1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. the economy
    Is It (Finally) Time to Start Worrying about a Recession?Intelligencer staffers discuss the growing likelihood that an economic downturn is looming.
  7. 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.
  8. the top line
    Trump Can Trade-War His Way to Interest-Rate Cuts — Even Though It’s StupidIt’s simple: When the president does things that hurt the economy, that gives Jerome Powell & Co. more room to cut rates.
  9. the top line
    On Stock Buybacks, Democrats Are Making a Classic Republican ErrorIf they want firms to pay higher wages, then they should enact policies that do that directly.
  10. life in pixels
    Can This Slingshot-Building German Unionize YouTube?An upstart “YouTubers Union” is now allied with Europe’s biggest industrial union. Will YouTube listen?
  11. the top line
    The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Remedy Makes No SenseIf the whole rationale behind the merger that a small fourth carrier can’t compete with the big guys, why create a new one?
  12. the top line
    Is Netflix Necessary?The streaming giant might be facing a moment of truth about its business model.
  13. the top line
    Here’s Why Airline Safety Videos Have Gotten So ElaborateThey used to have the drab feel of corporate instructional videos. But in recent years, airlines have sensed a branding opportunity.
  14. follow the money
    How Jeffrey Epstein Lost $80 Million in a Hedge-Fund Bet Gone BadHe took investment advice from a Wall Street friend, and came out on the wrong end of an accounting scandal featuring a dodgy Gulfstream jet purchase.
  15. the top line
    It’s Time to Stop This Ridiculous Hotel Pricing Practice“Resort fees” and “destination fees” are used to mislead consumers about room rates. Washington, D.C., is suing to keep operators honest.
  16. media
    Shari Redstone’s $30 Billion TriumphBelittled by Viacom and CBS executives, mocked by journalists, and insulted by her own father, the 62-year-old heiress now sits atop a media empire.
  17. the top line
    Planet Fitness Celebrates Members Who Pay for Its Product But Don’t Use ItThere is an odd incentive if you own a gym: You need to find a way to attract customers who are not especially eager about your product.
  18. life in pixels
    Facebook’s New Competition: The U.S. DollarFacebook just introduced Libra, a new cryptocurrency designed to blow up the global financial system.
  19. the top line
    America’s Eighth-Largest Bank Will Have a Stupid Name: ‘Truist’I almost feel bad making fun of it. But I do think they are making a business mistake.
  20. the top line
    Kudos to the States Suing to Block Sprint/T-Mobile MergerAs the state attorneys general suing on antitrust grounds know, competition among four national cellular providers serves Americans well.
  21. business
    How Did WeWork’s Adam Neumann Build a $47 Billion Company?Not by sharing.
  22. the top line
    SoulCycle Has Found a Brilliant Way to Monetize LoyaltyCustomers scramble to reserve the best bikes at the most timely classes, so the company will start acting more like an airline.
  23. the top line
    Today, Bad News Is Good News for StocksThe jobs numbers were dismal — but the market seems optimistic that Trump might get that rate cut he’s been asking for.
  24. the top line
    Trump Can Only Move Interest Rates by Hurting the EconomyIf he pushes stock prices down enough by starting trade wars, he knows he might get the Fed to act.
  25. the top line
    Spec Mansions for Billionaires Is Not As Good a Business As It Seemed LikeAbout 50 such houses are currently for sale in L.A., and there isn’t enough dumb money around to buy them all.
  26. the top line
    Uber’s Irrational Pricing Is a Problem for Policy-makersHow do you incentivize a company that seems hell-bent on generating massive losses?
  27. the top line
    The Banks That Ran Uber’s IPO Feared This Would HappenThe stock tumbled in its first few days on the market. But did the banks make it worse?
  28. the top line
    Trump’s Failure to Control the Fed Is a Huge Problem for His Trade PolicyEven though the economy is good, Trump still thinks trade deficits are bad. But the tools he hopes to use to fight them aren’t going to work.
