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Apple may win a court battle but lose a regulatory war

The tech giant faces off against Epic Games, maker of Fortnite



→ Read more: Why are Epic Games and Apple going to court?

Swapping notes

Will going digital transform the yuan’s status at home and abroad?

Don’t count on it: the new yuan will be a lot like the old yuan

The spread of permitless carry

Many states are pushing through more permissive gun laws

Looking down the barrel of a troubling trend


Why private-credit markets are due a growth spurt

With dealmaking at a frantic pace, speed matters

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Bowing to pressure, Joe Biden will admit more refugees to America

Whether all 62,500 actually get resettled is another matter

Lights, power, inaction

Tracking the economic impact of India’s second covid wave

The damage is already visible from space

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Why is it so difficult to create covid-19 travel bubbles?

They may prove a boon for sagging economies, but they are not for the faint-hearted


The only classics department at a historically black college is closing

Howard University’s, whose alumni included Toni Morrison, has gone the way of ancient Rome


What does China’s latest space launch mean for international scientific research?

Our podcast on the science and technology making the news. Also this week: could looking at the night skies be useful in understanding cancer? And, why less is so often more

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