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The world is obsessed with new COVID drugs. But other important treatments are in the works, too

09/28/2020

Coronavirus treatments are critical. But drug development for Alzheimer's and other critical therapies for mental illnesses are also important.

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Are you ready for a stakeholder-driven world?

09/28/2020

Companies are beginning to do the necessary work of aligning profit with purpose.

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Former Amazon manager and her family charged with insider trading

09/28/2020

The employee tipped off family members before 11 separate earnings announcements, the SEC said Monday.

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The IRS is adding a cryptocurrency question to Form 1040 for 2020

09/28/2020

The new IRS form will make it hard for Bitcoin owners to plead ignornace.

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Biden leads in 7 states Trump won in 2016, poll shows

09/28/2020

For Trump to win in 2020, he'd likely need to win at least five of the states in which Biden currently leads.

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eBay?s pathetic, power-hungry pranksters

09/28/2020

The harassment scandal facing eBay's security team reveals a new low for Silicon Valley.

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Donald Trump missed $114 million in gains by selling stock under pressure

09/28/2020

Trump sold more than $200 million in equities between 2014 and 2016. But the market kept on rising.

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BP is laying out its vision for a low-carbon future. Investors are skeptical

09/28/2020

The company is up against fierce competition in Europe. A relatively late jump into the market doesn't help.

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Amazon Prime Day set to span two days in October as dress rehearsal for holiday season

09/28/2020

The online giant wants to avoid holiday season delivery problems like those it had in the spring.

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Nearly 100,000 establishments that temporarily shut down due to the pandemic are now out of business

09/28/2020

More than 97,966 businesses have permanently shut down during pandemic, according to Yelp.com's Local Economic Impact Report.

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Clean tech is getting a fresh slate in 2020

09/28/2020

These green startups are on investors’ radar.

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Why Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

09/28/2020

The judge has a conservative record on abortion, gun rights, and other issues.

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The funding gap between Black- and white-led organizations is clear—and alarming

09/28/2020

Leaders of color traditionally have fewer relationships with influential organizations and people.

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Uber shares soar as London court gives license go-ahead

09/28/2020

Uber’s shares rose more than 10% at one point on Monday in premarket trading after the ride-hailing firm won the right to continue operating in London. Uber has for years been in a tussle with Transport for London (TfL), the British capital’s transport regulator. It had its license withdrawn in 2017, over issues such as […]

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3 key rulings are a window into the views of Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

09/28/2020

Coney Barrett's record on issues from abortion rights to sexual assault on college campuses sheds light on what she would be like as a Supreme Court justice.

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Fans of K-pop’s BTS are mobilizing on a new platform: The stock market

09/28/2020

BTS label Big Hit Entertainment is set for blockbuster October IPO on the back of K-pop fan support.

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The U.S. just undercut China’s best shot at semiconductor independence

09/28/2020

The reported restrictions will require U.S. suppliers to obtain a special license before selling to SMIC.

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Fortune?s latest list celebrates the startups tackling society?s big problems

09/28/2020

The Impact 20 list launches today.

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Investors look to buck a four-week losing streak, sending global stocks higher

09/28/2020

U.S. futures are climbing, following Asia and Europe higher.

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Airline executives say there?s less than 1% risk of catching COVID-19 on a flight—and some pandemic-era changes are here to stay

09/28/2020

The end of change fees might be one permanent shift.

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China’s ambitious new climate goals mean it must completely phase out coal by 2050

09/28/2020

It’s a tall order for the world’s top coal consumer.

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Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of past 15 years, New York Times reports

09/27/2020

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them […]

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TikTok will not be banned at midnight, judge rules

09/27/2020

The ban would have removed TikTok from the app stores run by Apple Inc. and Google’s Android.

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U.S. antitrust investigation of Google is coming to a head. Here?s what you need to know

09/27/2020

The Justice Department probe is homing in on whether Google skews search results to favor its own products and whether it muscles out rivals.

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The best things I bought in September to make working and living at home easier

09/27/2020

My quest for making life a little bit easier through "Order Confirmed" emails continues.

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Hype beasts, the ?Yeezy? problem, and $950 cassette tapes: How crypto startup Zora is helping musicians create new revenue streams

09/27/2020

Founded by two Coinbase veterans, Zora is helping creators and musicians reach their most ardent fans.

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We need a million more volunteers for COVID vaccine and drug trials. Can Harrison Ford convince you to sign up?

09/27/2020

An NIH registry is looking for a huge and diverse pool of Americans to agree to help test a slew of COVID vaccines, antiviral therapies, and other medicines. It’s hoping a rousing new public service advertisement will help.

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Donald Trump is a master of hypnotism. How he used the power on America—and then himself

09/27/2020

Real hypnotism doesn’t involve someone clucking like a chicken.

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The biggest risk in business right now is grief

09/27/2020

As the United States crosses 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, employers are reckoning with the stress, burnout, and trauma that will affect workers for years to come.

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5 better ways to help your employees mourn at the office

09/27/2020

"Of course it’s about time off, and we don’t give enough time off," one grief expert says. "But it’s also about how you handle it."

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