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Summer of Air Travel Hell: Delayed Flights, Labor Shortages


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Air travel will be hell this summer

Summer will be a travel nightmare, showing flight delays, cancellations and travelers waiting at the airport

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This year has been particularly bad for air transport. In fact, 2022 had the highest percentage of delayed flights and the highest percentage of canceled flights in the last eight years. (And think of all the headlines from last weekend’s air travel chaos…)

Dozens of different factors add up to a hectic summer for travel, but they all mean one thing: if you’re flying this summer, prepare for a travel nightmare.

Here’s what you need to know.

“Generalized misery” among lawyers

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Being a lawyer can seem glamorous on TV — an industry of high achievers in high-paying jobs with clear paths to promotions. But in recent years, lawyers have started to speak out more about something: they are miserable.

Many lawyers are deeply dissatisfied with their daily work. Some who wanted to change the world feel like they only serve as butlers to capitalism. In fact, lawyers are so miserable that a bunch of coaching services have sprung up to help them escape their careers.

Here’s why so many lawyers hate their jobs.

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Inside Amazon’s Executive Reshuffle

An employee of AnAn handles parcels at Amazon's warehouse in Brétigny-sur-Orge in France.

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On Tuesday, Amazon announced the appointment of Doug Herrington as the company’s new retail CEO, replacing the recently deceased Dave Clark.

Shortly after the company’s announcement, Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president of global customer processing, and David Bozeman, Amazon’s vice president of transportation services, announced their resignations, marking the departure of two of Amazon’s top black executives.

What we know about Amazon leadership changes.

Plus, read Herrington’s first memo to employees:

This week’s shipment:

Doodles at NFT.NYC

Doodles at NFT.NYC

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Hi! Phil Rosen here – I write our 10 things before the opening Bell markets the newsletter. I just wrapped up NFT.NYC, a conference where over 16,000 digital asset enthusiasts converged for a week of festivities.

Those with the most splashy NFTs in the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection – which are worth more than six figures even in a

bear market

— showed up in droves this week. I met someone who bought an Ape a year ago for $1,700, and he’s already made almost 100 times his investment. Another pair of Ape owners told me their digital assets had become part of their very identity.

Even though the crypto markets are all red and NFT sales have plummeted, few people have talked about it.

I went to a party on a megayacht, I coasted Metaverse CEOand took the pulse of a movement that sees itself as the future – and made sure to write all about it.

Here are two of my favorite stories:

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