Morning Report

July 5, 2019

How One Company Beat the Tariffs, Businesses Aren’t Spending, and a Funeral Home’s Tough Choice

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July 3, 2019

America’s First Celebrity CEO Dies, The Yield Curve Continues to Flash, and a Vegan Burger Joint Goes Viral

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July 1, 2019

Trade War Winners and Losers, Using VR to Make Promotions, and Silicon Valley’s Trial of the Century

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. TRADE The winners from President Trump’s trade announcement include China, retailers and consumers: “Trump...
June 28, 2019

Outrage Advertising, How Harpoon Stayed Independent, and Limping Unicorns in Silicon Valley

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June 27, 2019

Evading the China Tariffs, Repurposing Parking Garages, and a Buzzy Startup Tries to Fix Email

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June 25, 2019

The Slack Backlash, San Francisco’s Challenges, and FedEx Slashes Prices

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. POLICY Ravelry, the “Facebook of knitting,” has banned positive references to Donald Trump from...
June 24, 2019

Shopify Offers Fulfillment, Amazon Tolerates Counterfeiters, and Delivery Services Squeeze Restaurants

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June 21, 2019

Can Smartphones Give You Horns? Would You Stay at a ‘Tacoasis’? And How Google Profits From Fake Listings

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June 20, 2019

Big Gay Ice Cream Celebrates, the Next Marijuana, and How the Trade Wars Are Making the World Riskier

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June 19, 2019

Virtual Influencers, Why Libra Won’t Fail, and How a Parents’ Benefits Company Became Unfriendly for Parents

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June 18, 2019

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Nuro’s Delivery Robots, and the Clever Pricing Psychology of Amazon Go

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June 17, 2019

Don’t Let VCs Run Your Business, a Platform for Black Entrepreneurs, and Alex Ohanian Campaigns For Paternity Leave

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. TRADE With tariffs looming, many companies say buying American is not an option: “Window...