1. the economy
    Gas Is Really, Really Expensive Right NowAt least by American standards.
  2. toys
    The Navy SEAL–ification of NerfThe lucrative evolution of toy guns that are tricked out for war.
  3. ukraine
    U.S. and Allies Will Block Russia’s SWIFT AccessThe drastic move will cut off a number of Russia’s banks from the world financial system and significantly curtail its international trade.
  4. the law
    Why Is Merrick Garland Defending the Trump Administration Again?The Justice Department’s legal fight with the families of victims of the Boeing 737 MAX crashes is as troubling as it is bizarre.
  5. inflation
    The Season of High Prices Has No End in SightOmicron kept people at home, and inflation followed them there.
  6. peloton
    Peloton Could Be the WeWork of the PandemicThe company thrived during the first stages of COVID-19, then failed to plan for what came after.
  7. business
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Disaster Is Taking Silicon Valley With ItHundreds of billions of dollars disappeared overnight, and it may get worse.
  8. silicon valley
    The Worst Day of Mark Zuckerberg’s ReignFacebook lost nearly $200 billion in value because while his head was in the metaverse, his company was being eaten alive in the real world.
  9. just asking questions
    The Spotify SpinKara Swisher says to focus less on Joe Rogan and more on the company paying him.
  10. business
    The Spotify Backlash Never Had a ChanceWhat Joe Rogan’s critics don’t realize about the juggernaut.
  11. the law
    Biden’s Monopoly GamesBiden’s team was supposed to bring a shift in antitrust thinking, but its leaders sound a lot like the traditionalists they were supposed to replace.
  12. business
    How Museums Are Trying to Figure Out What NFT Art Is WorthAmong other complexities, the often secretive process for establishing the insured value of a painting doesn’t work with a Bored Ape.
  13. wall street
    The End of the Pandemic Boom Is NighNetflix, Peloton, and other Wall Street winners of the pandemic economy are running out of steam.
  14. aviation
    5G Will Not Make Your Plane Fall Out of the SkyWhy did U.S. airlines fly into a panic over this?
  15. the money game
    Last Sane Man on Wall StreetNathan Anderson made his name exposing — and betting against — corporate fraud. But short selling in a frothy pandemic economy can be ruinous.
  16. finance
    Chamath Palihapitiya Is ‘Not Even Sure That China Is a Dictatorship’When the VC downplayed Uighur oppression on a podcast, he didn’t mention his deep business ties to China.
  17. the money game
    A Tinder Revenge StoryThe revolutionary dating app made a lot of people rich. Co-founder Sean Rad didn’t feel rich enough.
  18. business
    Citi’s Savvy Slow-Roll of the Return to OfficeAfter poaching some of Wall Street’s stars with a reputation as the best WFH bank, they’re enforcing a vaccine mandate.
  19. the economy
    Everyone Has a Job and Nobody’s HappyWhy full employment doesn’t mean what it used to.
  20. the pandemic
    CareCube Is Accused of Running a COVID-Testing ScamGetting swabbed is usually free, but a prominent business is accused of lying to make customers pay.
  21. silicon valley
    The Elizabeth Holmes Verdict Is No Reckoning for Silicon ValleyElizabeth Holmes was convicted, not her way of doing business.
  22. business
    Omicron and Manchin Nudge Economy Into ‘the Unknown’Wall Street is not loving all the pandemic and legislative uncertainty right now.
  23. pivot
    Will China Really Face a Corporate Reckoning in 2022?Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher are skeptical that much will change in big business’s relationship to an increasingly authoritarian state.
  24. intelligencer chats
    Why Is Wall Street So Chill About Omicron?There’s a fatalistic tinge to investors’ lack of concern about the new variant.
  25. organized labor
    For the First Time Ever, a Starbucks Store Has Voted to Form a UnionThe new wave of labor activism has struck inside one of the country’s largest businesses and the fast-food industry.
