People who live in these cities earn the highest salaries in the world, research shows

Average salaries in San Francisco have risen by 31% since 2018, with the city taking the crown for the highest-paying city in the world this year, according to Deutsche Bank research. In 2019, people in San Francisco can expect to be paid an average of $6,526 per month — that’s 142% more than the average New Yorker’s income. New York City, with average monthly earnings hitting $4,612, was the third highest-paying city in the world. Monthly salaries saw a year-on-year increase of 12% in New York,


Average salaries in San Francisco have risen by 31% since 2018, with the city taking the crown for the highest-paying city in the world this year, according to Deutsche Bank research. In 2019, people in San Francisco can expect to be paid an average of $6,526 per month — that’s 142% more than the average New Yorker’s income. New York City, with average monthly earnings hitting $4,612, was the third highest-paying city in the world. Monthly salaries saw a year-on-year increase of 12% in New York,
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People who live in these cities earn the highest salaries in the world, research shows

Average salaries in San Francisco have risen by 31% since 2018, with the city taking the crown for the highest-paying city in the world this year, according to Deutsche Bank research.

In 2019, people in San Francisco can expect to be paid an average of $6,526 per month — that’s 142% more than the average New Yorker’s income.

Deutsche Bank’s analysis, which compared incomes and living costs in 56 cities worldwide, found that average earnings in San Francisco, where residents had the strongest purchasing power in the world, had increased by 88% over the last five years.

Zurich, Switzerland, came in second, offering an average monthly income of $5,896, although it lost the top spot this year after seeing average earnings decline by 18% over the last five years.

New York City, with average monthly earnings hitting $4,612, was the third highest-paying city in the world. Monthly salaries saw a year-on-year increase of 12% in New York, helping the city hold onto the third spot in the ranking.

Boston and Chicago, which both offer monthly incomes in excess of $4,000, were also ranked among the 10 highest paying cities.


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Cramer: Target’s Q1 shows it has a recipe to beat Amazon and win in retail

Target’s nascent delivery service and small-format stores have produced results “nothing short of astounding,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. “They’ve figured out to beat all their opponents, from Walmart to Amazon to everyone inside and outside the mall, ” Cramer said. Target was able to boost traffic during a time when many retailers blamed unfavorable weather for weaker sales, Cramer said. Last year Target acquired personal shopping and delivery service Shipt for $550 million. Half of Target’s onlin


Target’s nascent delivery service and small-format stores have produced results “nothing short of astounding,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. “They’ve figured out to beat all their opponents, from Walmart to Amazon to everyone inside and outside the mall, ” Cramer said. Target was able to boost traffic during a time when many retailers blamed unfavorable weather for weaker sales, Cramer said. Last year Target acquired personal shopping and delivery service Shipt for $550 million. Half of Target’s onlin
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Cramer: Target's Q1 shows it has a recipe to beat Amazon and win in retail

Target’s nascent delivery service and small-format stores have produced results “nothing short of astounding,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.

The “Mad Money” host applauded CEO Brian Cornell and Target leadership after the company’s fiscal first-quarter report, released Wednesday morning.

“They’ve figured out to beat all their opponents, from Walmart to Amazon to everyone inside and outside the mall, ” Cramer said.

Same-store sales grew 4.8% and digital sales surged 42% during the three-month period ended May 4. Target was able to boost traffic during a time when many retailers blamed unfavorable weather for weaker sales, Cramer said.

The retail giant’s investments in both same-day distribution and smaller store sizes are showing signs of success.

Last year Target acquired personal shopping and delivery service Shipt for $550 million. Customers can order and receive their items within hours from 1,500 locations across 250 markets, Cramer said. Curbside pickup is also available at 1,250 shops.

Half of Target’s online sales during the quarter were through same-day channels — both Shipt delivery or curbside pickup, the host said. That’s up from 28% during the same period the year prior.

“Shipt is a subscription service that costs $99 a year. You know, it’s a lot like Amazon Prime, but you know what I could argue it’s cheaper and better,” Cramer said. “Target’s gutsy decision to make its stores the centerpiece of the fulfillment system — a lot of people questioned that one — brilliant move.”

