ONE of the naughty secrets about America’s trade war with China is that it has the tacit support of much of America’s business establishment. For the past 20 years big firms’ default mode has been Sino-infatuation. Schumpeter attended a dinner in 2016 between the captains of USA Inc and Li Keqiang, China’s premier, and you […]
Rien ne va plus EVEN in a business where the house always wins, Steve Wynn is used to winning more than anyone else. The casinos that the billionaire has built, from The Mirage and Bellagio to Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace, helped transform Las Vegas and Macau from seedy gambling joints into luxury high-roller destinations. […]
Employees, customers, separatists “WE ARE used to dealing with political crises, but not a break in the rule of law,” says the boss of a big Barcelona cement firm, of Catalonia’s constitutional crisis. Fearing separatists in the region would declare independence, as they did on October 27th, he shifted its headquarters to Madrid. That ended […]
“WE WON’T do business with a company that is busy trying to sue us.” So said an uncharacteristically stern Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, alongside his British counterpart, Theresa May, in Ottawa on September 18th. The two had teamed up to take on Boeing. The giant American aeroplane-maker is pressing Donald Trump’s administration to impose […]
The profane party card game company is donating money to the Marijuana Policy Project to help support the adult-use legalization effort in its home state.
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On the day before Mother’s Day, Taylor and Sam Sabky learned that their 1-year-old son, Purnell, had a rare and fatal disease. Agene-therapy cure exists, but a lack of funding is preventing it from coming to market. Nell’s parents are in a raceagainst the clock to raise the money in time to save him.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD, an island off the coast of Massachusetts, is a favourite summer retreat for well-to-do Americans. A few years ago, visitors noticed that petrol prices were considerably higher than in nearby Cape Cod. Even those with deep pockets hate to be ripped off. A price-fixing suit was brought against four of the island’s petrol […]
Chicago-based game-maker launches website to let citizens send spuds to a Republican senator.
Last year they sold nothing for $5 a pop. A year before it was bull manure. This year, they’re digging a hole, mainly because it’s funny.