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Amazon is getting ready to bring Alexa to work  While Amazon has been busy announcing new cloud services for developers this week at its annual re:Invent conference, the company is preparing to talk about new tools that will make it easier for people to use Amazon's Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant in the workplace, four sources have told CNBC. - CNBC

Moody's Warns Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades  Coastal communities from Maine to California have been put on notice from one of the top credit rating agencies: Start preparing for climate change or risk losing access to cheap credit. - Bloomberg

FDA approves first EKG reader for Apple Watch  The FDA has approved AliveCor's KardiaBand electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, a sensor that pairs with an app and can detect abnormal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AFib). - The Verge

Curios About How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages?  Click to see a map that visualizes the languages of Europe, and colors them according the average time commitment they require of an English speaker. - Open Culture

American Airlines without pilots for Christmas after scheduling system glitch  The union estimates some 15,000 flights next month don't have pilots assigned to fly them. A scheduling glitch that allowed American Airlines pilots to take vacation at the same time has left thousands of flights during the busy holiday travel period next month without pilots assigned to them. - CNBC

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy  Physicist Paul Thibado and a group of graduate students uncovered a previously unknown behavior in which the wonder material, graphene buckles and twists in small, random fluctuations, potentially allowing graphene to be used as an ambient power source. - Inhabitat

SpaceX will fly cargo to the space station on a used Falcon 9 rocket, NASA confirms  In December, SpaceX will again send cargo to the International Space Station — but this time, it will use a Falcon 9 rocket that has already flown to space and back.It marks the first time SpaceX will launch a used rocket for NASA, further validating the company’s reusable rocket technology. - The Verge

Ukrainian Shipping Company Plans to Accept Bitcoin  Varamar Ltd. is negotiating its first deal in bitcoin with a client, according to Alexander Varvarenko, founder of the Odessa-based shipper. Bitcoin will make it easier to do business with customers in countries affected by sanctions, and means less paperwork than traditional bank deals, he said. - Bloomberg
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