Target also began scaling its small-store model in 2018 to reach customers in urban regions and draw young shoppers into its buildings. The big-box chain has plans to open 130 of these brick-and-mortar establishments — usually about 40,000 square feet compared to its traditional 100,000-plus-square-foot stores — by the end of 2019.

The move has made Target “fun” to visit, Cramer said.

“Whenever I go somewhere new, I always hope I’ll run into a Target, especially that small-format one,” he said.

Amazon Go’s cashierless store model is “a terrific novelty, quite intimidating by the way, but I much prefer going into the Targets to see what they have that I might not be looking for.”

On the company’s Wednesday morning earnings call, CEO Cornell told shareholders the company made “bold changes” in past years that “explicitly focused on taking a different path than our competition,” as most retailers downsize their footprints.

He later told analysts that “you’re seeing the emergence of winners who have been investing in their business, that are adapting to this new omni-channel environment.”

Cramer said it’s no surprise that the stock surged 7.78% during the session.

Target estimates fiscal second-quarter comparable sales growth will land in the low- to mid-single digit range. The company is projecting adjusted earnings per share in the range of $1.52 to $1.72. The company projects full-year EPS between $5.75 and $6.05.

Disclosure: Cramer’s charitable trust owns shares of Amazon.


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Netflix should take a cue from ‘Game of Thrones’ and ditch binge-watching for new shows

Kit Harington as Jon Snow featured in the Game of Thrones season 6, episode 9 Source: HBOIn an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” breaks the mold. The show’s permeation into the public consciousness is so pervasive that even people who have never seen “Game of Thrones” before know what it is. When you look at the top 20 most watched shows on Netflix from 2018, the majority of them are long-running shows that are not Netflix originals. For comparison, “Game of Th


Kit Harington as Jon Snow featured in the Game of Thrones season 6, episode 9 Source: HBOIn an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” breaks the mold. The show’s permeation into the public consciousness is so pervasive that even people who have never seen “Game of Thrones” before know what it is. When you look at the top 20 most watched shows on Netflix from 2018, the majority of them are long-running shows that are not Netflix originals. For comparison, “Game of Th
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Netflix should take a cue from 'Game of Thrones' and ditch binge-watching for new shows

Kit Harington as Jon Snow featured in the Game of Thrones season 6, episode 9 Source: HBO

In an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” breaks the mold. Instead of releasing new episodes all in one day, the fantasy drama doles them out in weekly installments, just like traditional cable programs. The move may seem old school in a time when Netflix has normalized marathon viewing of TV shows, but it’s actually a major factor in the prolific success of the show. Fans get a reprieve between episodes to react to what happened and speculate about what’s to come. And they have built online and real world communities to do just that. The show’s permeation into the public consciousness is so pervasive that even people who have never seen “Game of Thrones” before know what it is. The weekly scheduling has been so key for HBO that analysts have begun to suggest that Netflix and other streaming services that currently offer all-you-can-watch options for their new TV shows ditch that model in favor of returning to a more traditional release schedule. “I fundamentally believe that Netflix is making a mistake by putting [content] out there the way they do,” Doug Creutz, analyst at Cowen, said. He said that the streaming service could benefit from putting out episodes its bigger shows like “Stranger Things” one at a time to capitalize on fan excitement and engagement. “I personally like that there’s a week to process and work through the episode,” Kelsey Daniel, 28, of Virginia, said. “There’s so much to decipher between the show and the books and I really enjoy reading up on fan theories. I don’t feel like I retain as much from shows that I binge watch on Netflix.”

Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson featured in Netflix original series “Stranger Things” Source: Netflix

Currently, fans of Netflix shows are compelled to watch all the new episodes of a show during the first weekend they are available if they want to avoid spoilers come Monday morning. This rushed experience was exciting and well-received by audiences in 2013 when Netflix debuted “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” but Creutz said fans like having time to digest the content and anticipate what comes next. “Since I’m all about instant gratification, I love having all of the episodes at once,” Leah O’Donnell, a 45-year-old fan from California, said. “However, I feel like I get more out of them when they come out once a week. I have time in between to absorb and analyze them and talk about them with others. It’s kind of like cake. I want the whole cake right now, but I enjoy it more when I just have a slice now and then.” Cruetz said he believed people would have a positive reaction to Netflix parsing out the new episodes, but noted that library shows like “The Office” or “Friends” should remain binge-able. After all, these shows have already aired previously so there is no need to withhold episodes to build up suspense or buzz for the show. “Honestly, I think that Netflix and other on-demand services should consider releasing some of their shows on a weekly basis if they’re interested in building a more engaged fan base,” Nolan Pacchiana, 29, from New York, said. “I can’t think of any shows from on-demand providers that have hooked me in the same way the GoT did, even in the case of high quality shows.”

To binge or not to binge

Binge-watching is by no means going to disappear. It is a major way that TV watchers consume content. However, new series could benefit from spreading out their episodes. When you look at the top 20 most watched shows on Netflix from 2018, the majority of them are long-running shows that are not Netflix originals. Programs like “The Office,” “Friends,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “NCIS” and “Criminal Minds,” each with between 200 and 400 episodes, round out the top five. All these shows are either sitcoms or procedural dramas. They typically stick to a traditional narrative structure with the majority of shocking character departures happening during the premiere, mid-season finale and finale. “Game of Thrones,” based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, has a penchant for dispatching main characters in brutal, shocking and unexpected ways. The fact that no character was safe from death made each episode all the more thrilling for audiences who tuned in in droves on Sunday nights to see if their favorites made it through the night. “Stranger Things” follows this model as well. It is a dynamic program filled with mystery and suspense and there is no predictable narrative structure. Fans have come to care about the main characters and tune in to see how they face off against the newest seasons villains — both human and monster — and who doesn’t make it to the end of the season. On the day Season two of “Stranger Things” premiered in October 2017, 9 million viewers tuned in to watch — double that of any other Netflix original over the past year and a half, Brian Fuhrer, Nielsen’s senior vice president of product leadership, said at the company’s upfront last week.

Within the first three days of the season going live, 15.8 million viewers watched the premiere episode. For each episode that followed, that number continued to shrink. This could be because people decided to parse out the episodes instead of watching them all in one sitting. For comparison, “Game of Thrones” season seven, which premiered in July 2017, saw 10.1 million viewers in the first night the episode was available. Week two and three saw a small dip in first night viewership, but interest in viewing the show on its premiere night continued to gain momentum throughout the seven-episode season. “‘Game of Thrones’ has benefited from the fact that it wasn’t binge watching,” Peter Csathy, founder of Creatv Media, said. “If it was binge-watching ready then all the things we are talking about would be vanquished.”


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Toyota says Trump’s latest tariff threat shows Japanese investments in US ‘not welcomed’

The Japan automaker’s comments Friday come after the White House said U.S.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will “address the threatened impairment” of national security from auto imports. “Our operations and employees contribute significantly to the American way of life, the U.S. economy and are not a national security threat,” Toyota said in a statement. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom also denounced Trump’s comments, saying “we completely reject the notion” that Europe’s car expo


The Japan automaker’s comments Friday come after the White House said U.S.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will “address the threatened impairment” of national security from auto imports. “Our operations and employees contribute significantly to the American way of life, the U.S. economy and are not a national security threat,” Toyota said in a statement. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom also denounced Trump’s comments, saying “we completely reject the notion” that Europe’s car expo
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Toyota says Trump's latest tariff threat shows Japanese investments in US 'not welcomed'

Toyota Motor said President Donald Trump’s latest move in the administration’s international trade war was a “major setback” for American consumers, shows the company’s investments in the U.S. are “not welcomed” and that contributions from its American employees are “not valued.”

Trump issued a new directive Friday giving Japan and the European Union six months to renegotiate their trade deals with the U.S. so that the “American automobile industry, its workforce, and American innovation” are protected.

The Japan automaker’s comments Friday come after the White House said U.S.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will “address the threatened impairment” of national security from auto imports.

