Homeowners collaborate with designers and elevate a project to success

Bill O’Leary The Washington Post Tim Price, right, and Jerry Sealy have used works of art as centerpieces in each room of their co-op in the District’s Adams Morgan to create a unified whole. Like many couples considering moving in together, Jerry Sealy and Tim Price had difficulty deciding on design preferences. Sealy, an editorial …

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Mortgage rates rise amid positive housing news

Mortgage rates rose slightly this week amid positive housing market news and increased demand for home loans. According to a Freddie Mac report released Thursday, the average for 30-year fixed rate reached 2.90 percent, up from 2.87 percent with an average 0.8 point. (A point is a fee borrowers pay, in addition to the interest …

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Coronavirus may just sink the world’s video game museums

When Alex Handy first founded the Museum of Arts and Digital Entertainment (or the MADE) in Oakland, Calif. in 2011, he imagined the institution as a bucket placed underneath an industry that was constantly leaking and dripping out vital artifacts of its own history. Over the museum’s near-decade of existence, it has weathered rising rents, …

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Amazon announces new video game streaming service, partnership with Ubisoft

Amazon is pushing into the video game streaming market with Luna, a new service announced Thursday. The service will run off AWS game servers and allow users to stream video games though Fire TV, smartphones and tablets, as well as PC and Mac. The service includes the Luna+ game channel, where players can access an …

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Publicly traded firms paid dividends, bought their own stock after receiving PPP loans to pay employees

Some publicly traded companies that received taxpayer-backed small business loans to pay their employees during the early weeks of the pandemic paid out millions to Wall Street investors in dividends and share buybacks, publicly available financial disclosures reviewed by The Washington Post show. The findings reinforce long-standing concerns that the Paycheck Protection Program, an emergency …

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Virus’s unseen hot zone: The American farm

In Yakima County, Wash., some fruit orchard owners declined on-site testing of workers by health departments at the height of harvest season even as coronavirus infections spiked. In Monterey, Calif., workers at some farms claimed foremen asked them to hide positive diagnoses from other crew members. And in Collier County, Fla., health officials did not …

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Amazon’s new security drone pushes the boundaries of surveillance, again

Amazon appears undeterred by its emerging reputation in consumer technology: creep. At a virtual launch event on Thursday, Amazon’s new product lineup again pushed the boundaries of where and how we bring surveillance into our lives. Its new gadgets include: a Ring security camera attached to an indoor flying drone, a new Echo Show speaker …

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Amazon’s new security drone, car camera and swiveling speaker push the boundaries of surveillance, again

Amazon appears undeterred by its emerging reputation in consumer technology: creep. At a virtual launch event on Thursday, Amazon’s new product lineup again pushed the boundaries of where and how we bring surveillance into our lives. Its new gadgets include: a Ring security camera attached to an indoor flying drone, a new Echo Show speaker …

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Facebook removes Russian networks tied to intelligence services that interfered in the U.S. in 2016

Facebook shut down two Russian disinformation networks operated by the nation’s intelligence services and a third by people affiliated with a notorious troll farm that interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company announced Thursday. The networks focused their efforts in numerous nations in Europe and Asia, with relatively little reach among U.S. audiences, …

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Internal USPS documents link changes behind mail slowdowns to top executives

A senior executive at the U.S. Postal Service delivered a PowerPoint presentation in July that pressed officials across the organization to make the operational changes that led to mail backups across the country, seemingly contradicting months of official statements about the origin of the plans, according to internal documents obtained by The Washington Post. David …

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