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Paystand banks $50M to make B2B payments cashless and with no fees
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:00:17 +0000
It’s pretty easy for individuals to send money back and forth, and there are lots of cash apps from which to choose. On the commercial side, however, one business trying to send $100,000 the same way is not as easy. Paystand wants to change that. The Scotts Valley, California-based company is using cloud technology and […]
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One week left to buy passes to TC Disrupt 2021 for less than $100
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:00:23 +0000
TechCrunch Disrupt 2021, the world’s original and most epic conference dedicated to tech startups, takes place September 21-23. Are you ready to take full advantage of this opportunity-packed event? Start right now and buy a Disrupt pass for less than $100. But don’t wait — the early-bird prices disappear on July 30 at 11:59 pm […]
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Duolingo’s bellwether IPO
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:00:59 +0000
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We were smaller team this week, with Natasha and Alex together with Chris to sort through yet another summer frenzy of a week. This time around we actually recorded live on Twitter Spaces, which was a first for the podcast. […]
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After going public via a SPAC, Taboola acquires e-commerce marketing network Connexity for $800M
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:38 +0000
Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach further into e-commerce, its first big move since going public in June by way of a SPAC: it is paying $800 million in a combination of cash and stock to buy […]
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Minnesota Police Expected Pipeline Budget Boost to Fund New Weapons
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:00:40 +0000

The same cops tasked with policing resistance to pipelines anticipate financial benefits from oil companies moving into their areas.

The post Minnesota Police Expected Pipeline Budget Boost to Fund New Weapons appeared first on The Intercept.


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Cloud Computing’s Coming Energy Crisis
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
The cloud’s electricity needs are growing unsustainably
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Check out the all-star speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live in August
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:48:55 +0000
Extra Crunch Live has taught us a lot. From how Retail Zipline’s Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital to how Coda perfected the growth fly wheel, much to the delight of Madrona’s S. Somasegar to Toast’s ongoing obsession with its customers, and why its investors are obsessed with Toast. And that’s […]
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COVID-19 Forced Us All to Experiment. What Have We Learned?
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Telework, telelearning, telemedicine, and telecommerce are here to stay
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Jack Dorsey says bitcoin will be a big part of Twitter’s future
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:08:04 +0000
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed to investors that bitcoin will be a “big part” of the company’s future, as he sees opportunities to integrate the cryptocurrency into existing Twitter products and services, including commerce, subscriptions and other new additions like the Twitter Tip Jar and Super Follows. Dorsey has been a staunch bitcoin advocate for […]
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Metals Stocks: Gold prices fall, poised for first weekly loss in 5 weeks
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:59:00 GMT
Gold futures head lower on Friday, on track to post their first weekly loss in five weeks, as Treasury yields bounced and the U.S. dollar edged higher.

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Core & Main set to go public after IPO priced at low end of expected range
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:19:02 GMT

Core & Main Inc. is set to go public Friday, as the Missouri-based water, wastewater and fire protection products distributor's initial public offering priced overnight at $20 a share, which was the low end of the expected range of between $20 and $23 a share. The company, which was valued at $4.81 billion at the IPO pricing, sold 34.88 million shares in the IPO to raise $697.7 million. The stock is expected to begin trading on the NYSE some time after the open under the ticker symbol "CNM." Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan were the lead underwriters. The infrastructure company is going public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF has slipped 1.0% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 4.5%.

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Daily Crunch: Today’s widespread internet outage ‘not a result of a cyberattack,’ says Akamai
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:10:48 +0000
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
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Gold prices finish higher as U.S. Treasury yields decline
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:37:07 GMT

Gold prices finished higher on Thursday, finding support from a decline in U.S. Treasury yields. The precious metal "continues to remain stuck" around the $1,800 level and that will probably remain the case until after next week's Federal Reserve meeting on monetary policy, said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda. August gold rose $2, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,805.40 an ounce. Prices on Wednesday had marked the lowest most-active contract finish since July 8.

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Leading U.S. indicators point to strong economic growth
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:20:08 GMT

The U.S. economy grew rapidly in June and is likely to maintain its recent momentum, according to the leading economic indicators. The index increased 0.7% last month, the Conference Board said Thursday. "While month-over-month growth slowed somewhat in June, the LEI's overall upward trend - which started with the end of the pandemic - induced recession in April 2020-accelerated further in the second quarter," said Ataman Ozyildirim, director of business cycles research at the board." A measure of​ current conditions rose 0.4%, while a "​lagging" index was unchanged. The LEI is a weighted gauge of 10 indicators designed to signal business-cycle peaks and valleys.

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Ignoring Intel Rumors, GlobalFoundries Will Do $1-billion Expansion
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:27:00 GMT
Plus the foundry will build a new fab in New York state
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More homes for sale will see price declines in coming weeks, Redfin said
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:26:04 GMT

Real estate brokerage Redfin Corp. said Friday that it expects more homes for sale will suffer price declines in the coming weeks, as supply starts to pile up and pending sales continue to decline. "Just as buyers are pulling back, more listings are hitting the market," said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. "I'm optimistic this will create conditions for a little bit of rain in this inventory drought. A homeowner who is thinking of selling to buy again is going to have a much easier time now than they would have back in March." Pending home sales for the four-week period ending July 18 were up 9% from the year-ago period, Redfin said, but that was the smallest increase since the four-week period ending June 28, 2020. The company said 55% of homes sold above list price during the period, up from 29% a year ago, but Redfin said that measure is "plateauing," as it has been at 54%-55% since the four-week period ending June 27. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF has lost 3.2% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 4.5%.

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How the IBM PC Won, Then Lost, the Personal Computer Market
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Not even Big Blue could keep up with its creation’s success
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Venmo Gets More Private—but It's Still Not Fully Safe
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:47:40 +0000
Eliminating the global feed is a good step. But until the platform offers privacy by default, it remains a liability for many of its users.
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Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:00:04 +0000
Paystone provides electronic payments and customer engagement technology to businesses, particularly those that provide services.
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“We Knew Who Was Going to Die”: Warnings About Lower-Income Heat Risk Went Unheeded
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:30:19 +0000

Many of the deaths in extreme heat events, like the record-breaking one in the Pacific Northwest, could be foreseen, a scientist told Congress.

The post “We Knew Who Was Going to Die”: Warnings About Lower-Income Heat Risk Went Unheeded appeared first on The Intercept.


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Susan Su on how to approach growth as your startup raises each round
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:16:50 +0000
'At each layer of your growth model, you don't want to just be relying on ads or just be relying on SEO or just be relying on email marketing … you really want to have your eggs in multiple baskets.'
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UK to trial automatic energy bill switching system
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:14:32 GMT

Households paying expensive standard tariffs for electricity and gas will be moved to cheaper deals, UK government says

Households paying expensive standard tariffs for gas and electricity are to be automatically moved on to a cheaper deal as the government moves to tackle “rip off” bills.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said on Friday that an automatic switching system would be trialled in 2024. The scheme is intended to eliminate the “loyalty penalty” in which longstanding customers end up on the most expensive tariffs if they fail to act when their deal ends.

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Schlumberger stock rallies after swinging to profit that beat expectations
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:07:02 GMT

Shares of Schlumberger Ltd. rallied 1.9% in premarket trading Friday, after the oil services company reported second-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations, and said it expects the momentum of international activity growth is likely to continue in the face of concerns over potential resurgence of COVID-19-related disruptions. The company swung to net income of $431 million or 30 cents a share, from a loss of $3.43 billion, or $2.47 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share of 30 cents topped the FactSet consensus of 26 cents. Revenue rose 5% to $5.63 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $5.51 billion. All business segments topped revenue expectations, with revenue up 32% for digital and integration, up 8% for production systems and up 1% for well construction, but down 4% for reservoir performance. "[W]e believe the momentum of international activity growth that we experienced in the second quarter will continue as the cyclical recovery unfolds," said Chief Executive Olivier Le Peuch. "This view is supported by rig count trends, capital spending signals, and customer feedback." The stock has run up 28.2% year to date through Thursday, while the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF has climbed 23.8% and the S&P 500 has advanced 16.3%.

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Honeywell stock gains toward a record after profit and sales beats, raised full-year outlook
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:45:16 GMT

Shares of Honeywell International Inc. gained 0.1% toward record territory in premarket trading Friday, after the aerospace and industrials company reported second-quarter profit and sales that beat expectations and raised the full-year outlook, citing a turnaround in several end markets hit hardest by the pandemic. Net income rose to $1.45 billion, or $2.04 a share, from $1.10 billion, or $1.53 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share of $2.02 beat the FactSet consensus of $1.94. Sales grew 17.8% to $8.81 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $8.64 billion. All business segments saw growth, while slight misses in aerospace and safety and productivity solutions sales were offset by beats in building technologies and performance materials and technologies. For 2021, the company raised its guidance ranges for adjusted EPS to $7.95 to $8.10 from $7.75 to $8.00 and for sales to $34.6 billion to $35.2 billion from $34.0 billion to $34.8 billion. "We are especially pleased to see a turnaround in several of our key end markets that were hardest hit by the pandemic, with commercial aerospace aftermarket and the UOP business returning to growth in the quarter," said Chief Executive Darius Adamczyk. The stock, which was on track to open above the June 1 record close of $232.95, has gained 9.4% year to date through Thursday while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 13.8%.

