entering and exiting office, showing the aging effects of a very stressful job.


  • EToro, an online brokerage, plans to go public by merging with a SPAC at a $10 billion valuation. (Reuters)

Politics and policy

  • Republican attorneys general pressed President Biden over a provision in the stimulus package restricting state efforts to cut taxes. (NYT)

  • New York State lawmakers are planning tax increases for top earners, including a new levy on capital gains. (WSJ)


  • Google followed Apple in cutting some commissions in its app store, though an analysis suggests it’s not giving up much revenue. (NYT, CNBC)

  • Lawmakers called to reconsider the F.T.C.’s decision a decade ago not to sue Google over alleged antitrust violations, following the release of internal documents. (Politico)

  • “How Stripe became Silicon Valley’s most prized asset” (FT)

Best of the rest

  • JPMorgan Chase removed gender-specific language from its bylaws, including replacing “chairman” with “chair.” (Bloomberg)

  • An analysis of skin tones in 27,000 Instagram posts found that fashion brands’ pledges to cast more diverse models was mostly bluster. (Quartz)

  • “This Is Your Brain on Peloton” (NYT)

We’d like your feedback! Please email thoughts and suggestions to dealbook@nytimes.com.

View Source