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China is struggling with too little inflation. As it emerges from its zero-covid economy, the country is facing the opposite problem of most everyone else.
Heineken got the regulatory green light to buy Distell. The Dutch brewing company will purchase South Africa’s largest wine exporter for €2.4 billion ($2.5 billion).
Australia’s Hillsong megachurch was accused of misusing funds. A parliament member claimed leaked documents show the church made $53 million more than it reported.
Japan’s largest trade union struck a wage deal. Umbrella group UA Zensen, representing 240,000 workers, secured sizable pay hikes amid high inflation.
An activist investor plans to challenge Apple’s racial and gender pay gap reporting at the Cupertino company’s annual general meeting, a virtual gathering scheduled for today (March 10).
Apple thinks it’s already doing enough and has called on shareholders to vote against the proposal—in fact, Apple is urging shareholders to vote against all proposals. Ananya Bhattacharya looks at what’s on the table, and who objects to Al Gore’s board seat.
Pop quiz: India just witnessed its hottest February in…
A. 2 years
B. 40 years
C. 93 years
D. 122 years
Find the answer in Niharika Sharma’s Quartz story, which also explains why a hot February is sparking fears of widespread power cuts this summer.
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Construction workers are commuting via private jet. It’s another perk of the tight labor market.
Pistol shrimp claws snap as fast as a bullet flies. Their grabbers can produce a shockwave that also emits a burst of light.
The Flatiron Building is headed to the auction block. It’ll hopefully settle a longtime dispute between its owners.
Mice were created with DNA from two dads. The breakthrough method could maybe one day be used for humans.
The green burial industry is expected to top $1 billion by 2030. The business around our deaths is taking an eco-friendly turn. Learn more in the latest episode of the Quartz Obsession podcast.
Correction: Yesterday’s email incorrectly said that Sen. Bernie Sanders subpoenaed Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Sanders only threatened to subpoena Schultz.
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