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Tech Industry Shake-Up

December 1, 2023

Recently, the tech industry was shaken up. The CEO of OpenAI was fired. It was over a debate about how to safely build artificial intelligence. OpenAI is the company that created the chatbot ChatGPT. Sam Altman ran the company. He…

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Autoworkers Strike

October 6, 2023

Some 7,000 autoworkers in Michigan and Illinois joined a strike against Ford and General Motors (GM) on September 30. They want higher pay from the car companies. And they want job protections. Another 18,000 American autoworkers have been striking for…

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Strikes in Hollywood

September 1, 2023

Writers and actors continue to strike in Hollywood. They’re concerned about pay and the use of AI in the entertainment industry. They're striking against companies such as Disney and Netflix. “The entire business model has been changed” because of streaming,…

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Arts

From Athlete to Artist

April 20, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? My name is Micah Johnson. For 24 years, I played baseball…

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Colorful Car

January 12, 2023

Automaker BMW showed off a color-changing car at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 4. The electric vehicle can display up to 32 colors, to matc…

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Media Literacy

Musk Buys Twitter

November 4, 2022

Elon Musk became the owner of Twitter on October 27. Musk also runs the electric carmaker Tesla and the rocket company SpaceX. He paid $44 billion for the social-media company. Many are wondering how Twitter will change. Musk has said…

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Got Butter?

November 3, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture tracks the butter supply. It’s lower than usual this year. It fell about 20% from 2021. One cause is a slowdown in milk production. Also, the cost of cow feed has gone up. Experts…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

April 15, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh talks to TFK Kid Reporter Orlie Weitzman. They discuss "Books and Beyond," Weitzman's story about how independent bookstores have struggled during the pandemic, and yet have emerged from it…

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Environment

Refill, Please!

April 6, 2022

According to the World Economic Forum, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. Most is burned, tossed into a landfill, or scattered around the natural environment. Experts say companies should do away with single-use containers. They could replace…

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The Kid Report: Game On?

October 20, 2021

The story “Game On?”—about the impact of the pandemic on the board-game industry—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. TFK Kid Reporter Ethan played board games with his family during the pandemic. He writes about his experience below.…

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