MacKenzie Scott has transformed American philanthropy in the past three years by giving record amounts of money to often overlooked causes. She’s now stepping up her donations outside of the U.S., where her billions could have even greater impact.
Brazil Child Vaccinations Put Spotlight on New Hesitancy
The kick off of child immunizations against Covid in Brazil this week has given rise to a growing hesitancy to shots in a country known for excelling in mass vaccinations.
Brazil Signals That Iron Export Plunge Last Week Was Just a Blip
A plunge in iron ore shipments out of Brazil this month may be more to do with shipping schedules than mine or port disruptions, according to the government.
Homelessness Surges in Brazil’s Biggest Cities as Covid Fades
It started out with a couple dozen soups doled out to Sao Paulo’s neediest. Twenty months after the onset of the coronavirus, a line of hundreds of lunch-seekers forms every morning outside Robin Mendoca’s office downtown, snaking for blocks under one of the city’s main avenues.
Omicron a ‘Welcome’ Variant, Says Bolsonaro Amid Surge
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said the omicron strain that’s causing a surge in Covid cases at home and abroad could be called a “vaccine virus” and is a “welcome” variant.
Bolsonaro’s $8 Billion Stimulus Bet Falls Flat in New Polls
President Jair Bolsonaro poured big money into the Brazilian economy to improve his re-election chances. So far, it hasn’t paid off. Opinion polls released this week show the incumbent behind his rival, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, by seven percentage points or more despite the passage of an …
بلومبرغ: هل تشعر بأنك استنفدت طاقتك في آخر يوم عمل بالأسبوع؟
هل تشعر بانخفاض إنتاجيتك في آخر يوم عمل بالأسبوع؟ وهل تشعر بالكسل لأداء المهام المعتادة وأنك استنفدت طاقتك؟
Fur Industry Hopes Certification Will Help It Shed Its Inhumane Image
The $25 billion fur industry is seeking redemption, arguing that in the era of sustainability and careful consumption, fur has its rightful place. It's touting a new certification program. Luxury brands are skeptical
Van Gogh’s Jellybeans
Vincent Van Gogh painted that famous self-portrait in one of his blackest moods, when he saw the sky and night as viscous swirls in a hysterical, mad, madly beautiful universe, seen and absorbed by the intense eyes of one lonely madman. That painting certainly helped in creating the potent archetype …
Inflation Crashes the Holidays, Shrinking Menus and Spoiling Traditions
In the Romanian countryside, the Orthodox celebration of Saint Ignatius on Dec. 20 has followed a traditional script for centuries: Buy a pig from a trusted farmer, slit its throat, burn the skin, and clean the carcass with help from friends and family at the break of dawn. At least, …
European Firms Skirt Vaccine Mandates as U.S. Pushes Ahead
U.S. companies, from United Airlines Holdings Inc. to Citigroup Inc., are requiring employees to get vaccinated or risk losing their jobs. The situation looks very different in Europe, even as Covid-19 cases surge anew and governments take an increasingly tough line.
U.K. Lets Thousands Apply to Remain Long After Brexit Cutoff
Tens of thousands of European Union citizens are still applying to remain in the U.K. months after the government’s post-Brexit deadline, a sign that many businesses may be employing people without so-called settled status.
Shipping Storm Hastens Drive to Automate Supply Chains
After beating humans at checkers, chess and Go, computers are now gunning for one of the more complex games yet: supply chains.
Debunking the Hemline Index
The theory from the 1920s says skirt length can be a leading economic indicator, but current fashion trends show much more.
Plant-Based Fish Is Rattling the Multibillion-Dollar Seafood Industry
The plant-based fish market is a drop in the bucket compared with that of faux meat, but it’s growing fast as consumers try to minimize their impact on the oceans.
Europe’s Soggy Wheat Means More Will End Up as Animal Feed
Heavy rains across Europe have hurt grain quality more than the harvest size. Still, rebounding output could aid exports in the key shipper, a contender to steal market share from drought-hit North America and top shipper Russia, where export taxes have complicated trade.
Sound On: Climate Summit Wrap, Infrastructure
Host Emily Wilkins discussed President Biden's 2 day virtual climate summit and infrastructure. Bloomberg's David Westin spoke to John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Biden’s Next Economic Plan Losing Hope for GOP Support
A tax hike in President Joe Biden’s next major economic plan may have already closed the door to support from Senate Republicans, according to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Bloomberg Government’s Emily Wilkins has more.
Trump’s Canada Drug Import Plan Can’t Happen Without Big Pharma
U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to import cheap Canadian drugs overlooks a crucial fact: it can’t happen without the cooperation of major drugmakers, the very industry he’s trying to undercut. Even as alarm grows in Canada over the prospect of Americans draining their supply of medicines, there’s little reason to …
Prop-Tech Unicorn VTS Expands into Toronto With Engineering Hub
VTS Inc, a U.S. property-tech unicorn, is expanding its Canadian operations with an engineering hub in Toronto. The New York-based company plans to hire at least 50 staff by the end of 2020, taking advantage of the city’s deep pool of engineering talent and strong commercial real-estate customer base, according …
Canada’s ‘Uber for Doctors’ Targets Long Medical Wait Times
Canada’s taxpayer-funded health-care system has many benefits, but painfully long wait times to see a doctor isn’t one of them. This is where innovators like Felix Health Inc. see the most potential for disruption. The seven-months old firm offers the first “asynchronous” health-care service in the country, where a patient …
BlackBerry Falls Most in Year as Earnings Report Disappoints
BlackBerry Ltd. shares fell the most in a year after reporting sales from its software and services unit slowed and a recent acquisition contributed less of a boost than some analysts expected.
Biden Stimulus Bill Still Not Ready for Final Senate Vote
President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package faces a marathon of votes in the Senate with Republicans attempting to reign in the plan. Bloomberg Government’s Emily Wilkins has the details.
Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan Faces 3-Week Deadline
This week begins a final push by Democrats to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan before jobless benefits expire. Bloomberg Government’s Emily Wilkins has more on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
Brazil Hits 10 Million Covid Cases With New Strain Taking Hold
Brazil became the third country in the world to breach 10 million coronavirus cases, with infections picking up speed in recent weeks as a new variant spreads amid a shortage of vaccines.
Brazil Scientists See Signs of New Virus Mutations Amid Outbreak
Brazil researchers are warning that a new coronavirus strain spotted just days ago could be aggravating an outbreak in Manaus, the largest city in the Amazon rain-forest.
Brazil’s Fiocruz Says Vaccine May Be Delayed by Supply Shortage
Brazil’s Fiocruz, which partnered with AstraZeneca/Oxford to produce coronavirus vaccines locally, said it may fail to deliver the shots on schedule next month because of difficulty getting a key ingredient from China.
Georgia's Critical Senate Runoff Election Sees Record Turnout
The results of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs will likely be known Wednesday morning. More than 3 million Georgians have already cast their ballots. Bloomberg's Emily Wilkins reports on Bloomberg Quicktake "Take Charge."