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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 192.6 million and CDC head warns U.S. not out of the woods yet
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:22:53 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 192.6 million on Friday, while the death toll climbed above 4.1 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.3 million cases and in deaths with 610,177 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned Thursday that the U.S. is not out of the woods yet, as the highly transmissible delta variant continues to infect especially unvaccinated people. "It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of and that I have seen in my 20-year career," Walensky said at a White House briefing, with hospitals reaching capacity in some parts of the country. The CDC's vaccine tracker shows rates remain static from day-to-day, as fewer Americans come forward for shots. Just 48.8% of the overall population is fully vaccinated, and just 59.7% of adults 18-years-and-older have received both shots, while 68.6% have received at least one. That remains just short of President Joe Biden's goal of having at least 70% of the adult population receive one shot by the recent July 4 holiday. India is second by cases at 31.3 million and third by deaths at 419,470, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted. Brazil is second in deaths at 547,016 but is third in cases at 19.5 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 237,626 but has recorded just 2.7 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 149,796, while the U.K. has 129,266, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe. The U.K. fully reopened its economy on Monday against the advice of healthcare experts, who are concerned at the continued rapid spread of cases there that is forcing many to isolate and quarantine.

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Electric cars: UK government urged to prevent ‘charging deserts’
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:43:54 GMT

Competition watchdog investigates dominance of one provider across motorway service stations

The UK’s competition authority has called for the government to intervene in the electric car charger market to prevent “charging deserts” and increase availability in locations outside London, which remain underserved.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) also said it had opened an investigation into the dominance of one provider, Electric Highway, in the fast-charging network at motorway service stations.

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Labour’s local successes show there’s a path forward – if the national party dares to take it | Andy Beckett
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:00:44 GMT

A Westminster leadership that often appears timid or lost should learn from bold, innovative municipal government

As Labour’s general election defeats have mounted, it’s become common to fear that the party will never hold office again. There are reasons to think that this pessimism is overdone: the volatility of our electoral system, the government’s accumulating problems, and the ageing voters whom it increasingly relies on.

But another reason not to despair quite yet is rarely introduced into the panicky debate about Labour’s future. Away from Westminster, in regions such as northern England where its crisis is supposed to be deepest, the party is still in office in lots of places, in both traditional local government institutions and new ones created by devolution. And rather than just clinging on, in a small but growing number of these places Labour is doing innovative and popular things with what power it still has.

Some of these islands of radicalism are relatively well known, such as “the Preston model”, a Labour council’s revival of the once-struggling Lancashire city by getting its main institutions to spend a lot more of their money locally. Other ambitious Labour administrations such as Salford, North Ayrshire and the North of Tyne combined authority are also beginning to attract attention beyond their localities, by pursuing expansive policies such as opening more public libraries, building large numbers of council homes and investing in new green businesses.

Meanwhile, already high-profile but previously quite cautious Labour mayors such as Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan have become bolder, particularly in their policies to reduce air pollution and improve public transport. Despite Labour’s sagging national popularity since 2017, in all these local strongholds its support has been resilient or even increased. Is this the beginning of something important – or just a few minor fightbacks by a declining party?

Sceptics about Labour’s prospects have plenty of reasons to think the latter. In centralised Britain, local government has been losing power and funding for decades, and particularly since 2010, as it has suffered the worst of Conservative austerity. And under Keir Starmer, Labour hasn’t been able – or willing – to use its local successes as evidence of its ability to run the country. A party that is damagingly short of national policies, and which recently launched a policy review to find some, appears largely uninterested in the promising experiments of its municipal wing. In statements by Starmer and his shadow ministers, the achievements of these innovators rarely feature.

This disconnect tells us important things about the state of the party, and also about our wider politics. Starmer’s vulnerable position as leader makes it risky for him to publicise the achievements of currently more effective local Labour politicians, such as the ambitious Burnham. Many of the party’s mayors and council leaders are also to the left of Starmer, or at least to the version of Starmer permitted by his centrist advisers. They are more interested in redistributing power and resources locally than in looking respectable for the Tory press, or trying to appease increasingly rightwing ex-Labour voters.

This boldness partly explains what happened to the many new ideas generated by the left during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Some of that energy has either lingered in, or been transferred to, Britain’s town and city halls. Yet with Corbynism now increasingly treated by Labour as an aberration, its ideas – however successful they may be locally – appear to be largely off-limits to Starmer.

The municipal radicals seem undeterred. The leader of Preston council, Matthew Brown, and the mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett, have written occasional articles about what Labour nationally could learn from their work. But they also have a strong air of independence. In a recent book co-authored by Brown and the leftwing writer Rhian E Jones, Paint Your Town Red, which makes modern municipal socialism seem seductively achievable, there is a section titled “Solving problems from below without permission from above”. In some ways, these local leaders have seceded from mainstream politics, with its Westminster fixation. That may be their most radical step of all.

Yet they have also learned to exploit the Conservatives’ careless lawmaking. Brown and Jones argue that the new mayoralties and combined authorities, “cynically introduced” by the Tories since 2010 as an attempt to devolve the blame for austerity, have inadvertently “proved amenable” to leftwing politicians. The new structures have prompted them to form new regional alliances and to think afresh.

This picture of a kind of guerrilla government by the local left is very appealing in an era of Tory domination and general Labour toothlessness. But as a long-term strategy it may have limits. A similar but larger-scale leftwing experiment took place at the Greater London Council (GLC) between 1981 and 1986, during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. The GLC had originally been created by the Tories to loosen Labour’s hold on the capital by extending London’s boundaries to include its more rightwing suburbs. Yet during the 80s a leftwing Labour administration led by Ken Livingstone took control, and found legislative loopholes that enabled it to increase and redirect the GLC’s spending in radical directions.

With little help from a cautious Labour leadership, rather like today’s, the GLC supported multiculturalism and minority rights in pioneering and eventually very influential ways. But its radicalism also so enraged and threatened the Conservatives that they abolished it. The current government is not yet suggesting that today’s leftwing mayoralties and councils be abolished. But days after Labour’s successes in this year’s mayoral elections, the Tories confirmed their plans to change the voting system for electing mayors, to the probable disadvantage of Labour candidates. Even more than Thatcher, this government is intolerant of rival centres of power.

For anyone wanting the city hall radicals to rescue Labour, there are also potential problems of scale. It’s relatively easy for bold politicians to win control locally in elections when turnouts tend to be low, and more politicised voters are influential. It’s also not that difficult to get a good press for shaking up a town from local newspapers that may welcome the excitement, and are often fairly neutral. But national politics, with its ferocious media bias towards Conservatism and fickle swing voters, is a different business.

Yet for Labour to recover nationally, and to remain usefully in power locally, closer cooperation between these two sides of the party may be one of the few viable strategies. Labour’s recent announcement that in government it “would ask public bodies to give more contracts to British businesses”, on the condition that those businesses improve their “social, environmental and labour” practices – both policies echoing parts of the Preston model – may be a sign that Starmer is finally beginning to pay attention to the municipal revolutions taking place under his nose. If not, the lives of those revolutions may be short and lonely.

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Workers in south-west England hardest hit by Universal Credit cut
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:01:37 GMT

TUC says high proportion of people who will be affected by planned £20-a-week benefit cut are in work

The south-west of England will have the highest proportion of low-income workers affected by a £20-a-week cut later this year in universal credit payments, according to analysis by the TUC that illustrates the widespread culture of low pay from Cornwall to Gloucestershire.

More than four in 10 universal credit claimants in the south-west have a low-paid job that qualifies them for benefits, a larger percentage than any other region, said the trade union body.

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Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:31:55 +0000
The Tumblr community often refers to itself as the Wild West of the internet, and they’re not wrong. A text post with over 70,000 notes puts it best: “Tumblr is my favorite social media site because this place is literally uninhabitable for celebrities. No verification system, no algorithm that boosts their posts, it’s a completely […]
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Stanley Black & Decker boosts dividend 13%
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:07:51 GMT

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. announced a 13% dividend hike on Thursday, raising its quarterly cash dividend to 79 cents. The dividend is payable on September 21, 2021 to shareholders of record as of close of business on September 7, 2021. Stanley Black & Decker stock is up 13.2% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index has gained 16% for the period.

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Alabama governor joins growing number of Republicans urging Americans to get vaccinated – live
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:21:22 GMT
  • Covid cases likely to accelerate through summer, new forecasts say
  • CDC director warns Americans in ‘another pivotal moment’ in pandemic

Republican lawmakers are under increasing pressure to tell their constituents Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective amid spread of the new, more contagious Delta variant.

Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, and remain the single most tool available to prevent infection with the highly contagious disease.

In recent news conferences and statements, some prominent Republicans have been imploring their constituents to lay lingering doubts aside. In Washington, the so-called Doctors Caucus gathered at the Capitol for an event to combat vaccine hesitancy. And in Florida, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis this week pointed to data showing the vast majority of hospitalized Covid-19 patients hadn’t received shots.

“These vaccines are saving lives,” said DeSantis, who recently began selling campaign merchandise mocking masks and medical experts.

Republican Governor Kay Ivey has joined a growing chorus of Republicans urging people to get vaccinated. According to local TV station WKRG, she told a press conference Thursday:

The new cases of Covid are because of unvaccinated folks. Almost 100% of the new hospitalizations are with unvaccinated folks. And the deaths are certainly occurring with the unvaccinated folks. These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain,” said Gov. Ivey.

When asked how the state can get more shots into the arms of residents, Ivey did not hold back her displeasure with the lack of success previous plans have had.

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Adam Peaty’s second Olympic gold as close to an inevitability as sport gets
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:55:19 GMT

If he stays fit, Peaty will be racing himself in the men’s 100m breaststroke, for which he holds the 17 fastest times in history

Forget death and taxes, in Tokyo it’s queues, health questionnaires, and the men’s 100m breaststroke. There aren’t supposed to be any certainties in sport, but Adam Peaty’s chances of winning a second gold in the event here in Tokyo feels as close to inevitable as you can get. His dominance is unprecedented. He’s won it at the last three World Championships, as well as the Rio Olympics, has broken the world record five times in five years, and swum the 17 fastest times in history, four of them this spring and summer. There isn’t another man in the field who has got within a second of his personal best.

