Monthly Archives: July 2020

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President Trump to American neighborhoods: Actually, segregation is good

This is the web version of raceAhead, Fortune’s twice weekly newsletter on race and culture. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox. Trump changes housing policy and ramps up his stump speech dog-whistling, and Facebook’s under fire for allegedly ignoring data showing that Black Instagram users were more likely to sanctioned than white ones. Black founders got nowhere…

Markets end the week on a bearish note as gold breaks $1,900

Markets end the week on a bearish note as gold breaks $1,900

Good evening, Bull Sheeters. This is Fortune finance reporter Rey Mashayekhi, filling in one last time this week for Bernhard Warner. The weekend couldn’t come soon enough for the global markets, which were in the red virtually across the board. Tech stocks again led the way down, while the coronavirus pandemic and U.S.-China tensions continued to weigh on the minds…

A different pandemic: The mental health crisis among LGBTQ youth

This is the web version of The Capsule, a daily newsletter monitoring advances in health care and biopharma. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox. Happy Friday, readers. Earlier this week, I wrote about mental health and Kanye West, noting that one in five Americans suffers from a mental illness. But depression and suicidal tendencies disproportionately affect LGBTQ youths, according…

Are you middle-class? This calculator will tell you

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. The Pew Research Center has released an update to its online calculator that quickly informs you about the income category to which you belong: lower income, middle income, or upper income. According to Pew, 52% of Americans lived in…

After four-month drought, movie theaters beg studios: Release the blockbusters

Subscribe to Outbreak, a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, “Jaws” set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in. Since then, Hollywood has turned opening…

Airlines expand their face-mask rules—but government enforcement is needed, CEOs say

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Major airlines are cracking down on passengers who try to fly without face masks. But without a federal order, their ability to enforce their new rules remains limited—at best. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines this week all…

These big companies have cut the most daily ad dollars during the Facebook boycott

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. New data shows that of all the corporate advertisers on Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo have cut the largest amount ad dollars three weeks into a one-month boycott over how the service has handled hate speech and…

Big Tech’s no good, very bad day on Wall Street

Big Tech’s no good, very bad day on Wall Street

This is the web version of Bull Sheet, a no-nonsense daily newsletter on what’s happening in the markets. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox. Good evening, Bull Sheeters. This is Fortune finance reporter Rey Mashayekhi, filling in this week for Bernhard Warner. A bad day for Big Tech stocks led a poor day overall for the markets, as all eyes…

Trump cancels Jacksonville portion of Republican National Convention

Subscribe to How To Reopen, our weekly newsletter on what it takes to reboot business in the midst of a pandemic. President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has scrubbed his planned Republican National Convention scheduled for Florida next month, citing a “flare-up” of the coronavirus. Trump’s formal renomination will still go forward in North Carolina, where a small subset…

11 Things You Should Know Before You Get Your First Credit Card

A credit card may seem like just another tool to help you make purchases, but it can be much more. When used responsibly, a credit card can help you build

What Is a Balance Transfer, and Should I Consider Doing One?

In a perfect world, no one would carry a balance on their credit card. We would all pay our bills in full each month and never have to worry about

How Is Credit Card Interest Calculated?

So your bank tells you that your credit card has a 15% APR. What does that actually mean? How does your bank calculate your interest rate, and how does that translate into how much you actually pay? …

What Is a Balance Transfer, and Should I Consider Doing One?

In a perfect world, no one would carry a balance on their credit card. We would all pay our bills in full each month and never have to worry about

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