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Kamala Harris Names Senior White House Staff
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Tarini Parti | ) www.wsj.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named three women to her White House senior staff Thursday. Tina Flournoy, who serves as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, will be Ms. Harris’s chief of staff. Rohini Kosoglu, Ms. Harris’s longtime adviser, will serve as her domestic policy adviser. She has been working as a senior adviser to Ms. Harris during the transition and in the Biden-Harris campaign. She previously served as Ms. Harris’s chief of staff in her Senate office.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Tina Flournoy, Bill Clinton, Harris’s, Rohini Kosoglu, Harris, Nancy McEldowney, d’affaires, Ms Organizations: White House, American Federation of Teachers, Biden Locations: Bulgaria, Turkey, Azerbaijan
Ivanka Trump deposed Tuesday as part of inauguration fund lawsuit
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump has been deposed by attorneys alleging that President Donald Trump's 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds, a new court filing reveals. The document notes that Ivanka Trump, the president's oldest daughter and a senior White House adviser, was interviewed Tuesday by attorneys from the Washington, D.C., attorney general’s office. The office has filed a lawsuit alleging waste of the nonprofit's funds, accusing the committee of making more than $1 million in improper payments to the president's Washington, D.C., hotel during the week of the inauguration in 2017. As part of the suit, they have subpoenaed records from Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Thomas Barrack Jr., a close friend of the president who chaired the inaugural committee, and others. He has accused the committee of misusing nonprofit funds and coordinating with the hotel’s management and members of the Trump family to arrange the events.
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Getting Creative for the 2020 Office Holiday Party
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Nicole Pajer | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
“With safety as the theme, we can assure a low-risk party, with double the amount of fun,” said the company’s corporate wellness expert, Alicia Hough, 31. She’s challenging her colleagues to turn masks, gloves and gowns into costumes like Avengers characters or spacesuits. Digital Air Strike, a consumer engagement technology company in Scottsdale, Ariz., is, according to the C.E.O. Alexi Venneri, saying “Giddy-up to 2020” with a party at MacDonald’s Ranch. At Test Prep Insight, in Sacramento, Calif., “Given the constraints put on us by Covid, both physically and financially, we’re doing something a little off the wall for our holiday party this year,” said John Ross, 33, the president and C.E.O.
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While attending an ourBridge health fair, she learned about open positions at the organization and started volunteering in the kitchen. Sil Ganzó, the executive director of ourBridge, says her staff is very connected to the community’s refugees, asylum seekers and first-generation immigrants. At the outset of the pandemic, the most pressing need among them was food, and the Hispanic Federation assistance helped provide 5,000 breakfasts and lunches. “We made sure that the meals we were providing were culturally appropriate,” Ms. Ganzó said. Particularly now, she added, “people really want to age in their homes, and programs like ours are enabling that.”
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ET Jobless Claims Data Expected to Shed Light on Economy’s Direction: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Stocks slip lower before U.S. state unemployment claims data. —Stocks slip lower before U.S. state unemployment claims data. Credit... Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA, via Shutterstock Wall Street was poised to open unchanged and European indexes drifted lower as investors awaited the latest U.S. weekly unemployment claims data. More than four in 10 Republicans support raising taxes on people earning more than $400,000 a year. Three-quarters of Republicans support a proposal to guarantee paid sick leave to workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Meet Biden’s Energy and Climate Cabinet Contenders
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Coral Davenport | Lisa Friedman | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Chairman of the Council on Environmental QualityMustafa Santiago AliImage Credit... Jonathan Bachman/ReutersThe White House Council on Environmental Quality coordinates and helps shape environmental policy across an administration. If confirmed, Mr. Ali would focus attention on racial disparities in federal environmental policy. With more than 20 years of experience at the E.P.A., Mr. Ali currently serves as vice president of environmental justice, climate and community revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. He founded the agency’s Office of Environmental Justice and under the Obama administration served as a senior adviser to the administrator Gina McCarthy on environmental justice issues. He later worked for then-Senator Jeff Bingaman, Democrat of New Mexico, on land, water, energy and Native American issues before returning to Interior during the Obama administration.
