Aug 3, 2020

Tick-tock for TikTok? The latest on U.S.-China tensions

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Last week, President Trump threatens to ban TikTok. Now, Microsoft says it's in talks to take over the app's U.S. operations. Where do things stand? Plus, Disney earnings this week. And, social impact investing is alive and well.

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The latest on TikTok: Microsoft takeover talks, a potential U.S. ban and more

Aug 3, 2020
A leaked memo from ByteDance’s CEO to its staff says TikTok has no choice but to sell its U.S. operations.
Some policymakers have said TikTok poses a national security risk because it could share U.S. user data with the Chinese government, something TikTok has repeatedly denied.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Quarterly earnings will show how Disney is weathering the pandemic economy

Aug 3, 2020
COVID-19 hurt its cruise and theme park businesses, but the company is also capitalizing on the "stay-at-home" market with its streaming service.
People demonstrate social distancing at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in this handout photo from the company.
Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images

Sustainable investing is actually up during the pandemic recession

Activists were worried investors would abandon investing based on social and environmental goals.
Investors have not only stuck with, but have actually embraced, funds with high sustainability and environmental ratings.
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Sneakin' on Out Jake Reed

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director

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