Monthly Archives: October 2020

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How energy companies can combat climate change

Energy companies today face a central dilemma: providing consumers with a reliable energy source without exacerbating climate change. “Energy is your access to a decent life,” Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and chief executive of multinational energy company Schneider Electric, said at the Fortune Global Forum on Monday. Tricoire laid out Schneider’s challenge—how to increase global access to energy while resolving “the…

ADM’s Luciano talks COVID’s impact on global food supply chain

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. The coronavirus pandemic has forced companies worldwide to recalibrate on the fly—with those in supply chain-sensitive sectors especially feeling the virus’s disruptive impact. As one of the largest food and agricultural processing corporations, Archer Daniels Midland—also known as ADM—has…

Trump eyes hosting Election Night party at his DC hotel

President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital. Over the past several days, the campaign has pushed out fundraising emails in the president’s name offering donors the chance to enter a drawing “to join Team Trump at the Election Night Party in my favorite hotel,” in Washington, suggesting…

Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment proves unhelpful for advanced COVID cases

A paused clinical trial of an Eli Lilly & Co. experimental antibody therapy won’t resume after federal researchers concluded the drug likely wouldn’t help hospitalized Covid-19 patients with advanced cases. The National Institutes of Health researchers who initially halted the trial due to a safety concern, however, didn’t find that the treatment caused any harm, which may bode well for…

Gap CEO: We’re not leaving all malls

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Sonia Syngal took on the top job at Gap Inc. at the onset of the pandemic in March, a crisis that would have tested even the most battle-tested chief executive. So far, Syngal has proved herself more than up…

Former Facebook employee’s new book exposes Big Tech’s dirty secrets

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Shortly after Mark Luckie left his job as a manager at Facebook in 2018, he revealed in a blog post an internal memo he sent to colleagues before he left. The topic? How Facebook fails its Black employees. Now,…

Germans want Trump to lose—but they don’t have high hopes for a Biden presidency

Germans overwhelmingly want Joe Biden to take the U.S. presidency from Donald Trump. That much is clear from a poll earlier this month in which 71% of Germans favored the Democrat, and a prior survey months ago that showed 76% of Germans expect better U.S.-European relations under a Biden administration. Trump has repeatedly topped the list of German fears. But…

Our Nobel Peace Prize win is an honor and a tragedy

Being selected to receive the Nobel Peace Prize is an honor and a humbling recognition of the critical work the World Food Program (WFP) is doing. But it is also impossible to celebrate.  My colleagues and I are well aware that we are receiving this award only because hundreds of millions of people are at the brink of starvation, and…

This startup wants to help you prepare for America’s next disaster

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. There are few experiences more harrowing than an earthquake. Ask Dan Kessler. He obsesses about them. Kessler is the chief executive of Harbor, a startup that aims to help Americans prepare—at least semi-calmly—for the next disaster, from how to…

Stop doomscrolling on social media and read a book

2020 is the year I decided to cut back on empty brain calories. That’s right, I swore off the mindless junk from social media. Because we are all likely to conduct more and more doomscrolling as the election nears and 2020 continues its infamy, I urge you to stop ingesting digital junk, and start reading a book. To say that…

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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