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10 business leaders fighting to make the Black experience a permanent part of corporate America

Summary List PlacementThis Black History Month seems different from those of recent years. There's an overwhelming outcry from the American public, specifically from Black people, people of color, and their allies, to combat systemic racism and enact equity. In May, video footage of the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man,... go to Article >

A battle is brewing over the industry push to make booze-to-go permanent in the US post-pandemic. Public health groups fear they're losing the fight.

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Summary List PlacementThe coronavirus pandemic has been difficult, but one thing has become easy: getting alcohol without ever leaving the house. Over the last year, people across the US have been able to buy pre-mixed margaritas sealed and... read more

The 33 most innovative HR leaders who steered employees through a global crisis — and the plans they're using to create more flexible, equitable...

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Summary List PlacementTalent leaders have had their hands full. A global pandemic upended traditional models of work as employers across industries sent staff home from the office. Leaders in human resources were tasked with figuring out how... read more

4 minority-owned banks reveal how they're overcoming Wall Street's 'woeful' lack of diversity to play a bigger role in investment banking right now

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Summary List PlacementWhen a series of African American mayors took office throughout the '70s and '80s, few understood the significance this would have on one of the tinier pockets of the financial markets. Cities such as Detroit and... read more

9 hurdles facing Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure, jobs, and tax plan as Republicans pitch a less-pricey alternative

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Summary List PlacementRepublicans have roundly rejected President Joe Biden's $2.2 trillion opening bid for an infrastructure, tax, and jobs plan. Now, the White House and Democratic leaders face the arduous task of getting enough lawmakers on... read more

How the ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Team Got Hollywood to Make a Movie About Black Socialism

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This story about “Judas and the Black Messiah” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine. When #OscarsSoWhite began gaining steam in 2015, Shaka King saw the movement as one speaking a truth he had already... read more

10 Things in Politics: Progressives slam Biden's judge picks

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Summary List PlacementGood morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what we're talking about today: Progressives say Biden's judicial... read more

America's best work-from-home expert is bracing for turmoil

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Summary List PlacementIn 2017, Nicholas Bloom, an economics professor at Stanford University, was preparing to speak at a local TEDx event. His talk was about the then rare practice of working from home, which most people at the time... read more

Netflix’s Scott Stuber on Streamer’s Huge Haul of Oscar Nominations in a Very Strange Year

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A version of this story about Netflix first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine. The streaming giant Netflix didn’t break a record for the most Oscar nominations any studio has received in a single year — that... read more

The 50-year rise of Starbucks, from a single Seattle location selling roasted beans to one of the most recognizable brands in the world

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Summary List PlacementThe first Starbucks opened in Pike Place Market in Seattle in March of 1971. Source: Insider, Starbucks Initially, the storefront only sold coffee beans and equipment, a far cry from the extensive menus available today.... read more

Corporate America wants to avoid higher taxes and social issues. That's not likely to happen.

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Summary List PlacementCorporate America is going through growing pains on political activism — but it's still trying to fight off higher taxes. In the Biden era, the two may go hand in hand. Long apolitical, the dynamic that emerged during the... read more