1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. business
    How Did WeWork’s Adam Neumann Build a $47 Billion Company?Not by sharing.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. the top line
    Here’s Why Airplane Boarding Got So RidiculousAirlines have increasingly settled on a boarding order driven by social stratification.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. vision 2020
    Wall Street Democrats Are Absolutely Freaking Out About Their 2020 CandidatesBiden? Pete? Trump?! 
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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?
  32. 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.
  33. never tweet
    I Love That Elon Musk Can’t Stop Tweeting. The SEC Does Not.The most relatable thing about Elon Musk is his inability to stop tweeting despite the severe personal and professional harm it has caused him.
  34. just asking questions
    Shoshana Zuboff Talks Surveillance Capitalism’s Threat to DemocracyThe Harvard Business School professor discusses what she believes is a new mode of capitalism being ushered in by Silicon Valley.
  35. the top line
    What New York Did and Didn’t Learn From the Failed Amazon-Queens DealWhy politicians spoiling for a fight with Jeff Bezos were disappointed.
  36. the top line
    What Killed the Biggest Passenger Plane Ever Flown?And why the Airbus A380 could be revived in the future.
  37. amazon
    How Cuomo, de Blasio, and Bezos Blew the Amazon DealNo one took responsibility for selling it. In the vacuum left by the company, the mayor, and the governor, opponents pounced.
  38. the top line
    Why Amazon Bailed on Its New York HeadquartersThe company will keep growing in Manhattan. But it wasn’t willing to go to Queens on less favorable terms than it had negotiated.
  39. bye bye bezos
    Amazon Cancels Plans for HQ2 in New YorkThe economic titan has pulled out of a deal to build a campus in Long Island City.
  40. our national nightmare is over
    The Beginning of the End of RobocallsBy the end of 2019, spam phone calls could be on the ropes.
  41. amazon
    Amazon and Google Now Control the Top Two Wi-Fi Mesh RoutersWith Amazon acquiring Eero, the mesh networking market is now controlled by two very, very large companies with an appetite for personal data.
  42. q&a
    How Four Ex-Amazoners Made a Crazy-Good Wireless Cam for $20One of the co-founders of Wyze Labs tells us how they made a camera that performs just as well as products ten times the price.
  43. amazon
    Amazon Shoppers Would Buy Amazon-Brand Computers, Health Care, and WeedNot only are people increasingly happy to buy everything through Amazon, they’d be okay with Amazon making everything, as well.
  44. the top line
    Constitutional Concerns Are a Major Risk for a Federal Wealth TaxThere is a key implementation challenge for Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax wealth: It would need to survive the courts.
  45. tesla
    Tesla’s Car Business Is Booming. Unfortunately, It’s Not Just a Car Company.The acquisition of a struggling solar power company in 2016 looked bad from the jump, and has only gotten worse.
  46. e-commerce
    Can Amazon Compete in India When It Can’t Act Like a Monopoly?New policies in India will make it much harder for foreign behemoths like Amazon and Walmart to throw their weight around.
  47. business
    The Porta-Potty King of New York City Faces a Threat to His ThroneThe business is as dirty as you’d think. But one man keeps coming up smelling like roses.
  48. the top line
    Good News for Debit-Card Holders — Now It’s Easier to Rent a CarA big rental company sees an overlooked business opportunity in the 25 percent of Americans without credit cards.
  49. google
    Can Google Be More Than an Advertising Company?The company continues to make hundreds of billions each year, but nearly all of that is from advertising revenue — and that’s a problem.
  50. huawei
    The FBI Ran a Sting on Huawei While a Bloomberg Reporter WatchedAfter Huawei asked a start-up for a sample of its diamond-coated glass for smartphones, things quickly got very complicated.
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