  29. the top line
    Here’s Why Airplane Boarding Got So RidiculousAirlines have increasingly settled on a boarding order driven by social stratification.
  30. business
    Global Drivers’ Strike Shows Tide May Be Shifting for Uber and LyftWith both companies going public this spring, the demonstrations are drawing more attention, and Democratic politicians are echoing drivers’ concerns.
  31. business
    12 Experts on the Uber IPO and the Ridesharing Company’s FutureIs Uber a good deal for investors, or is all the hype about the impending IPO overblown? Analysts, academics, journalists, and drivers weigh in.
  32. the top line
    Donald Trump Has Failed to Take Control of the Federal ReserveNot that he hasn’t tried. But Stephen Moore’s withdrawal just highlights the Fed’s ongoing independence.
  33. vision 2020
    Wall Street Democrats Are Absolutely Freaking Out About Their 2020 CandidatesBiden? Pete? Trump?! 
  34. the top line
    The New GDP Report Shows the Economy Is Neither Heating Nor CoolingThe economy is likely to remain good enough for the president to brag about it through the 2020 election. But not great.
  35. the top line
    Uber’s Plan to Lose Money on Every Ride and Make It Up in Volume, AnnotatedThe ride-sharing company has laid out a vision for profitability. It is not compelling.
  36. the top line
    Good News: A Recession Looks Less Likely NowAfter some scary data in recent months, the economy seems to be humming along nicely again.
  37. the top line
    Why Starbucks Is Changing Its Reward Program, AgainThat free triple venti hazelnut soy latte with whipped cream just got a little tougher to earn.
  38. business
    McKinsey Is Running Puerto Rico — and Getting Paid Millions to Do ItWhy is the bankrupt island spending more than a billion dollars on expert advice?
  39. the top line
    I Am Now a Seat Recline CentristMan, a lot of you have asked me about Delta’s announcement that they are reducing the amount that economy-class seats can recline.
  40. life in pixels
    New York City Could Destroy Uber (If It Wanted To)Uber’s S-1 filing reveals that the cities the company has run roughshod over have an awful lot of leverage over it.
  41. the top line
    Why Should Lyft Be a Public Company?The company’s path to profitability is still fuzzy at best, and it has no shortage of private funding options.
  42. business
    Is the Boeing 737 Max Worth Saving?Even when the Max does get FAA approval to fly again, its troubles won’t be over.
  43. business
    Could the 737 MAX Kill Boeing?The plane is the biggest profit center for America’s biggest exporter — and there’s no telling how bad this crisis will get.
  44. google
    Why Businesses Feel Forced to Buy Google Ads on Searches for Their Own NamesFor many brands, buying ads on Google is more about fending off competitors than getting their name out there.
  45. brands aren't people
    LaCroix Maker Blames ‘Injustice’ for Collapsing EarningsIn a bizarre statement, the company’s CEO also compared brands to people with disabilities.
  46. folding phones
    Here’s What Will Determine If Folding Phones Are a Fad or for RealThe milestones to look for to figure out if folding phones have a future.
  47. huawei
    The Real Reason Huawei Would Sue the U.S. GovernmentThe Chinese company thinks the U.S. has no evidence Huawei is actually a threat to national security. A lawsuit could force the U.S. to offer proof.
  48. the top line
    What’s Wrong at Kraft? There Are Two Theories, Both Bad for Warren Buffett.Maybe he’s mismanaged the company — or maybe he just paid way too much for it in the first place.
  49. cloud chasing
    Are We Reaching ‘Peak Cloud’?Has the market reached the point where nearly everyone who needs a cloud computing solution already has it?
  50. the price of paranoia
    What Is the Cost of the U.S. Paranoia About Chinese Telecom Manufacturer Huawei?The telecom manufacturing giant is very close to the Chinese government — and vital to the future of U.S. cellular networks.
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