Related: Adam Peaty: ‘It’s a fight in the pool. That’s when I feel I’m a god’

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UK recovery slows amid weakening consumer demand and staff shortages
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:12:18 GMT

Snapshot of the economy in 10-day period to 21 July prompts concerns that recovery is stalling

Britain’s recovery from its winter lockdown has slowed sharply as businesses struggle with weakening consumer demand and Covid-related shortages of materials and workers, the latest snapshot of the economy has found.

The closely watched update from IHS Markit and the Cips reported growth at its slowest since March amid wide-ranging staff shortages against a backdrop of rising Covid cases and as thousands of workers isolate owing to the so-called “pingdemic”. The survey also highlighted a new mood of caution among the public triggered by the rapidly rising infection rates.

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‘Anything can happen in sailing’: Burnet sets golden goal in Tokyo
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:53 GMT

Anna Burnet and John Gimson will compete in the mixed Nacra in Tokyo with confidence in their ability to add to Team GB’s enviable record in the sport

We shall never know, more’s the pity, what advice Sir Peter Blake would have given his niece as she prepared for an Olympic debut. What is at least certain is that Anna Burnet cherishes her family connection with Sir Peter, a famed New Zealand yachtsman who was shot dead at the mouth of the Amazon by pirates aged 53. Burnet was just nine at the time. She depicts a “very famous sailor” with a hint of understatement; Blake was a world record holder and twice America’s Cup winner.

“I think of him a lot, he has always been an inspiration,” Burnet says of her uncle. “And the rest of my family, they are all really into their sailing so everyone has been so supportive. It would be amazing to win a medal for them; they are already so happy that we are involved in an Olympics but to bring something back would just be incredible for all of them.”

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Ice Cream from Gimmick to Rapture
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The summer’s flavors include Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Sea Salt Saba, and Roasted Banana with Coffee Caramel, made by the intrepid purveyors Van Leeuwen, Caffè Panna, and Bad Habit.
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China floods: Henan mother dies after saving baby from mudslide
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:29:27 GMT
Rescuers believe she had flung her daughter to safety just as their home in Henan was hit.
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Snake Eyes film review: More like “G.I. No”
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:27 +0000
A fan edit could get this into "so bad it's good" territory. Until then, watch out.
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Two-time champion Fraser-Pryce eyes 'great things' in Tokyo
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:01:34 GMT
Jamaican sprinter and two-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce aims to get to the "great things" at Tokyo 2020.
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Tokyo Olympics: Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce trying to reach 'great things'
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:01:34 GMT
Jamaican sprinter and two-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce aims to get to the "great things" at Tokyo 2020.
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Tokyo Olympics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson's battles with injury & self-doubt in pursuit of gold
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:12:25 GMT
How Katarina Johnson-Thompson tore up everything to claim world gold and will have to upset the odds once more to win in Tokyo.
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A Former Olympian Discusses the Tribulations of Tokyo 2020
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:38:47 +0000
Angela Ruggiero, an Olympic gold medallist and a former member of the International Olympic Committee, discusses the merits of holding the Games in Tokyo.
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Prog rockers sussed out Boris Johnson years ago | Brief letters
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:43:01 GMT

The price of ‘freedom’ | New phrases | Genesis | Brexit plank | Spelling disaster

Let me get this right: lockdown was damaging the economy through the restrictions imposed on trade and commerce. So “freedom” is declared. But the accompanying upsurge of the Johnson variant and increase in infections, and ensuing “pingdemic”, brings the economy to its knees (Supermarkets struggle to stock shelves as ‘pingdemic’ havoc spreads, 21 July). Something wrong there, surely?
David Walker
Sheffield

• I always greatly enjoy reading Aditya Chakrabortty and I was delighted to discover a new phrase: “coprophagic cynicism” (After Covid, the climate crisis will be the next thing the right says we ‘just have to live with’, 22 July). I intend to use it in conversation as soon as possible and I do not expect to wait long.
Stuart McPhillips
Garstang, Lancashire

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Pilot praises RAF Lakenheath plane spotter for saving his life
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:33:50 GMT
Ian Simpson alerts an airbase after seeing sparks and flames coming from the rear of a jet.
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Airlines need to do more than plant trees to hit net zero, MPs told
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:37:45 GMT

Climate Change Committee head says firms must invest in ‘scaleable’ offsets such as carbon capture

The aviation industry must pay for costly carbon removal technologies rather than rely on using the planting of trees to claim they are reducing emissions, the head of the Climate Change Committee has said.

Chris Stark said aviation, unlike other transport sectors, was unlikely to meet targets for net zero by 2050. He said instead the industry had to use “scaleable” offsets that matched ongoing emissions into future decades, but that these should be used as a last resort after directly cutting emissions.

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No Antenna Could Survive Europa’s Brutal, Radioactive Environment—Until Now
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:30:00 GMT
To explore Jupiter’s moon for signs of life, JPL developed a brand new, all-metal design
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Tokyo Olympics: Katie Archibald on her gold medal dreams & pressure
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:14:18 GMT
Cyclist Katie Archibald tells BBC Sport about her dreams of another gold medal and the pressure of helping Laura Kenny become Britain's best.
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Syrian economy lies in ruins and China sniffs opportunity
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 04:00:45 GMT

Analysis: War may be winding down, but with Assad in charge for seven more seven years the country remains splintered

Standing on a podium on Saturday to take an oath of office, Bashar al-Assad declared himself the only man who could rebuild Syria.

His first foreign guest, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, seemed to enhance his claim, endorsing the president’s win in a May poll described by Britain and Europe as “neither free nor fair” and laying a marker to help get the job started.

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Tokyo Olympics: Tom Daley on triumph, trauma and his likely last shot at gold
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 23:02:21 GMT
The 'baby' of Beijing has become a father, a husband and an LGBTQ+ spokesperson. Tom Daley has perhaps one final shot at Olympic gold.
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Commercial EV company Arrival to build electric buses for Anaheim
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:10:00 +0000
Arrival, the commercial electric vehicle company that is shaking up the traditional auto production line with AI-run microfactories, has been chosen to build electric buses for the City of Anaheim, California. The Federal Transportation Administration awarded Anaheim a $2 million grant in 2019, and on Thursday the city’s transportation network announced the plan to partner […]
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Aid is not helping development in Tanzania | Letter
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:43:11 GMT

The country is one of the largest recipients of western aid, and yet poverty and unemployment remain rife, write two healthcare professionals

In response to Benny Dembitzer’s letter (20 July), we are currently working in Tanzania, one of the largest recipients of western aid in the world. We are doing research with the Hadza people, investigating the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in that population. In comparison to our observations from 2018, it appears that very little development has occurred in Tanzania. If anything, Tanzanians appear to be poorer and there appears to be more unemployed people now, which, given the challenges of Covid, is even more worrying. This highlights that the current aid model is not fit for purpose and western governments should rethink the way they support Tanzania and other countries urgently.

In the medical field, we are finding that progress has been halted, and probably reversed. One of the causes is that the rich world takes so many doctors, nurses and other health professionals from the developing world. Countries such as Tanzania have educated these professionals at their expense. We collect the ripe fruits.
Dennis Ougrin and Emma Woodhouse
London

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What Amazon and Facebook Get Wrong About FTC Chair Lina Khan
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 16:17:44 +0000

The tech giants have accused her of bias against them, but that misunderstands her antitrust analysis.

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How to Prevent a Power Outage From Becoming a Crisis
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:00:00 GMT
Protecting the electricity vulnerable should be the first priority during a heat wave
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Chevrolet issues second recall to prevent Bolt EV battery fires
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:38:49 +0000
GM and LG Chem found a second issue and will replace battery modules.
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Nikola stock falls after shareholders file to sell off their stakes
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:05:45 GMT

Share of Nikola Corp. shed 2.7% in morning trading Friday, after the electric vehicle maker disclosed the offering of 1.68 million shares by selling stockholders. In and S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Thursday, Quasar Energy Partners LLC, Philipp Brothers Fertilizer LLC and Little Brothers LLC are selling off their entire stakes in Nio, totaling 1,682,267 shares, representing 0.4% of the shares outstanding and valued at $77.5 million at Thursday's closing price of $46.07. The company said it will not receive any proceeds from the offering. The stock has lost 9.7% year to date, while shares of EV leader Tesla Inc. have declined 8.8%, and the S&P 500 has gained 16.7%.

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Moderna's stock jumps after announcing its COVID-19 shot is nearing authorization for teens in Europe
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:02:39 GMT

Shares of Moderna Inc. gained 4.7% in trading on Friday after the company said that European regulators recommended authorizing its COVID-19 vaccine for teens as young as 12 years old. The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use issued the recommendation; next up will be the final decision from the European Commission. Moderna's shot has not yet been authorized for teens in the U.S. The company's shares have soared 223.2% so far this year, while the S&P 500 is up 16.3%.

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Dow pushes back above 35,000 as stocks open higher
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:37:13 GMT

Stocks opened higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 trading above their previous record closes. The Dow was up 230 points, or 0.7%, at 35,052, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.4% to 4,386.41. The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.1% at 14,700.93.

