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Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace
TechCrunch

Last month, we reported that Opendoor — the startup that is taking on the real estate industry with its own platform for buying up homes and selling them on to interested buyers — filed to raise $200 million on a $3.7 billion valuation. Now, we can confirm th… more…

Here are the 85+ startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to … more…

Why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller's attention
Reuters

An intriguing area of focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Kremlin's role in the 2016 U.S. election is a proposed Moscow real estate deal that Donald Trump pursued while running for president despite denying at the time any links t… more…

O'Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary?
Reuters

As he had done at several stops in his first campaign trip as a presidential candidate, Beto O'Rourke on Friday climbed atop a counter at a local Iowa business and addressed a small but adoring crowd. People clapped and cheered. Outside, some waited in the co… more…

We climbed Vessel, the $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards. Here's what it was like.
Business Insider

Business Insider was part of the first group to ever climb Vessel, a $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment. The honeycomb-shaped structure, designed by legendary British architect Thomas Heatherwick, rises 150 feet in the ai… more…

Hotel Leela Palace Udaipur sold to Brookfield - UdaipurTimes
Udaipurtimes.com

Hotel Leela Palace Udaipur sold to Brookfield UdaipurTimes The Leela story: How the Nair family lost keys to its hospitality treasure Moneycontrol.com Hotel Leela Venture To Sell Assets To Canada's Brookfield For Rs 3,950 Crore NDTV News SAM, Cleary, Veritas … more…

Maruti Suzuki raises dealer margins on best-selling cars from January - Livemint
Livemint.com

Maruti Suzuki raises dealer margins on best-selling cars from January Livemint Subdued demand forces Maruti Suzuki to cut production in February BusinessLine Exclusive: 2019 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Gets New Standard Safety Features – Price Details GaadiWaadi.co… more…

Globe myBusiness gathers tourism stakeholders at Breakthroughs: Tourism conference - Manila Bulletin
Mb.com.ph

Globe myBusiness gathers tourism stakeholders at Breakthroughs: Tourism conference Manila Bulletin The local tourism industry plays an important role in fueling the growth of the Philippine economy. more…

Optimus Ride will roll out geofenced driverless taxis in New York City and California later this year
Venturebeat.com

Optimus said it plans to deploy fleets of driverless cars within geofenced communities in New York City and Northern California later this year. more…

6 qualities of Indian entrepreneurship that U.S. startups should learn from
Venturebeat.com

Here are a few characteristics of Indian entrepreneurship that anyone thinking of expanding to the Indian market -- or beyond -- should be familiar with. more…

These board games play out how climate change will reshape our cities
Fastcompany.com

Learning how different stakeholders will respond when sea levels rise can help us better understand what will happen as the climate changes. Jeanette Kim started designing board games about climate change after working on scenario planning with her architectu… more…

The healthiest communities in the U.S. are the ones where people can afford homes
Fastcompany.com

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2019 list of the healthiest places in the U.S. found that a lack of secure housing is a pressing health issue. North St. Louis County, Missouri, faces numerous challenges: The unemployment rate is three times higher than i… more…

Explainer: Road to Mueller report paved by Watergate, Iran-Contra, Lewinsky, Waco
Yahoo.com

The release of the findings by previous investigators analogous to Mueller has been handled differently, sometimes with voluminous reports and other times with no reports or with key elements kept under wraps for months and even years. Mueller is preparing to… more…

Mueller investigation timeline: From James Comey to the report, every major step of the probe into Donald Trump
Yahoo.com

After nearly two years, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has finished the much-anticipated report on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election that could lay bare the truth behind the foreign nation’s efforts to impact American democracy, and those who help… more…

Facebook agrees to hide demographics from landlords, creditors looking to advertise
ABC News

Facebook agrees to block landlords and creditors from using a person's demographic data when deciding how to advertise. more…

'Start Here': Mueller's early Cohen interest, FDA approves postpartum depression drug
ABC News

It's Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day. more…

Colleges fight binge drinking, but are they making money on alcohol?
Freep.com

The University of Michigan has nearly $12 billion in its endowment. Here's how some of its funds may have invested in bourbon. more…

Notes: On Hudson Yards
Coolhunting.com

Our takeaways from exploring the mico-city, its monuments and restaurants A city within the city of New York, the Hudson Yards district comprises 28 acres of residential, commercial and public space developed on top of and around the MTA’s former John D. Caem… more…

The Chaotic Triumph of Arron Banks, the “Bad Boy of Brexit”
Newyorker.com

The U.K. is in a panic over voters’ decision to withdraw from the E.U. But the pugnacious millionaire whose donations—and Trumpian scare tactics—helped sway Britons has no regrets, Ed Caesar writes. more…

The Atlantic Daily: A Sea Change for Climate Change
Theatlantic.com

A ragtag group of climate advocates is on the offensive. Plus a fertility doctor's secret children, calculating what unpaid NCAA players could earn, and more more…