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Hunting Delta

The U.S. system for tracking Covid variants is scattered and slow. Time to fix it

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 26, 2021

Looking Past Revelations

Can a documentary tell new truths about the man behind the Alvin Ailey dance company?

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 26, 2021

New Roadblocks for A Big Rail Deal

Kansas City Southern investors are right to worry that the Biden administration’s tougher stance on antitrust enforcement may signal trouble for the company’s $34 billion plan to sell itself to Canadian National Railway Co.

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 26, 2021

China Wants Stocks To Stay Home

Hundreds of the nation’s companies have listed on U.S. exchanges. That’s getting harder

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 26, 2021

Can't Hide From Diaper Inflation

Lower-income households are struggling to absorb double-digit price increases

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

Another Covid Crisis for Global Supply Chains

Hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated seafarers could snarl international trade

5 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

When Covid's End Means A Return to Prison

Inmates sent home under the Cares Act find themselves in limbo

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

Many Radical New Applications

For Moderna, going from startup to world-leading vaccine maker was challenging enough. Bringing messenger RNA to flu shots, cancer treatments, and more will be even harder

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

He's Making Apple the Bad Guy

Horacio Gutierrez has spent five years molding the narrative of the iPhone maker as an abusive monopolist

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

Mixing Markets, Faith, and Instagram

A celebrity preacher in Indonesia shows that meme stocks are a global phenomenon

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

How to Forget a Pandemic

As Covid-19 devastated Mexico, the government obscured the facts about cases, deaths, and vaccinations

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

Get 'Em While They're Hot

After their smokin’ pandemic-era growth, grill makers Weber and Traeger are going public

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

FOOD FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T EAT

A dentist with a culinary diploma has made crispy crackers that don’t need chewing. The next step is selling them

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

Fear of a Digital Dollar

The idea of a government-backed virtual currency has support in policy circles, but banks see a threat to their dominion over consumer finance

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 19, 2021

THE CHURCH OF BLEACH

Mark Grenon and his sons earned a small fortune selling a “miracle” tonic made with chlorine dioxide and labeled a religious sacrament. Then a SWAT team came calling

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

GREAT ARTISTS STEAL

Certain things are expected in a good heist show—and the Netflix hit Lupin does those things with style. It also has an extra je ne sais quoi, in the person of French star Omar Sy

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

HOW TO KNOCK OFF A BILLION-DOLLAR BRAND AND GET AWAY WITH IT (FOR A WHILE)

At the January 2016 Pitti Uomo, the twice-yearly trade fair in Florence, Italy, where trendspotters soak up the latest in men’s fashion from around the globe, a crew of young people paraded through the 16th century Fortezza da Basso to promote sweatshirts and caps with the word “Supreme” in bold white Futura font on a bright red background.

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

HOW PHILLY'S VAX JAWN ALMOST WENT UNDER WOODER

During the worst of last winter’s Covid surge, Philadelphia briefly put a recent college graduate in charge of getting vaccines into about 1.6 million arms. It didn’t go great

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

DON'T SUE ME LIKE THAT

The story of a small-time rock photographer who became a big-time copyright troll

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

THE FALL OF THE BILLIONAIRE GUCCI MASTER

To millions of fans, Ramon Abbas was a self-made influencer synonymous with luxury. To the FBI, he was the man behind scams hoping to net hundreds of millions of dollars

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

THE XBOX CHEAT

Microsoft operates a sort of digital bank, which handles millions, if not billions, of dollars each year. One of the company’s junior engineers figured out how to rob it

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

THE ‘JUICE MAN' AND THE JOCKEY CLUB

After a rash of suspicious wins, investigators started to probe horse racing. Eventually, 29 people would be indicted in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud bettors

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

WHERE DID MARCOS HIDE HIS MONEY?

Almost 30 years ago, a court ruled that victims of the Ferdinand Marcos regime should be compensated from a stolen fortune estimated to be worth up to $10 billion. The funds were very well-stashed

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Bloomberg Businessweek
July 05 - 12, 2021 (Double Issue)

Bitcoin of the Realm

What happened when a surfing town in El Salvador went full crypto

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
June 21, 2021

Animating Africa

Nairobi startup Kukua is riding a wave of interest in Afro-futuristic stories

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 28, 2021

Hot Shorts Summer

Traders who bet on bad news are the necessary foils of meme stocks

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 28, 2021

FIRE RESISTANCE

Most Americans can be terminated for no reason at any time. But 70,000 fast-food workers are about to gain major protections. Who’s next?

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 28, 2021

America's Trumpiest Attorney General Is Under Indictment Himself

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has waged some of the country’s most partisan legal battles while charged with fraud. Will his allegiance to Trumpism help him survive a fresh round of corruption allegations?

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
June 28, 2021

Global Giants Need India's Tiny Stores

Amazon, Walmart, and Reliance’s Jio want mom and pop shops to order goods online and help with delivery

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 28, 2021

The 9 Million Who Slipped Through the Cracks

A record number of Americans filed for unemployment during the Covid recession—and a record number didn’t get any money

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 28, 2021