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Asian banks are failing on climate by channeling billions into coal, report says

Asian banks are failing on climate by channeling billions into coal, report says

Many of the world’s leading financial institutions have pledged in recent years to slash their support for the coal and oil industries. But a new report has found that hundreds of billions of dollars are still being channeled into fossil fuels, and Asia’s banks are doing much of that business. Globally, 380 commercial banks lent…MORE

AT&T is selling a stake in DirecTV, ending an infamous saga

AT&T is selling a stake in DirecTV, ending an infamous saga

AT&T on Thursday sold a minority stake in its video business to private equity firm TPG. The deal values DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-Verse at roughly $16 billion combined — less than a third of the $49 billion AT&T spent to buy DirecTV in 2015. The ill-timed deal was doomed from the start. AT&T bought…MORE

Sephora is opening more stores as it moves beyond the mall

Sephora is opening more stores as it moves beyond the mall

Makeup sales have been walloped by the pandemic. But that’s not stopping Sephora from adding more stores as it pushes ahead to attract shoppers outside of struggling malls. The company said Thursday that it is adding more than 60 freestanding stores this year, and 85% of them won’t be in malls. The new stores comes…MORE

Mr. Potato Head tries to be more gender neutral

Mr. Potato Head tries to be more gender neutral

Hasbro is dropping the honorific “mister” from the “Mr. Potato Head” brand, renaming the shapeshifting plastic spud to the gender-neutral “Potato Head.” It’s a notable change from one of the world’s largest toy makers to untether one of its most famous products from a binary gender identity — something that was far less controversial in…MORE

This change could help keep the GameStop fiasco from happening again

This change could help keep the GameStop fiasco from happening again

Part of what made last month’s GameStop trading frenzy such a mess: Right as the stock was hitting its peak, Robinhood and other brokerages placed restrictions on traders’ ability to buy it (and other surging “meme” stocks like AMC). Traders were furious and some have filed lawsuits. Lawmakers ranging from Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to…MORE

Dow slides more than 550 points as bond yields climb

Dow slides more than 550 points as bond yields climb

It was another rough day for stocks. The market has entered a new phase of volatility as government bond yields are on the rise, signaling expectations for higher interest rates down the line. The Dow closed down 560 points, or 1.8%, on Thursday, just one day after setting a new all-time high. The broader S&P…MORE

Best Buy just laid off 5,000 workers and will close more stores

Best Buy just laid off 5,000 workers and will close more stores

Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 workers this month and is planning to close more stores this year as more consumers buy electronics online. The news comes at a time when big chains face growing competition from Amazon and other sites that sell items like TVs and laptops. Fry’s Electronics said Wednesday…MORE

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase files to go public

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase files to go public

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has officially filed to go public, riding a wave of bitcoin enthusiasm that has sent the cryptocurrency markets soaring. Founded in 2012, Coinbase helps users buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum. The digital brokerage, which competes with Coinmama, CEX.IO and Gemini, announced plans to go public in…MORE

Apple mini stores are coming to some Targets

Apple mini stores are coming to some Targets

Call it a Mac mini: Target is opening scaled-down versions of Apple stores at some of its US outlets this year, furthering the two companies’ relationship. Target said an “enhanced Apple shopping experience” is rolling out to 17 stores in the coming months, with redesigned sections that include new lighting and displays for shoppers to…MORE