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Delivered before breakfast, The Economist Morning Briefing tells you what’s on the global agenda in the coming day, what to look out for in business, finance and politics and, most importantly, what to make of it. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions, including the full Economist Morning Briefing: https://www.economist.com/briefingoffer Digital subscribers to The Economist should log in at https://briefing.economist.com for access to the full ...
 
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Charge Bikes founder Nick Larsen and VP of product Peter Vallance wanted to reduce the pain points of buying and owning an electric bike to attract everyday folks and cycling enthusiasts alike. The company offers three models: the Comfort for weekend leisure rides, the City for commuters and the XC for off-road enthusiasts. I got […]…
 
This morning Wish, a well-known mobile ecommerce startup, filed to go public. It joins Affirm, Airbnb, and Roblox in filing this week as many well-known and valuable private companies look to debut before the year ends and the holidays start. Wish’s S-1 (which is filed under its corporate name ContextLogic) is of particular interest given […]…
 
U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month. The Food and Drug Administration authorized use of the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. drug to try to prevent hospitalization …
 
The weight of the pandemic first caught up with New York City ER physician Jane Kim in April. After spending weeks caring for seriously ill patients, she learned of four deaths among her "work family." Three died of the virus, another from suicide. Her grief "halted" her, she says: "You can't think. You can't move. You can't breathe." Since then, K…
 
One of the things Julia Seibolt likes about Thanksgiving is the opportunity to get drunk with her mom. She also likes complaining about how everyone else is watching football. And she enjoys how her family gathering often includes random people who don't have family nearby. Except there will be no family Thanksgiving for Seibolt's family this year—…
 
Good morning. It's Monday, November 23rd. I’m Lucas Dixon, and here are the day's Top 5 stories from the Miami Herald, presented by Simply Healthcare. First, the weather: It's a mixed start to the holiday week, with mostly sunny skies, but a 40 percent chance of rain. The afternoon high today is expected to reach the low-80s. Our top story: Miami h…
 
Good morning from Skift It’s Monday, November 23, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. The data is clear. More than half of America chooses to travel for Thanksgiving, by car or by plane, in spite of a …
 
Included in this episode:1. California Enacts Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Spike 2. Why the U.S. Could Be the Big Loser in China's Huge New Trade Deal 3. Column: A New Generation of Volunteers Are Rescuing Historic Black Cemeteries—And Black History 4. ‘COVID-Guilt’: Why Parents of Young Children Are Feeling Pressure to Overspend on Holidays .…
 
LOS ANGELES — California enacts a nighttime curfew Saturday as spiking coronavirus cases threaten to swamp health care systems and the state's largest county warned that an even more drastic lockdown could be imminent. The newest restrictions require people not on essential errands to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Dec. 21, with a possibl…
 
President Donald Trump ran his first presidential campaign on the promise to overhaul U.S. immigration, and for the most part, he kept that promise. Month after month, from the very start of Trump's term, immigration policy changed rapidly, from the Zero Tolerance policy that separated children from their parents, to record low caps on the number o…
 
In place of a traditional message of congratulations, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro met Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory with a strange and provocative message. “We saw recently a great candidate to head of state say that if I don’t put out the fires in the Amazon, he will put up commercial barriers against Brazil,” Bolsonaro said at…
 
When 15 nations across the Asia-Pacific region inked the largest regional free trade agreement ever on Nov. 15, there were no handshakes or state dinners—but the significance of the deal was no less dramatic for it. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), signed via videoconference due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, brings togethe…
 
When the internationally renowned preacher John Jasper neared death in 1901, he could look back on a life spent overcoming dire challenges. Born enslaved in Fluvanna County, Va., in 1812, Jasper had become famous for his controversial, fundamentalist sermon on how “The Sun Do Move.” Greater than that frequently delivered sermon, however, was the le…
 
Hello, and welcome to This Day in History. Here’s what happened on November 22nd. Americans who were alive on this day in 1963 can likely tell you exactly what they were doing when they found out that President John F. Kennedy had been shot while traveling through Dallas in an open convertible. He died 30 minutes later. Vice President Lyndon Johnso…
 
Included in this episode:1. Yes, We Have Effective COVID-19 Vaccines. But That Doesn’t Mean the End of the Pandemic Is Near 2. ‘A Very Good Election.’ Veteran Observer Audrey Glover Remains Optimistic About the Future of U.S. Voting 3. Facing an Election Loss, President Donald Trump Turns to Raw Political Power to Try to Bend the Outcome 4. Column:…
 
Amid the gloomy post-election analysis about the damage caused to America’s national fabric, at least one international observer remains refreshingly optimistic. Dame Audrey Glover, a prominent human rights lawyer and seasoned election monitor, is no stranger to many of the issues currently prompting a stream of dreary forecasts from within the bel…
 
Michigan’s Republican legislators have rebuffed President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse Joe Biden’s victory in the state the same day Georgia certified Biden’s victory there. And now that a COVID-19 vaccine has been proven, dry ice makers are scrambling to provide the means to keep it super cold for shipping. Click here to subscribe now to When…
 
This year on my mother’s birthday, in October, I woke up from one of many dreams I’ve had about her since her death. I’d been sitting with family and friends in my grandmother’s backyard, our lawn chairs scattered across a carpet of sun-dappled grass. We were all talking, sharing memories of my mom. I don’t remember the specific stories, but I know…
 
Alexandra Marie Figueroa-Miranda spent days counting ballots after the contentious Nov. 3 election. But, as a resident of Puerto Rico, she wasn’t counting any votes for Donald Trump or Joe Biden. She and the millions of other Americans living in the commonwealth can’t vote in U.S. presidential elections, despite their contributions to federal taxes…
 
Gamers, rejoice! The hotly anticipated next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony are now available, meaning you can enjoy kicking ass and taking names on your TV in luxurious 4K glory. But if you’re on the fence about upgrading to the Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5 (or you just can't find one in stock), you might want to stay there.…
 
Hello, and welcome to This Day in History. Here’s what happened on November 21st. Who shot J.R.? Forty years ago today, 350 million people worldwide tuned in to the prime time soap Dallas to find out. J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate, had been shot on the season-ending episode the previous March, in what now stands as one of television’…
 
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