Jacob Cohen
Contributing Writer, The Hustle

Thanksgiving prices are hotter than a turkey fresh outta the oven

All around us prices are rising like a batch of easy-bake dinner rolls.

Jacob Cohen • November 2, 2021

By the numbers: Phony Warhol drawings, font-opolies, windowless dorms, and more

Plus: Retail battle bots and a massive Roblox outage.

Jacob Cohen • November 1, 2021

What happens to the nation’s food supply in the event of a California crisis?

Two-thirds of US fruits and nuts grow in California. Is it a problem to have so many eggs in one basket?

Jacob Cohen • October 27, 2021

Confused about supply shortages? Consider the odd economics of milk and sawdust.

As with the cost for pretty much everything, more goes into the cost of milk than meets the eye.

Jacob Cohen • October 26, 2021

Digits: Dino millionaires, 305m bottles of Champagne, and Chinese films.

PLUS: Netflix jumps when Facebook falls, and F1 comes to America.

Jacob Cohen • October 25, 2021

Why a ‘meta’-themed facelift is likely for Facebook

Facebook wants 2 things: To rule -- ahem -- to help build the metaverse, and to keep you on Facebook while doing it.

Jacob Cohen • October 21, 2021

Disney World: Where dreams come true and wallets go empty

Disney ticket prices have soared. Here’s what that looks like.

Jacob Cohen • October 19, 2021

Digits: Bottlenecks, miniature toys, and a $25m shredded painting

Plus: YouTube has 1k+ people texting video creators daily, and Jennifer Gates’ pricey wedding.

Jacob Cohen • October 18, 2021

How tech is changing baby names

Parents appear to consider tech and video games when picking names.

Jacob Cohen • October 14, 2021

Digits: Email speed, airport software, Michael Jordan’s sneakers, and more

Plus: The Amazon rainforest is on Facebook Marketplace, and apartments are going fast in NYC.

Jacob Cohen • October 11, 2021

Flood premiums are about to flood America

For Floridians especially, the cost for flood insurance is about to skyrocket

Jacob Cohen • October 8, 2021

‘I’m 16 and really want to get a 2022 summer internship’

One teen reader from San Diego needed advice on finding a summer internship. We tried to help.

Jacob Cohen • October 8, 2021

Forget $5 — Subway just found the right ingredients for a $1B turnaround

Digital updates and menu upgrades are turning the business around.

Jacob Cohen • October 5, 2021

Digits: Beehive fences, squid imports, toilet paper, and more.

Plus: Burlington Stores’ wise name change and mermaids beat congresswomen.

Jacob Cohen • October 4, 2021

In San Francisco, one person’s trash (can) is another’s treasure

San Fran’s got some grand (translation: expensive) plans for its garbage cans.

Jacob Cohen • October 1, 2021

Digits: Phone cords, ‘The Conjuring’ house, fake Christmas trees, and more

Plus: Americans aren’t big readers and Israeli firms are hot.

Jacob Cohen • September 27, 2021

Prime Video may not be winning big, but it sure is spending big

Amazon isn’t winning awards, but it’s still spending mountains of cash on content.

Jacob Cohen • September 24, 2021

For drive-thrus, faster doesn’t always mean better

A recent study found that speed isn’t the only thing diners care about when it comes to drive-thrus.

Jacob Cohen • September 22, 2021

Digits: Van Gogh’s business boom, America’s melatonin craze, and more wild numbers

Plus: NYC’s bird problems, sports betting heats up, and more.

Jacob Cohen • September 20, 2021

We asked readers: ‘iPhone or Android, and why?’ They had a lot to say.

We asked readers to settle the age-old debate: iPhone or Android, and why? The answers ranged from practical to philosophical.

Jacob Cohen • September 17, 2021

Pumpkin spice latte season is upon us. Here are the states that drink them the most.

Data shows West Virginians would kill for pumpkin spice products. Hawaiians are less fond of the trend.

Jacob Cohen • September 16, 2021

RVs are flying off the shelves

RV sales are kickin’ into high gear and are expected to grow 34% this year.

Jacob Cohen • September 14, 2021

Digits: A $3.6m Spider-Man, e-cigs get smoked, and ATVs kick into high gear

Plus: Walmart braces for impact, Amazon pays Chicago for locker space, and container oligopolies are a thing.

Jacob Cohen • September 13, 2021

Why Amazon says weed could solve its driver shortage.

Amazon is asking delivery partners not to screen for marijuana in hopes that it will increase driver applications.

Jacob Cohen • September 8, 2021

Digits: Amazon in the sky, billions of parking spots, and $135m jewels

Plus: Longer wind turbines, CVS thefts, and ketchup fraud.

Jacob Cohen • September 7, 2021

What’s the deal with electric school buses?

How many electric school buses are there in the US? (Hint: very few).

Jacob Cohen • September 2, 2021

The food and drink industry is facing a swarm of class action lawsuits

You might want to rethink calling something “onion snacks” if it doesn't contain any onion.

Jacob Cohen • August 31, 2021

Digits: Nomads are in love, and apparently it’s pumpkin spice season

Plus: The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest makes bank and toy prices go up.

Jacob Cohen • August 30, 2021

What does an ancient script have in common with emojis? Code.

Tulu-Tigalari is an ancient Indian language. Making it available online is no easy task.

Jacob Cohen • August 27, 2021

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