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Searching for a Rental Remotely: How One Young Couple Navigated a Pandemic Hunt
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Joyce Cohen | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Canwen Xu was preparing to graduate from Columbia University last spring when the school shuttered its campus in response to the pandemic. “I had become really familiar with the West Side of Manhattan, taking the 1 train up and down,” she said. Mr. Cesar is from Brasília, and the couple had no place nearby to stay. “We faced the issue where there’s not really anyone who could help us out,” Ms. Xu said. “That was a huge filter for us, because about half the buildings we were looking at were ‘no cats,’” Ms. Xu said.
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The Atlantic Plucks Wired Magazine’s Top Editor as Its New C.E.O.
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Marc Tracy | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
The Atlantic, the 163-year-old publication that has grown under the stewardship of Laurene Powell Jobs, announced on Thursday that it had selected a new chief executive after a yearlong search: Nicholas Thompson, the editor in chief of Wired, the tech-focused magazine published by Condé Nast. “Nick is singular; we’ve seen no one like him,” Ms. Powell Jobs and Mr. Bradley wrote. “​As to leading and supporting ​Atlantic ​strategy, Nick brings a surround-sound coverage of relevant experience. Having been an editor, he is committed to the undergirding tenets of our work — superior editorial standards and complete editorial independence.”Mr. Thompson, 45, has spent 15 years working as a writer and editor for Condé Nast publications, including The New Yorker, where he was the top digital editor from 2012 to 2017. In an interview, he said he had spoken with Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s editor in chief, about the publication’s future, including a talk that took place during a socially distanced meeting in Mr. Thompson’s Brooklyn backyard one evening this week.
Persons: Laurene Powell Jobs, Nicholas Thompson, Condé Nast, Powell Jobs, David G, Bradley, Thompson, Nick, ” Ms, , ” Mr, Condé, Jeffrey Goldberg Organizations: Wired, Emerson, Condé Nast, Yorker Locations: The, Brooklyn
NYC Students Voice Concerns Over Low Diversity in Selective Schools
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Lee Hawkins | ) www.wsj.com + 0.95   time to read: +1 min
The speech helped ease her anxieties about being one of the few students of color at the competitive Bronx school. “That was so attractive to me because it sounds like a great thing in general, to go to a great school without the negative implications of a great school,” Ms. Baiocchi said. But in the four years since hearing that speech, Ms. Baiocchi says she has at times felt isolated at the predominantly white school. Today she pushes from inside the school for more racial diversity, while a citywide student advocacy group called Teens Take Charge is pressuring Mayor Bill de Blasio to clear the way for more students of color to gain entrance into selective schools citywide. The teen group has filed a civil rights complaint alleging that admissions screening is discriminatory.
Persons: Aisha Baiocchi, ” Ms, Baiocchi, Bill de Blasio Organizations: High School of American Studies, Lehman College
Have You Sent Your Holiday Cards Yet?
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Debra Kamin | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.75   time to read: 1 min
In late October, Megan Sim, 28, who owns an online greeting card shop called Saucy Avocado, noticed her average order size was bigger than usual. Ms. Sim typically sells a card or two per customer in the run-up to the holidays. But this year, her coronavirus-themed greetings — featuring hazmat suits, Zoom references and wishful lines about vaccines — have been selling in bulk. “A lot of my customers say they’re getting ready to ship cards out to all of their loved ones,” Ms. Sim said. “It’s sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.”After months of curtailed travel and socializing, many people remain frustratingly distant from friends and family.
