Topic: Business & Finance

The Countries With the Highest Density of Robot Workers

Inside the Race to Save Big Lipstick

The pandemic has forced beauty brands to ditch shiny shopfronts and drag makeup into the future

Like, Subscribe, Invest — Confronting a Crisis With the Real Estate Gurus of YouTube

The real estate gurus of YouTube espouse an ideology suited to a world where financialization has made wannabe investors of us all.

The Weird World of Kidnapping Insurance

Inside one of the strangest corners of the international insurance market

Pasta, Wine and Inflatable Pools: How Amazon Conquered Italy in the Pandemic

The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.

FedEx Teams Up With Reliable Robotics on Autonomous Cargo Planes

The logistics company is looking at putting the aircraft in "very remote and uninhabited areas" of its network, CEO Fred Smith told investors this week.

Wall Street Lawyer Reviews Financial Crime Scenes, From "Billions" to "Mr. Robot"

Wall Street defense attorney Vinoo Varghese fact checks financial crime scenes from movies and television including 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Catch Me If Y...

How the Candy Industry Convinced Us That #HalloweenisHappening

If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised

Work on What Matters

Stories of folks reaching Staff Engineer roles.

'A Eureka Moment': The Airbnb for Private California Swimming Pools Is Booming

Swimply — the Airbnb for swimming pools — launched in June of 2019 and has seen usage...

The Future of the Middle Class

The middle class is struggling. We outline policy ideas to improve the quality of life of middle-class Americans, in the key dimensions of money, time, relationships, health, and respect.

Mystery Company Ties Accused Temple Raiders to Art World Elite

Where in the world is Pantheon Worldwide? Not even its own bank can say.

Four-Day Work Week Stats: Could It Ever Really Happen?

It’s an idea that’s getting a lot of airplay as the world reimagines the post-pandemic working week. But will employers ever make such an expensive leap of faith?

Frank Slootman: Amp It Up

Mediocrity is the silent killer. Organizations are not getting killed by their C players. Everybody knows who they are, and performance eventually is addressed. The people who kill organizations...

Dancing With Belief

All of us believe things that might be inconsistent, not based on how the real world actually works or not shared by others. That’s what makes us human. There are some questions we can ask ourselve…

Asia's Vast Digital Potential

Seaweed Tides Over Bali Islanders After Tourism Slump

Aquaculture provides fallback for people of the Penida Archipelago as they wait for tourists to return.

The Problem With the U.S. Economy Is There Are Too Many Poor People

It's easy to hate the rich for all that they have and all that you don't, but the rich aren't the problem.

Brand Illusions: How HappyOrNot Changed Customer Feedback

How HappyOrNot changed customer feedback

Meet the Secretive Billionaire Who Makes McDonald’s McNuggets, Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers and More

New Forbes 400 member Sheldon Lavin owns OSI Group, the behind-the-scenes food supplier that makes McDonald’s hamburgers, Chipotle’s carnitas, Oscar Meyer’s hot dogs and even Burger King’s...

Cheatsheet to Make People Buy More

Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, but for Evicting People

A company called Civvl says evicting people is the "FASTEST GROWING MONEY MAKING GIG DUE TO COVID-19."

China Economy Recovering From Covid-19, Says Ex-Goldman Economist Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill, former chief economist at Goldman Sachs, pointed to the latest Chinese consumer spending data as a sign of China's accelerating recovery

Beijing Unlikely to Approve Oracle, Walmart's TikTok Deal

Beijing is unlikely to approve an "unfair" deal Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc said they have struck with ByteDance over the future of video-streaming app TikTok, state-backed newspaper Global Times...

Facebook Says It Will Stop Operating in Europe if Regulators Don’t Back Down

European regulators are cracking down on Facebook's ability to transfer data across the Atlantic. Now the tech giant is threatening to pull its services from more than 400 million European users.

The Uncertain Future of Corporate HQs

Do companies and cities still need each other?

WallStreetBets Alongside the S&P 500

How Banks Have Responded to the FinCEN Files

Read each statement, bank by bank.

The Challenge of a Job That Doesn't Meet Your Needs

Covid-19 has left many people underemployed – in temporary jobs or on reduced hours. How do you make a success out of a job that isn’t what you wanted?

Billionaire Chuck Feeney Achieves Goal of Giving Away His Fortune

Irish-American mogul’s philanthropic foundation runs out of cash after 38 years

Water Enters Futures Market, Allowing Buyers to Lock in Prices

Buying futures contracts may help businesses reliant on water keep prices down.

Ray Dalio on Capitalism’s Crisis

Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.

Small Group of Rich Nations Have Bought Up More Than Half the Future Supply of Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Contenders

Ten Facts About COVID-19 and the U.S. Economy

In this set of 10 facts, Wendy Edelberg, Kristen Broady, Lauren Bauer, and Jimmy O’Donnell assess the extent of these economic damages and provide an overview of existing policy interventions.

Labeled “Research” Chemicals, Doping Drugs Sold Openly on Amazon.com

Amazon bans injectable drugs, but enforcement failures have led to a swell of listings for unproven performance enhancing peptides

Wikipedia Edits Have Massive Impact on Tourism

Adding a few paragraphs and photos can boost revenue by £100,000 for small cities

Tracking Down Credit Card Theft, 4,500 Miles Away

When cybersecurity reporter Danny Palmer found his card was apparently used on another continent, he set out to discover more.

A primer on Ghost Kitchens

You think you just ordered pizza from a mom and pop, but it might be from Chuck E. Cheese

Shapes of Recovery: When Will the Global Economy Bounce Back?

Almost 60 percent of business closures are now permanent

The types of restaurants with the highest closure rates include breakfast and brunch places, sandwich shops, and Mexican restaurants.