Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Asana is valued at $5.5 billion after direct listing debut

Workplace management software maker Asana attained a market value of about $5.5 billion after a direct listing, one of two Wednesday to go public via the initial public offering alternative. Shares of San Francisco-based Asana, which didn’t sell any shares, opened trading in New York at $27 apiece and closed up 6.7% from that price at $28.80 a share. The…

What Silicon Valley needs from the 2020 election

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. During the 2020 presidential campaign, both Democrats and Republicans have found a mutual target: big tech companies. And while they propose different policies, neither party is expected to be Silicon Valley’s savior. “Regardless of who wins, Silicon Valley has…

How the pandemic is shaping tech’s approach to education

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, knew she didn’t have a choice. With the COVID-19 crisis shutting down the thousands of programs offered by the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, Saujani…

What Wall Street needs from the 2020 election

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. No matter how you look at it, 2020 has been rough on Big Finance.  Financial stocks are the second worst performer in the S&P 500, down more than 24% year to date as of the Sept. 23 close. There…

What low-wage workers need from the 2020 election

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Going nocturnal helped boost Courtenay Brown’s pay—all the way to $17.30 an hour. Brown is an “essential worker,” a 30-year-old supervisor at an Amazon food warehouse in New Jersey, where she has spent the duration of the pandemic making…

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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