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Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:What's trending this morning:Some of America's richest families signed the Giving Pledge, a public promise initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to give at least half of their wealth to charitable causes — but many have been slow to make good on their promise:Death was the Giving Pledge deadline. Gaonkar is the firm's expert on the bigger picture — she's less interested in a company's latest earnings release and more focused on what trends will be dominating the world in a couple of years' time.We explored what, exactly, makes Gaonkar such a trailblazer:Also read:AT&T announced this week it would spin off WarnerMedia and combine it with Discovery Communications in a blockbuster deal that would bring a bevy of media brands — including CNN, HBO, and HGTV — under one roof.To help you make sense of the massive merger, we compiled the stories you'll need to read to stay up to date:Lastly, here are some headlines you might have missed last week.— Matt

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