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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Cleanup on aisle Biden

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

After two gaffes and a low blow from President Trump questioning his faith, Joe Biden spent Thursday evening off his own message — clarifying comments and responding to attacks.

Why it matters: Biden’s responses reflect what we could see a lot more of in the next few months — cringeworthy comments and Trump smears, smacking into each other and pulling the Democrat off course.

2020 election strategy: Hire all the lawyers

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The coronavirus has sent overall U.S. unemployment into the double digits — but it's a sort of full-employment act for election law attorneys.

The big picture: The prospect of extended court fights over COVID-19-related voting changes, an absentee ballot avalanche, foreign interference and contested presidential results has prompted a hire-all-the-lawyers binge by candidates and campaigns — not just in swing states but around the country.

Right-wing media defanged by dissolving anti-Biden storylines

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

The three biggest anti-Joe Biden storylines in right-wing media over the last year have either fizzled or are getting less online traction than they used to, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: This dynamic has rendered a formidable media ecosystem less effective in boosting President Trump as we move into the heart of the 2020 campaign.