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ET Covid-19 Live Updates: U.K. Becomes First Country to Approve Pfizer Vaccine The emergency authorization, before the U.S. and the E.U., paves the way for mass inoculations. In the spring, California had some of the earliest outbreaks and was the first state to issue a stay-at-home order. A court officer gave Demetre Cornish a mask as he appeared behind plexiglass barriers in State Supreme Court in Manhattan in October. Federal judges in Nebraska, Nevada, Colorado and several other jurisdictions recently suspended jury trials in response to rising virus cases. But the lawsuit also comes at an intensely difficult moment in the pandemic for California, which faces soaring infection rates.
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Grieving for the Trips Not Taken
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Sarah Firshein | ) www.nytimes.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
‘We’re kind of running out of time’Others have also struggled with accepting a new, uncertain future. “I knew that I wanted to be a citizen of the world and travel, and hopefully spread some good,” said Ms. Baum, 73, who lives in Great River, N.Y. In February and March, Ms. Baum and her husband of 51 years were set for their third Ethiopia tour with the education nonprofit H2 Empower. “We’re pretty energetic and fit people,” Ms. Baum said. Then, a beloved uncle died and Ms. Baum had to attend the funeral in Ohio over Zoom.
Persons: Susan Romanoff Baum, Sally Lightfoot, , Baum, Ms, , “ It’s Locations: Gardner Bay, Great River, N.Y, Ethiopia, New York, Ohio
Can These Period Underwear Crusaders Convert You?
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Jessica Testa | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.92   time to read: +1 min
The concept of “blood” and “bleeding” is generally avoided in mass marketing for period products. It was only recently, and with some fanfare, that commercials showed red liquid being absorbed, instead of blue. But when it comes to period underwear — an increasingly popular type of underwear made with extra-absorbent fabric — it’s difficult to avoid. At least when talking to the founders of the Period Company, a brand that was introduced in October, touting period underwear that was more affordable and sustainable than other menstrual products. Hey, convert your older sisters and your mothers.’”
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Top Democrats Back Compromise Plan to Revive Stimulus Talks
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Emily Cochrane | Jim Tankersley | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.72   time to read: +1 min
The Democratic decision to publicly embrace it offered no guarantee of a swift deal with Mr. McConnell, who on Tuesday began circulating a significantly smaller framework with the promise of a presidential signature. Should talks resume, it also remains unclear how hard Democrats would push to expand the size of the package. The two sides would need to bridge big differences on the details, including two particularly thorny issues: whether to send federal money to state and local governments to help patch budgetary holes opened by the recession, which many Republicans oppose at any dollar amount, and how to limit the legal liability for businesses opened during the pandemic, an effort many Democrats have criticized. “Of course, we and others will offer improvements, but the need to act is immediate, and we believe that with good-faith negotiations, we could come to an agreement,” Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer said in their statement. For months, Republicans have blamed Democratic leaders for insisting on the expansive plan and blocking smaller pieces of aid — like new loans for small businesses — from advancing.
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Salesforce CFO Mark Hawkins Plans to Hand Over Reins
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Nina Trentmann | Mark Maurer | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Amy Weaver, president and chief legal officer at Salesforce.com Inc., will become chief financial officer of the company on Feb. 1. Photo: SalesforceAmy Weaver, president and chief legal officer at Salesforce, is set to replace Mr. Hawkins, who became CFO in 2014, on Feb.1. Mr. Hawkins will transition into an advisory role as CFO emeritus until October 2021, the company said. Mark Hawkins, the departing CFO of Salesforce, will retire and transition to an advisory role. Salesforce Chief Executive Marc Benioff credited Mr. Hawkins with having been an important part of the company’s success.
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It described its daily user count amid a continuing effort to attract more advertisers to its platform, which most marketers consider experimental. But Reddit said growth in the ranks of its users has coincided with growth in its advertising business. The company’s ad revenue totaled more than $100 million in 2019 and is on track to rise by more than 70% this year, according to Ms. Wong. “More advertisers want the expanded and standard inventory than the limited inventory, despite how important brand safety is,” Ms. Wong said. Ms. Wong said Reddit’s future revenue growth will come partly by expanding the company’s ad business to new international markets.