“Our operations and employees contribute significantly to the American way of life, the U.S. economy and are not a national security threat,” Toyota said in a statement.

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom also denounced Trump’s comments, saying “we completely reject the notion” that Europe’s car exports are a national security threat.

Toyota said it has been “deeply engrained” in the U.S. for more than 60 years and has invested over $60 billion in the country, employing more than 475,000 Americans.

Toyota added that “history has shown” that limiting imports of vehicles and parts is “counterproductive in creating jobs, stimulating the economy and influencing consumer buying habits.” The automaker said auto tariffs would reduce consumer choice and even impact American automakers because vehicle parts used for manufacturing in the U.S. come from various countries.

“If import quotas are imposed, the biggest losers will be consumers who will pay more and have fewer vehicle choices,” Toyota said.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

Read Toyota’s full statement:


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This map shows how much money a family of 4 needs to earn to get by in every US state

Depending on where you live in the United States, the amount you need to make to get by and support a family can vary by a lot. While a household of two adults and two children can manage on less than $60,000 a year in Tennessee, for example, it takes at least $88,000 a year to make ends meet in New York. That’s according to updated data from MIT’s living wage calculator, which determines the minimum amount necessary to meet basic needs without dipping into poverty or relying on outside help. Th


Depending on where you live in the United States, the amount you need to make to get by and support a family can vary by a lot. While a household of two adults and two children can manage on less than $60,000 a year in Tennessee, for example, it takes at least $88,000 a year to make ends meet in New York. That’s according to updated data from MIT’s living wage calculator, which determines the minimum amount necessary to meet basic needs without dipping into poverty or relying on outside help. Th
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This map shows how much money a family of 4 needs to earn to get by in every US state

Depending on where you live in the United States, the amount you need to make to get by and support a family can vary by a lot. While a household of two adults and two children can manage on less than $60,000 a year in Tennessee, for example, it takes at least $88,000 a year to make ends meet in New York.

That’s according to updated data from MIT’s living wage calculator, which determines the minimum amount necessary to meet basic needs without dipping into poverty or relying on outside help. The model takes into account factors such as food, housing, child care and health insurance, in addition to other regular costs, and doesn’t include conveniences or luxuries such as restaurant meals, vacations or money left over for investments.

Here’s a closer look at what a living wage would be, before taxes, for a family of four in every U.S. state.


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Latest data shows surprise slowing in US, China economies as trade war escalates

“The real message today is that both the economic data from the U.S. and China have disappointed. The latest round of tariffs announced by President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping raised the stakes and potential economic hit on both economies. Trump boosted the tariffs on $200 billion in goods to 25% from 10%, while Xi upped the tariffs on $60 billion in goods. Economists had expected a 0.2% gain in the monthly sales data, which is important since it reflects the health of the consu


“The real message today is that both the economic data from the U.S. and China have disappointed. The latest round of tariffs announced by President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping raised the stakes and potential economic hit on both economies. Trump boosted the tariffs on $200 billion in goods to 25% from 10%, while Xi upped the tariffs on $60 billion in goods. Economists had expected a 0.2% gain in the monthly sales data, which is important since it reflects the health of the consu
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Latest data shows surprise slowing in US, China economies as trade war escalates

A worker cuts a steel coil at the Novolipetsk Steel PAO steel mill in Farrell, Pennsylvania, March 9, 2018. Aaron Josefczyk | Reuters

Consumer and industrial activity in both the U.S. and China slowed in April, even before the world’s two biggest economies entered the latest phase of an escalating trade war that could take a bite out of global growth. “The real message today is that both the economic data from the U.S. and China have disappointed. They’re like two boys in the sandbox that are spitting on each other, and it could get a lot worse,” said Marc Chandler, global market strategist at Bannockburn Global Forex. The latest round of tariffs announced by President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping raised the stakes and potential economic hit on both economies. Trump boosted the tariffs on $200 billion in goods to 25% from 10%, while Xi upped the tariffs on $60 billion in goods.

