News From the Control Tower - 2/25/2021
News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.
This week’s reads include:
1. The Jobs the Pandemic May Devastate
An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.
2. Zoom Shirts Are Out. Zoom Fashion Is In
After a dispiriting year of living and working through video, women are investing in fashion and accessories that truly shine on-screen.
3. 'Spy pixels in emails have become endemic'
The use of "invisible" tracking tech in emails is now "endemic", according to a messaging service that analysed its traffic at the BBC's request.
4. Hipgnosis Is Buying Music Libraries — and Plans to Spend $1 Billion More
A former music manager’s company has acquired more than 100 publishing catalogs, including a 50 percent stake in Neil Young’s, as well as hits performed by Rihanna and Shakira, and is eyeing a $1 billion-plus deal pipeline.
5. Farmers fight back: making animal feed from a locust plague
Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but start-up The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits and bring "hope to the hopeless" whose crops and livelihoods are being destroyed by the insects.
Bonus: Scientists Just Changed the Rules of What You Can Do While You Sleep
A new experiment shows it's possible to talk to dreaming people—and actually hear back.