Saturday, 6 Mar 2021

Analysis & Comment

ETF tracking SPACs set to fall to a three-month low

FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo(Reuters) – An exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), or blank check firms, was set to fall to its lowest […]

US multilateralism is coming back, except on trade

After the end of the Trump presidency in January, multilateralists around the world heaved a collective sigh of relief. Gone would be the wrecking ball aimed at international institutions. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month Latest headlines and exclusive stories In-depth analyses […]

Your Wednesday Briefing

Will vaccine passports deepen inequality? By Melina Delkic Good morning. We’re covering the debate around special privileges for vaccinated people, the first sanctions imposed by the Biden administration on Russia and winter surfing. Vaccine passports are drawing interest, and concerns Israel became the first nation to roll out a “green pass,” allowing people vaccinated against […]

The $1.9 Trillion Question in the Senate

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The virus relief bill heads to the Senate. We tell you what to watch for. The virus relief bill that the House passed on Saturday heads to the Senate this week, and White House officials hope President Biden will be able to sign […]

Opinion | I Will Not Rest Until This Garden Grows

NASHVILLE — I recently started my garden in the middle of an ice storm. Sleet and snow poured down while I trudged out to the toolshed to fetch the seeds I’d saved from last year’s pollinator patch. Still, it was time. Light is brightening the sky earlier every morning, and lingering longer every afternoon, and […]

Your Wednesday Briefing

The pandemic’s toll on women in Japan. By Melina Delkic Good morning. We’re covering the toll of the pandemic on mental health in Japan, a digital wall in Myanmar and memorials to epidemics past. An especially tough year for many Japanese women The pressures of the pandemic in Japan have been compounded for women: More […]

Opinion | I Fell in Love in the Pandemic. It Was Not Romantic at All.

When we started talking, it was pure sex, simple as that. We met the first week of lockdown — online, of course. My Tinder profile was a picture of me unzipping a jumpsuit, the words “social distancing is sexy” barely covering the middle of my chest. (I don’t know why I did this.) His profile […]

France's Danone buys U.S. plant-based foods firm Earth Island

FILE PHOTO: A company logo is seen on a product displayed before French food group Danone’s 2019 annual results presentation in Paris, France, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Danone has agreed to buy U.S. plant-based foods specialist Earth Island, in a deal that would help the French food group reach a […]

Opinion | There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars

I am starting to worry about the electric car. Not the thing itself; I’ve found electric vehicles to be superior to their fossil-powered predecessors in just about every important way, and although I am a car-crazy Californian, I don’t expect to buy a lung-destroying, pollution-spewing gas car ever again. But electric motors are merely a […]

Opinion | The Romney Family Plan Sees the True Value of Parenting

In the debate kicked off by Senator Mitt Romney’s family plan, a saying keeps coming into my head: “Every baby comes with a loaf of bread under her arm.” I’ve always interpreted it as an affirmation of the dignity of need and the need to provide: The baby brings the hunger, and then it’s the […]