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Cvent to go public via merger with SPAC Dragoneer Growth in $5.3 billion deal
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:11:04 GMT

Cvent, a meetings, events and hospitality tech provider, said Friday it is going public by merging with special purpose acquisition corporation Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II in a deal with an initial enterprise value of $5.3 billion. Cvent will have $801 million in cash once the deal closes and will use the funds for product innovation, R&D, to pay down debt and solidify its stake in the market for in-person, virtual and hybrid events, that it expects is valued at $30 billion. The stock ticker will change to "CVT" and trade as Cvent Holding Corp. Vista Equity Partners and Cvent management will roll their equity holdings into the combined company. It will also have a private investment in public equity, or PIPE, of $475 million from investors including Fidelity .P., and Zoom Video Communications, Inc., among others. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

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Jabil OKs new $1 billion stock buyback program
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:08:05 GMT

Jabil Inc. said Friday it has set up a new $1 billion stock repurchase program, that will last through fiscal 2023. The buyback program represents 12.3% of the contract manufacturer's market capitalization of $8.11 billion as of Thursday's stock closing price of $55.62. "This $1 billion authorization reflects our belief in Jabil's ability to generate strong earnings and free cash flows," said Chief Executive Mark Mondello. The company said that since 2016, it has repurchased 63.6 million shares at an average price of $28.73, for a value of $1.83 billion. The stock has rallied 62.9% over the past 12 months through Thursday, while the S&P 500 has advanced 35.0%.

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Kimberly-Clark profit slides to miss estimates as sales fall short amid reduced demand for tissue
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:50:00 GMT

Kimberly-Clark Corp. shares slid 3.9% in premarket trade Friday, after the consumer goods company missed earnings estimates for the second quarter and lowered its guidance, as higher costs and reduced demand for consumer tissue weighed. The company posted net income of $404 million, or $1.19 a share, in the quarter, down from $681 million, or $1.99 a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $1.47, missing the $1.71 FactSet consensus. Sales edged up 2% to $4.722 billion from $4.612 billion, also below the $4.766 billion FactSet consensus. Chief Executive Mike Hsu said the numbers reflect continued pandemic-driven volatility. "We are facing significantly higher input costs and a reversal in consumer tissue volumes from record growth in the year ago period as consumers and retailers in North America continued to reduce home and retail inventory," Hsu said in a statement. "While we look forward to a return to a more normalized environment, we have moved decisively to take pricing actions to mitigate inflationary headwinds and continue to prudently manage costs." The company is now expecting full-year adjusted EPS of $6.65 to $6.90, down from prior guidance of $7.30 to $7.55. It expects sales to grow 1% to 4%, down from prior guidance of 3% to 5%. It also expects to complete a restructuring program in 2021 and to book charges of $2.0 billion to $2.1 billion. Shares have fallen 0.1% in the year through Thursday, while the S&P 500 has gained 16%.

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SOPHiA Genetics set to go public at a $1.1 billion valuation
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:49:58 GMT

SOPHiA Genetics SA is set up for a public debut Friday, as the Switzerland-based data-driven medicine company's initial public offering price overnight at $18 a share, which was in the middle of the expected range of between $17 and $19 a share. The company sold 13.0 million shares in the IPO to raise $234 million, with the IPO pricing valuing the company at about $1.14 billion. The stock is expected to begin trading some time after the open on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "SOPH." J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Cowen and Credit Suisse are the joint book-running managers. The company recorded a net loss of $39.3 million on revenue of $28.4 million in 2020, after a loss of $33.8 million on revenue of $25.4 million in 2019. The company is going public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF has lost 1.0% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 4.5%.

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How to survive and thrive at work – when all your colleagues are off on holiday
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:35:43 GMT

Left holding the can as your bosses jet off for the summer? Experts explain how to get the best out of it – from avoiding overwhelm to taking the chance to shine

We are approaching the summer holidays, a time when – for those of us still at our desks – workloads increase and responsibilities can soar. Here is some expert advice on how to survive and thrive when you’re the one left behind.

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Xponential Fitness' downsized IPO prices at $12 a share, below $14 to $16 price range
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:34:38 GMT

Xponential Fitness Inc. said its initial public offering priced at $12 a share late Thursday, below its $14 to $16 price range. The company downsized the deal to 10 million shares from an earlier plan to offer 13.3 million. The shares are expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange later Friday, under the ticker 'XPOF.' BofA Securities, Jefferies and Morgan Stanley were lead underwriters in a syndicate of eight banks.The company is a boutique fitness franchiser with chains including Club Pilates; Row House, a studio chain for indoor rowing; and Stride, a treadmill-based studio chain. The deal comes a week after Mark Walhberg-backed F45 Training Holdings Inc. hit the market. Both companies are going public after a year in which the health-club industry took a beating due to COVID-19. The Renaissance IPO ETF has fallen 1.3% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 16%.

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Outbrain IPO prices below range at $20 a share
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:03:16 GMT

New York-based online content recommendation company Outbrain Inc. said Friday it's initial public offering priced at $20 a share, below the $24 to $26 price range. The company sold 8 million shares to raise $160 million at a valuation of $1.07 billion. The stock is expected to start trading on the Nasdaq later Friday under the ticker symbol "OB." Citigroup, Jefferies, Barclays and Evercore ISI led a group of seven underwriters. The company recorded net income of $4.4 million on revenue of $767.1 million in 2020, after a loss of $20.5 million on revenue of $687.3 million in 2019. The Renaissance IPO ETF is down 1.3% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 16%.

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Pfizer and BioNTech to supply U.S. govt with additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:54:46 GMT

Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE said Friday the U.S. government has purchased an additional 200 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine. The partners said the new doses will be delivered from Oct. 2021 through April 2022. The new order brings the total the two companies will deliver to the U.S. government under its existing supply agreement to 500 million. Separately, on June 10, the companies confirmed an order for 500 million doses that the U.S. government plans to donate to the world's poorer countries. The companies are expecting to deliver 110 million of the additional doses by year-end with the remaining 90 million to come in early 2022. "The U.S. government also has the option to acquire an updated version of the vaccine to address potential variants as well as new formulations of the vaccine, if available and authorized," they said in a statement. Pfizer shares were down 0.3% premarket, while BioNTech was up 1.4%, and has gained 245% in the year to date, while the SPDR S&P 500 Biotech ETF has fallen 9% and the S&P 500 has gained 16%.

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MPs to examine lack of support for working menopausal women
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:01:44 GMT

Cross-party inquiry will consider if anti-discrimination laws are needed to help women at peak of careers

A parliamentary inquiry into the workplace treatment of women going through the menopause will examine if legislation goes far enough to address discrimination.

An invisible cohort: why are workplaces failing women going through the menopause? is being launched by the Commons cross-party women and equalities committee, and will draw up recommendations with a view to shaping policies to address gender equality, it has been announced.

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The Pegasus project part 5: the fightback against private spyware begins
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:00:41 GMT

After a week of stories about the abuse of private spyware by governments around the world, Michael Safi rounds off our mini-series by looking at the global impact of the Pegasus project and what could change as a result

All this week Guardian journalists across the world have been reporting on a massive data leak: more than 50,000 phone numbers that, it is believed, have been identified as those of people of interest by clients of the spyware company NSO Group.

The leak has made people realise that without us really noticing, the world changed. There are now 3.8bn smartphones globally. They hear our most intimate conversations, hold our deepest secrets – each one can be a microphone and a camera, waiting to be switched on.

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Coronavirus: Was US money used to fund risky research in China?
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:06:19 GMT
What's the row about virus research in China between a prominent Republican and Dr Anthony Fauci?
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Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:05:00 EDT
Even as he assiduously tracks attempts by his allies to cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election, the former president has been uninterested in personally bankrolling the effort in Arizona or similar attempts in other states.
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Del Taco shares decline 3% despite sales jump, quarterly profit
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:26:56 GMT

Shares of Del Taco Restaurants Inc. were down 3% in extended trading Thursday after the fast-food chain reported fiscal second-quarter results. Del Taco reported net income of $6 million, or 16 cents a share, vs. a net loss of $576,000, or 2 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. The company's adjusted net income was $6.1 million, or 16 cents a share. Revenue jumped 19.5% to $125 million from $104.6 million a year ago. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected net income of 12 cents a share on revenue of $122.8 million. Del Taco's shares are up 5% so far in 2021. The broader S&P 500 index has gained 16% this year.

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VeriSign shares slip 3% on slight earnings miss
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:17:52 GMT

VeriSign Inc. stock dipped 3% in extended trading Thursday after the e-signature company reported fiscal second-quarter results. VeriSign reported net income of $147.7 million, or $1.31 a share, compared with net income of $150.5 million, or $1.32 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue improved 5% to $329.4 million from $314.4 million a year ago. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected net income of $1.36 a share on revenue of $329 million. VeriSign's stock is up 8% so far in 2021. The broader S&P 500 index has gained 16% this year.

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Stocks extend winning streak to 3 days, shaking off weak labor data
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:04:28 GMT

U.S. stocks finished slightly higher Thursday, with major indexes rising for a third straight session as investors looked past data showing a rise in first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 25 points, or 0.1%, to close near 34,823, according to preliminary figures. The S&P 500 gained around 9 points, or 0.2%, to finish near 4,368, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced around 53 points, or 0.4%, ending near 14,685.

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Oil futures tally a third-straight session gain to trade higher week to date
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:44:40 GMT

Oil futures marked their third-consecutive gain on Thursday, as U.S. prices continued to rebound from Monday's more than 7% drop. Front-month contract prices for West Texas Intermediate turned higher for the week so far, as traders weighed the risks to global oil demand amid the rise in COVID cases linked to the spread of the coronavirus delta variant. On its first full day as a front-month contract, WTI for September delivery climbed by $1.61, or 2.3%, to settle at $71.91 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The August WTI contract, which was the front month at the end of last week, had settled at $71.81 last Friday, FactSet data show.

