Monthly Archives: January 2021

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Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating

RaceAhead editor Aric Jenkins says goodbye, and good luck. But first, here’s your Cicely Tyson memorial week in review, in Haiku. Cicely Tysonwas never here for anyof that okey doke: The servile, the weak,the criminal “Negro” onstage and screen. What an abomination!I am Rebecca, she said.I am the struggle and the dignityand the strength and the story.The whole, American story.…

Why the SolarWinds hack is even worse than you thought

This is the web version of Data Sheet, a daily newsletter on the business of tech. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox.  Most of the time when we hear about cybersecurity crimes, we hear from the leading players, companies like Crowdstrike that nailed the Russians for stealing DNC emails in 2016. Or Microsoft warning that the Russians…

The latest in the WeWork saga involves a SPAC

This is the web version of Term Sheet, a daily newsletter on the biggest deals and dealmakers. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox.  Of course it did. Just about every single late-stage company in private markets at the moment has been contacted by a blank-check company looking for a deal. Kicking off the day, office-sharing startup WeWork…

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is 66% effective, lagging rivals

Johnson & Johnson’s long-awaited vaccine appears to protect against COVID-19 with just one shot – not as strong as some two-shot rivals but still potentially helpful for a world in dire need of more doses. J&J said Friday that in the U.S. and seven other countries, the single-shot vaccine was 66% effective overall at preventing moderate to severe illness, and much…

CEOs discuss working with government in 2021

This is the web version of CEO Daily. To get it delivered to your inbox, sign up here. Good morning. About 100 CEOs participated in the Fortune CEO Initiative’s virtual meeting yesterday, focusing on priorities for business collaboration with government in the year ahead. Most of the discussion was off the record. But the session began with a few on the record briefings…

Working women are in crisis—how 3 companies are trying to help

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! 23andMe may go public through a SPAC, protests break out over Poland’s abortion ban, and working women are in trouble; what are companies doing to help? Have a relaxing weekend. – Crisis management. A year ago, working women were riding high. Thanks to a booming labor market and their prevalence in fields like education and health…

President Biden’s health care sprint begins

Good afternoon, readers. Today marks the beginning of a health care blitz by the nascent Biden administration. On Thursday, President Joe Biden began long-expected moves to undo several health care policies and administrative directives enacted by the Trump administration. While these steps are cloaked in the fog of the COVID pandemic, they also show a lens into Biden’s thinking on…

Robinhood pauses the buying of GameStop shares

This is the web version of Term Sheet, a daily newsletter on the biggest deals and dealmakers. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox.  Only in 2021. In recent days, Reddit users have driven up shares of much-shorted stocks, especially those of GameStop, a video game retailer. They squeezed hedge funds and enabled massive losses for the likes…

Amanda Gorman will bring poetry—and politics—to the Super Bowl

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Jill Biden takes on family separation, Nasdaq’s CEO weighs in on the GameStop situation, and Amanda Gorman will appear at the Super Bowl. Have a terrific Thursday. – A star is born. The Internet very rarely agrees on anything. But during President Biden’s inauguration last week, the digital hive mind did seem to find one point…

CEOs want Biden to restore trust in government

This is the web version of CEO Daily. To get it delivered to your inbox, sign up here. Good morning. What does business want from the new U.S. administration?  We asked that question in our latest CEO survey, done in collaboration with Deloitte. We allowed each CEO to choose their top three issues (which is why the percentages below don’t add up…

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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