CHRISTMAS TREES ARE GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE AS AMERICANS REMAIN HOMEBOUND

Colavita Christmas Tree Farm never before had someone show up in early November looking to buy a tree for the holidays-until 2020,...

WHATSAPP IS ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING THE WORLD'S NEXT SUPER-APP

The West has long marveled at the business empire built by Tencent, whose ubiquitous everything-app, WeChat, undergirds so much of...

 
 
 

ENGLAND'S PRE-CHRISTMAS LOCKDOWN IS OVER. NOW EVERYONE IS FIGHTING ABOUT WHAT COMES NEXT

On Wednesday, England marked the end of a month-long, pre-Christmas lockdown-the second this year. But the easing of restrictions hardly...

DURING COVID, IMMIGRANTS ARE GETTING THE JOB DONE

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HOW GOVERNMENTS CAN CREATE A GREEN, JOB-RICH GLOBAL RECOVERY

Climate change and the COVID-19 crisis have a great deal in common. Both are human tragedies and economic catastrophes: The pandemic...

DID SALESFORCE JUST JUMPSTART A PRODUCTIVITY DEALMAKING BONANZA?

Why couldn't Slack go it alone? The maker of collaboration software went public just over a year ago and should have boomed amid the...

 
 
 

WHY AN IMMIGRANT MINDSET IS SUCH A VALUABLE ASSET DURING COVID

There's a certain worker undeniably in high demand during this pandemic: multi-skilled, flexible, resilient, tolerant of risk and the...

VACCINES, TECH AND CLIMATE: EUROPE PITCHES A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN

With the “America First” president heading for the exit, Europe hopes to build a new transatlantic partnership with his successor,...

 
 
 

NO SIGN OF A SLOWDOWN IN THE 2021 IPO RUSH

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WILL NASDAQ'S BOARD DIVERSITY PUSH WORK? CANADA PROVIDES SOME CLUES

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Sephora ditches J.C. Penney for Kohl's , Unilever tries out the four-day workweek, and we parse the...

 
 
 

BILLIONS USE WHATSAPP, BUT IT MAKES LITTLE MONEY-THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE

In February, Facebook-owned WhatsApp surpassed 2 billion users. A global pandemic and countless stay-at-home orders later, that number...

Elon Musk's rocket ride

ELON MUSK'S ROCKET RIDE

Things get serious inside the 45-minute mark. That is a relative term, of course, because there is nothing unserious about placing...

 
 
 
The Businessperson of the Year is

THE BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR IS

Good morning, and the winner is: Elon Musk. I have never been a Musk fanboy; he is a mix of some of the worst characteristics of today's...

PROSECUTORS ARE INVESTIGATING A POTENTIAL BRIBES-FOR-PARDONS SCHEME AS TRUMP'S TERM ENDS

U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether several individuals offered political contributions in exchange for a presidential pardon,...

 
 
 

SWEDISH GOVERNMENT LOSES SUPPORT AS COVID-19 STRATEGY COMES UNDER PRESSURE

Sweden's main ruling party, the Social Democrats, saw a significant decline in support in a fresh poll, adding to signs that voters...

SHARES OF CHINA SMARTPHONE MAKER XIAOMI WERE UP 143% THIS YEAR. THEY PLUNGED ON WEDNESDAY

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U.K. APPROVES PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE AND WILL START DISTRIBUTING IT NEXT WEEK

The U.K. became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine with its regulator clearing Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE's shot...

SINGAPORE IS FIRST COUNTRY TO APPROVE SALE OF LAB-MADE MEAT

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THESE 10 JOURNALISTS FACE ADDITIONAL THREATS FROM COVID-19

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SALESFORCE JUST MADE ITS BIGGEST ACQUISITION EVER

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Pfizer surges 5% on emergency UK approval for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer surges 5% on emergency UK approval for COVID-19 vaccine

Summary List Placement Pfizer surged as much as 5% on Tuesday after the UK became the first country in the world to grant emergency use authorization for its COVID-19... Read more ...

Value investor Adam Schwartz explains why Warren Buffett's Berkshire...

Value investor Adam Schwartz explains why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway slashed its JPMorgan and Wells Fargo stakes, cheers its record buybacks, and praises its patience

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway may have virtually eliminated its JPMorgan position last quarter because it wanted to double down on its favorite... Read more ...

10 affordable online classes, networks, and resources to help you get...

10 affordable online classes, networks, and resources to help you get freelance writing jobs

Summary List Placement Freelance writing is flexible, can be done remotely, and grants you the freedom to pick and choose which projects you want to work on. You can hone your... Read more ...

Salesforce falls 7% after confirming $27.7 billion Slack acquisition and...

Salesforce falls 7% after confirming $27.7 billion Slack acquisition and forecasting slower growth

Summary List Placement Salesforce shares dipped as much as 6.5% in early Wednesday trading after the company confirmed its $27.7 billion purchase of Slack and guided for its... Read more ...

'California law doesn't apply in Europe': We spoke to the powerful EU...

'California law doesn't apply in Europe': We spoke to the powerful EU enforcer who's about to push Facebook, Google, and Twitter out of their free speech comfort zone

Summary List Placement Facebook, Google, and the wider tech world are bracing for new European rules that target the way they show political ads to users, and how they handle... Read more ...

US stocks fall as November ADP jobs report misses expectations

US stocks fall as November ADP jobs report misses expectations

Summary List Placement US stocks declined on Tuesday as November's ADP employment report showing 307,000 new jobs added came in below expectations. US investors could point to... Read more ...

Freelance software engineers making over $100,000 a year reveal how they got...

Freelance software engineers making over $100,000 a year reveal how they got started, find clients, and set their rates

Summary List Placement COVID-19 served as the catalyst for a huge surge in freelancing , as millions found themselves unemployed and looking for alternative ways to earn an... Read more ...

Nasdaq needs SEC signoff for its game-changing rule on board diversity...

Nasdaq needs SEC signoff for its game-changing rule on board diversity. Here's a look at how it could play out

Summary List Placement A game-changing proposal from Nasdaq aimed at boosting board diversity for listed companies is now in the hands of the Securities and Exchange... Read more ...

Qualcomm touts 30% faster gameplay for Snapdragon 888 smartphones

Qualcomm touts 30% faster gameplay for Snapdragon 888 smartphones

Qualcomm said its Snapdragon 888 processor will take mobile gaming to a new level that can match desktop-level gaming performance. Read more ...

Orbit raises $4M for its community experience platform

Orbit raises $4M for its community experience platform

Orbit , a startup that is building tools to help organizations build communities around their proprietary and open-source products, today announced that it has raised a $4... Read more ...