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After a November to remember for the markets, could December be even better?

This is the web version of Bull Sheet, a no-nonsense daily newsletter on what’s happening in the markets. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox. Good evening, Bull Sheeters. This is Fortune finance reporter Rey Mashayekhi, filling in this week for Bernhard with a special PM edition of the newsletter. Having just had a historically good November, markets around the world kicked off December in style, spurred by positive...

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Free your mind, and good design will follow

“This is a time for radical imagination,” says Deanna Van Buren. “It does something to your brain. We can’t solve the problems we’re facing if we don’t all get into that elastic mindspace.” I had never heard of an elastic mindspace before, but at that moment, dear reader, I had never wanted to get into anything more. I was catching up with Van Buren, the co-founder and executive director of Designing Justice + Designing...

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The IPO market in 2020 was ‘record-breaking’—and 2021 is looking just as busy, says NYSE president

Aribnb. Palantir. Snowflake. DoorDash. Going public is all the rage in 2020. And now 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for IPOs. Against all the odds as a pandemic and volatility roiled the public markets, 2020 was a “historic year when it comes to IPOs. We had the busiest year we’ve ever had in the history of the NYSE,” New York Stock Exchange president Stacey Cunningham said at Fortune‘s virtual Brainstorm Tech...

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One side effect of the crisis? Employees of color risk losing their networks, Accenture CEO Julie Sweet warns

The disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on communities of color and caregivers has been well-documented. But there’s another way people of color are being further disadvantaged by the crisis, this time at work: Their networks are falling behind. Accenture CEO Julie Sweet joined Fortune Brainstorm Tech on Tuesday, where she sounded the alarm. “Those networks, smaller and more fragile before COVID, have been really...

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Cruise CEO: Self-driving car market is ‘literally trillions of dollars’

Dan Ammann, CEO of Cruise, the self-driving technology subsidiary of GM, is planning to hit the streets of San Francisco this month after receiving permission from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles in October to run fully unmanned vehicle tests there. At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech virtual conference on Tuesday, Ammann showed a video of a couple of Cruise’s autonomous cars—still featuring human backup drivers—zipping...

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Lessons from DeepMind’s breakthrough in protein-folding A.I.

This is the web version of Eye on A.I., Fortune’s weekly newsletter covering artificial intelligence and business. To get it delivered weekly to your in-box, sign up here.The biggest news in A.I. this week is DeepMind’s breakthrough on protein-folding. A question that had confounded scientists for more than 50 years—how to use a protein’s genetic sequence to predict the exact three-dimensional shape that a protein will...