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Axios Edge: De-branding — Direct listing — Ultimatums

Historically, companies were proud to name themselves after brands they had managed to elevate to a place of global name recognition.

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The WeBurnout Edition

Slate Money on millennial burnout, odd rebranding efforts, and the World Bank.

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Trump’s test at the World Bank

The presidency of the World Bank — the most powerful job in international development — is up for grabs, in the wake of the surprise resignation of Jim Yong Kim.

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Axios Edge: Apple — Mega-mergers — Stitch Fix

What we learned this week is that Apple looms unrealistically large in investors’ imaginations.

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The God Save Texas Edition

Slate Money talks Texas: tech and entrepreneurship, affordable housing and zoning, and the long history of oil in the state.

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Axios Edge: Sovereign debt — Market volatility — Chinese IPOs

Here’s to a great 2019 for all of us, including Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos, who will earn a base salary of $18 million next year.

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The Valley of Genius Edition

Slate Money on an oral history of Silicon Valley; from outrageous VC funding and juvenile bros to society-altering tech and billion-dollar business decisions.

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Axios Edge: Central bank insouciance — shutdown — buybacks

We seem to have come to the end of one of the most astonishing bull runs in stock-market history, and there’s very little indication that Fed chair Jay Powell particularly cares.

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The Panic Edition

Slate Money on a new documentary about the financial crisis, the state of business and finance news, and a look at the duopoly.

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Why the Fed was right to hike

In the 50 years before the financial crisis, the real Federal Funds rate was positive more than 80% of the time.

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Axios Edge: Impunity — Chutzpah — Derisking

“Corporations are people,” said Mitt Romney in 2011, famously, but if they are, they seem to have an impressive degree of impunity.

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The Liquid Assets Edition

Slate Money on Huawei and the trade war, ride-share companies and IPOs, and Harvard stocking up on water.

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Robinhood’s new checking account runs into legal trouble

It looks like a new checking account that pays 3% interest is not going to fly.

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Axios Edge: Trade war — UltraJunk — Chinese zombies

You might have missed the huge market rally last week.

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The Yellow Vests and Golden Passports Edition

Slate Money on Facebook in Europe, Sandberg and Harvard Business School, the “Yellow Vest” protests in France, and a look at the yield curve.

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Zuckerberg’s new enemy: European lawmakers

Mark Zuckerberg this year reportedly told Facebook officials that the company is at war. He’s right.

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Axios Edge: A win at the G20 — Earnings beats — Capitalism vs. democracy

The G20 summit in Buenos Aires exceeded all expectations.

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The Car Talk Edition

Slate Money on GM’s plant closures, Carlos Ghosn in hot water, Trump trash-talking the Fed, and whether or not we should care about Apple and Microsoft’s market caps.

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The American car is becoming obsolete

Welcome to the modern car industry, which is full of bad news.

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Axios Edge: Gifts — Japanese scandals — Stock market good news

This Tuesday, I’ll be giving to the Committee to Protect Journalists, whose work is more urgent than ever.

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The Cryonics Special Edition

Two of the world’s experts on sovereign debt talk about the past, present, and future of debt default.

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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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