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Credit Credit... Anna Moneymaker for The New York TimesAs uncertainty grows, Biden announces economic team and Congress kick-starts stimulus talks. — Jeanna Smialek andBiden and Harris will introduce their economic team, with women in top spots. Mr. Biden is poised to enter the White House at a time of national crisis amid the worsening virus outbreak. Mr. Biden also selected Janet L. Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair, to be his Treasury Secretary. But to make it happen, they are expected to slash the number of officials flanking Mr. Biden.
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“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Mr. Barr said. The move raised expectations that Mr. Trump will bestow clemency on other associates in his final weeks in office. On the afternoon of Dec. 11, Mr. Trump is hosting a party for the West Wing staff and their families. “Good,” Mr. Biden replied to a shouted query about how he was feeling, as he arrived at The Queen theater to deliver remarks. A Biden spokesman did not respond to more detailed questions about how the injury occurred — was Mr. Biden playing catch with his dog?
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Rouse, who received her bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, is currently the dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She emphasized her interest in workers, and what hurts them and holds them back, at an introductory event on Tuesday with Mr. Biden and other nominees for economic posts in his administration. Rouse to focus on challenges facing workers in the so-called gig economy — like drivers for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft — and on workers who suffer long spells of unemployment in the crisis. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Mr. Goolsbee said, “she was way ahead of everyone on the issues of the long-term unemployed. From the second the thing began, she was saying, we’re going to have to think about the long-term unemployed and how to get them out of unemployment.”
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‘It Has to Stop’: Georgia Election Official Lashes Trump
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Richard Fausset | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.58   time to read: +2 min
In other cases, Trump supporters have harassed or threatened Mr. Sterling, Mr. Raffensperger and others. Ari Schaffer, press secretary for the secretary of state’s office, did not answer directly when asked Tuesday whether Mr. Raffensperger had given Mr. Sterling his blessing to speak out so forcefully against the president. But he noted that the deputy secretary of state, Jordan Fuchs, had been standing near Mr. Sterling when he made his statements. In the second of two news conferences called by the secretary of state’s office on Tuesday, Mr. Sterling, speaking loudly, emotionally and deliberately, said that people had intruded on Mr. Raffensperger’s personal property. “So this is fun … multiple attempted hacks of my emails, police protection around my home, the threats,” Mr. Sterling wrote then.
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Five Customer-Service Lessons From the Late Tony Hsieh
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Ann-Marie Alcántara | Ben Parr | President | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
Most visibly, he put the company’s customer service phone number at the top of every page on the website. PREVIEW“Our belief is the telephone is one of the best branding devices out there,” Mr. Hsieh said during a talk at Alphabet Inc.’s Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., in 2010. But Zappos viewed customer service through a branding lens, Mr. Hsieh wrote in a piece for the Harvard Business Review in 2010. The next day, Mr. Hsieh left a note on Ms. Petrini’s computer, telling her to give the customer the coupon. “Tony taught everyone that building a great community is the secret to a great customer experience,” Mr. Parr said.
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Can a Start-Up Mentality Save Small Businesses?
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Eilene Zimmerman | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
In early February, things were looking good for Practice San Francisco, a center offering individual psychotherapy and classes for children and adults that promote physical and mental well-being. Business was so good that owner Nina Kaiser, a psychologist, had just renovated and moved into a bigger space with the goal of doubling revenue. In early March, Ms. Kaiser moved all her classes and counseling services online. “After a few weeks, we saw a big downturn in attendance across all our programs, even psychotherapy,” she said. “There has been a lot of flying by the seat of your pants,” Ms. Kaiser said.
