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Gabriel Cortés


Southern California, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Gabriel:

Elon Musk has more than 20 direct reports at Tesla — here are the ones we know about

Musk will need to lean on these deputies as Tesla brings two new factories to full production, and tries to fulfill elusive goals in service and self-driving. → Read More

A look at the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the UN-backed deal that helped reopen Ukraine's ports to feed countries around the world

Before the war, Ukraine and Russia accounted for almost a quarter of global grain exports until those shipments came to a severe halt for nearly six months. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing about 150 stores. Here’s a map of ones on the list so far

The struggling retailer announced the closures as part of a plan to stablize its finances. → Read More

This map shows where Amazon is closing warehouses across the country

Amazon went on a building binge between 2020 and 2022 that left it with too much space, causing the company to scale back its warehouse network. → Read More

Airlines' chaotic summer is over. Here's how it went

Flight cancellation and delay rates were up this summer compared with 2019. → Read More

These are the 16 U.S. stores that Starbucks is set to close because of safety concerns

The closures come after a series of "challenging incidents" at these locations brought employees' and customers' safety into question. → Read More

Over 40% of shoppers have made a late payment using buy now, pay later: That's 'an awful lot of people'

The share of American adults who've used buy-now, pay-later services has increased to 43% — a 12 point jump from 2021, according to LendingTree. → Read More

Florida real estate may be a bubble, expert says: 'Anytime prices increased that much in a short period of time, that's a signal'

There may not be a nationwide housing bubble, but specific metro areas in Texas, Idaho, and Florida could have inflated prices, a real estate expert warns. → Read More

Renters moved to these cities in 2021 — 4 of the top 20 destinations are in Texas

Three of the most popular destinations in the Lone Star state are within commuting distance to Dallas or Fort Worth. → Read More

These 10 used car models have gained the most value the last 12 months — 8 have one thing in common

The global shortage of semi-conductors has meant less output of new cars, which has trickled down to the used car market, pushing prices to historic levels. → Read More

Waiving a home inspection is risky, but this hack can help—if you pull it off: Real estate agent

The homebuying market has been fiercely competitive for the last two years, and it's pushed more buyers to strip the inspection clause from their bids. → Read More

72% of workers who quit would return to old employers for higher pay, better benefits, and perks

New data from Monster shows that more than 40% of workers in the U.S. quit a job in the last year, and that 72% would go back to an old employer for better pay. → Read More

About half of states have unemployment rates below pre-pandemic levels, and 13 have rates lower than 3%

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in March, and 23 states now have unemployment rates at or below their pre-pandemic levels. → Read More

'If you are looking for a house right now, bless you': Buyers struggle as interest rates make real estate even pricier

"Those shopping for homes are struggling with not only higher and more volatile mortgage rates, but also an ongoing shortage of homes on the market," economist says. → Read More

4 in 5 Gen Zers say they'll likely look for new jobs in 2022 — here are their priorities

3 in 5 millennials (ages 26-41) and 4 in 5 Gen Zers (ages 18-25) say they'll probably look for new jobs this year, according to a Bankrate survey. → Read More

'The balance of power is residing with the workers': These numbers show why it's a good time to look for work

Employers created 678,000 jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and previous months' estimates were significantly revised upward. → Read More

You could be getting an extra $700 this year from the IRS in your tax refund

The average tax refund this year tops $3,500, up a whopping $700. Still, almost 3 in 10 people worry about the impact of inflation. Here are some expert tips. → Read More

401(k) balances hit record highs: How to take advantage of 'the best chance of reaching your retirement goals'

The average 401(k) balance at the end of 2021 increased 4% from the third quarter and 8% from the same time in 2020, Fidelity data shows. → Read More

75% of people who bought a home during the pandemic have regrets: Here's why

A lack of inventory means many homes are selling quickly and above list price. It's great for sellers but can leave buyers with remorse once the dust settles. → Read More

You could be 'literally costing yourself tens of thousands of dollars,' retirement expert says: Here's how

Over half of American workers say their retirement savings aren't where they want them to be, according to a Bankrate survey. Here's how to get on track. → Read More