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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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The Kaep Caper Edition

Slate Money on Nike and Kaepernick, Les Moonves and Warner Bros., and Modi’s failed cash crackdown.

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Amazon’s unstoppable stock

What’s worth more — a company that sells $250 billion of stuff every year at a profit margin of 22%, or a company that sells $200 billion of stuff every year at a profit margin of 3%?The answer: It’s surprisingly … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: The University of Chicago’s bogus billionaire

Far from being a billionaire, Stevanovich hasn’t even managed to meet his existing pledges to his alma mater.

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The High-Stakes Negotiation Edition

Slate Money on new NAFTA negotiations, the state of legal weed, and a look at new labor proposals before the holiday.

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Mom and pop aren’t investors

SEC chairman Jay Clayton wants to make it easier for retail investors to put money into private companies. This is a terrible idea.

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Why a conservative social network would fail

You can’t create a Fox News for social.

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The Raging Bull Edition

Slate Money on white-collar crime, the aging bull market, and Greece’s exit from its bailout.

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The New York Times Shouldn’t Have Built Its Facebook and Anti-Refugee Violence Story Around That One Study

It’s an interesting bit of research, but it’s preliminary and mostly focused on methodology.

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Why Did Elon Musk Tweet That T.S. Eliot Screenshot?

A few theories.

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What Went Wrong With IBM’s Watson

The AI project was supposed to change the state of cancer treatment. Here’s what happened instead.

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The Accountable Capitalism Edition

Slate Money on corporate responsibility, Dollar General, and New TV.

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Elon Musk Needs Sleep

More than anything else, that’s the takeaway from his jaw-dropping New York Times interview.

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The Future of Television Is … More Television

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s unicorn newborn is probably going to fail.

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The Never-Ending Shenanigans of Elon Musk

Whether private or public, Tesla will have to contend with its main distraction: its CEO.

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