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How to keep workers engaged, not vacant

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Print edition | Business Feb 14th 2019 HOW DO YOU rate this sentence? Please give a number between one and five where one is “I’ve stopped reading already” and five is “give this columnist a Pulitzer prize.” If this rings a bell, you are probably one of the millions of workers who have undertaken an […]

Technology News

Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&

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Walmart’s tech incubator Store N°8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchandise, and is kicking things off by collaborating with DreamWorks Animation VR tour. At select Walmart locations across the U.S., Spatial& will set up a VR experience in the parking […]

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Amazon is not getting the welcome it expected from Queens

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Print edition | Business Feb 14th 2019| LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS “DELIVERING EVERYTHING under the sun and 25,000 new jobs”, bragged a glossy flyer from Amazon about its plans to build a second headquarters in Queens. The mailer, posted to many New Yorkers last month, urged recipients to ring their state lawmakers to tell them […]

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Carlos Ghosn’s car alliance is still in limbo

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Print edition | Business Feb 14th 2019 CARLOS GHOSN’s long sojourn at the top of the car industry ended suddenly when Japanese prosecutors boarded his plane in Tokyo last November to detain him on charges of financial misconduct. Dismissed soon afterwards as chairman of Nissan and Mitsubishi, he has since been replaced as chief executive […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is in a hole mostly of its own making

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Print edition | Business Feb 14th 2019 RANGE ROVERS, the pricey range-topping models from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), flaunt interiors swagged in leather and wood. Such opulence distracts attention from the car’s capability as a rugged off-roader, as adept at driving up a mountainside as gliding around the smartest part of town. JLR’s ability to […]

New England Regional News

Walmart Employees Tie the Knot at Vermont Store

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Two Walmart employees walked down a different kind of aisle than the ones they normally do at work. Joanne and William Boulanger tied the knot at a Berlin, Vermont Walmart store on Monday, where the two workers first met. MyNBC5 reports Joanne Boulanger manages the produce department while William Boulanger manages the meat department. Todd Sovle, […]