  26. tesla
    Finally, a Car That Lets You Play Video Games While DrivingTesla’s innovations just keep coming.
  27. q&a
    How Shareholder Capitalism Crashed a Plane (Two, Actually)Talking with the author of Flying Blind, a new book about Boeing’s deadly 737 Max.
  28. business
    Amazon Workers Will Get Another Shot at UnionizingThere will be another election at the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse after the company was accused of breaking the law.
  29. self-censorship
    Jamie Dimon Quickly Backtracks on Mild China JokeHe needs to stay on the country’s good side, and Xi Jinping isn’t known for his sense of humor.
  30. better know a billionaire
    7 Weird and Utterly Fascinating Facts About Mark ZuckerbergSome things to know as Zuckerberg launches us into the metaverse — from his affinity for spear throwing to the time he used a “laser gun” on a goat.
  31. the economy
    Is Bitcoin Killing Gold?Goldbugs were screaming about inflation for years. It turns out being right didn’t mean getting rich.
  32. business
    A Union Is Brewing at StarbucksWorkers say the company doesn’t live up to its progressive promises and is trying to stop them from organizing.
  33. performing arts
    Who Will Give Peter Gelb $2 Billion to Guarantee the Met Opera’s Future?All of Gelb’s big problems running the opera house only got bigger during the pandemic.
  34. energy
    U.S. Heating Costs May Spike This Winter Amid Global Natural-Gas CrunchThe U.S. is exporting a record amount of natural gas, and it’s already having domestic consequences.
  35. the money game
    Revolt of the Goldman JuniorsCrushed by pandemic workloads, Wall Street’s youngest want more money and better conditions. But mostly more money.
  36. business
    There’s One Small Problem With the Enormous Tesla-Hertz DealAccording to Elon Musk, it may not actually be a deal.
  37. the economy
    The Delta Variant Pumped the Brakes on the EconomyNew data show that surging cases and supply-chain issues slowed growth over the past three months.
  38. business
    The Soft Sell of HimsCan the health-care brand leverage young men’s anxiety over erections and hair loss into a multibillion-dollar empire?
  39. business
    Millions of Used Medical Gloves Imported to U.S.: ReportA Thai company that was repackaging and selling reused gloves shipped at least 200 million gloves to U.S. distributors during the pandemic.
  40. the economy
    Behold the Insane Traffic Jam at the Port of Los AngelesThe supply-chain crisis, up close.
  41. puerto rico
    Fed Up Over Power Outages, Puerto Ricans Took to the StreetsThousands marched on Friday to highlight continuing outages, rising bills, and concerns about the privatization of the power grid on the island.
  42. organized labor
    Welcome to StriketoberWhat’s really behind the wave of national strikes at John Deere, Kellogg’s, and more.
  43. just asking questions
    Ozy and Embracing the ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ PhilosophyScott Galloway on the rise of the storyteller CEO and the risk of vision becoming fiction.
  44. business
    Can the Teamsters Organize Amazon?The question is dividing the union as it prepares for a future without a Hoffa.
  45. big tech
    Judge Orders Apple to End Stranglehold on In-App PurchasesThe ruling could cost the company billions in App Store revenue.
  46. business
    If You Think Flying Sucks, Try Renting a CarCustomers are putting up with filthy interiors, petty surcharges (just to speak to someone!), and skyrocketing prices.
  47. business
    The Backbreaking Work That Goes Into a Bag of ChipsFrito-Lay workers strike for family time and against dangerous conditions.
  48. business
    One Giant Leap for InequalityJeff Bezos’s space joyride is a spectacle of grotesque wealth.
  49. headaches
    The Travel Industry Is a Total Mess. Everyone Is Traveling Anyway.If you think it’s hard to find a good flight, wait till you try to book a rental car or a hotel room.
  50. business
    Space Flight Is an Exclusive FantasyBillionaires don’t expand our world; they consume it.
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