Former Stanford reliever pitches personal-finance education through storytelling

Sahil Bloom’s story began with, well, a story.



Tim Cook wearing a suit and tie: Sahil Bloom (right) with one of his mentors, Apple CEO Tim Cook.


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Sahil Bloom (right) with one of his mentors, Apple CEO Tim Cook.

In May, the Weston native and former Stanford baseball pitcher wanted to find a simple, effective way to communicate his knowledge of the financial market to the public in the midst of a tumultuous economy. So he started a Twitter thread for his approximately 500 followers, explaining why the stock market was on its way back up even while unemployment rose to all-time highs.

He used a parable about an Italian market and explained the concept in uncomplicated terms.

“It got picked up by a few accounts … and all of a sudden I had gone from 500 to 1,500 followers, and I kind of thought, ‘Wow, maybe I’m onto something here with simplifying these things with little stories and breaking down these concepts in

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Aaron Nola pitches 7-inning CG as Phillies beat Marlins 11-0



a baseball player standing next to a base on a field: Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola, left, and catcher J.T. Realmuto congratulate each other after they defeated the Miami Marlins in a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola, left, and catcher J.T. Realmuto congratulate each other after they defeated the Miami Marlins in a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) Aaron Nola gave his seven-inning complete game victory an asterisk.

The right-hander struck out 10 and went the distance for the first time in his career as the Philadelphia Phillies handed the Miami Marlins their worst drubbing in two days, winning a doubleheader opener 11-0 Friday.



a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Philadelphia Phillies' Phil Gosselin, right, is congratulated by Rhys Hoskins (17) after scoring on a base hit by Adam Haseley during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


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Philadelphia Phillies’ Phil Gosselin, right, is congratulated by Rhys Hoskins (17) after scoring on a base hit by Adam Haseley during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Officially, the performance went in the books as a complete game.

”I don’t feel like it counts,” Nola said. ”Nine innings is a complete

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Biden Pitches Corporate Tax Changes to Boost U.S. Jobs

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rolled out corporate tax proposals Wednesday aimed at protecting U.S. workers by encouraging companies to invest in jobs domestically and punishing multinationals for moving jobs overseas.

Biden’s proposals include:

  • A 10% surtax on profits of U.S. companies on products made overseas and then sold in the United States. Combined with Biden’s proposed 28% corporate tax rate, the plan means companies would pay a 30.8% tax rate on any such profits, Biden’s campaign said.
  • A 10% “Made in America” tax credit meant to spur job creation. The credit would be available to companies that invest in reopening or retooling U.S. facilities or bring back manufacturing or service jobs from foreign countries.
  • Closing what the Biden campaign calls “three major offshoring loopholes” in the 2017 Republican tax law that allow companies to shield profits from U.S. taxes.

Biden also said he would sign a series of executive

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