Morning Report

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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

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES As the push to raise the federal minimum wage builds, the southern...
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

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. STARTUPS Can controversial entrepreneur Chris Whittle create a new for-profit model for private schools?...
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

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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

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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

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October 24, 2019

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

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October 23, 2019

The Retail Boom No One Wants to Talk About, The Pros and Cons of The Lean Startup, and The Impact of Online Product Reviews

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Dos Toros Taqueria’s native online delivery option allows the fast-casual chain to track...
October 22, 2019

Hiring Autistic Workers, Independent Hotels Disappear, and a ‘Retail Vortex’ Looms

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE ECONOMY As the holiday season approaches, there are already signs of a “retail vortex”: “A...
October 21, 2019

Why San Francisco Restaurants Are Closing, Influencer Marketing Is Failing, and Workers Are Striking

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SILICON VALLEY The consumer-tech gold rush may be coming to an end as Silicon Valley...
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

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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’

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANAGEMENT In response to sexism, flirtation, and harassment from investors, Soona CEO Liz Giorgi...
October 7, 2019

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

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. CYBERSECURITY Smaller medical providers are getting burned by ransomware: “Cyber attacks like this are...