A vulture swoops down on Gannett

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: The Gannett chain was the most voracious acquirer of local papers in the news business, said Brooke Sutherland at ­Bloomberg​. Now “the hunter has become the …

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Tesla to cut 7 percent of workforce

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the electric-car maker is cutting its full-time staff by 7 percent as it struggles to cut prices and ramp up production of its Model 3 sedan, the company’s first mass-market vehicle, CNN reports. …

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What Republicans miss about the dignity of work

Republicans have a new talking point. Over the next few months or years, expect to hear more from the right about “the dignity of work.” It’s part of a concerted effort to rebrand the GOP as a right-wing labor party. …

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The gig economy didn’t deliver

Here are three of the week’s top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: Broken bones, broken billsThe biggest public hospital in San Francisco takes no private insurance, and sends out bills of more than $24,000 for a …

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The man who broke Sears now wants to fix it

You’d think the average vulture capitalist, upon picking a company’s carcass clean, would fly off. But not Eddie Lampert. The hedge fund king’s name is well known for the way he ran Sears into Chapter 11. But now that bankruptcy …

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28 pro tennis players linked to massive match-rigging scheme

An Armenian gang’s tennis match-fixing ring just got served. Spain’s Civil Guard has arrested 15 people and is investigating 68 more involved with bribing tennis players to deliver certain results, it announced Thursday. Of them, 28 are professional tennis players, …

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The biggest change at CES

The annual gadget bacchanalia that is the Consumer Electronics Show is always a chance to glimpse the future. Among this year’s most exciting reveals was a TV that can actually roll up like a blind — it probably will cost …

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Jeff Bezos announces divorce from wife of 25 years

On Wednesday, Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced that he and wife MacKenzie Bezos are getting a divorce after a trial separation. “We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the …

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