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What Does This Country Demand of Black Women in Politics?

Kamala Harris something of a political soul mate. When Ms. Harris announced her White House bid in Oakland, Calif., in January, Ms. Breed was one of the 20,000 supporters there loudly celebrating, and she endorsed the campaign from the beginning. But in the days since Ms. Harris dropped out of the race last week, Ms.…

This dude got a tattoo of Baby Yoda drinking a White Claw

When you have a pop culture moment as big as Baby Yoda, you get it tattooed on your body forever. It's just what you do. That's precisely what Brock McLaughlin did once he saw Baby Yoda drinking his tea in the fourth episode of The Mandalorian, the Star Wars live-action series on Disney Plus. The…

Austin-based Next Coast Ventures just closed its second fund with $130 million

It’s November. We’re eleven years into a bull run. And a protracted trade war with China — not to mention the impeachment proceedings — is causing some nervousness about what next year will hold. Little wonder that venture firms, which have been writing checks faster than ever in recent years, are also stocking up on…

The Politics of Exhaustion

Dec. 12, 2019Jeremy Corbyn at a campaign event on Tuesday.Credit...Oli Scarff/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesThere are two power blocs driving politics today. First, there’s the proletariat. These are the working-class voters who go to Trump rallies in the U.S. and powered Brexit and Boris Johnson’s campaign in the U.K. They see their best world receding…

Tapping Into the DNA of the Playboy Brand

How an old-school brand is adapting for modern times. David Meltzer VIP Contributor Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder, Sports 1 Marketing December 10, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Chief Marketing Officer and President of Corporate Strategy for Playboy Enterprises Rachel Webber talks about how the Playboy team is reengineering the…

The Tyranny of the 63 Million

Dec. 20, 2019A map of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters displayed by Republicans during a House Judiciary Committee session on impeachment.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York TimesWhen George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore in 2000 but became president anyway, he did so with almost 50.5 million votes. I didn’t know that number…

Levelset raises $30 million to improve money management for contractors in construction

Scott Wolfe, chief executive officer of Levelset, the New Orleans-based money management and payment startup for contractors in the construction industry, always thought he’d be in the grocery business. His family owned a number of grocery stores around New Orleans and he was readying himself to go into the family business when Hurricane Katrina hit.…

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac will soon let borrowers take out mortgages over $500K

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will let mortgage borrowers nationwide take out home loans over $500,000 in 2020. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Tuesday that it will increase the limit on conforming loans, meaning mortgages that adhere to the standards imposed by Fannie Mae FNMA, -2.44%  and Freddie Mac FMCC, +0.00%, to a maximum…