Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Businesses from restaurants to health care need this election

Industries of all kinds need the election to work for them, infamous right-wing hoaxers face felony charges, and California becomes a champion ally. But first, here’s your president-has-COVID week in review, in Haiku. It’s hard to believethat the fate of the world seemsto hinge on a few small things: Like kindness andregard, respect, a thought sparedthe less fortunate. There by the…

Social media erupts with conspiracy theories and death wishes after Trump’s positive COVID test

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Since President Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted COVID-19, Facebook and Twitter users have posted a deluge of conspiracy theories, death wishes, and misinformation—violating the services’ rules. Some Trump supporters spread QAnon theories, erroneously…

Ransomware victims find themselves between a rock and a hard place

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. In case there was any confusion, the U.S. wants to remind everyone that law is law. No one is allowed to transact with sanctioned entities, the Treasury Department warned Thursday in an advisory. The Office of Foreign Assets Control,…

Will there be a second Trump-Biden debate? Probably not, but it may not make a difference

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Just days after the first of three planned presidential debates, President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, putting the likelihood of further debates in serious doubt ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3. But after the debacle that was…

How A.I. is playing a bigger role in music streaming than you ever imagined

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Behind the scenes of some of the most popular music-streaming services, artificial intelligence is hard at work like an automated DJ, deciding which songs listeners will enjoy. The technology’s ability to learn from the listening habits of millions of…

Sports league execs talk social justice, path forward to internal change

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Largely silent in the past on matters deemed political or related to social justice movements, American professional sports leagues and their players publicly advocated for social change and against racial injustice when returning to play this summer. Whether kneeling…

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend publicly grieve the death of baby Jack

The celebrity couple has long found a way to make their online presence seem intimate, real, and fun, letting people into their lives via carefully curated photos and lots and lots of sharing. But by sharing the painful end of Teigen’s pregnancy, the pair have done the world a favor by acknowledging the dark times, too. Teigen’s third pregnancy was…

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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