Morning Report

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October 17, 2019

Retail Sales Fall, Silicon Valley Gets a Labor Movement, and Monitoring Every Step Your Employees Take

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. STARTUPS An $85 million investment in Australian web design firm Canva, co-founded by CEO...
October 16, 2019

TikTok Poaches Facebook, Retailers Copy Amazon Go, and Second-Hand Clothing Sites Thrive

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. FOOD AND BEVERAGE DoorDash has opened the country’s first shared food-delivery company kitchen: “Today,...
October 15, 2019

Do You Need a ‘Text Board of Directors’? Can Costco Keep Charging $4.99 a Chicken? And Is Capitalism Dead?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SPOTLIGHT Someone carried boxes of pizza to memorials for four homeless men who had...
October 14, 2019

Questions About La Colombe’s Wages, Facebook’s Video Viewers, and Tesla’s Autopilot Ethics

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. TECHNOLOGY Tesla could save millions of lives eventually but it will kill people first....
October 11, 2019

Growing Coffee in California, Growing Meat in Outer Space, and Should the Sacklers Do Time?

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October 10, 2019

Silicon Valley Discovers Profits, Why You Need a Glassdoor Strategy, and the Price of Pleasing Google

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING The cost of staying atop Google’s search rankings keeps getting higher: “In the...
October 9, 2019

A Bar Charging By the Hour, the GM Strike’s Ripple Effect, and the Cost of Fighting Chinese Counterfeiters

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October 8, 2019

Catering to Deaf Customers, Holiday Hiring Begins, and Demanding a ‘Candor Clause’

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October 7, 2019

The Sublet Economy, How to Sell Cars People Can’t Afford, and Walmart and Target Try to Outgreen Each Other

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October 4, 2019

Job Growth Slows and What’s Wrong with Silicon Valley?

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October 3, 2019

Zulily Challenges Amazon, US Manufacturing Declines, and the Great Bidet Revolt

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October 2, 2019

Trade Falls, Regulation Rises, and Mark Zuckerberg Takes On Elizabeth Warren

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October 1, 2019

Dropping Health Insurance, Making Websites Accessible, and the Vagina Economy

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September 30, 2019

The $70,000 Minimum Wage, Rover Outraces Wag, and the First Gas Station to Go All-Electric

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September 27, 2019

Is Silicon Valley’s Business Model at Risk? Is Instagram Losing What Made It Successful?

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September 26, 2019

Don’t Listen to Anna Wintour. Uber’s Customer Service Problem. And Why Bankruptcy Is Getting Easier

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September 25, 2019

Contractors Try a Union, Farmers Plant Solar Panels, and India Fails the Underwear Test

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September 24, 2019

Amazon Targets Allbirds. Is Mark Zuckerberg Voldemort? Can Employees Be Fired for Being Gay?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Advertisers are leaving money on the table by stereotyping the over-50 set, a...
September 23, 2019

Why Farmers Still Use Roundup, the Problem with Hiring for Fit, and How Amazon Built a Car Company

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September 20, 2019

Paying to Play with Google, Amazon Gets Serious about Climate, and Why Silicon Valley Needs Therapy

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Businesses continue to struggle with Google pay-per-click advertising: “John Holloway estimates that his...
September 19, 2019

Is It All About the Profits? Can We Plant 1 Trillion Trees? Is It Time to Kill Free Shipping?

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September 18, 2019

Lawyers for Rent, Rolling Papers of Gold, and the Right Way to Address Female Founders

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September 17, 2019

Amazon Search Favors Amazon, ThirdLove Has an Image Problem, and Another Trade War Looms

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September 16, 2019

Oil Prices Soar, Farmers Find an Alternative for Corn, and Building the ‘Nike of Sleep’

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September 13, 2019

How WeWork Hopes to Make Money, How Uber Hopes to Evade the Contracting Law, and How an App Can Make You a Better Spouse

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September 12, 2019

Shazam For Everything, Confusion in California, and a True Pioneer in Hair Care

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Mark Zuckerberg probably doesn’t want you to know who the fastest growing group...
September 11, 2019

Reviving a Family Business, a Progressive Fast-Food Chain, and Why Turnover Can Be Good

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September 10, 2019

Is the Gig Economy Ending? Why Walmart Is Done Buying Small Retailers, And How to Pick a New Office

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. REGULATION When the Small Business Reorganization Act takes effect in February 2020, it will...
September 9, 2019

Stripe Gets Into Lending, Microsoft Avoids the Big Tech Backlash, and Manufacturers Cut Spending

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September 6, 2019

WeWork’s IPO Falters, Facebook Rolls Out Dating, and Etsy Pressures Its Sellers

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