Economists see about a 0.4 to 0.5% hit on China’s GDP and about a 0.1% hit to the U.S. from the higher tariffs. Strategas Research estimates the higher tariffs would cut into U.S. growth by 0.1% for every two months the raised tariffs are in place, or 0.5% a year. Trump also threatened 25% tariffs on another $325 billion in Chinese goods, which economists say could hit Chinese sales and send prices higher for U.S. consumers. The impact of those tariffs would be even greater on GDP. China’s retail sales rose 7.2% in April, the slowest pace in 16 years and less than March’s 8.7% and forecasts of 8.6%. China’s April industrial production rose 5.4%, less than the 6.5% expected or the 8.5% gain in March. “This is the first bit of cleaner data we’re getting, and it paints a much less rosy picture of the economy than a lot of people thought was happening,” said Gareth Leather of Capital Economics. Leather said seasonal factors could have masked weakness in March data, which showed some improvement and had appeared to be signs of green shoots and recovery. “This really quashes those hopes for the time being.” U.S. retail sales slid 0.2% in April, down from the surprise jump of 1.7% gain in March. Car sales fell 1.1% last month, while sales at electronics and appliance stores lost 1.3%. Economists had expected a 0.2% gain in the monthly sales data, which is important since it reflects the health of the consumer, about 70% of the U.S. economy. U.S. industrial production, reflecting total production at factories, utilities and mines, fell 0.5% after a 0.2% gain in March. Manufacturing output dropped 0.5%, led by a 2.6% decline in motor vehicles and parts, the third decrease in four months and the latest manufacturing report to show softness.

Tariff impact

“Autos had a weird swing, as a result of excess inventories,” said Michelle Meyer, chief U.S. economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “I’ll be paying pretty close attention to manufacturing data, the survey datas, the confidence measures. It’s going to be very important to watch how the economy is going to fare around the escalation. Manufacturing has weakened already.” She said that manufacturing has been falling off since peaking last summer. She said the trade wars have had an impact on the manufacturing sector, with about 59% of companies in the ISM semi-annual survey saying that the tariffs have led to an increase in the price of goods produced. Meyer described the weaker April retail sales data as “noise,” but said it bears watching if the tariffs go into place on the $325 billion in goods since they would directly affect many consumer products. Manufacturers have been reporting impacts from tariffs, with 59% saying production costs went up as a result. Markets responded to the news from both countries by ramping up expectations for central bank and other policy easing. U.S. fed funds futures signaled expectations for more than one quarter-point rate cut this year, while China’s stock markets rallied on expectations of more fiscal and monetary stimulus. “Both economies softened before the tariff truce ended, but what’s interesting is still we’re not talking about recessionary levels. If China grows less than 6%, that’s a big deal,” said Chandler. He said U.S. growth currently looks to be averaging 2.4% in the first half.


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1 million species under threat of extinction because of humans, report finds

Jtstewartphoto | Getty ImagesA sweeping report assessing the state of the natural world found that humans are having an “unprecedented” and devastating effect on global biodiversity, with about 1 million animal and plant species now threatened with extinction. Based on these proportions, the researchers estimated that approximately 1 million animal and plant species could die out, many “within decades.” Since the 16th century, humans have driven at least 680 vertebrate species to extinction, inc


Jtstewartphoto | Getty ImagesA sweeping report assessing the state of the natural world found that humans are having an “unprecedented” and devastating effect on global biodiversity, with about 1 million animal and plant species now threatened with extinction. Based on these proportions, the researchers estimated that approximately 1 million animal and plant species could die out, many “within decades.” Since the 16th century, humans have driven at least 680 vertebrate species to extinction, inc
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1 million species under threat of extinction because of humans, report finds

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A sweeping report assessing the state of the natural world found that humans are having an “unprecedented” and devastating effect on global biodiversity, with about 1 million animal and plant species now threatened with extinction. A summary of the report’s findings was released Monday by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which was established in 2012 by the United Nations Environment Programme and includes representatives from 132 countries. Robert Watson, the panel’s chair and a professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., said evidence collected over the past five decades from roughly 15,000 scientific and government studies paints “an ominous picture.” More from NBC News:

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Sea turtle survey shows where the endangered animals are making a comeback “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever,” he said in a statement. “We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” The report, which did not list individual species, found that 25 percent of mammals, more than 40 percent of amphibian species, nearly 33 percent of sharks and 25 percent of plant groups are threatened with extinction. Based on these proportions, the researchers estimated that approximately 1 million animal and plant species could die out, many “within decades.” Since the 16th century, humans have driven at least 680 vertebrate species to extinction, including the Pinta Island tortoise. The last known animal of this subspecies, a giant tortoise nicknamed Lonesome George, died at the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador in 2012. A subspecies of the Javan rhino went extinct in 2011, and the western black rhino and northern white rhino are extinct in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. “The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed,” Josef Settele, the report’s co-chair, said in a statement.

Rapid deterioration

Extinctions have occurred throughout the planet’s history, but the report found that human act ions threaten more species now than ever before, with the global rate of species extinction over the past 50 years already “at least tens to hundreds of times higher than it has averaged over the past 10 million years.” This quickening pace should be cause for alarm, according to David Wagner, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, who was not involved with the report. “It’s happening faster than organisms can respond evolutionarily,” Wagner said. “That means new species generation won’t be able to keep pace with the loss of species.” This could have serious consequences for the stability of ecosystems around the world, which in turn could directly affect human health, experts say. The interactions between animals, plants, humans and the environment make up a complex web. Disruptions to any part of this biological architecture can have significant, cascading effects. For instance, humans need food to survive. More than three-quarters of the world’s food crops rely, at least in part, on the activities of bees, wasps, butterflies and other pollinators, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The new U.N. report found that 10 percent of insect species are under threat. “When you lose a species, think of it like a fabric, and you’re taking and plucking one of the strings,” said Brett Scheffers, a conservation ecologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville, who was not involved with the report. “Over time, the fabric gets looser and less stable. These are the types of changes we’re observing where entire ecosystems collapse.” Jessica Ware, an evolutionary biologist at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, said the situation for insects could be even more dire than recent research shows because scientists don’t have a good grasp of the number of insect species. “There are more insects than anything else on Earth, and they are the most diverse group of organisms, but it’s estimated that upwards of 10 million more species haven’t even been described yet,” she said. “If you don’t know the number of species you have, it’s hard to know how many you’re losing.”

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Amazon can already ship to 72% of US population within a day, this map shows

A closer look at Amazon’s delivery network illustrates why the company is now ready to make one-day shipping the default for its Prime members. Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and next-day delivery to 72% of the total U.S. population, including almost all of the households (95% or more) in 16 of the wealthiest and most populated states and Washington, D.C., according to a report published in March by RBC Capital Markets. The vast delivery network is the result of significant inves


A closer look at Amazon’s delivery network illustrates why the company is now ready to make one-day shipping the default for its Prime members. Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and next-day delivery to 72% of the total U.S. population, including almost all of the households (95% or more) in 16 of the wealthiest and most populated states and Washington, D.C., according to a report published in March by RBC Capital Markets. The vast delivery network is the result of significant inves
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Amazon can already ship to 72% of US population within a day, this map shows

A closer look at Amazon’s delivery network illustrates why the company is now ready to make one-day shipping the default for its Prime members.

Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and next-day delivery to 72% of the total U.S. population, including almost all of the households (95% or more) in 16 of the wealthiest and most populated states and Washington, D.C., according to a report published in March by RBC Capital Markets.

The vast delivery network is the result of significant investments over the past four years, a period during which Amazon built out fulfillment centers across the country, nearly tripling its U.S. logistics infrastructure, RBC said. Amazon has added roughly double the amount of distribution space Home Depot currently owns.


