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Tech Industry Shake-Up

December 1, 2023

Recently, the tech industry was shaken up. The CEO of OpenAI was fired over disagreements about how to safely build artificial intelligence. OpenAI is the company that created the chatbot ChatGPT. Sam Altman ran the company. But on November 17,…

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Autoworkers Strike

October 6, 2023

Some 7,000 autoworkers in Michigan and Illinois joined an ongoing strike against Ford and General Motors (GM) on September 30. They’re trying to get job protections and higher pay from car companies. 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 are concerned about pay and the use of AI in the entertainment industry. The strike pits some 170,000 film and television workers against studio giants such as Disney and Paramount, and…

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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. I’m from Indianapolis, Indiana. For 24…

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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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Business

Musk Buys Twitter

November 4, 2022

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

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Got Butter?

November 3, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture says the butter supply is lower than usual: It fell about 20% from 2021. One cause is a slowdown in milk production. And the costs of cow feed and labor have gone up. But…

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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

When you toss a plastic bottle into a recycling bin, it probably doesn’t get recycled. According to the World Economic Forum, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. One reason is that not all plastic can be recycled.…

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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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