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  1. decisions
    How the Roomba Company Decided to Stop Making Bots for the MilitaryCEO Colin Angle explains why iRobot divested itself of its work for the defense industry.
  2. huawei
    Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou Arrested and Now Everyone Is Very NervousThe heir apparent to the Chinese telecom giant was arrested in Canada during a stopover for extradition to the U.S.
  3. smartphones
    We’re No Longer in the Smartphone Plateau. We’re in the Smartphone Decline.Growth in smartphone sales stopped surging years ago. In the next decade, they’re likely to decline. What does that world look like?
  4. naked capitalism
    Uber Is Headed for a CrashThe company just posted another quarter of jaw-dropping losses. How much is hype and how much is real?
  5. labor
    For Low-Wage Workers, the Fight For 15 Movement Has Been a BoonA study found the movement directly led to a $68 billion raise for 22 million low-wage workers, in addition to fueling a broader progressive cause.
  6. data security
    Marriott Hack Potentially Affects 500 Million, But Probably Not ProfitsIf confirmed, the hack would be the second largest in history. But looking at past precedent, the company likely won’t suffer real consequences.
  7. the top line
    Lululemon’s Founder Is an Unlikely Guru. That Might Be Why He’s a BillionaireLululemon Founder Chip Wilson has some odd ideas. Some of them made him a billionaire. Some of them got him fired.
  8. general motors
    Self-Driving Cars Are the Future. Jobs in Auto Manufacturing Are Not.The future looks bright for GM’s self-driving division, especially after GM cut 14,700 jobs and $6 billion in costs. For autoworkers? Not so much.
  9. decisions
    How Amazon Web Services Reinvented the Internet and Became a Cash CowAmazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy explains how the business that allows everything from Slack to Netflix to function came to be.
  10. long vs short
    Long vs. Short: Can Etsy Continue to Own the Handmade Space?With a new mission statement and Amazon emerging as a ruthless competitor, the heirloom marketplace finds itself at an inflection point.
  11. linkedin
    The Kids Love LinkedIn and the Stories Format. Now They Can Do Both!How do you do, fellow kids.
  12. the stock market
    5 Reasons Why the Stock Market Is TankingTrade wars and bad press are sinking tech stocks, while mounting corporate debt and declining earnings expectations have investors feeling bearish.
  13. apple
    Poor iPhone Supply Chain Forecasts Are Making Everyone Very NervousThe companies that supply the parts and labor behind the iPhone are all cutting down on production. Should Apple investors be worried?
  14. the top line
    There Is No Crisis of Retail Vacancy in ManhattanYou may have heard the widely circulated statistic that one in five storefronts on the island are empty. You heard wrong.
  15. ride sharing apps
    Lyft Does More to Woo Drivers As It Preps for IPOAs both Lyft and Uber prepare to go public in 2019, both companies will be fighting for drivers just as they fight for passengers.
  16. wall street
    Goldman CEO Is Shocked – Shocked – to Find Fraud Is Going On in HereCEO David Solomon said that he is “personally outraged” over his bank’s role in abetting financial fraud in Malaysia.
  17. amazon
    Georgia’s Amazon Bid Featured an ‘Amazon U’ and a Dedicated Amazon Transit CarWhat Georgia’s Amazon bid tells us about the state’s priorities.
  18. naked capitalism
    Fake ‘Unicorns’ Are Running Roughshod Over the Venture Capital IndustryA study finding that venture capital-backed companies are pervasively overvalued might be an existential threat to the venture capital industry.
  19. debit or credit
    More Restaurants and Cafés Refuse to Accept Cash — That’s Not a Good Thing“Just because you don’t have a piece of plastic, you can’t get a sandwich?”
  20. the top line
    The Dollar Keeps Getting Stronger. Here’s What That Means for You.It’s a feel-good story for the moment. But beware if current trends continue.
  21. business
    7-Eleven’s Alleged Collaboration on ICE Raids Is a Cautionary TaleWhat happens when unchecked corporate power pairs with a federal agency that targets vulnerable people? 7-Eleven employees paint an ugly picture.
  22. the top line
    Why Amazon and Google Chose New York Instead of a Place That Needs Them MoreRents already too high and subways too crowded. Did the tech giants consider a place like, say, Cleveland?
  23. long vs short
    Long vs. Short: Can Walmart Compete in Amazon’s World?The company’s stock is near an all-time high, but some investors are wondering if the optimism is warranted.
  24. the top line
    This Election Might Be Important to You—But It’s Not So Important to the EconomyWhile the midterms obviously have vast significance to the public, the markets are mostly yawning.