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YouTube says forthcoming original series and specials will be free with ads

YouTube said Thursday its forthcoming original series and specials will be available for free with ads. YouTube parent Alphabet reported a sharp decline in ad revenue growth Monday, with Alphabet’s CFO saying changes to YouTube’s algorithms caused lower engagement and ad revenue growth on the site. Original shows were previously primarily available to subscribers of YouTube Premium, the company’s paid streaming service that costs $11.99 per month. The company had said it would shift its original


YouTube said Thursday its forthcoming original series and specials will be available for free with ads. YouTube parent Alphabet reported a sharp decline in ad revenue growth Monday, with Alphabet’s CFO saying changes to YouTube’s algorithms caused lower engagement and ad revenue growth on the site. Original shows were previously primarily available to subscribers of YouTube Premium, the company’s paid streaming service that costs $11.99 per month. The company had said it would shift its original
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YouTube says forthcoming original series and specials will be free with ads

YouTube said Thursday its forthcoming original series and specials will be available for free with ads.

The tech company made the announcement Thursday night at its Brandcast event as part of the IAB Digital Content Newfronts. The change gives YouTube more opportunity to partner with advertisers.

YouTube parent Alphabet reported a sharp decline in ad revenue growth Monday, with Alphabet’s CFO saying changes to YouTube’s algorithms caused lower engagement and ad revenue growth on the site. She was likely referring to changes YouTube made to curb the spread of fake news and conspiracy theories, indicating the platform may be willing to forego some short-term ad revenue for the longer health of the company.

“While every other media company is building a paywall, we are headed in the opposite direction and now have more opportunities than ever to partner with advertisers and share our critically-acclaimed originals with our global audience,” YouTube’s chief business officer Robert Kyncl said in a statement.

Original shows were previously primarily available to subscribers of YouTube Premium, the company’s paid streaming service that costs $11.99 per month. The company had said it would shift its original programming to be free and ad-supported last year.

The company said seasons one and two of “Cobra Kai” will be available free with ads this fall, and said it will announce free ad-supported premiere dates for more shows like “Impulse” and “Liza On Demand.”

The company also said YouTube TV’s 70 broadcast and cable channels would be available as their own lineup on Google Preferred (a YouTube program that lets brands advertise on the top videos) this upfront season, allowing advertisers to “zero in on live and on-demand inventory” and making it so brands “can go beyond demographics to reach audiences based on their interests,” the company said in a statement.

The company’s discussions of brand safety were brief during the presentation. Still, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said it’s a priority.

“Let me be very clear, living up to our responsibility is my number one priority,” she said. “And we are making significant progress. My leadership team and I, along with thousands of people at YouTube, are laser focused on this.”


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This map shows which states have the biggest gender pay gaps

The gender pay gap — the gap between the median salaries of all working men and women in the U.S. — is often estimated at around 80 cents earned by women for every dollar earned by a man. Black women earn 61 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts. Native American women earn 58 cents to every dollar, and Latina women earn 53 cents. “One, how static the gender pay gap has been over the past 14-plus years, and two, that there is such extreme geographic disparities — the top


The gender pay gap — the gap between the median salaries of all working men and women in the U.S. — is often estimated at around 80 cents earned by women for every dollar earned by a man. Black women earn 61 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts. Native American women earn 58 cents to every dollar, and Latina women earn 53 cents. “One, how static the gender pay gap has been over the past 14-plus years, and two, that there is such extreme geographic disparities — the top
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This map shows which states have the biggest gender pay gaps

The gender pay gap — the gap between the median salaries of all working men and women in the U.S. — is often estimated at around 80 cents earned by women for every dollar earned by a man.

When controlled for factors such as race, the gap widens further. Black women earn 61 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts. Native American women earn 58 cents to every dollar, and Latina women earn 53 cents.

Another variable that dramatically impacts how much men and women make is geography.

Job search site Zippia analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Community Survey and compared the median annual earnings of year-round, full-time workers (those who worked 35 or more hours per week for at least 50 weeks of the year) including wages, salaries and self-employment incomes of men and women in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

What they found was that where you live significantly impacts how much you make — especially if you’re a woman.

“We were surprised by two trends,” Chris Kolmar, co-founder of Zippia, tells CNBC Make It. “One, how static the gender pay gap has been over the past 14-plus years, and two, that there is such extreme geographic disparities — the top quintile is some 15 percentage points better than the bottom quintile.”

This map from Zippia illustrates the states with the largest and the smallest gender pay gaps:


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