Xerox to Cut 15% of Its Work Force in the First Quarter of 2024
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Xerox to Cut 15% of Its Work Force in the First Quarter of 2024

Xerox said on Wednesday that it was cutting 15 percent of its work force as part of a restructuring, the company’s latest effort to shift focus to its business-services offerings and away from its iconic photocopiers.In a news release, the company said it would reduce its global staff, which included roughly 23,000 employees in 2022, and name a new leadership team. The layoffs are expected to take place in the first quarter of 2024.The company’s shares fell more than 12 percent after the layoff news was announced. Its share price had been steadily rising over the past year, in part because Xerox had saved billions of dollars after starting a cost-cutting program in 2018. It reported a roughly 6 percent drop in revenue in the third quarter of 2023 compared with the previous year.Xerox was f...
Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times
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Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

Blast in Beirut kills senior Hamas leaderThe deputy head of Hamas, Saleh al-Arouri, and two leaders of its armed wing were killed in an explosion in Lebanon that the group attributed to Israel. Israel has refused to discuss the matter, but two senior U.S. officials said that Israel was responsible for the strike.Hamas’s leader, Ismail Haniyeh, said that seven members of the group had been killed in the strike in a suburb of Beirut, the Lebanese capital. Videos from the scene show at least one car engulfed in flames in front of a high-rise building as dozens of people gathered in the area.One U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal conversations, said it was most likely the first of many covert strikes that Israel will carry out against Hamas off...
Dry January: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Health

Dry January: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Dry January sounds like a simple proposition: No alcohol. For 31 days. And some enthusiasts jump in without much planning — perhaps even hungover after a rowdy New Year’s Eve.There is no data suggesting that those folks won’t be able to abstain from drinking, said Dr. David Wolinsky, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences with Johns Hopkins Medicine, who specializes in addiction. But starting the month with a few strategies in your back pocket — and with a clear sense of your goals — may help you get the most out of the challenge.“Most of the benefits of Dry January are probably going to be related to the intention with which you go into Dry January,” Dr. Wolinsky said. The challenge isn’t a stand-in for treatment for people with alcohol use disorder, he stressed, bu...
Professional tennis is broken. Here’s how to fix it
Sports

Professional tennis is broken. Here’s how to fix it

Tennis is doing what it does every 10-15 years or so — having a reckoning with its endless schedule, its nonsensical governing structure, and a competitive format that even devout fans struggle to understand.The sport is played across the world, with countries on every continent except Antarctica producing top players. No major sport integrates men and women more successfully, or has come as close to pay equality, though there is work to be done on those fronts. Nearly every day of the year, an enticing professional match unfolds somewhere on the planet.And yet, the nearly unanimous opinion of everyone involved in the game — its leaders, its players, tournament organizers, sponsors, media executives, coaches — is that professional tennis is broken, a structural mess that exhausts its playe...
A Stunning Eclipse, a Moon Race and Other Space Events in 2024
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A Stunning Eclipse, a Moon Race and Other Space Events in 2024

Crucial Events on the Path Back to the MoonNASA wants to put American astronauts on the moon’s surface in the years ahead with the Artemis III mission. Before that can happen, though, many things have to go right, and two of the most important are scheduled for 2024.The first is the Artemis II mission. NASA introduced the four astronauts of Artemis II last year. As soon as November, the four could travel around the moon and back. They would be the first humans to travel near the moon since 1972, when the Apollo 17 mission concluded. To fly in 2024, NASA will need to resolve issues with a heat shield on the astronauts’ spacecraft, as well as overcome other potential delays.The second hurdle is that the Orion capsule can only orbit the moon — it doesn’t land. Astronauts need another vehicle ...
Companies Like Afterpay and Affirm May Put Americans At Risk For ‘Phantom Debt’
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Companies Like Afterpay and Affirm May Put Americans At Risk For ‘Phantom Debt’

