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9 hours ago - Podcasts

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu on his company's post-pandemic future

DoorDash's business boomed in the pandemic, becoming a literal lifeline to many. Now it faces big questions as restaurants reopen.

Axios Re:Cap talks to CEO Tony Xu about the future of his company and the broader restaurant and e-commerce industries.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Feb 24, 2021 - Podcasts

Corporate America pressures Congress to act on stimulus

Big corporations and top CEOs are putting pressure on Congress and the White House to pass economic stimulus measures, as the political debate drags on.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Heather Higginbottom, a former Obama administration official and president of the JPMorgan Chase Policy Center, about why her organization just published its first-ever set of policy recommendations.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Feb 23, 2021 - Podcasts

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld says corporate bans on political donations will stick

Many companies last month stopped making political donations, particularly to those who voted against certifying the presidential election results. The movement owed much to a CEO meeting held just hours before the Capitol Hill insurrection.

Axios Re:Cap talks with Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who convened that gathering, who says CEOs are standing firm.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Feb 22, 2021 - Podcasts

The story behind the first all-civilian space flight

Hayley Arceneaux, a 29 year-old physician's assistant and childhood cancer survivor, today was named the second crew member for Inspiration4, which is set to be the first-ever all-civilian space flight.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the story behind the flight, Arceneaux's selection and what Inspiration4 means for the future of space tourism, with Axios Space editor Miriam Kramer.

Feb 19, 2021 - Podcasts

Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz on becoming part of the vaccine rollout

Like many counties, Florida’s Brevard County originally planned to use one system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, but it didn’t work. Eventbrite is now being used to help schedule vaccinations in 40 states and numerous counties, including Brevard.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Julia Hartz to learn how her company has responded to this unexpected use of Eventbrite’s platform.

Feb 18, 2021 - Podcasts

Why Facebook pulled news in Australia — and what comes next

Facebook pulled the plug on news in Australia on Wednesday night, staring down looming Australian legislation that would force it and Google to pay publishers in the country for content that appears on their platforms.

Axios Re:Cap digs in with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer on why Facebook pulled news articles off its site, what it means for Australian users and publishers, and what it means for other countries that want to pursue similar legislation.

Feb 17, 2021 - Podcasts

The frozen fallout in Texas

Nearly 3 million Texans are without power and more than 20 are dead, due to a perfect storm of extreme weather, poor planning and an antipathy toward regulation.

Axios Re:Cap digs into what this experience should teach Texas and other states about the future, with Andrew Freedman, deputy weather editor of The Washington Post.

Feb 16, 2021 - Podcasts

NYT's Nicole Perlroth on the cyber-weapons arms race

Last year's SolarWinds hack of U.S. government information was the latest escalation in a digital battle that is expected to worsen, playing out in a global black market where governments can buy tools to hack everything from laptop cameras to power grids.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Nicole Perlroth, a New York Times cybersecurity reporter who just published a book called "This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends."

Feb 12, 2021 - Podcasts

The $44 million vaccine appointment system that most states won’t use

Around 35 million Americans have been vaccinated and roughly 1.6 million more are getting shots a day, but it’s been a bumpy road to get to this point, as state and local distribution plans have been beset by bureaucratic and technological blunders.

Axios Re:Cap examines one of the biggest tech failings — a $44 million vaccination appointment system built by Deloitte that most states are backing away from — with investigative health care journalist Cat Ferguson.

Feb 11, 2021 - Podcasts

The fight over the Fight for $15

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009, which works out to just about $15,000 per year at 40-hour weeks, without any vacation days. Congress is now debating an increase to $15 per hour as part of the next round of economic stimulus, but there is plenty of opposition.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the economics and politics of the federal minimum wage, on which it seems everyone has an opinion.

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