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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

    Why Elon Musk is focusing on bitcoin’s fossil fuel issues

    Why Elon Musk is focusing on bitcoin’s fossil fuel issues

    Airbnb’s first-quarter revenues showed a strong recovery in travel in the US as pandemic restrictions eased, and Netflix tries to adjust as it moves from streaming industry disruptor to defensive incumbent. Plus, Elon Musk rocked the cryptocurrency market when he announced Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin as payment. The FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why the electric carmarker’s CEO made the reversal. 


    Airbnb says customers paying higher prices as travel demand rises
    https://www.ft.com/content/f7512415-46b2-4378-8356-2d1e2a8a760e?


    Netflix outpaced by the old media companies it sought to dethrone
    https://www.ft.com/content/48c06611-1c17-4941-96cc-b085dfe05cdf


    Elon Musk wakes up to bitcoin’s fossil fuel issues
    https://www.ft.com/content/b917ec4f-8b57-45dc-82ba-960d82ad7974
     
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    Consumer price data stokes inflation fears, US labour shortage

    Consumer price data stokes inflation fears, US labour shortage

    US stocks suffered their worst losses in months and government bonds also fell after government data showed the US inflation rate jumped to a 13-year high, and the Colonial pipeline has resumed operations following last week’s ransomware attack. Plus, the FT’s Taylor Nicole Rogers discusses a labour shortage in the US that is making it hard for employers to find enough workers as the economy opens up. 


    Wall Street ends lower as inflation debate intensifies
    https://www.ft.com/content/fd3abbb8-955a-46b3-bc45-9a4fb7b95265


    Colonial pipeline resumes operations following ransomware attack
    https://www.ft.com/content/b6ac99ea-d7c6-49dd-b7d7-1284ce2e85c0?


    US employers struggle to find willing workers after pandemic year
    ft.com/content/52ecab21-c90d-4ee7-be7f-612da5355c77
     
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    US companies announce record share buybacks, Covid hits India’s middle class

    US companies announce record share buybacks, Covid hits India’s middle class

    Companies are dusting off share buyback plans after a blockbuster earnings season, and shareholders are rebelling against executive pay proposals. Plus, the FT’s New Delhi reporter, Jyotsna Singh, explains how India’s second surge is devastating the country’s middle class. 


    Companies prepare share buyback bonanza as outlook clears
    https://www.ft.com/content/d7adb226-e9a6-4cd8-9049-35d55c211ca4


    US investors revolt against executive pay in record numbers
    https://www.ft.com/content/50e73d21-3de5-4196-b124-7281ec7af828


    Covid batters India’s aspiring middle classes
    https://www.ft.com/content/28e9c827-1131-4412-bafa-5e88eb211fc4?
     
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    Colonial pipeline hackers didn’t mean to create problems, UK services’ Brexit struggles

    Colonial pipeline hackers didn’t mean to create problems, UK services’ Brexit struggles

    The hacker group blamed for the ransomware attack on the Colonial pipeline insisted it only wanted to make money and did not want to cause problems for society, tech stocks tumbled on Monday as investors braced for further signs of inflation, and Vice Media is joining the streaming gold rush. Plus, the FT’s management editor, Andrew Hill, explains why businesses in the UK’s services sector trying to operate in Europe are encountering post-Brexit challenges. 


    This episode features the song “Black Fur” by Elder Island. The song is licensed to Metropolis Recordings.  


    We regret ‘creating problems’, say hackers behind the cyber attack on a key fuel pipeline 
    https://www.ft.com/content/0afb53f0-f382-442a-9a32-02824ce8bb70


    US tech stocks drop ahead of inflation data
    https://www.ft.com/content/9707595b-d708-4be3-917d-9ae1de04c707?


    Vice Media joins streaming gold rush in new bid for profitability
    https://www.ft.com/content/942bf107-3824-4611-b0f7-b4816d4ee2a5


    UK’s services sector starts to count the real cost of Brexit
    https://www.ft.com/content/d0c10195-0e2e-4913-af74-3b7057163e3f?
     
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    US issues emergency powers to keep fuel flowing, CEO diversity promises

    US issues emergency powers to keep fuel flowing, CEO diversity promises

    The US government enacted emergency powers on Sunday in a bid to keep fuel supplies flowing after a cyberattack shut down a key pipeline, and European and US banks are split on whether to bring staff back to the office. Plus, the FT’s race and equalities correspondent, Taylor Nicole Rogers, looks at how much US corporations have lived up to diversity promises they made after the police murder of George Floyd.


    US and Europe split on bringing bankers back to the office
    https://www.ft.com/547a4dc2-e11b-4e8f-b526-cbf135ba7b4d?


    Are CEOs living up to the pledges they made after George Floyd’s murder?
    https://www.ft.com/content/67e79b20-bc41-4cb0-992f-a28e3eaa5695
     
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    Merkel opposes US move to waive vaccine IP, the drive behind the commodity supercycle

    Merkel opposes US move to waive vaccine IP, the drive behind the commodity supercycle

    Angela Merkel has expressed opposition to the Biden administration’s proposal to suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, and Norway’s Telenor has written off its entire $782m investment in Myanmar but will remain in the country. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains what is behind the commodities super cycle and what it could mean for inflation. 


    Angela Merkel rejects US move to waive patents on vaccines
    https://www.ft.com/content/76a05a85-b83c-4e36-b04d-7f44f63e57b0


    Telenor writes off $782m Myanmar business following coup
    https://www.ft.com/content/ba1f8db9-e2d1-4e45-80be-1f6f6fe1344b


    Broad commodities price boom amplifies ‘supercycle’ talk
    https://www.ft.com/content/1332da37-bf45-409f-9500-2fdac344d1dd


    Why we should all give up meat
    https://www.ft.com/content/1293516c-c17a-4a29-b969-55b6e6849b16
     
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