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Data: 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer; Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

The U.S. has the largest gap in the world between men and women when it comes to trust in business, a survey of more than 33,000 global respondents from PR firm Edelman shows.

The big picture: This gap is larger than developed market peers like Germany, France and the U.K., and much bigger than some emerging countries like South Africa, China and India.

What it means: The report finds American women are far less trusting of their own employer, business overall and CEOs. While women were less trusting of institutions broadly, the study found that the "trust gap" was particularly large when it came to business.

  • The study asked participants to rate their level of trust in business, media, government and NGOs.

The intrigue: This lack of trust is coinciding with a "profound" 22 percentage point increase in women's engagement in news, notes Lisa Kimmel, president and CEO of Edelman Canada, who oversaw the report.

  • "That's really interesting because despite the fact that they are less trusting of all the institutions that we measure, it's not leading to apathy. It's actually leading to action."

Go deeper: The gender wealth and savings gap has a long way to go

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Reddit traders look to pummel Wall Street's old guard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Reddit traders are taking on Wall Street pros at their own game with this basic mantra: Stocks will always go up.

Why it matters: Their trades — egged on in Reddit threads — have played a role in historic market activity in recent days.

The week the Trump show ended

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Donald Trump was eclipsed in media attention last week by President Biden for the first time since Trump took office, according to viewership data on the internet, on social media and on cable news.

Why it matters: After Trump crowded out nearly every other news figure and topic for five years, momentum of the new administration took hold last week and the former president retreated, partly by choice and partly by being forced off the big platforms.

Pay TV's bleak post-pandemic outlook

Data: eMarketer; Chart: Axios Visuals

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the Pay-TV industry, and with the near-term future of live sports in question, there are no signs of it getting better in 2021.

Why it matters: The fraught Pay-TV landscape is forcing some smaller, niche cable channels out of business altogether.

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