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Netflix Keeps an Eye on the Mouse

Let’s get this out of the way. Netflix will not do any of the following anytime soon. Show ads, like Hulu. Make games, like Fortnite. Produce news, like television. Create short-form content, like Quibi. Show sports. That fast-forward button? That’s real. Just an experiment — for now. Reed Hastings, the …

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How Much Would You Pay for a Houseplant?

MIAMI — They came armed with totes, trash bags, empty strollers and collapsible nylon wagons. They came with wish lists and whispers of their “unicorns,” whose Latin names sounded like incantations: adansonii, patriciae, obliqua. Some of them traveled by airplane to get here. Others, in moving trucks. Because one does …

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Trading a Walk-up for a Brand-New Studio

This summer, Jade Osei-Osafo moved into a studio apartment that is so sleek and modern compared to where she has lived before that she is still getting used to it. “This is definitely not my vibe of apartment — I love the style of homes in brownstone Brooklyn,” Ms. Osei-Osafo, …

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Most expensive wristwatch ever sold fetches $31 million at auction

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Source: Christie’s A one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe watch sold for $31 million at a charity auction in Geneva, making it the most expensive wristwatch ever auctioned. The steel Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 smashed the previous record for an auctioned watch — the $17.7 million fetched …

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$4.5 Million Homes in California

Los Altos Hills | $4.5 Million A 1973 modernist house with two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a one-bedroom guest cottage, on 2.11 acres The sellers, who are the original owners, built this stucco-and-glass house in the early 1970s as a place to raise their four children. When …

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Five Stories in Five Minutes

Greetings coming into second week of November, where we’re looking back at the energy happenings in the first week of the month.   Here’s a brief summary of what I believe were the top five stories of last week, based on their long-term implications for our energy future.    A fleet of Teslas …

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