Brazil Lifts Covid Restrictions as Cases, Deaths Finally Ease

(Bloomberg) — Brazilian states and cities are preparing to suspend most limitations on businesses and gatherings as Covid cases and deaths drop to the lowest in months while vaccinations pick up speed. In Sao Paulo, many schools have reopened at full capacity for in-person classes this week, and the state will end restrictions on opening… Continue reading Brazil Lifts Covid Restrictions as Cases, Deaths Finally Ease

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Plug Power Shows One Way to Survive Cleantech’s Booms and Busts

(Bloomberg Markets) — The momentum behind cleantech stocks may be fading—again. For about a year, companies pushing to decarbonize and electrify the world captured the market’s imagination as never before. But now, as investors try to determine which companies can make it over the long run, they may want to consider the story of Plug… Continue reading Plug Power Shows One Way to Survive Cleantech’s Booms and Busts

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What It’s Like to Visit Barcelona Right Now

(Bloomberg) — Clara Hernanz Lizarraga is a reporter based in Bloomberg’s Madrid bureau. On most summer days this year, venturing down Barcelona’s leafy Las Ramblas has felt surprisingly relaxed—devoid, for once, of thick tourist crowds and elbow-jostling. But the rattling of suitcase wheels against the narrow, cobbled streets of the gothic quarter has slowly started to… Continue reading What It’s Like to Visit Barcelona Right Now

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Biden Fed Pick Pits Powell Against Liberal Push for Regulation

(Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden has a tough decision in choosing the next Federal Reserve chair: Play it safe by giving Jerome Powell a second term or take a chance on a liberal like Lael Brainard, who would please progressives in Congress yet potentially agitate Wall Street. Either path offers speed bumps for the White… Continue reading Biden Fed Pick Pits Powell Against Liberal Push for Regulation

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The Big Question: Can Data Make You a Better Parent?

(Bloomberg Opinion) — This is one of a series of interviews by Bloomberg Opinion columnists on how to solve the world’s most pressing policy challenges. It has been edited for length and clarity. Sarah Green Carmichael: You’re a professor of economics at Brown University and the bestselling author of three books on parenting, the newest… Continue reading The Big Question: Can Data Make You a Better Parent?

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McKinsey Targeted by School Districts Over Opioid-Related Costs

(Bloomberg) — McKinsey & Co. faces Kentucky and West Virginia school districts’ lawsuits alleging the company’s work for opioid makers fed an epidemic that harmed children and drove up educational costs, in the first such cases by educators against the consulting firm. McKinsey’s advice to opioid makers such as Purdue Pharma LP on ramping up… Continue reading McKinsey Targeted by School Districts Over Opioid-Related Costs

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The Mutual Fund Show: How To Add Healthcare Exposure To Portfolio During Pandemic

Axis Mutual Fund has launched an exchange traded fund focusing on healthcare, at a time when the sector is receiving renewed interest amid a second wave of Covid-19 infections in India. The Axis Healthcare Exchange Traded Fund, a passive investment offering, will cover the broader healthcare sector—including hospitals, diagnostics centres, drugmakers, and research and development… Continue reading The Mutual Fund Show: How To Add Healthcare Exposure To Portfolio During Pandemic

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State Bank of Sikkim: The Tiny Mountain Bank That Continues To Beat RBI’s Powers

In 2017, Member of Parliament Sushil Kumar Singh wrote in a letter to Piyush Goyal, who was the power minister at the time, regarding instances of corruption and mismanagement at a public-sector entity, Damodar Valley Corporation. In his letter, Singh alleged that a senior official at the company had amassed wealth through corrupt practices and… Continue reading State Bank of Sikkim: The Tiny Mountain Bank That Continues To Beat RBI’s Powers

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Transcript: Brian Venturo on the Battle for Semiconductors

And price definitely changes with where crypto is, right?They know that they have a limited supply. It’s virtually unlimited demand. So it’s like, this is really just supply and demand. And it’s mostly laissez faire state. And, you know, I think that one of the things that the U.S. has, like one of the problems… Continue reading Transcript: Brian Venturo on the Battle for Semiconductors

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