1. the top line
    A Partial Trade Deal With China Mitigates One More Trump-Economy RiskThe most important thing about the “phase one” trade agreement announced Friday by U.S. and Chinese officials is what won’t happen.
  2. the top line
    The Lessons of Away’s Weird Company CultureA hardass CEO isn’t necessarily a problem. But don’t let things get out of hand.
  3. paul volcker
    Paul Volcker Was Right About InflationImitators may have overlearned his lessons, but the former Fed chair took necessary steps to right the economy.
  4. the top line
    No, New York Is Not Getting an Amazon Headquarters AnywayThere have been an awful lot of unwarranted victory laps in the last few days by opponents of the original deal.
  5. business
    President Trump Is Wrong — Toilets Are Good Now“People are flushing toilets ten times, 15 times, as opposed to once,” the president said. But low-flow toilets have come a long way.
  6. intelligencer chats
    What Does Today’s Positive Jobs Report Mean for Trump’s Reelection?Intelligencer staffers discuss the political implications of the humming economy, and why wage growth isn’t keeping up with the broader picture.
  7. buyer's market
    It’s Not Your Imagination — This Holiday Season Is Unusually RushedThis Christmas is coming just 27 days after Thanksgiving, which is the shortest gap possible. That has both personal and commercial implications.
  8. buyer's market
    Black Friday Isn’t Just a Day. It’s a State of Mind.Black Friday is increasingly just an umbrella term for any kind of shopping in late autumn that entails some semblance of getting a deal.
  9. buyer's market
    Disney Says It’s Hiking Park Ticket Prices for Your Own GoodI just paid $194 for a one-day pass. But here’s what I got for it.
  10. the top line
    WeWork Should Learn Something From Marriott and HiltonIt’s not impossible to build a successful real-estate company that owns little or no real estate.
  11. the top line
    Protect This Stock: How Under Armour Drew SEC ScrutinyAs sales slowed, it started fudging the timing of revenues. Is that okay? And, more interestingly, why do it?
  12. buyer's market
    Disney+: Don’t Call It Unbundling. Call It Rebundling.Think of Disney’s growing family of streaming apps like you did your old cable package, with the option for various add-ons.
  13. the future issue
    What Life in 2019 Can Tell Us About Life in 2029A calendar of predictions about the near future as seen through the recent past.
  14. the future issue
    In 2029, IRL Retail Will Live Only Inside Amusement ParksCan shopping malls rise again if they get fun?
  15. uber
    Uber CEO Calls Khashoggi Murder a ‘Mistake,’ Quickly Realizes His MistakeDara Khosrowshahi walked back the comments Monday, tweeting that there’s “no forgiving or forgetting what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.”
  16. buyer's market
    It’s Time to Relax About LAX-itThe new arrangement for Uber riders at the Los Angeles airport is a case study in why consumers just need to be flexible sometimes.
  17. intelligencer chats
    Why Is the Stock Market Doing So Well?Intelligencer staffers discuss what to make of a bevy of economic signals this week.
  18. buyer's market
    Is There a Good Solution to the Uber Crunch at Airports?Uber and Lyft traffic jams are creating misery for departing passengers at LAX and elsewhere. But there is reason for hope.
  19. the top line
    Peter Luger Steak House Was Always BadEven cookie-cutter corporate competitors deliver more consistent food and better experience. Which is precisely why the hype has never made any sense.
  20. media
    After the Fall of the Glossy Magazine, What’s Left of Condé Nast?Two years after Si Newhouse died (and Graydon Carter left), Anna Wintour and a new CEO map out the future they can afford.
  21. buyer's market
    Chipotle Wins by Removing ‘Friction’ — Human Contact — From Your ExperienceIt’s very excited about its mobile-order drive-through concept, called “Chipotlane.”
  22. the top line
    WeWork Is Slouching Toward Its Least-Worst Rescue OptionIt looks like SoftBank is going to overpay again, even if not by as much as it did last time.
  23. buyer's market
    Today Is Boss’s Day, But Don’t Go Buy Flowers or AnythingThere is a small spike in gift-giving around this somewhat puzzling day of recognition. What gives?
  24. geopolitics
    LeBron James Was Disappointing on China. Expect More of the Same.James’s answer on Daryl Morey’s tweet was not the statement we might have hoped for. But it is the kind of statement we should start to expect.
  25. guinea pig
    I Lived Adam Neumann’s Perfect Life for a Day. It Was Terrible.I took part in every aspect of the We project, hoping to see the company as Neumann saw it — a brilliant ecosystem. Reality was much sadder.
