Activist investor Acacia buys stake in UK-listed Sensyne Health

LONDON (Reuters) – New York-based Acacia Research Corporation said on Tuesday it had acquired an 11.8% stake in UK-listed artificial intelligence healthcare company Sensyne Health SENSS.L. Acacia which earlier this year started a partnership with activist investment firm Starboard Value, purchased the stake from the LF Equity Income fund. Clifford Press, Acacia’s chief executive officer, noted the “extraordinary potential of […]

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Opinion | Meet a Secret Trump Voter

Chris is a registered Democrat in her 50s who lives in Manhattan. She’s well-educated, well-traveled and well-informed. She has voted for candidates of both parties over the years and was enthusiastic for Bernie Sanders in 2016. She’s asked me not to publish her last name. It would not go down well for her at the store where she works as […]

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EdtechX Holdings launches second blank-check company on Nasdaq

BERLIN (Reuters) – EdtechX Holdings, an investment platform focusing on the future of education and work, is launching its second listed blank-check company and is looking to buy a business in the sector worth up to $2 billion. Run by a Franco-British duo of financiers, EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp II is seeking to raise gross proceeds of up to $150 […]

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Opinion | In Praise of PBS, a True Democratic Institution

NASHVILLE — On Oct. 4, 1970, the Public Broadcasting Service entered the airwaves with an episode of “The French Chef.” I was not quite 9, too young for Julia Child and too old for “Sesame Street.” PBS became the television constant of my life anyway. I was still a child when I watched “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” on […]

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Opinion | Congress Needs to Help Tenants and Landlords

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Eviction Moratorium Won’t Cover the Rent for Tenants or Landlords” (The Upshot, Sept. 4): A recent evictions moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a temporary and incomplete remedy that only delays the devastating problems for both tenants and landlords. The American Bar Association is urging Congress to pursue […]

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Opinion | Trump’s Corona Coronation

“There won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.” That’s President Putin — I’m sorry, I mean President Trump — declining to assure Americans of a peaceful transfer of power after the November election. Does it get any clearer than that? Trump, in the fog of a pandemic, has opted for chaos. If he can generate enough, he […]

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40 days to Nov. 3

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Anti-police protests break out again. Trump won’t endorse a peaceful transfer of power. And we offer a guide to registering and voting. Election Day is 40 days away, but voting is already underway in several states. To help you vote during this unusual year — in a country […]

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Pregnant woman saves husband from shark attack in Florida

A pregnant woman came to her husband’s rescue during a shark attack in the Florida Keys, hauling the man out of the water and out of the predator’s reach, officials say. The attack happened Sunday morning on Sombrero Reef near Marathon, Fla., according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Atlanta resident Andrew Eddy and his family were snorkelling off a […]

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United Wholesale agrees merger with Gores Holdings to go public

(Reuters) – United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) said on Wednesday it has agreed to go public by merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Gores Holdings IV Inc GHIV.O in a deal that will value the wholesale mortgage lender at $16.1 billion. It is the most highly-valued company ever acquired by a SPAC and comes amid a boom of deals by […]

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Opinion | Five Things Biden and His Allies Should Be Worried About

There are at least five reasons Joe Biden’s consistent lead over Donald Trump does not guarantee him a lock on the White House. First, there are indications that Trump’s base of support — whites without college degrees — is more energized and committed to voting this year than key Democratic constituencies. And there is also evidence that polling does not […]

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