Sep 12, 2018

Axios to launch “Edge” newsletter

Today Axios announces the launch of Axios Edge — our new weekly look-ahead at the stories that will drive the business world each week, authored by renowned chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon. The Sunday newsletter will debut on September 16, 2018.

Why it matters: “This is central to our larger expansion into business and market reporting,” says Axios CEO & Co-founder Jim VandeHei. “Edge will guide you through the big trends, while Dan Primack’s new Pro Rata podcast and our coming daily Markets email break, narrate and analyze the essential flow of daily news.”

Our launch partner is Cole Haan, which is increasing its investment in economic empowerment. The global company is presenting Edge as the business version of Jonathan Swan’s D.C. blockbuster, Sneak Peek.

“Business professionals are constantly looking for hacks that transition them into the workweek with ease,” said David Maddocks, Cole Haan's Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development.

  • “As one of the U.S.’ fastest growing news organizations, Axios was the ideal partner to inform its professional audience and our forward-thinking consumers with key business stories and takeaways, giving both the edge they need to take on the week ahead.”

Sign up for our Axios Edge newsletter.

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Why it matters: The White House and the State Department have stressed over the last few weeks that the deadline set by Netanyahu is "not sacred" to the Trump administration — and that any discussion of annexation needs to be in the context of renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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President Trump threatened in a series of Monday tweets to move this summer's Republican National Convention from Charlotte if North Carolina's Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, doesn't allow the event to be held at full capacity.

The state of play: Mandy Cohen, the state's health and human services secretary, said last week that the GOP should "plan for the worst" as mass gatherings will be a "very big challenge" if the number of coronavirus cases in the state continues to increase, per NPR.

The wreckage of summer

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We usually think of Memorial Day as the start of the summer, with all of the fun and relaxation that goes with it — but this one is just going to remind us of all of the plans that have been ruined by the coronavirus.

Why it matters: If you thought it was stressful to be locked down during the spring, just wait until everyone realizes that all the traditional summer activities we've been looking forward to are largely off-limits this year.