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The Big Tech Breakup Conversation
State and federal officials are exploring antitrust actions against Google and others. They’re short on consensus
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When Lives Are on the Line
After the New Zealand massacre, will governments begin to regulate how social media oversees content?
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The Old Boys Of LLOYD’s
HERE’S TO TRADITION, SAY THE DAYTIME-DRINKING, SEXUAL-HARASSING MEN OF THE LONDON INSURANCE MARKET
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Q&A
• CEO of Booking Holdings Inc., whose brands include Agoda, Kayak, and Priceline • Joined the company in 1999 • Harvard J.D., 1985; Wharton B.S., 1983 Fogel recently appeared on Businessweek Talks, where he addressed the increasing competition in
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How DOW Got Woke
DOW employees in MIDLAND, MICH. ON APRIL 1, DOW Chemical will be spun off from DowDuPont Inc. to form an independent company. The move will be big for the corporate financiers behind it, and for the manufacturers around the world that put Dow’s chem
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An Exiled Billionaire Haunts Thailand
Thaksin Shinawatra hasn’t set foot in Thailand since he was convicted in a corruption case brought after a 2006 coup that deposed him. But in the poor northeast, the billionaire former prime minister is seemingly everywhere. On a sweltering March da
Bloomberg Businessweek3 min readPolitics
Dirty Harry Couldn’t Save The Cop Museum
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, six former attorneys general, one current attorney general, and even Richard Belzer, who played Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, couldn’t make the National Law Enforcement Museum a succe
Bloomberg Businessweek4 min read
How A.I. Ate the Colonel
In Shanghai’s southeastern district of Xujiahui, Colonel Sanders’s smiling visage looms over the restaurant entrance, as it does at thousands of KFC locations around the globe. But step inside, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary KF
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In Brief
• Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank said they’re in exploratory talks to merge, potentially creating a German banking champion after years of failed cost cuts and management shake-ups. 23 • U.S. Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged.
Bloomberg Businessweek2 min readTech
India vs. Fake News
For online trolls, India might be the world’s fattest target. Nearly a billion people are registered to vote in the country’s upcoming elections, the largest in history. Meanwhile, India is one of the fastest-growing markets for social media platform
Bloomberg Businessweek4 min readFashion & Beauty
Levi Strauss Wants to Be Bigger Than Jeans
In 1873, German immigrant Levi Strauss founded an industry when he began outfitting California gold miners with blue jeans. His company evolved by innovating—adding belt loops, for example—and expanding its product line, making clothing for women, ki
Bloomberg Businessweek8 min read
A Beginner’s Guide to MMT
There’s a lot of debate swirling around Modern Monetary Theory—some strident. Its critics call it a hot mess. “MMT has constructed such a bizarre, illogical, convoluted way of thinking about macro that it’s almost impervious to attack,” Bentley Unive
Bloomberg Businessweek8 min readSociety
CHINA’s GRINDR Turns To Surrogacy
BLUED, A POPULAR DATING APP, IS HELPING PAIR GAY MEN WITH OVERSEAS SURROGATES. WILL THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT MIND?
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How Fast Can $360 Billion Grow?
In January, Ben Meng started his job as chief investment officer of a seriously big fund: the $358.4 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System, or CalPERS, the largest U.S. pension. But neither the scale nor the political spotlight that
Bloomberg Businessweek3 min readTech
Trump’s CTO Nominee vs. China
A former Peter Thiel deputy has won over some industry skeptics. Mobilizing for AI and 5G will be tougher
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Trans Rights Enter The Workplace
TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FACE WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATION, AND THE SUPREME COURT HAS YET TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY’RE PROTECTED
Bloomberg Businessweek4 min readPolitics
Italian Boot and Chinese Belt
More than seven centuries after Marco Polo set off from Venice on a voyage that would culminate at the court of Kublai Khan, the Italian city continues to tout itself as the westernmost point of the ancient Silk Road and China’s gateway into Europe.
Bloomberg Businessweek5 min read
One British Industry That Isn’t Worried About Brexit
When British prison inspectors appeared unannounced at Her Majesty’s Prison Birmingham, a large private facility in central England, they encountered pools of blood and vomit on the floors. Guards locked themselves in offices to sleep during patrol h
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The Way Out Of College Admissions Hell Is … Video Games?
A 27-YEAR-OLD HARVARD DROPOUT HAS A SURPRISINGLY PLAUSIBLE FIX FOR A NOROTIOUSLY UNFAIR SYSTEM
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The Outlook For Europe’s Banks
The proposed Deutsche merger with Commerzbank is just the start of a long, painful process for Europe
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Apple To Take A Bite Out Of Netflix
Apple will unveil a streaming service on March 25 that combines original content with programming from HBO, Starz, and other partners. The offering opens a battlefront with Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix, which says it won’t be part of the pl
Bloomberg Businessweek3 min read
Intel’s Short Memory
The company’s renewed bet on a volatile business has disappointed analysts who wanted a fresh look from its new CEO
Bloomberg Businessweek6 min readSociety
The Business Of Equality
ANYONE WHO BELIEVES the system is rigged would have experienced a grim “told you so” moment on March 12, when federal prosecutors charged 33 parents who’d bought into a scheme to ensure their children spots at elite universities. Those implicated inc
Bloomberg Businessweek3 min read
The Chinese Plane On Boeing’s Radar
Airlines worried about buying from Boeing Co. have another supplier besides Airbus SE to choose from: the Chinese government. The state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, or Comac, is building the C919, a narrowbody passenger plane with a capa
Bloomberg Businessweek4 min read
Undersea Cables, Underwater No More
During the 1990s dot-com boom, phone companies spent more than $20 billion laying undersea fiber-optic cables from New York to London, through the Mediterranean, across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and beyond. They were preparing for an expected ex
Bloomberg Businessweek2 min read
Step on It
The sound of an electric guitar is born in a range of places: its strings, its pickups, the amplifier, and, of course, the guitar itself. (The player has a lot to do with it, too.) But the most distinctive elements of a guitar’s tone can be traced to
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Don’t Mess With Elon
By the larger-than-life standards of Elon Musk, the story was far from a blockbuster. On June 4, 2018, Business Insider reported that Tesla Inc. was scrapping or reworking 40 percent of the raw materials at the Gigafactory, its huge battery plant in
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How The West Was Bought
The current outbreak of bank scandals raises a big question: Why can’t the European Union police itself?
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Seriously, Folks—Ukraine Is Corrupt
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy leads in polls as Ukrainians prepare to pick their next president
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Venezuela Needs Its Oil Workers Back
Reversing Venezuela’s plummeting oil production will be a top priority should opposition leader Juan Guaidó succeed in his quest to dislodge the regime of Nicolas Maduro. Guaidó has already appointed a shadow board of directors for state-run oil comp
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