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Bird shuts down Circ operations in Middle East, scraps as many as 10,000 scooters

Bird has shut down scooter sharing in several cities in the Middle East, an operation that was managed by Circ, the micromobility startup it acquired in January. About 100 Circ employees have been laid off and as many as 10,000 Circ scooters have been sent to a third-party UAE-based company for recycling, according to multiple […]

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Helping China cut carbon emissions isn’t a financial game every business can play

Some energy-related companies in the country have found themselves caught in a business cycle that shows how difficult it can…

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Trump’s response to George Floyd protests could complicate efforts to shore up his Christian voter base

A pair of controversial appearances at religious sites in the past day have underscored the challenge Trump faces as he tries to maintain and expand his support among Christians.

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Black tech CEOs explain why the killing of George Floyd hits so close to home

Tech CEOs have been vocal in their outrage at the death of George Floyd, but almost none of them are black. Here’s what the CEOs of Rocket Lawyer and ShotSpotter have to say.

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Venture firms rush to find ways to support Black founders and investors

As protests against police brutality and economic manifestations of systemic racism in the U.S. continue, venture capital firms are joining the chorus of technology industry advocates lending their support to the cause. For the past three days, technology company executives and the investors who backed them have issued statements of support for the protests and […]

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BBC releases first beta of its Beeb voice assistant to UK Windows Insider members

Back in August 2019, the BBC made some waves with the news that it was developing a voice assistant called Beeb, an English language “Alexa” of its own that could interact with and control its array of radio and TV services, and its on-demand catalogue, and able to understand the array of accents you find […]

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Zoom, Lyft, CrowdStrike and more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s a chance coronavirus vaccine may not provide immunity for very long

If Covid-19 acts like other coronaviruses, “it likely isn’t going to be a long duration of immunity,” Dr. Fauci warns.

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Weak consumer spending is overtaking the coronavirus as the biggest market risk, Crossmark’s Victoria Fernandez suggests

Crossmark Global Investments’ Victoria Fernandez worries demand won’t bounce back as the economy tries to reopen.