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Airbnb's stock extends bounce after BTIG analyst turns bullish, cites 'appealing' buying opportunity
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:20:35 GMT

Shares of Airbnb Inc. gained 0.6% in afternoon trading, putting them on track for a third-straight gain, after BTIG analyst Jake Fuller turned bullish on the home-rental company, saying the recent selloff has created an "appealing entry point" for a "best-in-breed" online travel agent (OTA). The stock has now bounced 6.2% since closing Monday at a seven-month low of $131.88, which was 39% below the Feb. 11 record close at $216.84. He raised his rating to buy, after being at neutral since Airbnb went public in December. "[Airbnb's stock] wasn't interesting to us >$200 in February, but at <$140 with revenue estimates up significantly...we see an opportunity to own a unique (few brands have become a verb/noun) and compelling (>90% of traffic direct) model," Fuller wrote in a note to clients. The FactSet consensus for 2021 revenue has increased to $5.29 billion from $4.69 billion at the end of February, and represents 57% growth from 2020. "We can't say how a COVID resurgence might impact travel, but can say that [Airbnb] is better situated than peers to deal with it," Fuller wrote. He noted that Airbnb's bookings fell less that its peers and have fully recovered to 2019 levels, which others are still below pre-pandemic levels. The stock has slipped 4.6% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 16.3%.

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Biogen beats on earnings, says it's brought in $2 million in sales of Alzheimer's drug
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:11:49 GMT

Shares of Biogen gained 1.6% in premarket trading on Thursday after the company beat expectations for the second quarter and disclosed that it's already sold $2 million of its new, controversial Alzheimer's disease drug. Biogen had earnings of $448.5 million, or $2.99 per share, in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.5 billion, or $9.59 per share, in the same quarter a year ago. Adjusted EPS were $5.68, against a FactSet consensus of $4.55. Revenue was $2.7 billion for the quarter, down from $3.7 billion in the second quarter of 2020. The FactSet consensus was $2.6 billion. Biogen cited a 24% decline of revenue in its multiple sclerosis portfolio for the quarter; Tecfidera sales, for example, tumbled to $578.5 million for the quarter, compared with $1.19 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Biogen said its recently approved Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm brought in $2 million in revenue during the quarter even as questions persist about the regulatory process that led to approval. The company updated its guidance for the year, now saying it expects revenue of $10.65 billion to $10.85 billion, instead of $10.45 billion to $10.75 billion. Biogen's stock is up 31.9% so far this year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 15.1%.

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We can fund social care without raising national insurance | Letters
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:43:32 GMT

Readers respond to reports that the government is mulling an increase in NI payments, which will disproportionately hit the young and low-paid

The government’s consideration of a rise in national insurance presents an ideal opportunity to question the unfairness of the current 12% and 2% NI rate levels (Ministers mull national insurance rise to fund social care, 19 July). Employee NI contributions (NICs) are no different to income tax. We know this because HMRC’s annual tax summaries, as sent to every taxpayer in the land, combine income tax and NICs in calculating how our taxes have contributed to the full range of government spending.

The specific text reads: “The information on this page shows how your income tax and national insurance contributions were spent … The list does not include indirect taxes such as VAT and other duties.” It then lists how much each of us has individually paid towards the full range of government expenditure on welfare, education, defence, etc.

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Absci's stock soars in public debut, as first trade values company at $1.9 billion
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:33:53 GMT

Absci Corp. received a warm reception on Wall Street Thursday, as the shares of the Washington-based provider of an artificial intelligence-powered drug creation platform opened 31.2% above the initial public offering price. The company said overnight that the IPO priced at $16 a share, which was in the middle of the expected range of between $15 and $17 a share. The stock's first trade was at $21.00 at 12:13 p.m. Eastern for 358,014 shares. At that price, Absci was valued at $1.90 billion. The stock's strong opening occurred on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF fell 0.5% while the S&P 500 eased 0.1%.

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Zevia stock opens more than 10% below IPO price
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:01:26 GMT

Zevia PBC stumbled out of the gate Thursday, as the California-based zero-calorie beverage company's stock opened 10.7% below the initial public offering price. The company's downsized IPO priced at $14 a share, in the middle of the expected range of between $13 and $15 a share, as the company raised $149.8 million, rather than previous expectations of up to $214.5 million. The stock's first trade was at $12.50 at 11:51 a.m. Eastern for 732,406 shares. At that price, Zevia was valued at about $807.0 million. The company's disappointing debut occurred on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF inched up 0.1% while the S&P 500 was little changed.

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EV maker Faraday Future's stock debuts on Nasdaq
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:36:17 GMT

Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. started trading on Thursday, veering between gains and losses and down 0.5% at last check. The electric-vehicle maker, formerly Faraday Future, merged with a blank-check company in a deal announced in January and finalized this week. Faraday said its luxury electric crossover FF 91 is coming to market next year. "Now as a public company, FF will capture the growing market with an entirely differentiated product," the company said. The vehicle was promised three years ago. The deal gave Faraday $1 billion, "sufficient funds" to support the production and delivery of the FF 91 electric vehicle, which is to be sold in the U.S. and in China, the company said in January.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq gain despite soundly bearish market breadth
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:09:57 GMT

While the S&P 500 gained 0.1% and Nasdaq Composite tacked on 0.3% in morning trading Thursday, market internals are painting a clearly bearish picture. The number of stocks losing ground outnumbered advancers 2,054 to 855 on the NYSE and 2,636 to 1,069 on the Nasdaq. In addition, volume in declining stocks made up 85.4% of total volume on the Big Board and 61.6% of total volume on the Nasdaq. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 26 points, or 0.1%, with 16 of 30 components losing ground, while the Russell 2000 index of small-capitalization stocks shed 1.4%.

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Natural-gas prices extend decline; EIA reports a weekly supply climb of 49 billion cubic feet
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:37:37 GMT

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 49 billion cubic feet for the week ended July 16. IHS Markit had forecast an increase of 51 billion cubic feet. Total stocks now stand at 2.678 trillion cubic feet, down 532 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 176 billion cubic feet below the five-year average, the government said. Following the data, August natural gas continued to trade lower, losing 3.5 cents, or 0.9%, at $3.92 per million British thermal units. Prices were at $3.93 shortly before the data.

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Moderna to supply 35 million more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan in 2022 and 2023
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:33:57 GMT

Shares of Moderna Inc. gained 0.3% in trading on Thursday after the company said Taiwan purchased another 35 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The deal could also include Moderna's variant booster shot if and when it is authorized. Twenty million doses are expected to be delivered in 2022 and another 15 million in 2023. Moderna's stock has jumped 209.8% since the beginning of the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 15.1%.

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12 Robotics Teams Will Hunt For (Virtual) Subterranean Artifacts
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:30:00 GMT
Simulated autonomous robots take on DARPA's SubT Virtual Finals
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Where Should I Retire?: ‘I could live on my Social Security and still save money’: This 66-year-old left Chicago for ‘calming’ Costa Rica — where he now plans to live indefinitely
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:35:10 GMT
But he says it’s important not to ‘over-glorify’ Costa Rica, as it is ‘not without its problems.’

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The Incredible Cynicism of GOP Support for #FreeBritney
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:00:23 +0000

Britney Spears's struggle is against patriarchal control and economic exploitation — which are core Republican values.

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UK food workers to be exempt from Covid isolation
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:52:48 GMT
Iceland warns the move will not solve the issue of staff shortages in supermarkets themselves.
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UK Covid live news: more than 800,000 people had coronavirus last week, ONS estimates
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:43:47 GMT

Cases increased in all four nations, says Office for National Statistics

Turning back to the ONS infection survey, here are the figures from the data tables showing the estimate for what percentage of the population in England would have tested positive on 14 July by region.

North-east: 1 in 45

Experts and charities have raised the alarm about rising youth violence in the UK and say it could erupt over the summer, aggravated by Covid lockdowns, mental health problems and months out of education, my colleague Jessica Murray reports.

Related: Youth violence likely to explode over summer, UK experts fear

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Tell us your stories of first-time camping holidays
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:43:34 GMT

As camping gear flies off the shelves in the UK this summer, we’d like to hear from new campers about their holidays

Camping equipment and family tents are flying off the shelves in the UK this summer as people look for cheaper holiday alternatives during the pandemic.

With this is mind, we’d like first-time campers to tell us all about their trips. Where did set up your tent or caravan? Was it refreshing, or arduous? Would you ever sleep outdoors again?

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Alphabet’s Intrinsic aims to make industrial robots more capable
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:35:08 +0000
Alphabet’s public-facing history with robotics has, thus far, been a spotty one. Most notably, Google X’s big acquisition push culminated in its selling Boston Dynamics to Softbank (who eventually flipped it to Hyundai). Alphabet/Google’s subsequent approach has been less flashy and focused on more immediate robotic tasks. Unveiled today through the X blog, Intrinsic certainly […]
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Economic Report: U.S. economy cools a bit after rocketing higher in second quarter, IHS Markit PMI data show
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:25:00 GMT
The research firm IHS Markit said its PMI data show an easing of growth after a spurt in the second quarter as firms continued to grapple with capacity restrains.

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Bond Report: Treasury yields edge higher, with 10-year briefly breaching 1.30%
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:18:00 GMT
Long-dated U.S. Treasury yields rise Friday, with the 10-year hovering not far from 1.30% as data shows business activity cooling in July.

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Rwandans have long been used to Pegasus-style surveillance | Michela Wrong
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:10:55 GMT

Information-gathering always was a speciality of President Paul Kagame. Modern technology has simply extended his remit

It was a silver BlackBerry, surprisingly heavy in the hand, belonging to a businessman who had flown from Kigali to South Africa to visit the exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya. The businessman, Apollo Kiririsi Gafaranga, boasted that he had bought it in Qatar.

