June 11, 2019

Hiring Older Workers, Buying an Entire Mall for $10, and Cricket-Based Dog Food

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. POLICY A lot of business owners are making the case that the Big Tech...
June 10, 2019

Why the South Is Falling Behind, Why Millennials Are Renting Everything, and How One Owner Fought Back Against Yelp

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE ECONOMY The Wall Street Journal reports that the South is falling behind despite...
June 7, 2019

Farmland with Foreign Investors, An LGBTO+ Startup Accelerator, and Walmart Recruiting High School Students

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June 6, 2019

Mobile Use Rises, Oil Prices Fall, and Square Is Sending People The Wrong Receipts

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June 5, 2019

Doggy Logistics, a Social Network for Employee Complaints, and the CEO’s Case for Medicare for All

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June 4, 2019

Arkansas Sake, IP Watchdogs, and Climate Change Gets Real

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May 31, 2019

New Tariffs, A Megamansion Bubble, and How to Destroy Employee Productivity

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May 30, 2019

Freedom Gas, Economic Warning Signs, and a Brewing Trademark Dispute

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May 29, 2019

An Esports Ponzi Scheme, A Big Bet on Contractors, and Amazon’s Purge of Smaller Suppliers

E-COMMERCE Amazon may be preparing to eliminate most of the smaller companies it buys from: “In the next few months, bulk orders will dry up for...
May 28, 2019

Five Months Paid Parental Leave, How Luxury Brands Help Counterfeiters, and Craft Brewers’ Aging Customers

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May 24, 2019

The Celery Shortage, a Documentary Targets Yelp, and a Startup Reviews Your Medical Bills (for Free)

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT A documentary, “Billion Dollar Bully,” accuses Yelp of extorting businesses: “Some of the stories in ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ are pretty compelling, irrespective of the...
May 23, 2019

Tiny Weddings, Google’s Mistake, and Teaching Factory Workers to Code

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May 22, 2019

Capitalism Camp for Kids, the Love-Hate of Online Lending, and the Rise of Dollar General

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May 21, 2019

Google Glass Still Exists, Rent the Runway Gets Competition, and the Price of Tariffs Could Be High

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May 20, 2019

Confusing Regulations, the Decline of Community Banks, and Signs of Entrepreneurial Life in Flint

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May 19, 2019

Special Report From Cliff Oxford: Swamp to Shining Sea

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. I’ve noticed a trend where both people and companies are spending more and more on...
May 17, 2019

The Traffic Jam Whopper, Louis Vuitton vs. Pooey Puitton, and Jim Jacoby Talks Opportunity Zones

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE OXFORD INTERVIEW   Atlanta Developer and long-time Oxford member Jim Jacoby recently spoke...
May 16, 2019

Are Net Promoter Scores Bogus?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANAGEMENT Often used to measure customer satisfaction, Net Promoter Scores have developed a cult-like...