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The Capital Note: Third Quarter GDP – Half Empty or Half Full?

(Sviatlana Lazarenka/Getty Images) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: Third quarter good and bad, Apple’s challenge to Google (maybe), cannabis drinks mystery, the return of macaroni cheese, the return of Argentinian debt misery, NYC’s “price gouging” mess. Third Quarter GDP: Hold the Champagne Who could not…

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The Capital Note: Blue Waving (or Drowning?)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at United Association Plumbers Local 27 in Erie, Pa., October 10, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: Stocks and a “blue wave,” ultra-low rates and rising risks, fleeing to Uruguay, vaccine-vulnerable stocks, the…

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The Capital Note: Wall Street Wants a Blue Wave

A statue of George Washington stands in front of Federal Hall across Wall Street from the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 26, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: Wall Street’s election hopes, Treasuries hold up in volatile market, and…

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Human Capital: Court ruling could mean trouble for Uber and Lyft as gig workers may finally become employees

Welcome back to Human Capital! As many of you know, Human Capital is a weekly newsletter where I break down the latest in labor, as well as diversity and inclusion in tech. It’s officially available as a newsletter, so if you want this content when it comes in hot Fridays at 1 p.m. PT, subscribe…

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The Capital Note: What to Expect from China’s 19th Party Congress

Chinese President Xi Jinping and former President Jiang Zemin attend the a session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, China October 24, 2017. (Jason Lee/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: China’s 19th Party Congress, vaccine diplomacy, insider…

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The Capital Note: Going After Google

(Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: The war on Google, clouds over commercial real estate, clouds in space, food hoarding — and money as a memory device. Going After Google Probably the most significant economic news today (at least over the long term) may…

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The Capital Note: China Bulls Shop, Europe’s Sour Grapes

(alfexe/Getty Images) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: China’s successful bond issue, America’s high tech (and the resentment it generates in the EU), China’s Covid exports (no, not that one) and the end of risk-free assets. China Bulls Shop U.S. investors facing meager returns on…

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Capital Market Appetite by Channel

A conversation on mortgage capital markets wouldn’t be complete without data. Richard Koss of Recursion will set the stage with data on how capital markets participants are driving channel growth with data specific to retail, correspondent and brokered loan volume.  FormFree CEO Brent Chandler will then lead a discussion with three capital markets desk leaders…

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The Capital Note: Interest Rates at Four Thousand Year Lows (What Could Go Wrong?)

Sir Isaac Newton ( GeorgiosArt/Getty Images) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the (abbreviated — Daniel Tenreiro is busy with other projects) menu today: Negative interest rates and other negatives, “stakeholder capitalism,” Illinois taxes, the EU’s Green New Deal, magic, math, money, and Sir Isaac Newton. Lending to…

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Venture capital gets less diverse in 2020

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. You can subscribe here. First, a big congrats on making it through the week. If you live in the United States, you just endured one of…