“It cost me $10,000,” a friend of Karegeya’s remembers the businessman telling them. “It’s a model you can only buy in the Middle East, a phone you can’t be tracked on.” Karegeya picked it up, weighed it, and put it back down on the counter where it was charging. “You’ve been robbed,” the ex spy chief joked.

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Good luck getting a state rebate on your new electric car
2021-07-23T14:07:28+00:00
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No conspiracy in hit-and-run killing of Briton in Kyiv, judge rules
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:05:33 GMT

Businessman Barry Pring sustained fatal injuries when hit by car in Ukrainian capital in February 2008

There was no conspiracy to kill a British businessman who died in a hit-and-run incident in Ukraine while celebrating his first wedding anniversary, a judge has concluded.

Barry Pring, an IT consultant, sustained fatal injuries when he was hit by a car while waiting for a taxi on a carriageway outside a restaurant in Kyiv on 16 February 2008.

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‘We need a lot of help’: Germans sift through debris after devastating floods
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:31:50 GMT

Trucks, diggers and volunteers try to clear mud and ruined belongings from wrecked homes and businesses

A brown line one and a half metres high on the kitchen wall marks where the waters reached when Christian Ulrich’s house was inundated. The electrician stands amid the mud-splattered walls and his voice breaks as he recalls how he had barely enough time after the warning came to reach the cellar to get food and water and send his mother up the stairs. He had just managed to let in the neighbours who had banged on the door for help, when there was an “almighty crash – like an explosion” as a huge wave of water rolled in from the back and front of the house, so strong it pushed out the front door and many of the windows.

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‘It’s incredibly poor’: Scottish islanders angry at failing ferry service
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:26:35 GMT

Ageing fleet hit by breakdowns and cancellations, with capacity low on services that do run due to Covid

The perfume and toiletries shop overlooking Brodick Bay on Arran is normally packed in the summer, as day-trippers and holidaymakers stream off the mainland ferries at the busy terminal just across the bay.

But this summer has been grim, said Andrew Russell, the sales director for Arran Sense of Scotland, formerly known as Arran Aromatics. For thousands of people and businesses up and down the west coast of Scotland, this summer has been marred by repeated crises affecting ferry services run by the state-funded CalMac.

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Shares in Indian food startup Zomato jump 80% on IPO
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:18:13 GMT

Startups are attracting billions of dollars in investment even though they are yet to make a profit

Shares of Indian food delivery giant Zomato soared on its market debut on Friday, after a 93.75 billion rupee (£916.6m) IPO, the country’s biggest this year.

Approximately 30 Indian companies have announced plans to list shares this year, with startups attracting billions of dollars in investment even though many are yet to make a profit.

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The FAA Brings Jeff Bezos Back Down to Earth
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Plus: New Shepard’s dildo design, my seat on a private space flight, and the hearing that broke Fauci.
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Our Favorite Smartwatches Do Much More Than Just Tell Time
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000
These little wearables reduce your reliance on a phone while keeping you connected.
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Karaoke fans find their voices again after Covid rules lifted in England
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:46:43 GMT

Operators say venues are jampacked as customers return in droves to ‘let off steam’

It has gone from harmless pastime to one of the most dangerous activities during Covid, but with restrictions in England now lifted, sitting in a small enclosed space with friends belting out favourite songs – otherwise known as karaoke – is taking off and people are returning in droves.

Lucky Voice, which has karaoke rooms in London and Brighton, said it was “jampacked” over the summer. “We’re really hoping to go from strength to strength over the summer, the pent-up demand that we were hoping for is definitely there,” said the managing director, Charlie Elek.

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Jadon & Marcus & Bukayo: sales of anti-racism T-shirts soar
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:28:34 GMT

Sweatshirts also popular based on design by actor Jason Sudeikis in support of England footballers

Sales of T-shirts and sweatshirts in support of England footballers who were targeted by racists after the team’s Euro 2020 final defeat have increased hugely, according to online clothing retailers.

The tops were inspired by the actor Jason Sudeikis, who wore a sweatshirt with their names on to an event celebrating the second season of his football comedy, Ted Lasso, on Thursday.

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France fiasco to pingdemic U-turn: Boris Johnson’s week of chaos
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:25:20 GMT

In the last seven days the UK government has flailed from one controversy or misstep to the next

Often, the political week heading into the Commons summer recess can feel almost soporific, with the thoughts of ministers and MPs geared more towards holiday sunbeds than rows. But the last seven days has been different, and not only because of the ongoing political flux of coronavirus, with the government seeming to flail from one controversy, U-turn or misstep to the next, day after day.

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Fashion for Crocs continues to break records
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:23:10 GMT
The chunky shoe's sales nearly doubled in the three months to the end of June compared with last year.
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Saved by the bell, Boris Johnson’s government flip-flops off for the summer | Polly Toynbee
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:20:51 GMT

As the Commons enters recess, the PM has simply kicked huge issues – the ‘pingdemic’, ‘levelling up’ – down the road

On the last day of term in parliament, there’s a bad tradition of governments sneaking out a host of unwelcome reports and decisions they hope to hide amid the great Westminster summer escape. Not this time. Instead, in a week of fiasco for the government, all we can hear is the ear-splitting clatter of huge cans being kicked down the road. Recess comes with everything Boris Johnson should have done left undone. The prime minister’s fatal indecision is final.

Newspaper front pages shout about shelves left unfilled by pinged workers, while a million pinged children in England miss their last week of school, and many sectors fear being overwhelmed by pings. This week’s promised list of crucial workers to be exempt from Covid test-and-trace isolation finally emerged last night, covering a number of industries including emergency services, local government, food and medical supplies. As every sector howled for help, yet another hapless minister – Kwasi Kwarteng on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast – was sent over the top to say nothing at all: yes there would be a list, only “quite narrow”, but no, it wasn’t ready right now. Why on earth did it take so long?

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Jeremy Heywood’s widow calls Greensill inquiry a ‘travesty’
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:11:57 GMT

Suzanne Heywood says process was set up to scapegoat the former civil servant and ‘distract attention’

The widow of a former top civil servant who was heavily criticised in the UK government’s inquiry into the Greensill affair has described the process as a “travesty” set up to scapegoat her husband and “distract attention” from events after his death.

Boris Johnson has already been accused of orchestrating a cover-up over the lobbying scandal after an official review mildly rebuked the former prime minister David Cameron.

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Firm fined £2.6m for claiming clothes prevent Covid
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:39:21 GMT
Australian activewear company Lorna Jane is branded "exploitative" and "predatory" by a judge.
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Firm fined for claiming clothes prevent Covid
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:39:21 GMT
Australian activewear company Lorna Jane is branded "exploitative" and "predatory" by a judge.
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The Beaumont, Hexham, Northumberland: ‘This is incredible’ – restaurant review | Grace Dent on restaurants
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:00:50 GMT

Hotel food is always blah, isn’t it? Or so I thought, until now …

A fun game to play with the metropolitan elite, or indeed anyone south of Watford, is to ask them to locate Hexham on a map. Or Northumberland, for that matter. Many patches of the north, with the rural north-east being a particularly good example, feel like the Bermuda Triangle to southerners: mysterious, loosely defined and quite feasibly patrolled by monsters. To me, however, Hexham was subject of many a “nice drive out” from Carlisle in the 1980s, bumbling along B-roads towards this sedate market town with a grade I-listed abbey dating from AD674, several art galleries, plenty of places to eat stottie cake and a chance to learn about the Vindolanda fort on Hadrian’s Wall.

As a child, I did not appreciate Hexham’s beauty, and longed instead to be taken to the Gateshead MetroCentre to eat at Spud-U-Like and peruse Athena for sepia posters of hunks shifting tyres. But recently I returned and stayed at The Beaumont hotel and ate in its very fine restaurant. If I’m very honest, not a single local will thank me for alerting you to this chic, recently renovated, 33-room, townhouse-style hotel with a bar that will serve you a decent apricot bellini or a cold bottle of petit chablis to enjoy on tables close to the abbey’s grounds, because, until now, The Beaumont has been largely Hexham’s secret.

Perhaps I liked my Saturday night alone in Hexham so much because The Beaumont still retains an air of chipper, diligent, business-as-usual hospitality. It’s a mood that so many larger outfits have given up on right now, due to staff shortages, to can’t-be-arsedness and especially to irrational new post-Covid company policies that seem to be nothing more than budget-slashing masquerading as “keeping you safe”.

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Going to space for fun? You should be taxed, lawmaker says.
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:03:43 EDT
Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants passengers and businesses to be taxed for commercial flights to space that aren't for scientific purposes.
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Fact-checking Biden’s town hall on CNN
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:00:58 EDT
We looked into five claims the president made on topics such as covid-19, the economy and a new child tax credit.
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India Zomato: Shares of food delivery app soar 80% on market debut
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:41:42 GMT
The firm's stock exchange listing sets the pace for other start-ups that are thriving in the pandemic.
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Road planners able to ignore climate change, campaigners claim
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:47:35 GMT
Government guidelines mean road planners can effectively ignore climate change, campaigners say.
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A Massachusetts couple accuses eBay of harassment and torture after claiming employees sent them live spiders and a bloody pig mask
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What does a future-proofed home look like?
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:09:09 GMT
The technology exists to make homes more resilient to extreme weather, but it can be expensive.
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Cowboy Ventures’ Ted Wang: CEO coaching is ‘about having a second set of eyes’
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:40:43 +0000
'I think you want insight from people who understand how human beings listen and learn and grow.'
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Kaseya gets master decryptor to help customers still suffering from REvil attack
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:12:17 +0000
REvil ransomware struck as many as 1,500 networks, but a master key is now available.
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Latest Dune trailer gives us our best look yet at Denis Villeneuve’s epic film
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:59:09 +0000
It's the first half of a planned two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel.
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VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:55:00 +0000
VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which […]
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Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:37:48 +0000
Two Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would strip away the liability shield that social media platforms hold dear when those companies boost anti-vaccine conspiracies and other kinds of health misinformation. The Health Misinformation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), would create a new carveout in Section 230 […]
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The Guardian view on public sector pay: inadequate and insulting | Editorial
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:04:38 GMT

The government had a chance to do things differently. The chance is being squandered by ministers who do not know what to do

Parliament is breaking for the summer recess with the Conservatives in a shambles over some of the most fundamental issues facing the country. Government tactics for getting into the recess without allowing MPs a proper chance to examine big issues like Covid controls, social care reform, public sector pay and public spending have been reminiscent of football time-wasting ploys at their worst. The absences from the frontline of the prime minister, the chancellor and the health secretary, all self-isolating, are simply irritants of the larger problem, not the cause.

