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On the Shoulders of Giants

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Finding Mentorship Outside of Your Industry

Stacey Abrams has made a career for herself in politics, but that’s not where she looks for guidance. Elisha Brown 1:46 PM ET
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Trump Starts Raising Money for His 2020 Campaign (and His Company)

The president’s decision to hold his first big reelection fundraiser at his own hotel indicates he intends to keep making money off of his political career. Jeremy Venook 2:35 PM ET Eric Gay / AP

Fixing Uber Will Require More Than Ousting Its Leader

The company’s problems extend well beyond its former CEO, Travis Kalanick. Gillian B. White Jun 21, 2017
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Trump's Interests vs. America's, Westchester Edition

The president’s company is seeking a large tax break for one of its golf courses in New York. Jeremy Venook Jun 21, 2017 AP / Eric Risberg

Apple Is a Step Closer to Making Its Own TV Shows

The tech giant just hired two industry heavy-hitters as it tries to move into a realm occupied by Netflix and Amazon: scripted television. David Sims Jun 21, 2017 Danny Moloshok / Reuters

What Will Uber Become Without Travis Kalanick as CEO?

Investors forced the brash executive’s resignation for the good of the company—but what does that mean for its future? Adrienne LaFrance Jun 21, 2017 /Shu Zhang / Reuters

Uber's CEO Is Out

Travis Kalanick’s resignation was reportedly prompted by a shareholder revolt. Krishnadev Calamur Jun 21, 2017 Carolyn Kaster / AP

Paul Ryan Fights the Bush Legacy on Taxes

The House speaker is pushing President Trump to embrace permanent reform rather than a quick jolt like the temporary cuts that George W. Bush signed in 2001. Russell Berman Jun 20, 2017

The Camp Counselor’s Commitment

Neutrogena spray sunscreen smells the best. Coppertone face sticks are waxy and heavy. And if a parent insists on the… Hayley Glatter Jun 20, 2017
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The Paradox of American Restaurants

The quality and variety of food in the U.S. has never been better. The business seems to be struggling. What’s really going on? Derek Thompson Jun 20, 2017 AP

The Rise and Fall of the Word 'Monopoly' in American Life

For several decades, the term was a fixture of newspaper headlines and campaign speeches. Then something changed. Stacy Mitchell Jun 20, 2017 Elaina Natario / Katie Martin / The Atlantic

Even the Insured Often Can't Afford Their Medical Bills

The debate over the future of healthcare is obscuring a more pedestrian reality: Insurance may handle most costs, but many Americans still need to turn to charity for help when they get sick. Helaine Olen Jun 18, 2017 Justin Renteria

Power Causes Brain Damage

Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise. Jerry Useem July/August 2017 Issue
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Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

The retailer’s $14 billion bet isn’t just about the future of food. It’s about the future of commerce—especially for rich urban consumers. Derek Thompson Jun 16, 2017 Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

The Hoarding of the American Dream

In a new book, a Brookings scholar argues that the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility. Annie Lowrey Jun 16, 2017 Chris Bergin / Reuters

How Factory Closures Doom the Next Generation

Widespread job loss can create financial and emotional stress that prevents children from attending college. Alana Semuels Jun 15, 2017 Joshua Roberts / Reuters

The Controversy Over Inflation

“This is one of the most important questions facing monetary policy.” Annie Lowrey Jun 15, 2017 Alex Brandon / AP

Do the Two New Lawsuits Against Trump Have Any Shot at Success?

Nearly 200 congressional Democrats and the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., are aiming to take the president to court over his conflicts of interest. Jeremy Venook Jun 15, 2017
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The End of Diesel

The highly efficient fuel was supposed to be the future. Is it now doomed? Nicholas Clairmont Jun 15, 2017 John Locher / AP

Yoga Teachers, Mentors, Business Partners

The co-owners of a studio in Washington, D.C., reflect on how their dynamic has evolved over the years. Caroline Kitchener Jun 14, 2017 Seth Wenig / AP

The Uber Pattern Continues With a Sexist Comment at a Board Meeting

Less than 24 hours after unveiling policies meant to combat sexism, David Bonderman resigns over remarks about women. Gillian B. White Jun 14, 2017 More Stories
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