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Tour De Force
EVERY FEW YEARS, a new sensation comes to the rescue of a beleaguered U.S. bicycle industry. In the 1970s, 10-speed bikes from Europe sparked a boom stateside. A decade later, mountain bikes renewed the business. A few years after that, American Tour
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Milking Oats For China
China wants more milk, but the planet needs fewer cows. Why oat and other plant milks could be the solution.
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The Corporate Fortress
Cyberattacks are a constant threat to American business. Is “hacking back” a viable solution? Or is picking up the telephone the secret to securing companies?
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The Modern Pilgrim
How Saudi Arabia is looking to technology to solve the safety and logistical challenges of the world’s most global pilgrimage.
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Crafting A Comeback At Etsy
To survive competition from e-commerce giants, the handmade-goods retailer had to persuade its quirky community to get just a teensy bit corporate.
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Boxed In At The Docks
When Chinese shipping giant Cosco snapped up the historic port of Piraeus, it threw Greece an economic lifeline. Now the port’s success is reshaping the Greek political landscape—and generating choppy waters for China in Europe.
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China’s World
China is now close to parity with the U.S. on the Global 500—a signifier of the profound rivalries reshaping business today.
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The Idiot Box Gets a Little Too Smart
TO THE DELIGHT of binge-watchers everywhere, it’s no longer prohibitively expensive to purchase a giant television. And those devices are also getting smarter, with features like voice commands, personalized recommendations, and built-in apps for Net
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Ping An’s Castle Made Of Data
China’s largest private-sector company built an empire around safe and staid products like life insurance. Now it’s betting its future on inventive uses of big data—and gearing up to do battle with fast-growing tech giants like Alibaba.
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The Billion-Dollar Sneaker Empire
Looking to cop the latest Supreme drop? You’ll find it on StockX. No idea what we’re talking about? Read on.
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Fighting Deepfakes Gets Real
Researchers, legislators, and Big Tech are trying to combat the growing threat of phony media created with the help of artificial intelligence.
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Big Tech’s New Street Fight
The next frontier for video games is streaming—and it promises to be an all-out brawl among companies with the Internet infrastructure to back it up. At stake? Billions of dollars and the future of a fast-growing industry. What, you thought this was
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Autonomous Trains Are Ready To Roll
The race is on to create fully automated railroads. Winning over unions, regulators, and the public may be the biggest challenge.
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Sitting On A Lead
ANYONE WHO HAS TURNED ON THE TELEVISION in the past few years has probably heard of Humira. Ads for this injectable drug, which treats several forms of arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and more, aired 46,526 times from Jan. 1 through July 15
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Soaring Or Sinking With A Super-app
China’s dominant messaging and social media app WeChat helped turn Tencent into a blockbuster stock. But the company’s reliance on WeChat could hurt investors down the road.
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Undermining China’s Monopoly
Recycling the magnets found in everyday technology could be key in repelling China’s rare-earth threats.
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Protect At All Costs
Humira, the world’s bestselling drug, has turned AbbVie into a global powerhouse. The company has proved to be great at guarding its patents—and not so great at developing new therapies. How a blockbuster medication became a case study in what’s kill
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Selling Seychelles For The Seashore
Innovative financial products like “blue bonds” could play a big part in saving the world’s oceans.
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A Diamond Takes The Rough
The Rolls-Royce of yesteryear was built to sparkle on the circular driveways of great estates, chauffeur at the ready. The marque’s new SUV is built to change that.
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The VC Who’s Seen It All Before
JEFF JORDAN has had his ups and downs as an operating executive in Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Now those decades of experience are making him a sought-after mentor for young entrepreneurs as a venture capitalist. Here’s how what Jordan learned at D
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America’s A.I. Landlord
Data science helped Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he’s deploying A.I. to build an empire of single-family houses—and profiting from properties that most investors wouldn’t touch.
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Temperature Rises on Digital Health
THE DIGITAL HEALTH funding fever is far from breaking. Venture funding for digital health firms around the world hit an all-time high of $14.6 billion in 2018, according to a new report from StartUp Health, marking the eighth consecutive year of inve
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The Dilemma Of ‘Green China Inc.’
U.S. businesses can profit from China’s clean-energy boom—if trade tensions don’t disrupt their flow.
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Equal To The Task
Leah Busque made outsourcing small jobs and errands easy by creating TaskRabbit. Here’s how she built the web platform that helped spawn the gig economy.
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Tiktok Is On A Tear
The video-sharing app has gained a massive following of young users. The challenge will be to turn that popularity into a moneymaking business.
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The Biggest Burners
Today’s hot tech stocks may seem to have a lot in common with their now-huge forerunners. But those titans never burned cash like this.
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The Shifting Fortunes of Automation
Technology didn’t depress wages—until it did. The hidden story in one macroeconomic indicator could explain why.
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Small Loaves and Forever Rolls
The consumer packaged-goods industry is catching up with a big societal shift toward single living.
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Follow The Money
AT THE END OF MAY, WHEN UBER FILED its first earnings report as a public company, the ride-hailing titan revealed it had an impressive $3 billion in revenue for the quarter. Trouble is, it had spent just over $4 billion to produce it. Earlier in tha
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“How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?”
FOR THE ATHLETES AND PATIENTS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY LARRY NASSAR, THE DIFFICULT MATH OF NEGOTIATING A SETTLEMENT BRINGS PAIN OF ANOTHER KIND.
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