Monthly Archives: October 2020

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It may sound far-fetched, but businesses need to be ready for an election-related disaster

How can leaders prepare for the presidential election resulting in a disaster? That possibility may sound unrealistic to many leaders. Yet it doesn’t sound so far-fetched to many top politicians and experts observing the run-up to the election. With many more mail-in ballots—which are much more vulnerable to legal challenges—than in previous elections, the counting might drag on for many…

Spotify draws fire over Alex Jones’s claims in Joe Rogan podcast

Spotify is drawing heat for a podcast from Joe Rogan in which the popular host discusses conspiracy theories with right-wing rabble-rouser Alex Jones. The service declined to remove the episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” after listeners complained that Jones exaggerated the risks of giving children the polio vaccine and that masks don’t help stop the spread of coronavirus, among…

We don’t know enough about COVID antibodies to count on them

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. One of the biggest outstanding questions about the coronavirus, and one which could well determine the course of the pandemic, is the role that antibodies play in immunity. By now you’ve probably heard plenty about antibodies in the context…

Who is Ryan Smith, new owner of the Utah Jazz?

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. The NBA’s Utah Jazz has been owned for close to 35 years by Utah businessman Larry H. Miller or his family. But in a move that stunned locals, the Miller family announced today that it would sell a controlling…

The state ballot measures the business community should watch in 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. It’s not just politicians who will be on the ballot in November’s upcoming election. Across the country, state and local governments are giving Americans a chance to vote on hundreds of ballot measures—propositions, initiatives, and referendums that give citizens…

Microsoft’s cloud could be a bit foggy for the next quarter

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Microsoft reported strong sales growth during its most recent quarter, but a weaker-than-expected guidance for the current quarter muted investor enthusiasm. The business technology giant said on Tuesday that its sales grew 12% year-over-year to $37.2 billion in the…

Political cynicism has given way to love in Christian America

Cynicism has been trending in America. In 2016 Donald Trump appealed to a jaded electorate by suggesting that his propensity to donate to both parties was not a sign of lacking principles but instead an appeal to the lowest common denominator. Everyone could be bought, Trump suggested, even though the businessman himself was still trying to work his way back…

Ray Dalio on why Chinese capitalism is on the rise—and why American capitalism is in desperate need of a fix

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. As head of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio has witnessed firsthand China’s rise into a global economic superpower. “I’ve been going to China regularly since 1984; I know the people, I’m intimately involved with economic…

Reddit will pay U.S. employees the same wherever they work

Reddit will give employees, with some exceptions, the flexibility to work outside of offices going forward, the company said Tuesday in a blog post. U.S. employees will now be paid the same, based on high-cost locations like NY or San Francisco, whether they work from those places or not. “Moving forward, teams and team members will have flexibility to explore where…

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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