“Buy now, pay later” loans are helping to fuel a record-setting holiday shopping season. Economists worry they could also be masking and exacerbating cracks in Americans’ financial well-being.The loans, which allow consumers to pay for purchases in installments, often interest-free, have soared in popularity because of high prices and interest rates. Retailers have used them to attract customers and to get people to spend more.But such loans may be encouraging younger and lower-income Americans to take on too much debt, according to consumer groups and some lawmakers. And because such loans aren’t routinely reported to credit bureaus or captured in public data, they could also represent a hidden source of risk to the financial system.“The more I dig into it, the more concerned I am,” said ...
The World in Stories: 13 Favorite Dispatches From 2023
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The World in Stories: 13 Favorite Dispatches From 2023

Bearing witness, at close range and often at great risk, is the essence of a dispatch, and in 2023, our correspondents filed 80 of them from 37 countries, capturing the human experience from almost every angle: the good, the bad and the wrenching.In a year marked by conflicts, dozens of dispatches came directly from war zones: from a rare trip inside Gaza, where we saw a city utterly disfigured; from a ravaged Israel kibbutz, where more than 60 people were murdered on Oct. 7; and from the West Bank, where “there’s no such thing as sleeping at night.”And we got multiple, moving reports from Ukraine, where stoic faces started to crack under the war’s emotional toll. The effects of that war are being felt globally, from Bali, where Russians and Ukrainian expatriates try to get along, to towns...
Fitness: ¿Qué es? Tips para estar en forma
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Fitness: ¿Qué es? Tips para estar en forma

El fitness es un término que se ha vuelto muy popular en los últimos años. Todos hemos escuchado hablar de él, pero ¿sabemos realmente qué es y cómo podemos estar en forma? El fitness se refiere a la capacidad de una persona para llevar a cabo actividades físicas sin experimentar fatiga excesiva. Estar en forma implica tener un buen estado de salud y un nivel adecuado de resistencia, fuerza y flexibilidad. Para estar en forma, es importante seguir una rutina de ejercicios regularmente. Aquí te presentamos algunos tips que te ayudarán a mantenerte en forma: Mantén una alimentación saludable La alimentación juega un papel fundamental en el fitness. Es importante consumir una dieta equilibrada que incluya una variedad de alimentos nutritivos. Evita los alimentos procesados y opta por ...
Los mejores trucos de Roblox para ganar siempre en los juegos más populares
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Los mejores trucos de Roblox para ganar siempre en los juegos más populares

¡Bienvenidos, jugadores de Roblox! Si estás buscando una ventaja competitiva en los juegos más populares de Roblox, estás en el lugar correcto. En este artículo, te revelaré los mejores trucos que te ayudarán a ganar siempre, personalizar tu avatar y ganar dinero en Roblox. Los mejores trucos de Roblox para ganar siempre ¿Estás cansado de perder constantemente en los juegos de Roblox? ¡No te preocupes más! Aquí tienes algunos trucos infalibles para que puedas dominar cualquier juego: Conoce los atajos del teclado: Aprende los comandos y atajos del teclado para moverte rápidamente por el juego. Esto te dará una ventaja sobre tus oponentes. Practica, practica, practica: La práctica hace al maestro. Dedica tiempo a perfeccionar tus habilidades y estrategias en los juegos que más te ...
Las Propiedades Curativas de las Orquídeas: Un Tesoro de la Naturaleza
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Las Propiedades Curativas de las Orquídeas: Un Tesoro de la Naturaleza

Las orquídeas son conocidas por su belleza y elegancia, pero ¿sabías que también tienen propiedades curativas? Estas hermosas flores no solo alegran nuestros hogares y jardines, sino que también pueden brindar beneficios para nuestra salud y bienestar. Relajación y Reducción del Estrés Las orquídeas tienen la capacidad de crear un ambiente tranquilo y relajante. Sus colores suaves y su aroma delicado pueden ayudar a reducir el estrés y la ansiedad. Tener orquídeas en tu hogar o lugar de trabajo puede ser una forma efectiva de crear un espacio tranquilo donde puedas relajarte y descansar. Purificación del Aire Además de su belleza, las orquídeas también tienen la capacidad de purificar el aire. Estas plantas absorben dióxido de carbono y liberan oxígeno durante la fotosíntesis. También ...