Selling Online Can Be Easy. Standing Out Is Tough.

Selling things online is easier than ever. Standing out to shoppers is getting harder. Kevin Stecko has spent more than two decades selling nostalgic apparel emblazoned with He-Man, ThunderCats and more online at But lately, he said, some customers seem to

CureVac Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate Disappoints in Key Study

CureVac CVAC -3.47% NV said Wednesday its experimental Covid-19 vaccine was 47% effective against the disease in an interim analysis of a large clinical trial, a disappointing outcome likely to dim the shot’s prospects for wider use. The setback could hinder vaccination

Juneteenth Moves Closer to National Holiday Status

The House voted 415-14 to make June 19, or Juneteenth, a national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., the first new federal holiday created by Congress in nearly four decades. Cheers broke out across the House chamber late Wednesday,

TikTok Owner ByteDance's Annual Revenue Jumps to $34.3 Billion

SINGAPORE—ByteDance Ltd., the owner of popular short-video app TikTok, told employees that its revenue last year more than doubled to $34.3 billion, underscoring why the Chinese technology giant is one of the world’s hottest startups. The privately held company on Thursday shared

Microsoft Names CEO Satya Nadella Board Chairman

Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.38% Chief Executive Satya Nadella will also assume the role of company chairman, the company said Wednesday. Mr. Nadella, 53 years old, took over as Microsoft CEO in 2014 and helped restore the software company’s fortunes, in part by

Private-Equity Pay Rose in 2020 Despite Covid-19, Survey Finds

The Covid-19 pandemic revolutionized how private-equity professionals work but left their high pay intact last year, a new survey says. Many private-equity employees—like other workers—moved away from densely populated, high-cost areas during the pandemic, a shift that could eventually change the status

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