The issue is that ministers do not know what to do. The reason is that all these issues are connected. For days, there was Westminster talk of a strategic pre-recess announcement on social care reform. Decisions on NHS and other public sector pay rates were much trailed too. In the event, there has been no social care statement – while a set of pay decisions was shuffled out at the last minute in a ministerial written statement. Government evasions, delays and disagreements have cloaked every turn and every issue – and still do. The explanation is simple and glum: the government cannot make up its mind because it knows much of what it has to say will be unpopular.

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Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:35:01 GMT
The background to the cases of sub-postmasters whose convictions were based on evidence from faulty IT.
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California sued gaming giant Activision Blizzard, alleging widespread harassment of female staff. A male supervisor delegated his work to a female employee so he could play Call of Duty, the suit said.
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Ars AI headline experiment finale—we came, we saw, we used a lot of compute time
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:00:55 +0000
Turns out it's really hard to make a machine-learning model to evaluate headlines.
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PG&E Will Bury 10,000 Miles of Power Lines So They Don't Spark Wildfires
2021-07-22T14:44:20+00:00
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The pandemic drove women out of the workforce. Will they come back?
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 03:30:31 EST
Their absence could hurt the broader U.S. economy, so policymakers are weighing ways to help them return to work.
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Cuba’s communist authorities have long feared change. Street protests show the risk of resisting it.
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 03:46:48 EDT
Cuba's communist government has clung to an economic model based on centralized planning and state control. Protests this month showed that model might be its biggest vulnerability.
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Bitcoin climbs as Elon Musk says Tesla 'likely' to accept it again
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:38:32 GMT
The firm had said in May it would no longer accept the cryptocurrency over environmental concerns.
Match ID: 125 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 business

How global conferences are using tech to stay in business
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:03:12 GMT
Moving events online kept the industry going during the pandemic and now they're here to stay.
Match ID: 126 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 business

Home and office routers come under attack by China state hackers, France warns
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 21:57:29 +0000
Compromised routers give the hackers anonymity in ongoing large-scale attacks.
Match ID: 127 Score: 20.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 business

Stratospheric Balloons Take Monitoring and Surveillance to New Heights
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:00:00 GMT
These eyes in the sky fly above drones and below satellites
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qualifiers: 20.00 business

We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 19:00:00 GMT
“Cozy futurism” reimagines tech for the greater good
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qualifiers: 20.00 business

U.S. Mint Honors Game Developer Ralph Baer
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:00:00 GMT
His Brown Box predates the Playstation, Xbox, and Wii
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qualifiers: 20.00 business

Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Prosecution
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:33:09 +0000

Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.

The post Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Prosecution appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 20.00 business

Cuba Jamming Ham Radio? Listen For Yourself
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:18:00 GMT
A public SDR network triangulates the island as the source of mystery signals
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qualifiers: 20.00 business

These Bendy Chips Fit in Unusual Places
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00:00 +0000
Researchers think these flexible semiconductors will be able to monitor your heartbeat or tell you whether your milk has spoiled.
Match ID: 133 Score: 20.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 business

How to Keep the Automotive Chip Shortage From Happening Again
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:00:00 GMT
It’s time for the auto industry to really get to know the chip industry
Match ID: 134 Score: 20.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 business

U.S. Military Bought Cameras in Violation of America's Own China Sanctions
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:55:59 +0000

Purchased camera systems were supposedly made in the U.S. but actually originated from Chinese companies blacklisted for security reasons.

The post U.S. Military Bought Cameras in Violation of America’s Own China Sanctions appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 20.00 business

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:05:00 +0000
Here's all the WIRED coverage in one place, from how to keep your children entertained to how this outbreak is affecting the economy.
Match ID: 136 Score: 20.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 economy

New Technique Turns 5G’s Power Problem Into a PAPR Tiger
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:53:00 GMT
Wireless networks have long struggled with inefficient power ratios
Match ID: 137 Score: 18.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 7 days
qualifiers: 11.43 saving, 7.14 money

Who’s Winning the War Between Biden and Facebook? Fox News
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Misinformation on the cable channel may be responsible for more vaccine hesitancy than the social network.
Match ID: 138 Score: 17.14 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 business

Bankruptcy Spells Death for Too Many Businesses
2021-07-20T00:00:00EDT
Hasty liquidations cost creditors billions of dollars a year, research by Samuel Antill finds. What if more bankrupt companies were restructured—and revived—instead?
Match ID: 139 Score: 17.14 source: hbswk.hbs.edu age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 business

The Pentagon Is Bolstering Its AI Systems—by Hacking Itself
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000
A new “red team” will try to anticipate and thwart attacks on machine learning programs.
Match ID: 140 Score: 14.29 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 business

Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some people want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin.
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qualifiers: 14.29 business

Are Americans More Trusting Than They Seem?
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0000
Political scientists say that our confidence in our institutions—and in one another—is running perilously low. Economists see a different story.
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Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you read the market’s signs and stay on your path
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 14:15:56 -0500
These money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.

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qualifiers: 14.29 money

FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
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qualifiers: 5.71 gold, 2.86 economy, 2.86 business

Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to Air Force Challenge
Fri, 01 May 2020 14:38:00 GMT
The Rhaegal cargo drone pivots to new possible military missions under a U.S. Air Force contract
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qualifiers: 5.71 gold, 2.86 economy, 2.86 business

The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:00:13 +0000

Gordon Kromberg has been dogged by allegations of bias and politicized prosecutions. Now he could shape the future of journalism.

The post The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case appeared first on The Intercept.


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2022 U.S. Budget Funds New ICBMs—A Reckless Diversion?
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 14:30:00 GMT
Minuteman III’s successors could represent a dangerous misstep
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qualifiers: 5.71 saving, 3.57 savings

How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Perseverance’s lead telecom engineer explains how to handle interplanetary radio interference
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qualifiers: 5.71 saving, 3.57 money

Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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qualifiers: 3.57 money, 2.86 economy, 2.86 business

Cybersecurity Training Program Teaches How to Fend Off Attacks
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Hands-on labs replicate real-world threats
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qualifiers: 8.57 business

Zombie Satellites Return From the Graveyard
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Mission Extension Vehicles give dead spacecraft a new lease on life
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
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qualifiers: 5.71 gold, 2.86 business

Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you know when it’s time to hold stocks or fold them
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 16:08:05 -0500
Money and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.

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qualifiers: 3.57 stocks, 3.57 money

When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
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qualifiers: 5.71 gold, 1.43 wealth

The Tell: Women money managers have an edge over men during the pandemic of 2020. Thank tech stocks for that
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:18:14 GMT
Here’s how female fund managers have topped their male counterparts this year.

Match ID: 155 Score: 7.14 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 325 days
qualifiers: 3.57 stocks, 3.57 money

Reagan-Era Gen X Dogma Has No Place in Silicon Valley
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The Gen X investors and CEOs who run the industry are stuck on the idea that private money will protect them from a promised hellscape.
Match ID: 156 Score: 6.43 source: www.wired.com age: 22 days
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Alphabet's Loon Failed to Bring Internet to the World. What Went Wrong?
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:29:00 GMT
The balloon-based wireless provider ultimately couldn’t close the digital gap
Match ID: 157 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 171 days
qualifiers: 3.57 money, 2.86 business

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
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qualifiers: 3.57 money, 2.86 business

Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
Match ID: 159 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 199 days
qualifiers: 3.57 money, 2.86 business

Amazon’s Project Kuiper is More Than the Company’s Response to SpaceX
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Amazon Web Services and Blue Origin could mean the satellite constellation becomes part of a larger ecosystem
Match ID: 160 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 339 days
qualifiers: 3.57 money, 2.86 business

How to Watch Jeff Bezos Go to Space
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Whether you’re here for the history or you’re watching passive-aggressively as the world’s wealthiest man plays with toys, here’s how to tune in.
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Hydrogen Battery "Sponges" Store Solar for the Grid
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:54:00 GMT
Start-up Lavo's system will store energy and make green hydrogen
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qualifiers: 5.71 business

Outrage Spreads Faster on Twitter: Evidence from 44 News Outlets
2021-07-13T00:00:00EDT
When it comes to social sharing, doom-and-gloom tweets beat sunshine and rainbows, says research by Amit Goldenberg. Is it time to send in the positivity police?
Match ID: 163 Score: 5.71 source: hbswk.hbs.edu age: 10 days
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Climate change: How can you make your home eco-friendly?
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:04:06 GMT
There are many ways to reduce a property's environmental impact, says the Energy Saving Trust.
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qualifiers: 5.71 saving

Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch
Wed, 05 May 2021 16:51 EDT
Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT).
Match ID: 165 Score: 5.71 source: www.nasa.gov age: 78 days
qualifiers: 5.71 gold

Australian Team Running Its Own DARPA-Style Cave Challenge to Test Robots
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 21:12:00 GMT
In preparation for the DARPA SubT finals, Team CSIRO Data 61 has found a cave to test its robots
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qualifiers: 5.71 gold

How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
Match ID: 167 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 248 days
qualifiers: 5.71 gold

ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up
Match ID: 168 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 333 days
qualifiers: 5.71 saving

AI Seeks ET: Machine Learning Powers Hunt for Life in the Solar System
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA team pioneers AI algorithm to help Mars rover and Titan drone drill for astrobiological evidence
Match ID: 169 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 377 days
qualifiers: 5.71 gold

Wiggly Wheels Could Help Keep Rovers From Dying on Mars
Wed, 13 May 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Unconventional gaits keep this rover from getting stuck in tough terrain
Match ID: 170 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 435 days
qualifiers: 5.71 gold

How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
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qualifiers: 2.86 business, 1.43 wealth

Video: International equities could outperform U.S. markets
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 12:55:13 -0500
International stocks are well positioned for growth. We spoke to an expert about why now may be the time for U.S. investors to expand asset allocation to foreign stocks.