  26. buyer's market
    How the Dutch Invented Elite Flyer Status Competition — With FigurinesThe business genius of KLM’s collectible, booze-filled house figurines.
  27. the top line
    Can the NBA Split Chinese Consumers From the Chinese Government?We are about to learn whether American firms have more power in our economic relationship with China than we realized.
  28. intelligencer chats
    Is the Market Underplaying the Risk Trump Poses?Intelligencer staffers discuss the effects impeachment might have on an already erratic presidency.
  29. buyer's market
    Brokers Are Cutting Stock Trade Commissions to $0. What’s the Catch?You may have heard the expression, “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.”
  30. wework
    What the Collapse of WeWork’s IPO MeansIntelligencer staffers discuss how the company’s recent struggles fit in with the broader economic picture.
  31. wework
    How WeWork Went from Unstoppable Unicorn to Postponing Its IPOFive months ago, WeWork CEO Adam Neumann was riding a unicorn to riches. Now his company has postponed its IPO. What happened?
  32. the top line
    WeWork Should Never Have Been a UnicornHow hard is it really to build a pleasant co-working environment? The real world has started to provide an answer.
  33. buyer's market
    Unlike Seat Reclining, Window Shade Disputes Require Airline InterventionIt’s easy to negotiate whether a person should be allowed to recline their seat on an airplane. Window shades are trickier.
  34. the top line
    No, a WeWork Collapse Isn’t Going to Tank the Economy. But.Outgoing CEO Adam Neumann’s business model does pose some legitimate risks for the commercial real-estate market.
  35. the top line
    WeWork Has Bigger Problems Than Adam NeumannFor instance, its business model. And convincing potential IPO investors of a $20 billion valuation is looking very difficult.
  36. federal reserve
    Decoding the Fed’s Interest Rate CutIntelligencer staffers discuss the Federal Reserve’s latest maneuver — and President Trump’s criticism of it.
  37. buyer's market
    Disloyalty Programs: What Happens If You Break the Frequent-Flier RulesFrom “throwaway ticketing” to point trading to scamming lounge time, the airlines are onto our tricks.
  38. media
    Vice’s Race to Save Itself“Making do with less” has become a theme at the once-swaggering youth-media company, as executives try to find a willing buyer.
  39. vaping
    Vape Safety Requires Legalizing MarijuanaIf the government wants to be serious about ensuring consumer safety, it’s the only way.
  40. buyer's market
    Trump’s Cheese, Wine, Olive-Oil Tariffs May Be His Most Normal Trade PolicyIf you’re a fan of European cheeses, I’m sorry to report the price outlook is not Gouda.
  41. buyer's market
    How Tax Policy Gave Us White ClawVodka soda is the chicken breast of alcoholic beverages. Why did it take so long to make something like it available in a can?
  42. the top line
    S.C. Johnson, Maker of Windex, Wants You to Know It’s Not in Opioid BusinessThe attorney general of Oklahoma might have created a bit of confusion on that point in discussing an opioid judgment.
  43. checking in
    You Might Not Be Checking In on Foursquare, But Foursquare Is Checking In on YouThe company has become a data-harvesting success story — and is still trying to figure out whether that’s “cool or creepy.”
  44. just asking questions
    Jeffrey Gundlach on Recession Odds, Bitcoin, and Why Trump Might Not Run AgainThe bond-market maven expects things to get wild in 2020.
  45. long vs. short
    Long vs. Short: Has Netflix Peaked?Subscribers are down. Friends is on its way out. Depending on whom you listen to, those developments are either harbingers or blips.
  46. the top line
    Trump Can’t Have It Both Ways on the EconomyThe president wants us to believe that the economy is both booming and fragile.
  47. the economy
    When CEOs Promise a Kinder Capitalism, Watch Your WalletThe Business Roundtable’s embrace of “corporate responsibility” is an attempt to evade democratic accountability.
  48. buyer's market
    Disney’s New Star Wars Attraction Is an Early Bust. Here’s Why That Will Change.Despite expectations of ridiculous crowds, park attendance at Disneyland this summer has been low. But Disney knows how to turn that around.
  49. the economy
    Is It (Finally) Time to Start Worrying about a Recession?Intelligencer staffers discuss the growing likelihood that an economic downturn is looming.
  50. business
    The Trump Boycotts Pose a Grave Danger to the Equinox and SoulCycle BusinessesStephen Ross’s backing of Trump threatens not only the Equinox and SoulCycle brands but the broader business strategy they support.
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