Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Twitter clears the N.Y. Post to tweet again after policy change

Twitter will no longer restrict the New York Post’s account on its platform after changing its practice of not retroactively overturning past enforcement actions. The New York Post was locked out of its Twitter account earlier this month following the publication of a story on Oct. 14 that contained allegations about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The company had also…

Trump TikTok restrictions blocked by judge in win for users

A federal judge in Pennsylvania blocked a broad set of government restrictions designed to curb the use of the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the U.S. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued a temporary injunction on Friday blocking the TikTok ban in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of plaintiffs who use TikTok to make a living. The…

How WFH has affected employees with disabilities

Welcome to The Broadside, a careers newsletter. Here’s what to expect in this issue. Broadside writer Kristine Gill talks to employees with disabilities about how working from home has leveled the playing field yet exacerbated certain challenges. Then, scroll on for job opportunities from Bank of America, Disney, Facebook and more. This is the last issue of The Broadside. Thank…

Apple starts selling its Apple One subscription bundles. Here’s how much they cost

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Apple rolled out monthly subscription plans on Friday that give customers several of its services like Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, and Apple Arcade for one discounted price. The bundles, announced last month and called Apple One, give subscribers…

GM poaches Delta CFO Paul Jacobson

General Motors has hired Delta Air Lines’ chief financial officer to become its next CFO, convincing Paul Jacobson to trade the struggling aviation industry for the slightly less struggling auto business. Jacobson, 48, will become GM’s CFO on December 1, according to a press release Friday afternoon. He will replace Dhivya Suryadevara, a star executive who unexpectedly left GM in…

Trump’s narrowing path to victory runs through two states

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. President Trump stands a minuscule chance of being reelected unless he can carry two states where he now trails in both the polls and the odds on political gaming sites: Pennsylvania and Arizona. “To prevail, he’d need to pull…

Apple says iPhone 12 sales are strong despite delays

Apple reported weaker iPhone sales than Wall Street expected for its most recent quarter, but CEO Tim Cook said demand was strong in recent weeks for new models. Overall sales at Apple rose 1% to $64.7 billion for the quarter ended September 30, a little better than analysts forecast. But that included weaker-than-expected iPhone sales of just $26.4 billion, down…

Why now was the right time for Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel

I’ve read a lot of analysis by experts and pundits over the past few weeks about why Bahrain chose to normalize relations with Israel. Much of this commentary is well informed, but an equal portion misses the mark. In many ways, the Sept. 15 White House signing ceremony and the Oct. 19 conclusion in Manama of a Joint Communique on…

Walmart removes guns and ammo from store floors because of potential unrest

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Walmart has temporarily removed all firearms and ammunition displays in its stores because of the potential for social unrest, the company said on Thursday. The move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, was prompted by the possibility of…

3 big takeaways from Facebook’s latest earnings

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Facebook’s third-quarter earnings revealed that its ad business is alive and well despite a temporary ad boycott by companies hoping to pressure the service to act against hateful posts. Facebook’s revenue grew 22% year-over-year to $21.5 billion, beating analysts’…

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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