How To Build A Successful Online Marketplace Brand Through Product Selection

By Chenyu Ren, co-founder and CEO of Markai, a venture-backed cross-border e-commerce startup. Online marketplaces, particularly Amazon, have become increasingly competitive for sellers. According to Marketplace Pulse, Amazon has 6 million total sellers, but only around 1 million are active sellers…

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‘Climate quitting’: One-in-three young people have rejected a job over employers’ weak ESG credentials

A third of 18 to 24 year-olds have rejected a job offer based on the prospective employers' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in favour of more environmentally friendly roles - fuelling a growing trend dubbed "climate quitting" by KPMG. The…

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The Unknown Hedge Fund That Got $400 Million From Sam Bankman-Fried

After the collapse of FTX, prosecutors and lawyers have scrutinized its discredited founder’s huge investment in Modulo Capital.Not long before FTX collapsed in November, its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, sent $400 million to an obscure cryptocurrency trading firm called Modulo Capital.The fledgling…

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‘Europe’s first’: BP Pulse powers up Rhine-Alpine electric truck charging corridor

The zero emission truck sector passed another major milestone yesterday, with the launch of Europe's first dedicated electric truck charging corridor in Germany. BP's electric vehicle charging arm, BP Pulse, announced the launch of six public charging locations along a 600km…

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Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission

Despite an injection of funding, the agency still has not recovered from an exodus of scientists and policy experts, both insiders and critics say.WASHINGTON — The nation’s top environmental agency is still reeling from the exodus of more than 1,200 scientists…

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Poll: Majority of global institutional investors consider ESG in decision making

The overwhelming majority of global institutional investors actively consider environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors when it comes to real assets investment, a new study from Aviva Investors has found. In the firm's annual real assets study, Aviva Investors surveyed 500…

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‘Major failings’: Just seven per cent of global bank’s energy finance directed to renewables

Banks under fire for failing to divest from fossil fuel assets in support of their net zero goals have repeatedly argued that while they are reluctant to offload polluting assets with immediate effect they are ramping up investment in renewables so…

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Reports: LEVC set for cash injection to boost electric vehicle production in Coventry

The electric transformation of London's black cab maker continues apace, with the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) reportedly poised to receive a significant cash injection from its Chinese owner in order to scale up production capacity for a range of battery-powered…

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Report: Community-led tree planting key to curbing ‘rural backlash’ to nature-recovery projects

Community-led tree planting projects could play a vital role in tackling the interlinked climate and biodiversity crises, while also helping avert a potential "rural backlash" over land-use changes required to restore nature, according to Green Alliance. A study published today by…

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M&M’s Candy Mascots Put On ‘Indefinite Pause’ Amid Tucker Carlson’s Attacks On Their Alleged Sexuality And Weight

ToplineCandy company Mars announced Monday it is putting its M&M’s “spokescandies”— the brand’s anthropomorphic sugary mascots—on an “indefinite pause,” after a new rollout featuring the characters became the subject of attacks from conservative pundits like Tucker Carlson, nearly one year after…

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mRNA Covid Shots Safe And Effective In Children Ages 5-11, Large Study Finds—Though Vaccine Uptake Remains Low

ToplinemRNA Covid vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna shots, are effective at preventing infection and severe illness and have low rates of serious side effects in young children, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics on Tuesday, firmly underscoring the…

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‘Democrat Civil War’: Kyrsten Sinema Will Face Progressive Challenger Ruben Gallego For Senate Seat In 2024

ToplineRep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) will run for Sen. Krysten Sinema (I)’s seat in 2024, he announced Monday, after Sinema defected from the party in December, a move that could cost Democrats the seat in a three-way general election race if Sinema…

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ChatGPT Parent Open AI Gets ‘Game Changing’ Multibillion-Dollar Boost From Microsoft

ToplineMicrosoft is investing billions more dollars into the burgeoning artificial intelligence company OpenAI as its ChatGPT chatbot gains popularity, the companies announced Monday. Key Facts Specific financial terms of the “multiyear, multibillion” deal were not shared, but a source told Bloomberg…

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Apple Wants To Make 25% Of Its Products In India, Minister Claims—Backing Up Analysts’ Projections

ToplineApple wants to expand its manufacturing in India to 25% of all its products, Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said Monday, adding credence to reports that the iPhone maker is looking to move large parts of its manufacturing out of China…

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Past Performance Is Not Indicative Of Future Results—Unless It’s The Cost Of Code, Data, And Applications

Among many things, this is the time of year when financial advisors send me emails with a year-end view into my investments. Here is the exact language from one such advisor: “Your complete financial picture. One secure place…Your dashboard offers a…

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Lionel Messi Has No Intention Of Renewing Paris Saint Germain Contract – Reports

Lionel Messi has no intention of renewing his expiring contract with Paris Saint Germain, according to reports. The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner joined the Ligue 1 giants in the summer of 2021 after leaving boyhood club FC Barcelona. The cash-strapped Catalans…

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How Employee Wellness Benefits Can Help Save Money During Economic Uncertainty

Gyre Renwick, COO at Modern Health. With a declining economy, business leaders across the world are likely to have cost savings front of mind. More and more companies are scaling back (subscription required) benefits. While it’s hard to commit to any…

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Pharma’s Strategy To Exploit A Depression-Era Antitrust Law Would Raise Drug Costs For Consumers

The prescription drug market is bewildering to many, and its complexity can make rational discussions about the causes of high drug prices exceedingly difficult. It also means that government officials regulating the market have to take care that their actions don’t…

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Jury Selection Is “Everything” In The Young Thug Rap Racketeering Trial: Experts

With a six-to-nine month estimate for the trial of Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug – accused of running a violent Atlanta street gang – the prosecution may have difficulty finding jurors leaning in their direction. Jurors seated for such a long and…

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Microsoft Extends Multibillion-Dollar Deal With Creator of ChatGPT

The tech giant aims to to remain at the forefront of generative artificial intelligence with its partnership with OpenAI.Microsoft has extended its partnership with OpenAI, announcing an additional “multiyear, multibillion-dollar” investment in the San Francisco artificial intelligence lab behind the experimental…

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