In his first full week as president, Donald Trump held two summits with top CEOs to discuss how his administration would make it easier to do business. However, the new president’s penchant for negative tweets directed at individual companies added a more complex dynamic to the meetings.Read More »
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After operating for nearly a century and a half, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is shutting down. Arguably, the venerable entertainer’s demise was precipitated by the emergence of more conscious consumers.Read More »
Yahoo wants to rename itself Altababa. Here’s a look at some other unusual corporate renaming choices.
This week, Yahoo announced that following the sale of its core business to Verizon Communications, its remaining assets would be combined under a holding company named “Altababa.” The decision prompted chuckles across the internet, but it’s hardly the first time a corporation has embarked on a widely mocked rebrand.Read More »
In 2017, several countries and at least one company are poised to embark on a major social experiment: What if people were simply handed a certain amount of money each year, no strings attached?Read More »
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. What does Tillerson’s record at Exxon tell us about his leadership abilities and priorities?Read More »
Trump wants a tariff on companies that ship jobs overseas. Can it be done, and what’s the potential impact?
In a series of Tweets Dec. 4, president-elect Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs of 35 percent on companies that ship jobs overseas and want to re-import their products to the U.S. for sale. But are tariffs an effective tool in keeping manufacturers in the U.S., and is the plan actually viable?Read More »
Trump adds a billionaire investor and a Goldman Sachs alum to his cabinet picks. What does it mean for economic policy?
This week, the Trump transition team announced picks for secretary of commerce and secretary of the treasury — arguably the posts with the most influence over the country’s economic direction. So what do we know about Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin?Read More »
Facebook and Google have been facing a growing outcry over the proliferation of what’s commonly known as “fake news” on their sites, with some commentators alleging that the widespread sharing of thinly sourced or completely fabricated posts may have influenced the outcome of the presidential election. But this week, it became clear that the power of online rumors reaches small businesses as well.Read More »
Which industries will benefit, suffer under a Trump administration? The stock market provides early clues
After an initial slump, stocks quickly rallied as the news of Donald Trump’s victory sank in. Analysts attributed the quick recovery to a realization among investors that the next administration was likely to cut taxes and regulations, and perhaps invest in new infrastructure. So what are the markets telling us about which industries will see the biggest benefit or take the greatest hit?Read More »
In a stunning upset, Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for the presidency. The reasons for this outcome — and why so few polls seemed to predict it — will be parsed for months to come. For now, let’s focus on the future: What are the implications of a Trump administration for the U.S. and global economy?Read More »