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Houston homelessness roadmap pays off big, offering lessons for Denver

HOUSTON — The apartment complex where Teresa Eddins now lives is so quiet that “you can hear a pin drop” at night, she says — a stark contrast to the constant noise she withstood while living beneath a bridge two years ago. She was one of the first people who moved into a former hotel in Houston that served as a center to help homeless people navigate their way to more stability. She credits the transitional housing facility and programs launched as part of “The Way Home,” the large Texas city’s nationally recognized…

Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ Is First Concert Tour to Gross $1 Billion

Updated Dec. 8, 2023 1:11 pm ETTaylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” is the first tour to gross $1 billion, according to new data, capping off a record-breaking year for the pop superstar. The star’s tour brought in an estimated $1.04 billion this year, concert trade publication Pollstar said Friday. And it’s set to gross even more as the tour heads overseas. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Updated Dec. 8, 2023 1:11 pm ETTaylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” is the first

Former CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Eyes Unlikely Next Role: British Media Mogul

Updated Dec. 9, 2023 12:16 am ETJeff Zucker ran NBC’s “Today” show as a young executive producer and was CNN’s boss for nearly a decade. Now, the television veteran is angling for a very different assignment: turn conservative British news publications into global brands. Zucker is heading an investment group that has become the top contender to buy the Telegraph and the Spectator, a newspaper and a magazine that are both more than 150 years old. Copyright ©2023Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Cybertruck Is Weird. So Was Elon Musk’s Cybertruck Launch.

The early reviews of the Cybertruck are in, and Elon Musk was wrong if he thought his powerful influencer army would give Tesla a pass on missing the mark. He had promised nothing less than the year’s “biggest product launch” for the electric-vehicle company’s “best product ever.”Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 The early reviews of the Cybertruck are in, and Elon Musk was wrong if he thought his powerful influencer army would give Teslaa pass on

The Next Chips to Transform EVs Could Be Made From Wood

Listen to article(2 minutes)ADELAIDE, Australia—Ivan Williamsreckons he can help to break China’s dominance of a key ingredient of electric-vehicle batteries. To do so, he has been collecting wood chips from sawmills around the world.At a test plant in New Zealand’s picturesque Marlborough wine region, Williams and his team feed the wood chips into machines that turn out a form of synthetic graphite. He says the engineered material is as pure as synthetic graphite made from fossil fuels, which is mostly produced in China

Chicken Nuggets in Reusable Bowls? McDonald’s Isn’t Lovin’ It

PARIS—A McDonald’s on a buzzy boulevard here offers a glimpse of what the future of serving fast food could look like. The burger giant doesn’t like what it sees.For those dining in, french fries are served in durable red containers, soda is dispensed into clear washable glasses and chicken nuggets come in hard plastic white bowls. When customers are finished eating, they are asked to drop the containers into a bin to be washed, dried and reused.Copyright ©2023Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

‘It scared the hell out of me,’ says lead plaintiff in proposed class-action suit over data breach at 23andMe

A proposed class-action lawsuit against 23andMe could include more people in Canada than originally anticipated, experts say, after the genetic testing company said a data breach affected millions more customers than initially believed.A statement from the company on Tuesday said hackers have gained access to roughly 6.9 million profiles on the site — nearly half its client base. Those profiles contain delicate personal data ranging from birth year, geographic location, health information and the percentage of DNA users…

McDonald’s investor day highlights and top risks in 2024

The Ronald McDonald balloon floats down Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23, 2023, in New York City.Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty ImagesMcDonald's executives painted a rosy portrait of the fast-food giant's strength and ability to achieve long-term goals at its investor day, but the company faces some potential road bumps heading into 2024.The event, held Wednesday, featured few surprises and some new long-term targets, and Wall Street's reaction has been muted. Shares of…

The 12 months that changed Silicon Valley forever

At 1 p.m. on a Friday shortly before Christmas last year, Kent Walker, Google’s top lawyer, summoned four of his employees and ruined their weekend. The group worked in SL1001, a bland building with a blue glass facade betraying no sign that dozens of lawyers inside were toiling to protect the interests of one of the world’s most influential companies. For weeks they had been prepping for a meeting of powerful executives to discuss the safety of Google’s products. The deck was done. But that afternoon Walker told his team…

Inside the streaming site Kick

One day this summer, internet personality Adin Ross switched on his camera and started broadcasting himself live to thousands of fans, sipping a Yerba Mate drink and nodding along to Lil Uzi. Ross soon cut the music and started talking, assuring his fans that he would livestream Jake Paul’s coming boxing match, even though it would violate copyright laws. “I’ll pay the fines,” he promised. Later, he streamed himself playing online slot machines and blackjack on a gambling site, Stake. Once, he streamed pornography. He has…