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Here’s what Google’s new Nest Audio speakers are like

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. The new Nest Audio Internet-connected speaker, introduced on Monday, is Google’s latest attempt to catch up to the category leader, Amazon’s Echo. But this time, Google is trying a new tactic: It’s focusing on […]
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Global stocks, U.S. futures recover on hopes Trump will too

Good morning. The global markets and U.S. futures are bouncing back on rising optimism that President Trump will be discharged from the hospital as soon as today. Investors are downplaying for now the confusing messages coming from Trump’s medical team on his condition. Meanwhile, the global pandemic picture continues to worsen as cases top 35 […]
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Want a second home during COVID? These Zillow vets have invented a radically less expensive way to buy one

There’s an old truism about vacation homes: Nature wants them back. Indeed between the maintenance, upkeep, taxes, hassle of finding short-term renters, and typically small number of days per year homeowners are actually in residence, vacation homes are generally a great way to make memories—and a poor way to invest your money. Now two veterans […]
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Netflix enlisted ‘Game of Thrones’ team to adapt China’s best-selling sci-fi novel. Then came controversy

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Netflix’s new blockbuster show The Three-Body Problem has become a problem for the streaming giant. On Sept. 1, Netflix announced that it was adapting the popular Chinese sci-fi novel The Three-Body Problem into a […]
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Sustainability: If your company has a great record, make sure investors hear about it

Over the last year, buzz around ESG investing has grown significantly. From BlackRock’s January investor letter  to the resiliency of environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds amidst the COVID-19 crisis, these financial products continue to gain in popularity, and managers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their analysis of companies’ ESG focus. And for good reasons: Consumers increasingly expect corporations to match […]
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In final jobs report before the election, U.S. adds a disappointing 661,000 jobs amid signs the recovery is sputtering

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. The economic recovery is losing steam. U.S. employment rose by 661,000 in September, bringing the total number of jobs added since May to 11.4 million, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ Friday […]
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