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Collective, a back office platform that caters to ‘businesses of one,’ just landed a hefty seed round

Americans and other global citizens are increasingly self-employed, thanks to great software, the need for flexibility and because skilled services especially can pay fairly well, among other reasons. In fact, exactly one year ago, the Freelancers Union and Upwork, a digital platform for freelancers, released a report estimating that 35% of the U.S. workforce had…

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Healthcare entrepreneurs should prepare for an upcoming VC/PE bubble

Bird Blitch is the CEO of Patientco, a payment technology company founded specifically to rethink the healthcare payment experience. While many industries are taking a major hit due to the ongoing pandemic, the healthcare technology market continues to grow. In fact, total healthcare-related innovation funding for H1 2020 hit $9.1 billion, up nearly 19% compared…

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Microsoft Office 365, Azure Cloud Disrupted by Service Issues – The Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp. on Monday suffered disruptions with its Office 365 workplace software tools and its Azure cloud that disabled some users for hours. Microsoft said problems included some users of its Outlook email services and Teams workplace collaboration suite that provides chat functionality and videoconferencing and has seen rapid growth during the pandemic. Users trying…

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Northern California Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate

Now Playing 9/28/2020 8:18PM      Wildfires are raging across California’s wine country and rural far north, forcing thousands to flee their homes. They are the latest in a string of blazes that have burned more than 3.6 million acres in the state this year. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images      Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 3:30 How Tourism…

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EPA Raises Legal Questions About California’s Plan to Ban New Gas-Powered Cars Starting in 2035 – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency raised concerns about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel-powered passenger cars in the state by 2035, arguing that the mandate is impractical and possibly illegal. In a letter to Mr. Newsom on Monday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said a statewide shift to electric vehicles…

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WSJ Opinion: Barrett and Biden: Two Catholics, One Double Standard

McGurn: “If the Democratic Party respects Americans of faith, shouldn’t Joe Biden repudiate the attacks on the faith of his fellow Catholic, Judge Barrett?”By WSJ OpinionSept. 28, 2020 11:37 pmMain Street: With the nomination of Catholic Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, will Joe Biden’s Democratic Party practice what it preaches? Images: AFP/Getty Images…