Chuck Kennedy

Axios Executive Vice President Evan Ryan hosted a conversation on the opportunities and challenges facing women in business. Ryan discussed the essentials for success — community, entrepreneurship, and government — with three female powerhouses:

Donna Harris, Co-Founder, 1776Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder and Head of Operations, KabbagePenny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group, 38th Secretary of Commerce

Thank you S&P Global for sponsoring this event.

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Axios's Evan Ryan in discussion with Donna Harris, Co-Founder of 1776Chuck Kennedy
Guests enjoy tacos from Chaia, a DC restaurant founded by two entrepreneurial womenChuck Kennedy

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Leon Black says he "made a terrible mistake" doing business with Jeffrey Epstein

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Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black on Wednesday said during an earnings call that he made a "terrible mistake" by employing Jeffrey Epstein to work on personal financial and philanthropic services.

Why it matters: Apollo is one of the world's largest private equity firms, and already has lost at least one major client over Black's involvement with Epstein.

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.

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