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Axios Edge: Brexit chaos — Facebook’s executive trainwreck — GE deflates

If you tried to put together a deal guaranteed to appeal to absolutely no one in the U.K., you could hardly do better than the 535-page draft agreement unveiled on Wednesday between Britain and the EU.

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The Helipad Edition

Slate Money talks Amazon’s new headquarters, mayhem with Brexit, and Steve Cohen getting more billions.

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The More Like Canada Edition

Slate Money talks about all the ramifications of this week’s midterm elections, Maxine Waters and big banks, Puerto Rico, minimum wage, and cannabis.

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Coming soon: Democrats vs Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has every reason to be worried that the Democrats now control the House.

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Axios Edge: Enjoy the sunshine while you can — Taxing the tech giants — Workers fight back

Americans are enjoying year-on-year wage gains above 3% for the first time in over a decade.

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The Don’t Be Evil Edition

Slate Money talks about Brazil’s big election, Google employees walking out, Netflix employees getting fired, and leveraged loans.

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Axios Edge: Saudi Arabia — Tesla — Student loans

1 big thing: Saudi agonistes

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The Brexit Special Edition

Slate Money talks everything Brexit—the ideological shift, the economic ramifications, and the greater effect on Europe.

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Axios Edge: Dangerous insurers — Deserted conferences — Nick Clegg

The most likely cause of a future financial crisis isn’t the banks, it’s the non-banks.

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The Prudential Management Edition

Slate Money on the death of Sears, the Robinhood high frequency trading scandal, and the retreat of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

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My uses this nerdout

I should listen to my wife more often.

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Axios Edge: Volatility — Amorality — Verticality

You might have noticed that the stock market was volatile this week, and also fell quite a lot.

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The Win-Win Edition

Slate Money on Winners Take All, Silicon Valley’s Saudi Arabia problem, and the alarming IPCC climate report.

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Axios Edge: Weed — Wealth — Warming

The best-performing sector of the American stock market this year, bar energy, has been the “consumer discretionary” category — the companies that sell the things we like to buy but don’t have to buy.

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The Culp-able Edition

Slate Money on Trump’s Taxes, the “big hack”, and shake-ups at GE.

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Axios Edge: Chinese bonds — Nafta — Tesla

If this week taught us anything, it’s that being brutally attacked by the billionaire co-founder of your most valuable subsidiary will generate bad press but no real damage. Getting sued by the SEC, on the other hand, hurts.

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The Dissent Channel Edition

Slate Money on Thinking in Bets with former professional poker player Annie Duke, why Elon Musk should get some sleep, and the thinking behind billionaire disaster planners.

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It’s In Your Best Interests to Become a Wine Snob

Your friends might not know much about wine, but you’d be surprised how much they can teach you, all the same.

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Axios Edge: Brexit — Trade war — Scooters

The world’s smallest violin is playing for the owners of English Premiership soccer teams.

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The We’re Not Drunk, We’re Multibillionaires Edition

Slate Money on Billion Dollar Whale, multibillion-dollar heists, sovereign wealth funds, and the trade war with China.

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Impact investment: Private equity puts its money where its mouth hasn’t been

Impact investing would seem an unlikely business for avaricious private equity funds. But many are embracing what they see as a new opportunity. Should we be sceptical or see private equity’s buy-in as proof of the impact investment concept?

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Tilray’s valuation has gone insane

What you’re seeing here is something between a bubble and a random number generator.

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Axios Edge LAUNCH EDITION!

The tech giants’ accountability crisis continues

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The Shaky Ground Edition

Slate Money on the financial collapse 10 years later, how it brought on fracking, and a look at the future of the markets.

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How Goldman Sachs facilitated the heist of the century

“Billion Dollar Whale,” the gripping new book from the WSJ’s Bradley Hope and Tom Wright, details the way that Jho Low, grifter and social climber extraordinaire, managed to steal billions of dollars from the people of Malaysia He couldn’t have … Continue reading

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