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Opinion | In Hollywood, Women Are Seen as ‘a Risk’
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( ) www.nytimes.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Marielle Heller had her big acting break in “The Queens Gambit,” a chess drama that has already been viewed on Netflix by over 60 million households. But prior to her performance as Alma Wheatley, Ms. Heller was already a big name — off the screen. She directed award-winning films like 2019’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and 2018’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Female directors remain a minority in the U.S. film industry, and Ms. Heller has spent her career navigating what she describes as a male-dominated Hollywood “machine.”“I do think there’s a weird stigma where people probably think that female directors are a risk,” Ms. Heller says, explaining that people “watch a male director make one little indie that comes out of Sundance and they go, ‘I see potential in that kid.’ And then they watch a female director come out of Sundance and make one little indie and they go: ‘That was excellent. I’ll wait to see her next movie to see if she gets a job.’”
Persons: Marielle Heller, , Alma Wheatley, Heller, Ms, , Organizations: Netflix, Hollywood, Sundance Locations: U.S
ET Presidential Transition Live Updates: Biden’s Expected Economic Team Emphasizes Focus on Worker Empowerment President-elect Joe Biden is expected to officially name key leaders of his administration, including women in top economic positions and running his communications staff. Biden’s expected picks for his economic team showcase a commitment to diversity. With the picks, Mr. Biden is sending a clear message that economic policymaking in his administration will be shaped by liberal thinkers with a strong focus on worker empowerment as a tool for economic growth. Workers building a platform for the Presidential inauguration outside the White House on Sunday. Pili Tobar, a former immigrant advocate with the group America’s Voice, will serve as the deputy White House communications director.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris’s, Biden’s, Joseph R, Biden, Anna Moneymaker, Cecilia Rouse, Clinton, Neera Tanden, Janet L, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, Bernstein, Ms, Boushey, Adewale, Obama, Brian Deese, Deese, Tanden, Hillary Clinton’s, President Trump, — Alan Rappeport, Jim Tankersley, Michael D, Stefani Reynolds, , Tony Allen, Mr, Allen, Maju Varghese, Yvanna Cancela, Erin Wilson, Gavin Newsom, Kamala, Marcio Jose Sanchez Alex Padilla, Kamala Harris, Harris, Padilla, Newsom, Xavier Becerra, Robert Garcia, Willie Brown, Barbara Lee, Karen Bass, Dolores Huerta, — Shawn Hubler, Jen Psaki, Jennifer Psaki, Drew Angerer, ” Mr, Kate Bedingfield, Karine Jean Pierre, Pili, Symone Sanders, Ashley Etienne, Nancy Pelosi, ” Ron Klain, Psaki, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Trump’s, Organizations: Worker Empowerment, ., The New York Times, of Economic Advisers, Mr, Obama’s, Economic Advisers, White, Economic Council, Center for American, Management, Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, National Economic, Budget, Economic, Democratic Party, Republicans, Workers, President, Joint, Delaware State University, Senate, Gov, California, Biden, White House, State Department, Credit, Bloomberg, Getty, Sunday, Trump, , Twitter Locations: Wilmington, Del, Princeton, Nigeria, Nevada, Los Angeles, Congress, Long Beach, California’s, U.S
Group Seeking Equality for Women in Tech Raises $15 Million
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Erin Griffith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.90   time to read: +1 min
SAN FRANCISCO — Two years ago, fed up with stories of harassment and discrimination in Silicon Valley, a group of female venture capitalists formed a nonprofit called All Raise to focus on women’s equality. This week, the group raised $15 million from backers including Pivotal Ventures, the investment firm of Melinda Gates; the Reid Hoffman Foundation; and GGV Capital. The industry began adding more female investors, who now make up 13 percent of the venture industry, compared with 9 percent before. Roughly two-thirds of venture capital firms still have no female partners. Venture capital funding going to women entrepreneurs stagnated over the last year at around 12 percent.
Persons: Melinda Gates, Reid Hoffman, Pam Kostka, , Ms, Kostka Organizations: FRANCISCO —, Reid Hoffman Foundation, GGV, Venture, Carta Locations: Silicon Valley
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