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‘Jacinda-mania' Is Back In New Zealand

After beating back Covid-19, the popular prime minister is cruising toward a second term

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

WHAT WOULD EMILY OSTER DO?

WHY SO MANY PARENTS ARE TAKING THEIR CUES FROM A HYPER-RATIONAL, DATA-OBSESSED ECONOMIST

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

Why Black Friday Could Be Blue

Pandemic fears, social distancing, and job losses may damp shoppers’ holiday madness

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

Pack the Supreme Court, Or Strip Its Powers?

A proposal to restrict the court’s authority over certain laws stirs interest on the left

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

Watching for a Cloudburst

Cloud computing stock values and IPOs are soaring in the Covid-era economy

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

SUBURBAN DAD, CITIGROUP SVP, AND HIGH PRIEST OF Q

Jason Gelinas lived a normal suburban life with a plum Wall Street gig. He also ran the news hub for a pro-Trump conspiracy theory

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

Fast Loans, Fraud, And Fintech

Scammers who tapped PPP funds liked using online lenders

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

Disney's Not the Happiest Place On Earth These Days

As it fires 28,000 workers, its Covid-slammed theme park business could lose $1.5 billion this year

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

How the Virus Trumped the White House

The Covid outbreak in the president’s inner circle is America’s pandemic failure in microcosm

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 12 - 19, 2020

Macau Is Still Rolling Snake Eyes

Despite China’s rebound, its gambling capital is in a slump even Golden Week can’t break

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

The Scars Of Japan's Employment Ice Age

Japanese open up about the difficulties they’ve faced in charting career paths

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

HARD SUMMER I N H-TOWN

Houstonians know all about disasters. We saw what happened in New York. But when the pandemic came, we did what much of America did: Ignore it until it’s too late

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

WE CAN STILL PASS THIS TEST

With the seasons changing and a vaccine a ways off, the U.S. needs to dramatically improve its infrastructure for rapid Covid testing. It’s got options

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

Vaccines: Shots All Around

A brief discussion about the implications of mixing and matching different Covid-19 vaccines

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

Marathons Get a Second Wind

Die-hard runners are finding virtual races the next best thing in the Covid era

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

Form Over Function

Treating furniture like contemporary art has fueled a boom in collectible design.

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

Christian Drosten – A Virologist Whose Government Trusts Him

In Germany, Christian Drosten has the ear of Chancellor Angela Merkel—and of millions of his countrymen via his wildly popular podcast

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

A Sea Change For The Supreme Court

The Sept. 18 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set up a political fight over the future of the high court, with Republicans determined to seat her replacement before Election Day over Democrats’ objections.

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

How Biden would tax Trump

A President Biden may not back a wealth tax, but he could find ways to make life less rich for Trump’s heirs

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Bloomberg Businessweek
October 05, 2020

The Fed's Disaster Junkie

Andreas Lehnert reads up on airline crashes, plagues, and nuclear disasters to figure out where the next crisis could come from

6 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

THE MILITARY'S WAR ON HIV-POSITIVE SOLIDERS

Don’t ask, don’t tell is dead. But America’s armed services still bar Poz recruits from enlisting and can kick out those who contract the disease while serving

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

The New Republican Hard-Liners

Dispelling their moderate image, GOP women candidates keep tacking rightward

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

Got Insurance?

A decade of low rates for Florida homeowners comes to an abrupt end

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

HIS NUMBERS DON'T LIE

Harvard economist Raj Chetty has a God’s-eye view of the pandemic’s damage

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

BANKING ON THE DELTA

Under Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp is pitching traditional banking to people whose first choice is usually a payday lender

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

A RADICAL EXPERIMENT IN FINANCIAL VACCINATION

One of America’s most diverse cities was already testing guaranteed basic income when the pandemic struck

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

Becoming the Notorious RBG

Ginsburg found pop superstardom late in life—and that may ensure that her dissents echo into the future

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

A Wealth of Opportunity But For Whom?

Over seven decades, Norfolk leveraged federal tax breaks to remake itself. Now the Virginia city is using them to demolish its historically Black neighborhoods

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

When Capitalism Isn't Enough

Business was counting on market forces to eliminate inequality. They haven’t, and society is tired of waiting

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 28, 2020

It's Not Nice to Vote Twice

A combination of glitchy tech and human error in Georgia doesn’t bode well for November

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Bloomberg Businessweek
September 21, 2020