What the ‘Amazon effect’ could do to prices at Whole Foods

The purchase of the upmarket grocer by Amazon could be good news for regular customers.

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Here’s one major way Amazon could lure more shoppers to Whole Foods

Amazon has an important business strategy Whole Foods has been lacking.

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Why you’re more likely to die in an accident during the summer months

July and August could be hazardous for your health.

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Why we have Ancient Greece to blame for selfie sticks

A new book traces the roots of our runaway self-obsession to ancient Greece.

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In One Chart: The 10 most valuable soccer players in the world

The ‘big 5 league’ players with the highest estimated transfer values.

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Therese Poletti’s Tech Tales: Burning Cypress: Ousted CEO wages bruising battle with company he built

After more than three decades in charge of the chip company he founded, T.J. Rodgers has now turned activist investor in a public and vicious battle that involves mudslinging on both sides, a fraught shareholder vote, and a chairman who became the American face of China’s ambitions to buy into the chip industry.

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Excessive heat will grip Southwest, parts of California this weekend and into next week

Dangerously hot temperatures will grip the southwestern U.S. and California this weekend into next week, potentially taking out the previous record-high in Phoenix, where temperatures could top 115 degrees.

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In One Chart: Everyone’s asking San Francisco: Can you see a bubble if you’re in a bubble?

The spreading grip of the technology sector on the San Francisco Bay Area means the boom reaches to every service sector that well-paid techies consume. But what that really means is that when a tech boom becomes a bubble, it’s a real-estate bubble, a restaurant bubble, a luxury-vehicle bubble, even a public-services bubble, writes Charles Hugh Smith.

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NewsWatch: 5 ways the Amazon-Whole Foods deal could change the way we shop

With Whole Foods, Amazon is gaining a network of more than 430 physical stores, mostly in well-frequented urban locations. Their customer base is higher income, skewing to Millennial and Gen X consumers, many of whom may be current Amazon customers and time-starved, with an interest in health/wellness/fitness, experience and convenience. Experience shopping is likely here to stay.

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Capitol Report: How Trump’s ‘greatest tax cut in history’ may impact you, in one simple calculator

It’s barely more than a scribble on a napkin, but here’s a calculator to estimate what your taxes would be like under President Donald Trump’s plan.

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