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Why Cathie Wood is the fund manager of the moment

ButtonwoodWhy Cathie Wood is the fund manager of the momentHer hunt for the big business winners of the future holds mass appealCATHIE WOOD, founder of Ark Investment Management, provokes a variety of responses. The main one is envy. The firm has been wildly successful. Ark manages a suite of exchange-traded funds...

Republicans introduce a torrent of new laws to restrict voting

Daily chartRepublicans introduce a torrent of new laws to restrict votingThere are nearly seven times as many such proposals in state legislatures than there were a year agoON FEBRUARY 18TH Barry Fleming, a Republican state representative from Georgia, introduced a bill to the newly created Special Committee on Election Integrity that,...

Counting the cost of Brexit’s impact on trade

After BrexitCounting the cost of Brexit’s impact on tradeThe government talks of teething troubles, but the red tape is here to stayTWO MONTHS after Britain left the single market and customs union in favour of a trade and co-operation agreement (TCA), complaints are multiplying, from seafood sellers and pork exporters to...

Facebook and Australia both claim victory as they end their spat

Relationship status: it’s complicatedFacebook and Australia both claim victory as they end their spatThe social network coughs up, but wriggles out of the obligations it had feared mostAFTER UNFRIENDING each other last week, Facebook and Australia are pals again. On February 23rd the world’s largest social network announced that it would...

Collusions and collisions—are the tech giants’ cosy monopolies under threat?

BabbageCollusions and collisions—are the tech giants’ cosy monopolies under threat?Our podcast on the science and technology making the news. Also this week: the big business of “zero-day” hacking, and what chatty whales can tell us about the sea floorAFTER FACEBOOK reached a deal with Australia, the tech giants are coming under...

DNA from Neanderthals affects vulnerability to covid-19

Covid and geneticsDNA from Neanderthals affects vulnerability to covid-19One genetic legacy is protective. Another is harmfulAS BEST AS palaeontologists can tell, Neanderthals died out around 40,000 years ago. But they did not vanish from the Earth entirely. In the past decade it has become clear that Neanderthals mated with the ancestors...