Match ID: 172 Score: 3.57 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 13 days
qualifiers: 3.57 stocks

Under 25s: how has the pandemic affected you economically?
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 15:21:14 GMT

We would like to hear from people under the age of 25 about how they’ve been affected by financially by the pandemic

We would like to hear from people under the age of 25 about how they’ve been affected by the pandemic economically. How have you coped financially? Have you lost your job, or struggled to find one?

Continue reading...
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MOXIE Might Be the Most Exciting Thing Perseverance Has Brought to Mars
Fri, 28 May 2021 18:42:00 GMT
It might not be able to fly or drill or shoot lasers, but MOXIE is how humans are going to get to Mars and back
Match ID: 174 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 55 days
qualifiers: 3.57 money

FA Center: This mutual fund may have cracked the ‘Buffett Code’ — Berkshire Hathaway’s secret sauce
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:28:00 GMT
AQR’s research-based focus on ‘cheap, safe stocks’ anchors its Large Cap Defensive Style Fund.

Match ID: 175 Score: 3.57 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 299 days
qualifiers: 3.57 stocks

FA Center: This 50-year-old Vanguard mutual fund is holding its own against younger rivals
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:44:58 GMT
Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund shows how a blended stock/bond portfolio can make investors money.

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Mark Hulbert: 4 safe and inflation-beating ways to beat those sinking yields on money-market funds
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 16:35:04 GMT
These low-risk vehicles give you a positive after-inflation rate on your money, writes Mark Hulbert.

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No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
Match ID: 178 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 388 days
qualifiers: 3.57 money

U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one
Match ID: 179 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 455 days
qualifiers: 3.57 money

Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Scientists say lunar explorers could ‘see’ enough Earth-orbiting satellites to make an expensive new system unnecessary
Match ID: 180 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 492 days
qualifiers: 3.57 money

Stocks to Watch: DuPont, Nike, KB Home are stocks to watch
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:48:27 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are DuPont, Nike, and KB Home.

Match ID: 181 Score: 3.57 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2583 days
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Stocks to Watch: Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, Nike are stocks to watch
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:30:24 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, and Nike.

Match ID: 182 Score: 3.57 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2584 days
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Stocks to Watch: Google, Barnes & Noble are stocks to watch Wednesday
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:17:02 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are Google Inc., and Barnes and Noble Inc.

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Stocks to Watch: Wisconsin Energy, Oracle, GE are stocks to watch
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:42:35 GMT
Wisconsin Energy Corp., Oracle Corp., and General Electric Co. may all see active trading after deals, or talk of deals.

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Stocks to Watch: Stocks to watch: Oracle, Smith & Wesson, Family Dollar
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:42:33 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle, Smith & Wesson, and Family Dollar.

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Stocks to Watch: BlackBerry, Oracle, Kroger are stocks to watch
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:01:11 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are BlackBerry, Oracle, and Kroger.

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qualifiers: 3.57 stocks

Stocks to Watch: FedEx, Jabil, Red Hat are stocks to watch
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:30:21 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are FedEx, Jabil Circuit, and Red Hat.

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Stocks to Watch: Covidien, Medtronic, are stocks to watch
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:05:28 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday’s session are Covidien, Medtronic and Layne Christensen and Korn/Ferry International.

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Stocks to Watch: Intel, Finisar are Friday’s stocks to watch
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:05:24 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trading in Friday’s session are Intel and Finisar.

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qualifiers: 3.57 stocks

Stocks to Watch: Lululemon, Finisar, Target are stocks to watch
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:24:41 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Lululemon Athletica, Finisar, and Target.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements
2021-07-14T17:10:01Z

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak:


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Fed’s Powell feels heat from all sides as inflation spikes
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:55:55 EST
Both the Fed and the Biden administration have said rapid price increases are being stoked by temporary factors.
Match ID: 192 Score: 2.86 source: www.politico.com age: 9 days
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China Taking Control of Zero-Day Exploits
2021-07-14T11:04:46Z

China is making sure that all newly discovered zero-day exploits are disclosed to the government.

Under the new rules, anyone in China who finds a vulnerability must tell the government, which will decide what repairs to make. No information can be given to “overseas organizations or individuals” other than the product’s manufacturer.

No one may “collect, sell or publish information on network product security vulnerabilities,” say the rules issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China and the police and industry ministries.

This just blocks the cyber-arms trade. It doesn’t prevent researchers from telling the products’ companies, even if they are outside of China...


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Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson rockets to the edge of space
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 16:54:42 GMT
The UK businessman realises a lifetime's ambition by riding a rocket plane high into the sky.
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Streetwise: GE's Aircraft Demand Takes Off
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 16:40:29 -0500
Larry Culp, CEO of GE, speaks with Jack Hough on the Streetwise podcast to unpack reasons for optimism within the business of aviation.

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Gasoline is up and GOP sees an easy target: Biden
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 05:50:14 EST
Americans are hitting the road as strong economic growth pushes up oil prices, and Republicans are trying to pin pump prices on Biden's energy policies.
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The Harvard Business School Faculty Summer Reader 2021
2021-06-30T00:00:00EDT
Looking for your next beach read? HBS faculty members share their summer reading lists, pulling from the worlds of technology, history, and science fiction.
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Let Users Own the Tech Companies They Help Build
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Startups typically either go public or get acquired. But a more sustainable, accountable option would be to give the user base a stake.
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The Mars Sample Return Mission Will Be a First for Humankind
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The biggest challenge for a multi-mission robotic lift-off from an alien planet: It must work right the first time
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qualifiers: 2.86 business

Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
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‘Where nature needed us the most': one company's plan to discover and fund pioneering eco projects
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:57:03 GMT

Ecover’s Fertilise the Future fund aims to discover innovative organisations across Europe that are promoting nature-based solutions to the climate crisis

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade – so the saying goes. In Belgium, the wording is a little different: when life gives you poop, grow flowers. The Belgium-born cleaning brand Ecover took this instruction almost literally. After experiencing strong sales during the Covid-19 pandemic, the brand decided to “fertilise the future”, by pledging to fund three eco pioneers of tomorrow, whose ideas are founded on nature-based solutions.

“When the pandemic hit, we were really influenced by people like Arundhati Roy, who talked about the pandemic as a ‘portal – an opportunity for a reset moment’”, says Tom Domen, Ecover’s head of long-term innovation. “We challenged ourselves to think how we could use this crisis to identify new ways to address the challenges posed by the climate and ecological emergency. While many businesses were struggling, sales of cleaning products were increasing. Could we ‘fertilise’ a more positive and hopeful beginning out of a time of crisis?”

Continue reading...
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NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:58 EST
NASA is seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft.
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Test and measurement solutions & how to control test equipment remotely, while respecting social-distancing.
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Introducing Social-Distanced Testing to Space Industry
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10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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Should the DoD’s Tech Professionals Work From Home—Permanently?
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:24:00 GMT
The Defense Innovation Board recommends continuing remote work beyond the pandemic, at home and in a nationwide network of coworking spaces
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The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
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China to Launch Space Mining Bot
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
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NASA Funds Project for Spacecraft That Make Their Own Landing Pads
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:30:00 GMT
Landers that generate their own pads as they touch down would mean faster, cheaper, and safer planetary exploration
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Galactic Energy Prepares Ceres-1 Rocket for First Launch
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT
The June launch is just the start of the company’s grand plans for future spaceflight
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Satellites and AI Monitor Chinese Economy’s Reaction to Coronavirus
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT
Researchers at WeBank mine satellite, GPS, and social media data to conclude that the Chinese economy is well on the way to recovering from COVID-19
Match ID: 212 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 499 days
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Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:51:00 GMT
Dimer UVC’s ultraviolet germ zapper took some very hands-on design work
Match ID: 213 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 500 days
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Unmanned Solar Aircraft Aims to Compete Commercially With Satellites and Drones
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:30:00 GMT
BAE Systems’ new plane has the potential to fly without landing for a year, and can maintain its position over a specific point for monitoring purposes
Match ID: 214 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 513 days
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Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches
Match ID: 215 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 520 days
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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Urban Circuit Preview
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
The second event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge starts this week
Match ID: 216 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 522 days
qualifiers: 2.86 business

Three Decades in the Making, China's Space Station Launches This Week
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:43:00 GMT
Tianhe's first module expected to be joined by other launches—establishing the full Chinese Space Station by end of 2022
Match ID: 217 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 86 days
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3D-Printed Thruster Boosts Range of CubeSat Applications
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:16:00 GMT
Inexpensive and accessible electrical propulsion could be a boon for satellite-based Internet and Earth observing networks
Match ID: 218 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 161 days
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Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
Match ID: 219 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 175 days
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