Opinion: The old reliable laptop is getting a makeover and could be tech’s next new thing

The consumer electronics industry is getting new life from an old product: laptops. Although the changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, they’re substantial enough to make the laptop sector more competitive with the desktop PC sector of the market. This is especially significant as global PC sales tumbled 19.5% in the third quarter of 2022 … Read more

Colorado’s egg shortage raises prices, leaves grocery stores bare

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios Colorado shoppers who’ve shelled out more money on eggs in recent months may have something to get egg-cited about. What’s happening: Pricey eggs are starting to retreat from December’s record highs, albeit slowly, Axios’ Kelly Tyko writes. The nationwide cooldown comes after the price of a carton soared 49% in November, hitting … Read more

Number of birds culled due to HPAI surpasses 2015 outbreak

WASHINGTON — The latest reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) bring the current total number of birds culled in the United States well above the estimated record of 50 million birds from the wave in 2015. The running total sits at 52.5 million birds after a spike during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to … Read more

Higher grocery prices forecast as industry alliance calls for Australian food security plan

Grocery prices in Australia could jump another 8 per cent by this time next year, according to an alliance of food producers and distributors.  Key points: Food industry warns grocery prices could jump 8 per cent next year Producers and distributors want a national food security plan The federal government has called an inquiry into Australia’s food security The … Read more

Why The U.S. Fell Behind In Phone Manufacturing – CNBC

Why The U.S. Fell Behind In Phone Manufacturing  CNBC

US inflation nears record high – ABC News

US inflation nears record high  ABC News Americans Spend Less on Gas, More on Food as Inflation Varies Across Items  The Wall Street Journal Despite economic turmoil, consumers keep on spending  Marketplace Contact 2 digs into disappointing new inflation numbers with a local economist  FOX 2 St. Louis Utah economist breaks down how raising interest rates helps fight inflation, … Read more

Community libraries that lend things promote neighbourhood sharing and reduced consumption

Two new community initiatives offering the opportunity to borrow everything from chainsaws to party supplies are aiming to reduce waste and bring back the tradition of neighbourhood sharing. At the Tools ‘n’ Things Library in Leederville, Perth, the local community can bypass the hardware store and simply borrow the things they might need around the … Read more