Opinion: Amazon’s business model is inhumane and unsustainable

With Britain suffering through its worst cost-of-living crisis in decades—owing to high inflation and soaring energy prices—hundreds of workers at an Amazon AMZN, -1.57% warehouse in Coventry, England, this month demanded a wage hike. If the demand is not met, they say they will go on strike in November, just ahead of Black Friday and … Read more

Why workplace ‘banter’ is bad news for financial services

Samar Yanni is the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s assistant director and head of membership and professional standards. Stella Chandler is a director at Focal Point Training A recent survey from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and Focal Point returned some shocking results about the impact of banter in the workplace. Before … Read more

Schumer-Manchin Throws the Book Tax at US Companies

Don’t be fooled by the name. While the latest proposal from Senate Democrats to raise taxes and spend more taxpayer money is called the Inflation Reduction Act, it would actually do the opposite. The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the bill would hurt Americans in every income bracket, with more than half the new … Read more

Opinion: What’s a recession? It depends on whom you ask—an economist or a fishmonger.

Scene: A fancy fish market in Georgetown. An Economist enters. Shot of pages flying off a calendar or clock hands turning or some other metaphor for time passing that Gen Z will roll eyes at. Ten minutes later, Economist reaches the head of the line. ECONOMIST Good morning! I need something for my sweet tooth. … Read more

Quality companies are getting stronger, yet their shares are down

Michael Brush is a columnist for MarketWatch. At the time of publication, he had no positions in any stocks mentioned in this column. Brush has suggested LNG, Nvidia and Chipotle Mexican Grill, in his stock newsletter, Brush Up on Stocks If you’re a long-term investor, this year’s selloff is good news because it offers a … Read more

Opinion: Semiconductors are too important for our economy and security to let partisan spats in Congress derail popular legislation

One of the biggest supply-chain challenges we face today is getting more semiconductors, which are essential to products like automobiles, computers, solar panels and weapons systems. Despite this challenge, it has been almost two years since Congress first passed the CHIPS Act—by wide bipartisan margins. Now, it is time to get this essential legislation over … Read more