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'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent

A Small Town Kept Walmart Out. Now It Faces Amazon.

How can local businesses compete with a company so local it lets people shop from their couches?

A Horrifying Path to America for Hotel Workers

Racida Eslabon came to the U.S. expecting to send money back home to the Philippines. She still hasn’t told her mother what happened after she arrived.

Bitcoin Is Falling Out of Favor on the Dark Web

Steep transaction fees and wild price fluctuations have made the cryptocurrency harder to use in the illicit markets that originally made it famous.

The GOP's Tax-Cut Narrative Is Already Unraveling

The law’s role in boosting wages was overblown. Its deficits are scaring investors. And fears that it might accelerate inflation could push the Federal Reserve to choke off growth.

Why Are Corporations Finally Turning Against the NRA?

The politicization of the public sphere is compelling nonpartisan companies to take one partisan stand after another.

The Secret History of the Plot Against Gawker

A new book uncovers fresh details about Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor who took down Gawker, and Nick Denton, the media mogul who triggered his own downfall with a single blog comment.

A Retirement-Savings Crisis Is Creating Lives of Never-Ending Work

The predicament of many seniors is a worrying preview of what could befall millions in the coming decades.

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of 'Disruption'

Tech analysts are prone to predicting utopia or dystopia. They’re worse at imagining the side effects of a firm's success.

Why Amazon Pays Some of Its Workers to Quit

The company’s unusual offer—to give employees up to $5,000 for leaving—may actually be a way to get them to stay longer.

The Promise of Indoor, Hurricane-Proof ‘Vertical’ Farms

They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather—but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.

What’s Really Roiling Markets: The World Is Afraid of a Ghost

The specter of inflation—that ever-feared and never-appeared boogeyman—is haunting Wall Street.

The Amazon-ification of Whole Foods

There’s a broader strategy behind two-hour delivery for heirloom tomatoes.

What Trump Misunderstands About Why Stocks Fluctuate

Surges and slumps are often less about good or bad economic developments than surprising ones.

Where Did All the Advertising Jobs Go?

For the first time on record, the number of people working in the industry is declining during an economic expansion.

Volatility Is Scary—but It's Normal

The Dow's recent antics are an extreme resumption of one of markets’ typical features.

The Stock Market Just Took a Historic Nosedive—Why?

Sudden stock crashes are notoriously difficult to explain. But rising wages and incipient inflation seem to be scaring investors.

How WeWork Has Perfectly Captured the Millennial Id

The company sells a somewhat uneasy combination of capitalist ambition and cooperative warmth.

The Dow Just Had Its Worst Week in Two Years

Friday’s drop likely doesn’t spell trouble for the economy, but it was still an abrupt interruption to a remarkably steady growth streak.

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