E + | Getty Images It’s no surprise that many people like the idea of ​​a four-day work week. Convincing your employer to test it out, on the other hand, may not be an easy task. Only a small number of employers offer a four-day policy, however, 40 companies in the US and … Read more

People are leaving Hong Kong and here’s where they’re going

They stuck it out during the 2019 political protests. Then they lasted through nearly two years of pandemic. But this year, they say they’ve had enough. Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 – not because they want to, several told CNBC, but because Covid restrictions and what they see … Read more

Tim Hortons forecasts another year of Canadian same-store sales growth

Restaurant Brand International restaurants’ Tim Hortons and Popeyes. Randy Risling | Toronto Star | Getty Images Tim Hortons is anticipating Canadian same-store sales growth in the mid-to-high single digits in 2022 as the coffee chain’s turnaround takes hold in its home market. The Restaurant Brands International chain also said Tuesday during an investor presentation that … Read more

How Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown is likely to work

Netflix signage next to the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, US, on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Netflix surprised the world this week, saying it plans to finally address the rampant practice of password sharing. More than 100 million households are using a shared password, Netflix said Tuesday, including … Read more