Sunday, 24 Oct 2021

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Russia's Delimobil discloses strong revenue growth in U.S. IPO filing

(Reuters) -Delimobil Holding S.A. on Friday filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States and revealed that its revenue for the first half of this year more than doubled, as the car-sharing company becomes the latest in a slew of Russian firms targeting market debuts. Russian IPO activity is picking up pace […]

Opinion | Joe Manchin Should Stop Talking About ‘Entitlement’

By Jamelle Bouie Opinion Columnist Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been coy about what he wants from the Democratic “reconciliation” bill meant to pass as much of the president’s agenda into law as possible. Other than a number — he wants to shrink the Biden’s administration’s Build Back Better proposal from $3.5 trillion […]

Royal Mail adds heft in Canadian freight with Rosenau purchase

(Reuters) – Royal Mail’s GLS parcel service is to buy Rosenau Transport for C$360 million ($287 million), as the British postal company strengthens its freight carrier services in Canada.FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Mail is seen outside the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office as a delivery vehicle arrives, in London, Britain, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/John […]

Fitness centers operator Life Time valued at $3.3 billion in dull market debut

(Reuters) – Life Time Group Holdings Inc was valued at $3.3 billion on Thursday after shares of the operator of fitness centers opened 8% below their offer price. Shares of the company, backed by private equity giant TPG, opened at $16.57 per share, down from its initial public offering price of $18. The company on […]

Opinion | Biden Can End Debt-Ceiling Sabotage Once and for All

By Mike Lofgren Mr. Lofgren served for 28 years as a Republican staff member for the House and Senate Budget Committees and has written extensively about politics and the Constitution. During my three decades as a congressional staff member, one of the most tiresome rituals was the periodic tussle between parties on the vote to […]

Taxing the Rich

In the late 20th century, the Democratic Party moved to the right on economic policy. Bill Clinton and his allies in Congress cut taxes on investments, deregulated Wall Street and embraced a more corporate-friendly image. The shift was in part a genuine attempt to be pragmatic about what worked. The United States was faring better […]

Opinion | Is Texas Ready for Matthew McConaughey?

Produced by ‘Sway’ When the actor Matthew McConaughey dropped his rom-com act to pursue hard-hitting dramas, Hollywood called it a “McConaissance.” Now we may be on the cusp of the next one, as he mulls over a run for governor of Texas. McConaughey is the first to admit he’s not a conventional pick for Texans. […]

The Search for a Covid Test

I tried to buy a rapid at-home Covid test yesterday, and the search did not go well. My local CVS did not have any. On CVS’s website, I found a store several miles away that claimed to have the tests in stock — but I discovered otherwise after driving there. On Amazon, I did find […]

Opinion | Trump True Believers Have Their Reasons

By Thomas B. Edsall Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality. Just who believes the claim that Trump won in 2020 and that the election was stolen from him? Who are these tens of millions of Americans and what draws them into this web of delusion? Three sources […]