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Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy electric scooter startup Spin, Axios has learned from multiple sources.

  • The deal is worth close to $100 million, according to two sources, though another earlier put the price tag in the range of $40 million, which is around where Spin was valued after its Series A funding last year.

Why it matters: Ford had already dipped its toes into scooters with the recent roll out of its Jelly service on the campus of Purdue University, which also happens to be Spin CEO Derrick Ko's alma mater.

Editor's note: The story has been updated to note that two new sources told Axios after publication that the acquisition was worth close to $100 million rather than $40 million.

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Driving the news: Sources in Cheney's camp tell me her message will be the importance of the truth, the need to move past Trump, and a push to articulate conservative policy and substance to combat Democrats.

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Stephen and Ayesha Curry are joining the advisory council for Goldman Sachs' One Million Black Women initiative, Axios is first to report.

Why it matters: The initiative has committed to invest more than $10 billion in Black women over the next 10 years. It comes as banks and large companies are increasingly putting money behind rhetoric about advancing racial equity.

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Driving the news: Moderna and Pfizer shot up the ranks this year in the Axios/Harris 100, our annual survey of corporate reputations. Moderna is Americans' third-favorite company this year, and Pfizer came in at seventh — up from No. 61 a year ago.