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Internet data centers are fueling drive to old power source: Coal

A helicopter hovers over the Gee family farm, the noisy rattle echoing inside their home in this rural part of West Virginia. It’s holding surveyors who are eyeing space for yet another power line next to the property - a line that will take electricity generated from coal plants in the state to address a drain on power driven by the world’s internet hub in Northern Virginia 35 miles away.
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California small-business owners brace for uncertainty as $20 hourly fast-food wage takes effect

Fast food is and always has been too cheap. The McDonald's dollar menu and 50-cent Jack in the Box tacos have become anachronisms in a world where an extra scoop of guacamole at Chipotle costs nearly $3. Fast-food companies have used their dominant position in the labor market to keep wages and prices excessively low, said Michael Reich, a labor economist and professor at UC Berkeley.
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How Amazon became the largest private EV charging operator in the US

Amazon’s Maple Valley, Washington, warehouse is built for speed. At night, big rigs pull up to one end to unload boxes and padded mailers – some after a short drive from a bigger warehouse down the road, others following a flight in the hold of a cargo plane. Waiting employees scan, sort and load them into rolling racks.
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Roku says 576,000 accounts were hacked in latest breach

Roku on Friday disclosed that 576,000 accounts were accessed by malicious actors. The San José, California, technology company said that it discovered the problem after monitoring unusual account activity on its platform earlier this year that affected roughly 15,000 user accounts.
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U.S. urges action on ‘generational’ debt risks, calls out China

The world’s largest creditors should take coordinated and decisive action to address the “generational challenge” of poorer nations struggling with unmanageable debt burdens, a top U.S. Treasury official said, aiming specific criticism at China, the biggest lender to emerging markets.