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.”

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Updated 11 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: The swing states where the pandemic is raging. Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk — Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — U.S. reports over 80,000 new cases for second consecutive day.
  3. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  4. World: Australian city to exit one of world's longest lockdowns — In photos: Coronavirus restrictions grow across Europe
  5. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure
  6. Nonprofit: Rockefeller Foundation commits $1 billion for COVID-19 recovery
Erica Pandey, author of @Work
53 mins ago - Economy & Business

The dangerous instability of school re-openings

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Schools across the country have flip-flopped between in-person and remote learning — and that instability is taking a toll on students' ability to learn and their mental health.

The big picture: While companies were able to set long timelines for their return, schools — under immense political and social strain — had to rush to figure out how to reopen. The cobbled-together approach has hurt students, parents and teachers alike.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

Trump doesn't have a second-term economic plan

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President Trump has not laid out an economic agenda for his second term, despite the election being just eight days away.

Why it matters: This is unprecedented in modern presidential campaigns, and makes it harder for undecided voters to make an informed choice.