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Axios' Mike Allen headed to New York City on #GivingTuesday to host a conversation on the changing philanthropic landscape. He discussed how technology, social media, and social entrepreneurship can create positive change with:

  • Ms. Jordan Hewson, Founder and CEO, Speakable
  • Ms. Petra Nemcova, Founder and Vice Chair, All Hands and Hearts
  • Ms. Carrie Rich, Founder and CEO, The Global Good Fund
  • Ms. Janet Scardino, CEO, Comic Relief USA
  • Mr. Henry Timms, Executive Director, 92nd Street Y, Founder, #GivingTuesday
Ms. Rich explains how The Global Good Fund fosters successful social entrepreneurs. Michael Papas
Ms. Hewson discusses Speakable's action button--a digital donation button that links news articles to relevant causes. Michael Papa
200 guests joined us in the Big Apple. Michael Papas
Ms. Scardino brings a red nose on stage to talk about Comic Relief's annual Red Nose Day, which uses entertainment to raise money to fight child poverty. Michael Papas
Ms. Nemcova explains how surviving the 2004 tsunami in Thailand led her to launch All Hands and Hearts, which helps rebuild schools after natural disasters strike. Michael Papas
Mike closes out the conversation with the founder of #GivingTuesday, which took place in over 98 countries and raised $177 million dollars this year. Michael Papas

Thank you PepsiCo for sponsoring this event.

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U.S. sounds alarm on Ukraine

Conscripts line up at a Russian railway station yesterday before departing for Army service. Photo: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

The Biden administration is "deeply concerned" by new intelligence — detailed for Axios and other outlets — showing Russia stepping up preparations to invade Ukraine as soon as early 2022.

Why it matters: Most of this was known from public sources and satellite imagery, but the administration is sending a stronger signal by releasing specific details from the intelligence community.

CNN fires Chris Cuomo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN

CNN said Saturday evening it has fired one of its star anchors, Chris Cuomo, following new revelations from a legal review made by the company into Cuomo's involvement in the management of his brother's sexual harassment scandal.

Why it matters: Saturday's firing speaks to how much pressure CNN was under by employees and critics to address Cuomo's behavior.

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Electric car prices could go up before they come down

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The secret to affordable electric vehicles is cheaper batteries. But after years of falling prices, battery costs are now headed in the wrong direction.

Why it matters: Costlier batteries could drive up the price of electric vehicles — threatening the auto industry's transition away from fossil fuels, and, in turn, society's fight against climate change.