October 28, 2019 Issue
The Year Ahead/Introduction
The Year Ahead/Economics & Politics
Get ready for fanfare at the World Expo in Dubai.
Beijing has followed Moscow’s example, developing a coordinated influence machine in time for the presidential vote.
Investors are tiring of America’s fracking revolution.
The legislation will help the country avoid bankruptcy, but it won’t spark growth.
The Year Ahead/Technology
Augmented reality is primed for growth with new consumer gadgets.
A wave of consolidation among startups has made it easier for tech giants to grab the lead with a big purchase or two.
It took Tesla just 168 working days to go from permits to a finished plant.
Paul Scanlan talks to Bloomberg Businessweek about security, innovation, and the U.S. lagging behind in 5G.
The Year Ahead/Antitrust
The question isn’t just about whether to break up companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, but how the laws are enforced.
Big advertising-tech acquisitions have made the company the dominant force in the $330 billion digital ad market.
The Year Ahead/Consumer
First the company needs to get the planes back in the air. Then it needs to convince passengers that they’re safe to fly.
A wave of nationalism sweeping the mainland could be bad news for Western brands.
With the rise of HBO Max, Disney+, and AppleTV+, one thing is for sure: The big loser is traditional cable.
Public health officials fear a return to classic smokes.
The high and low end probably won’t feel the slowing economy’s squeeze quite like the middle.
The Year Ahead/Markets
The hippest investment strategy of the moment is backing tech companies while they’re still private.
Cities are taking steps to create more affordable alternatives for people shut out of the market.
If the economy stumbles, Federal Reserve cuts and bond buying may push bond yields across the zero line.
Cutting off a lifeline for troubled borrowers would lead to more bankruptcies.
The co-chairman of distressed debt investor Oaktree Capital says he worries when people start clamoring to get into risky investments.
The Year Ahead/Luxury
And Beer Kulture’s Dom Cook wants to change that.
Gorden Wagener, the man behind such wild concepts as the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Shuttle thinks the keys to a more healthy tomorrow are ease and aesthetics.
High-end brands outperformed others by using Lady Gaga, Bella Hadid, Chris Hemsworth, and more.
Clean, cultured, slaughterhouse-free—whatever you call it, it’s a brave new world when it comes to growing meat without any animals. And soon, Just Inc. is coming to market.
After a decade of R&D, its Opté beauty wand gives a targeted, diagnostic approach to putting makeup on your skin.
The super ingredient is not only good for you, it's good for the environment.
Rapidly expanding with students and campuses, African Leadership University wants environmental stewardship at the local level.
The Year Ahead/How’d We Do Last Year?
A good call on privacy, a bad one on Brexit.