Plant-based egg maker Eat Just eyes $2 billion valuation: Bloomberg News

(Reuters) – Plant-based egg producer Eat Just Inc is working with an adviser to raise at least $200 million in a transaction that may value the company at $2 billion or more, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Terms haven’t been finalized, Bloomberg reported, citing one of the people. “As a high-growth company focused on […]

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Opinion | Reopen the American Mind

This fall, as college students filter hesitantly into socially distanced classrooms or adjust their Zoom backgrounds for seminars they attend from their bedrooms, the usual debates about the aims of higher education have taken a back seat to more pressing concerns. Many colleges and universities are now fighting for survival. Even before the pandemic upended university budgets, many schools faced […]

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Opinion | With the Google Lawsuit, the Long Antitrust Winter Is Over

The true significance of the federal antitrust lawsuit filed against Google on Tuesday cannot be captured by any narrow debate about legal doctrine or what the case will mean for the company. This is a big case, filed during an important time, and it merits a commensurately broad understanding. The complaint marks the return of the U.S. government to a […]

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Opinion | What Does Amy Coney Barrett Mean for the Supreme Court?

We saw the future of the Supreme Court this week, and its name is Amy Coney Barrett. The court’s 4-4 deadlock Monday on whether Pennsylvania must count some late-arriving ballots said it all. The four most conservative justices sided with the Republican Party, which has fought tooth and nail against permitting states to make accommodations to the Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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Umno today – influential, irritated and beset by infighting

These days, members of Malaysia’s pre-eminent party, the United Malays National Organisation (Umno), are feeling hot and bothered. Following a period in the wilderness after its 2018 defeat, the party was brought into the governing coalition in late February after the infamous “Sheraton Move”, a backroom manoeuvre that led to the ousting of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) […]

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Opinion | Don’t Shame Your Neighbors

During the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, Americans were bombarded with contradictory information. Don’t wear masks! Actually, no, scratch that — wear them all the time! Stay in the house! Go outside! Get tested! Don’t get tested! Confused, afraid and desperate to survive, we turned to one of our favorite pastimes: public shaming. Angry people […]

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Opinion | Rod Rosenstein Was Just Doing His Job

What, in the Trump era, does the face of complicity look like? Sometimes the answer is obvious. Mitch McConnell. William Barr. Lindsey Graham. But sometimes it’s someone who’s less well known. The face might register, but the name escapes you. It’s just a man in rimless glasses and a dark suit. I’m talking about Rod J. Rosenstein. Years from now, […]

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LSE to ask shareholders to approve Borsa Italiana sale

FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange Group LSE.L said on Wednesday it will hold a general meeting next month to ask shareholders to approve the sale of its Borsa Italiana operations to pan-European exchange Euronext ENX.PA. The meeting will […]

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Opinion | Why Only Amy Coney Barrett Gets to Have It All

In the Christian tradition, icons are meant to remind flawed humans of what they could become. Paintings of Jesus, the Virgin Mary and the saints remind the devout to aspire to holiness and sacrifice in their daily lives. Meditating on an icon can be a form of prayer: Lord, make me more like them. Amy Coney Barrett, whose Supreme Court […]

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Opinion | When the U.S. and China Fight, It Is the Environment That Suffers

President Xi Jinping of China recently pledged to the United Nations General Assembly that the country would become carbon neutral by 2060. It was an unexpected announcement from the world’s greatest emitter of carbon dioxide. President Trump fired back: “Those who attack America’s exceptional environmental record while ignoring China’s rampant pollution are not interested in the environment. They only want […]

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