November 18, 2019

Startups Cut Spending, FedEx Eliminates Its Tax Bill, and an Iconic Flower Business Closes

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. STARTUPS Preparing for a downturn, startups are cutting spending and raising money earlier than...
November 15, 2019

Wikipedia Founder Challenges Twitter, Walmart’s E-Commerce Culture Clash, and Re-Hiring in a Tight Market

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. STARTUPS The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has launched a rival to Twitter and...
November 14, 2019

Sex No Longer Sells for Carl’s Jr., New Tech Lets the Elderly Stay Home, and Open Floor Plans Backfire

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November 13, 2019

The Business Model of the World’s Largest Venture Fund Is Imploding

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November 12, 2019

The Difference Between Alabama and Mississippi, Subway’s Franchising Problem, and Chris Whittle’s New Model for Private Schools

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November 11, 2019

Struggling Businesses Turn to GoFundMe, the Fed Acknowledges Climate Change, and Vets Remain Underemployed

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country. Happy...
November 8, 2019

Harley-Davidson’s Free Advertising. Do Banks Need Branches? And the Biggest Mistakes Business Owners Make

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING  Harley-Davidson has probably gotten at least $40 million in free advertising from Katy...
November 7, 2019

A Tax Credit for Hiring, China Embraces Bankruptcy, and Trader Joe’s Influencers

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Trader Joe’s never pays for advertising, but it has an impressive array of influencers...
November 6, 2019

Outback Tries Videotaping Everything, the RealReal May Not Be Real, and Shopify Challenges Amazon

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. E-COMMERCE Shopify now has one million businesses using its service: “Canada-based Shopify seems committed...
November 5, 2019

ShoppableTV, Selling Cold Medicine on TikTok, and a Surprise $1.6 Million Tax Bill

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November 4, 2019

The Best Management Training? Running a Waffle House

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANAGEMENT If you can manage a Waffle House, a Wall Street Journal article says,...
November 1, 2019

Private Equity Vultures, the Looming Napkin Crisis, and Addiction Support for Restaurant People

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October 31, 2019

Silicon Valley and California Are Desperately Seeking New Models

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SILICON VALLEY Lyft says it will be profitable by 2021 if it excludes “a...
October 30, 2019

The Arrival of ‘Peak Car,’ the Impact of ‘Consumer Shaming,’ and a World Famous Steakhouse Gets Eviscerated

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE ECONOMY “Peak car” may be holding back the economy: “At this week’s biennial...
October 29, 2019

The Advertising Industry Has a Problem: People Hate Advertising

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING  This World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals has attracted...
October 28, 2019

Buying a Franchise, Competing with Amazon, and the Limits of Digital Targeting

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL There is still a way to compete with Amazon: on quality: “Aside from...
October 25, 2019

A $5 Billion Mall Finally Opens with No Place to Shop or Eat

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL It’s not a mall. It’s a “style and entertainment destination”: “It has taken...
October 24, 2019

Kentucky Targets Illinois Businesses, McDonald’s Tracks License Plate Numbers, and Testing a Five-Hour Workday

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES A small company in Germany is testing a five-hour workday: “Lasse Rheingans...