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Verne Kopytoff


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Past articles by Verne:

‘I can’t answer that’: Chatbot ChatGPT is supposed to stick to the script when it comes to ‘tricky topics’ like hate, violence, and sex

Guidelines published by ChatGPT's maker show how the technology is supposed to handle users who ask about sensitive culture war subjects. → Read More

More people say they’re worse off under Joe Biden than any president in 37 years. His State of the Union speech detailed his plan to make things better

Biden's State of the Union speech detailed his plan to help create jobs and improve the economy amid high inflation. → Read More

Cannabis chain once worth $1.7 billion and called the ‘Apple store of weed’ is now nearly failing as the once-hot pot industry faces a major reckoning

The once-hot industry is reeling from major debt, falling prices, and high taxes. → Read More

Sam Bankman-Fried realizes that his Twitter war with rival CZ could have been what killed FTX: ‘Not a good strategic move on my part’

After the implosion of his multi-billion dollar business, Bankman-Fried said he's chilling out playing video games. → Read More

How the pandemic changed office work forever

COVID has upended how workers do their jobs and caused some companies to give them more flexibility. → Read More

COVID's indirect toll: Greater obesity and missed medical screenings

During the pandemic, people have skipped important health screenings and gained weight — creating a hidden health crisis. → Read More

How COVID made creating new products even harder

The pandemic has pushed product teams to work in new ways and to react to shifting customer needs. → Read More

Amazon grapples with biggest union push in its history

Amazon workers are making the biggest unionization push at the company in the unlikeliest of places: Bessemer, Ala.. → Read More

Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm protest Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm

Alphabet’s Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm are among companies worried about the $40 billion deal and are asking antitrust officials to intervene. → Read More

CEOs found their voice in a year of upheaval

In a year marked by turmoil, business leaders were more outspoken than usual about improving the world. → Read More

Chevron grapples with a new oil reality

Chevron's CEO discusses the pandemic-induced oil slump and the global push to reduce carbon emissions. → Read More

‘We were making it up as we went.’ Kohl’s CEO on weathering the COVID storm

The coronavirus pandemic set off a huge scramble at the retailer to cut costs, add to its cash hoard, and protect workers. → Read More

Nike CEO John Donahoe went on a vision quest. Here's what he learned

The longtime executive took a year-long sabbatical during which he sought the advice of 50 people about how to stay vital. → Read More

Nikola shares plunge after CEO says startup can go it alone

The electric carmaker's shares sank as much as 16% after its CEO raised doubts about a proposed General Motors partnership. → Read More

U.S. antitrust investigation of Google is coming to a head. Here's what you need to know

The Justice Department probe is homing in on whether Google skews search results to favor its own products and whether it muscles out rivals. → Read More

How Companies Can Use Artificial Intelligence to Have a Human Impact With Workers

Deb Bubb, IBM's vice president of human resources, says A.I. is vital for everything from gaging employee sentiment to hiring workers. → Read More

Why Teaching Computers Emotional Intelligence Is Important

Rana el Kaliouby, CEO of Affectiva, hopes to teach computers to read facial expressions, gestures, and tone of voice. → Read More

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: It's Not Just Companies That Can Undergo Turnarounds

Chicago has made headway under his leadership, he said. → Read More

The U.S. Economy Is Growing a Little Slower than Initially Believed

The U.S. GDP annual growth rate was revised slightly downward, to 2.2%. But stronger growth may be around the corner. → Read More

SoulCycle Ends Ride Towards an IPO

Spinning studio SoulCycle withdraws its planned initial public offering, citing "market conditions." → Read More