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 close.

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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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The Momentous Tweet Edition

Slate Money on Tesla, a tweet-inspired diplomatic spat, and Indra Nooyi leaving PepsiCo.

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It’s Not a Crazy Idea for Elon Musk to Take Tesla Private

If big shareholders do really have the option to remain invested, it’s easy to see how they might prefer a life that doesn’t involve having to battle short sellers or worry about stock market volatility.

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The Silicon Bubble Edition

Slate Money on Silicon Valley hiring practices, free lunches, and stock buybacks.

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Uber Is Not Serious About Changing Its Toxic Culture

Just look at who the company chose to be its new chairman.

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Why Did Anyone Think MoviePass Could Have Worked?

The company had deep-pocketed backers and a plan. It just overlooked a few important details.

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The Blame Iowa Edition

Slate Money on tumbling tech stocks, Trump’s tariffs, Sergio Marchionne, and 23andMe.

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Facebook’s fall marks decisive turn in tech

The 19% plunge reflects the fragility of the tech sector as a whole.

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Tronc Is Incompetent, but Gutting Newsrooms Is Just Normal Capitalism

Local papers used to have a financial reason to invest in journalism. Not anymore.

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The Millionaire’s Mortgage

Paying off your house is saving for retirement.

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How Is RAICES Handling Its $30 Million Windfall?

By moving into resettlement services and ramping up its political advocacy.

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The Mobile Monopoly Money Edition

Google’s $5 billion fine, NYC’s public transit woes, and WeWork’s meat ban.

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