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Plus: The world’s most expensive cities

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E-commerce giants joined California’s battle against organized retail theft. Etsy and eBay are among the companies pledging to support its crime-fighting efforts.

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The world’s most expensive cities

For the wealthy as well as everyone else, the cost of living climbed over the past year as prices rose. The Julius Baer Lifestyle Index evaluates the cost of 20 items associated with a high-end, cosmopolitan lifestyle, such as premium residential property, luxury cars, business-class flights, and extravagant dinners to compile an annual list of the world’s most expensive cities.

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See how the top 20 cities have been reshuffled since last year.

The inconvenient truth of wildfire data

One of these things is not like the others:

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Graphic: Clarisa Diaz

You’ll note that, except for one ol’ timey outlier, California’s most intense wildfires have been disturbingly recent. The data tells a troubling story, says Clarisa Diaz, who also told us about the burgeoning industry surrounding firetech on the Quartz Obsession podcast.

Virgin Galactic’s stock is ready for takeoff

The stock price isn’t exactly to the Moon yet, but the space tourism company’s plan to offer commercial service at the end of this month ignited investors’ boosters.

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Graphic: Tim Fernholz

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