NEWS IN BRIEF

Pandemic Relief Program Tweaks Would Make Funds More Accessible

ESG-focused enterprises and other firms accessed the government’s pandemic relief funds, aided by the KPMG Spark accounting system, but some nonprofits are...

‘Poverty Itself is Violence’: Pandemic, Floyd Death Expose Racial Realities in U.S.

Deadly coronavirus takes greater toll U.S. black households Black wages and employment were gaining before the virus began taking its toll and reversed...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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Sextech Rises to Coronavirus Challenge As Homebound Users Seek Intimacy, Companionship

The growing market for sextech products that help users deal with all things intimate may emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than ever.Sexual wellbeing, education and inclusion are seen as growth areas,...
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Plastic is Cheap, Efficient, Polluting — And Here to Stay

TAKEAWAY: Plastic is an unprecedented environmental problem and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Yet not only is plastic here to stay, it may even become...
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Bright Spot: Telemedicine Startups See Surge in Demand as Coronavirus Spread Accelerates

Telemedicine companies seeing call volumes surge as the coronavirus cuts person-to-person contact and doctors’ offices close.While U.S. equities have plummeted as coronavirus slows the economy, shares in telemedicine provider Teladoc have surged...
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Coronavirus Market Selloff Tests Robo-Advisors as Financial Advisors Field Client Calls

As AI disrupts the financial industry, the current stock selloff is testing assumptions about the industry’s future and showing the need for human skills.Robo-advisors increasingly important to younger investors and big banks...

PROFILES

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Glycomine Lands $33 Million for Trials of Therapy for Rare Genetic Disorder

With a goal to stamp out a rare disease that takes the lives of about one-fifth of the children it affects, biotechnology company Glycomine is finding deep-pocketed support from investors including Danish...

OPINIONS

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Time to “Prove It”; Impact Investors in Amsterdam Challenged to Speak with their Portfolios

Key Takeaway: Panelists at the Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum in Amsterdam challenge investors to change portfolios to reflect urgent global...

Two Women at Rice University Are Shaking Up Academia with Entrepreneur Education

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Despite the growing importance of the startup culture in keeping the US economy competitive, academia lags behind,...

China Censorship Crushes Small Developers; Some Smell Opportunity

Chinese government meddling on the Web, including censorship on the mammoth WeChat social network, is boosting anxiety among game developers and smaller companies about their chances of survival. At the same time, companies...
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Meditation’s Music Play: Who Will Succeed in Bringing Mindfulness to Mainstream?

Jack Dorsey, the founder of the loudest and at times the most rambunctious of social media giants Twitter, spent his birthday on a silent meditation retreat in Myanmar in 2018.
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