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Inequities in venture capital hinder founders of color well beyond seed funding

Jun 3, 2020
They don’t just have a harder time getting initial funding. They also get less of it.
Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton (right) speaks on a panel. Backstage invests in founders of color, women and LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
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Trump to target Twitter, social media bias with new executive order

Trump is to order a review of the law that excuses social media platforms from liability for what users post.
President Trump's executive order could make social media platforms responsible for everyone's posts, including his.
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Businesses navigate uncertainty around reopening rules

May 25, 2020
Business owners are calling the NFIB with questions about how different rules work in different states, and sometimes different counties within those states.
As states — and counties — begin reopening at different stages, it can be hard for businesses to know what they can and can't do.
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Why people still love Pac-Man, 40 years later

May 22, 2020
Creator Toru Iwatani wanted to make a mass-market product that nongamers and girls would love, too.
A key part of Pac-Man's success was that he was an actual character — one of the first video game heroes.
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Home improvement sales are holding steady despite the overall retail slump

May 19, 2020
As people spend more time at home because of COVID-19, they are thinking about how they can improve those spaces.
Home improvement sales saw only a small dip in the U.S. in April.
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How will reality TV work now that reality feels unreal?

May 14, 2020
Shows have been doing remote production, and for many of them that works. But for how long?
Kris Jenner, left, her daughter Kim Kardashian and bocce ball instructor Jackie Savitt film an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" in 2008.
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Does measuring inflation matter during a pandemic?

May 12, 2020
How prices of many basic goods and services change usually tells us a lot about where the economy is headed.
A gas station in Los Angeles in March. CPI data shows gas prices fell more than 20% last month.
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How many furloughed workers will return to their jobs? Many are optimistic

May 11, 2020
The longer you're laid off, the more likely it is to become permament.
A temporarily closed restaurant in Chicago. Eateries and tourism may lag some other industries in reopening.
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With COVID-19, hotels have to rethink safety for when guests return

May 11, 2020
Pools, spas, housekeeping — they can make folks feel uneasy these days.
Hotels have always been about cleanliness. That's only going to get more pronounced.
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NYC's overnight subway shutdown leaves essential workers stranded

May 6, 2020
Many low-paid New Yorkers rely on the subway to get to and from work. Now, a daily halt to operations for four late night hours is complicating their commutes.
A commuter wearing a face mask rides the subway. The nightly closure for cleaning is causing problems for some essential workers in New York.
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