News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.
This week’s reads include:
The pollution-control gadgets are full of precious metals like palladium, and prices are soaring as regulators try to tame emissions. Crooks with hacksaws have noticed.
In 2009, a professor discovered a novel hue by accident in his university lab. Now, you can paint with it.
Amid the pandemic, lots of people are turning to Nextdoor for help. That’s not always what they find.
Cuba scrapped a ban on most private businesses on Saturday, the latest in a flurry of long-awaited reforms to its Communist system triggered by the government in recent weeks, and a sign that the state’s grip on the economy is loosening.
The C.E.O. who followed Jack Welch tried, and failed, to revive the company’s stock price. He’s owning up to some of his mistakes now — and assigning some blame.
It took scientists 375 years to discover the eighth continent of the world, which has been hiding in plain sight all along. But mysteries still remain.