The problem with cashless restaurants

A 2015 study found 360,000 households in New York City did not have access to a credit card.

Stories That Pay Off: The best Cyber Monday deals for clothing, electronics and more

Get discounts from Apple, Amazon and Walmart, to name a few.

Movement Must-Reads: Local NYC organizers speak out against Amazon deal

Plus, an in-depth feature on female rappers and music industry sexism.

This Week in Food and Travel: The best Thanksgiving-themed episodes to watch this holiday weekend

The Thanksgiving episodes of 'Friends,' 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Cheers' all prove that family conflict at the dinner table is universal.

How to be less of a garbage person: A guide to recycling your holiday gift packages and Amazon boxes

When you order something online, the package contains a whole lot more than what you added to your virtual shopping cart.

Amazon’s Long Island City deal surprised local organizers. But they are ready to keep fighting.

“This was a secret deal that was made without any transparency,” a member of the Long Island City Coalition said.

Stories That Pay Off: The desperate and hilarious ways cities begged for Amazon HQ

Not everyone is happy about the new Amazon headquarters.

Prime real estate: New Yorkers protest Amazon’s Long Island City arrival

Not everyone is happy Amazon is coming to Queens.

Mic Daily: California residents criticize officials’ lack of preparedness

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

All the dramatic ways cities begged for the Amazon headquarters deal

It's been a long, painful journey to HQ2.

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ just revealed its season 2 premiere date and a brand new trailer

See what the new trailer reveals about the show's upcoming second season.

Amazon’s recruiting software that ranked men higher than women is a lesson in AI bias

The software reportedly penalized resumes containing the word “women’s.”

The Chinese government infiltrated Apple and Amazon servers with a tiny microchip

U.S. investigators revealed that the servers containing these rogue chips were assembled by Super Micro Computer Inc.

Amazon’s minimum wage boost will strip hourly employees of bonuses

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it would increase minimum wages to $15 an hour.

Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all US employees

The new rate will go in effect on Nov. 1.


Amazon publishes a library of white nationalist books and magazines. They know it, and won’t stop.

Misogynist extremism is off the table. Racism? Anti-Semitism? For Amazon, that's fine.

A scammer behind hundreds of fake reviews on TripAdvisor receives 9-month prison sentence

“Writing fake reviews has always been fraud, but this is the first time we’ve seen someone sent to jail as a result.”

Counterfeit reusable straws are being sold on Amazon

The founder of FinalStraw — a collapsible stainless steel straw — is worried about the health risks associated with knockoffs of her product.

In an ACLU test, Amazon’s facial recognition tech wrongly matched mugshots to 28 members of Congress

Amazon needs to update how it teaches its artificial intelligence.

How to use less plastic in your everyday life

One expert says in order to reduce your waste, start with the big four: plastic straws, water bottles, coffee cups and plastic bags.

Stories that pay off: 46% of LGBTQ employees are not out at work. One out leader could change that.

This week, we take a look at a leader who wants to support LGBTQ employees, the benefits of Summer Fridays, the ways brands trick you into buying products and how online shopping may change forever.

Amazon sold facial recognition software to law enforcement. Here’s why some say it’s dangerous.

Police have already used recognition software to scan license plates at a mosque and faces at a demonstration for Freddie Gray. What's next?

What is the Rooney Rule? Here are the pros and cons of the popular diversity initiative.

The Rooney Rule is often touted as a means of diversifying the upper ranks of companies and organizations. Here's how it works — and where it comes up short.

Amazon is updating the Echo so Alexa will listen and remember better

Hey Alexa, get ready for an update.

Trump continues attacks on Amazon, takes aim at California Gov. Jerry Brown in tweetstorm

Trump has apparently taken to calling the governor "Moonbeam."

Amazon or Walmart? This store is cheapest for almost all of your purchases, a new study finds.

As Amazon creeps into the health care space, a new study suggests competitors like Walmart actually have a price advantage for most consumers.

12 apps to save money and get fast refunds you didn’t even know about

Retailer owe you money? Chasing down that refund might be too much of a pain to be worth your time — unless you have one of these apps.

Want to save money in 2018? 15 things that will be cheaper — or more expensive — in the new year

From college to cars, 2018 will bring price changes on a number of commodities.

On sale after Christmas: These are the 5 best deals in December if you’re shopping before New Year’s

Forget Boxing Day: Save money by buying everything on sale year-round. Here are the best deals and discounts — from Amazon to Target and beyond — that you can find in late December.