  25. spam phone calls
    FCC Says Carriers Have Until 2019 to Stop RobocallsThe FCC is just as sick and tired of constant spam calls as you are.
  26. the top line
    Amazon Tests a New Boundary: How Many Headquarters Can a Company Have?Amazon is basically in the process of opening satellite offices. But in this, it has created the feeling of a national lottery.
  27. oath breaker
    Verizon Renames Oath to Verizon Media GroupOath breaking.
  28. business
    How Mister Softee Got Driven Out of ChinaTurner Sparks brought the iconic New York ice-cream truck to Suzhou. It was a hit. Then the hammer fell.
  29. business
    Apple Has Completely Changed Up How It Reports iPhone Sales. Why?The world has changed a lot in the past ten years. The company has to find new ways to brag.
  30. the top line
    HBO Is Off Dish Network, for Now. Was Trump Right About the AT&T Merger?The Department of Justice argued the deal might hurt consumers. Now HBO is — for the moment anyway — off Dish Network.
  31. the economy
    Wage Growth Is Improving. Does President Trump Care?Where’s his tweet bragging about something that matters more to most Americans than what’s happening in the stock market?
  32. long vs short
    Long vs. Short: Does the New York Times’ Business Model Depend on Trump?The company has put up great growth numbers since November 2016, and its stock is soaring. Can it last?
  33. global tech
    To Woo Investors, German Start-ups Adopt Silicon Valley Mind-setsCultural stigma around failure has led many in Berlin’s tech industry to avoid risk-taking behavior. Now, they’re trying to adopt a new mind-set.
  34. the top line
    ‘Everyone’ Hates Chardonnay. So Why Is It Still America’s Best-selling Wine?The blockbuster beverage you won’t admit you love.
  35. the top line
    Elon Musk and Tesla Want You to Know They Are Normal NowJust another auto company mass-producing a profitable car.
  36. just asking questions
    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
  37. technology
    Why Silicon Valley Finds It Hard to Say No to Saudi Arabian DollarsThere’s too much at stake for the tech industry to forswear the Kingdom’s money piles altogether.
  38. business
    Caterpillar’s Tanking Stock Shows How the Trump Boom Is Self-limitingThe company doing well — but might be doing better if the president weren’t messing so aggressively with global trade.
  39. decisions
    Did I Make a Mistake Selling My Social-Media Darling to Yahoo?Yahoo was negotiating to buy Facebook and Del.icio.us at the same time. Zuckerberg famously said no. Del.icio.us CEO Joshua Schachter said yes.
  40. business
    Are Other People’s Credit-Card Rewards Costing You Money?Amazon, Target, and other retailers are going to war against the high-end cards they argue are driving up prices for everyone.
  41. business
    Will Corporate America Dump Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi?Trump may not want to punish them, but CEOs risk alienating customers, investors, and employees if they are seen as condoning the regime’s actions.
  42. business
    It Was Sears’s Time to GoThe retailer completed the circle of corporate life: it made lots of money for a long time, then competitors with different skills took its place.
  43. business
    How a CVS-Aetna Merger Might Actually Put Money in Your PocketCertain corporate combinations can produce real savings for consumers — and this vertically structured health-care deal is an example of that.
  44. global tech
    What Motivates China’s Entrepreneurs? A Conversation With Kai-Fu LeeTechnologist and venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee talks WeChat, AI, and how the Chinese government finally encouraged entrepreneurship.
  45. just asking questions
    The Quick Rise and Even Faster Fall of Groupon, Through the Eyes of Its CEOAndrew Mason tours us through his wild rise and fall.
  46. business
    American Airlines Wants to Be Nice But Doesn’t Know HowHow much are warm fuzzy feelings from customers worth? Perhaps not as much as American is spending to try to elicit them.
  47. q&a
    Does Casey Gerald Know How to Fix America?The entrepreneurial activist thinks very big-picture in his new memoir.
  48. business
    Is New York Cracking Down on Airbnb to Help Local Residents or Hotels?Supporters of new Airbnb regulation argue that it drives up rents, but opponents say the hotel industry–backed law will only deprive locals of income.
  49. 2008
    We Are Still Living in the Ruins of the 2008 CrashTen years after Wall Street’s doomsday, how the financial meltdown broke the modern world and left us living in this one.
  50. media
    Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?For almost 25 years, Shane Smith’s plan was that, by the time the suckers caught on, he’d never be stuck owning the company he co-founded.
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