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The New York Times: Fong Inn Too, a Chinatown Mainstay Since 1933, Closes Its Doors

For more than 80 years, Fong Inn Too, the oldest family-owned tofu and noodle shop in New York City, sold traditional rice and soybean products made according to age-old family recipes. A piece of fresh tofu sold at wholesale for 4 cents in the 1930s. Last year, it was 25 cents.


FiveThirtyEight: How much progress have we made since women went on strike in 1970?

In 1970, women’s rights activist Betty Friedan helped organize a disruptive feminist protest in New York City to mark the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The strike had three primary goals: equal opportunity at work and in education, a right to medical support for abortion, and free 24-hour child care.


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Netflix casts big ‘original content’ dreams with small pockets

Netflix is counting on viewers abroad who are drawn to its original TV shows and movies as growth in the U.S. slows down. But expansion abroad and increased production of original shows comes at a steep cost and a risk to investors who are betting on its growth.