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Stein Mart is being relaunched online

Stein Mart, the bankrupt discount department store, is being given a second life by the same company that recently purchased Pier 1 Imports. Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV), an investment firm that buys beleaguered brands and relaunches them online, announced Wednesday it bought the intellectual property of Stein Mart for $6 million. It’s the latest struggling…MORE

jimmy Fallon spoofs Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ in a parody documentary

Jimmy Fallon made his own version of Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” documentary called “Fallonlore.” Swift’s Disney+ documentary was about the making of her album of the same name, which she recorded during quarantine. In Fallon’s, he teams up with The Roots, with a caption in the parody reading: “Jimmy and The Roots were never able to…MORE

Humanity is waging a ‘suicidal’ war on nature, UN chief warns

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a searing indictment of humanity’s “war” on the environment Wednesday, in a speech on the state of the planet in which he urged everyone to prioritize “making peace with nature.” “We are facing a devastating pandemic, new heights of global heating, new lows of ecological degradation and new setbacks…MORE

Stimulus negotiations: 3 routes to Covid relief all face fierce headwinds

Stimulus negotiations: 3 routes to Covid relief all face fierce headwinds

It’s almost like everyone woke up Tuesday and realized that there was a massive cliff coming at the end of December if lawmakers couldn’t find agreement on a stimulus bill. The flurry of activity from the unveiling of a bipartisan framework to an announcement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he was going to…MORE

Tech companies are seizing the market moment

Tech companies are seizing the market moment

The biggest tech companies strengthened their hold on the global economy during the pandemic. Now, the industry is leveraging a moment of market euphoria to gear up for what comes next. What’s happening: Airbnb and DoorDash could raise billions of dollars through initial public offerings, while Salesforce’s purchase of messaging platform Slack for nearly $28…MORE

Singapore becomes first country to approve lab-grown meat

Singapore becomes first country to approve lab-grown meat

Singapore has granted San Francisco start-up Eat Just Inc. regulatory approval to sell its laboratory-grown chicken in the city-state — the world’s first government to allow the sale of cultured meat. The product, created from cultured chicken cells, has been approved as an ingredient in chicken bites following Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approval, Eat Just…MORE

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