A $324 jug of acetic anhydride, made in Mexico by a publicly traded American company, is enough to produce 90,000 hits of high-grade “China white.” The cartels are getting as much as they want, and also using it to cook meth.
August 31, 2020 Issue
First the U.S. resisted tough regulation of acetic anhydride. Then, tragically, Mexico did.
This is where money from Purdue Pharma’s flagship painkiller, OxyContin, flowed.
Transcripts reveal University of California at San Francisco’s weeklong negotiation to free its ransomware-locked servers. The haggling worked, sort of.
The next administration must raise pressure on Putin, not placate him.
7-Eleven, Circle K, and Casey’s send everything from slushees and Ding Dongs to Tylenol and eggs to your door.
With the global reopening sputtering, the holiday season is more important than ever.
Linda Kozlowski says the home-cooking boom will continue after the pandemic.
Sinovac Biotech in Beijing is taking a brute-force approach to developing an inoculation for the coronavirus.
While the pandemic has supercharged business for companies such as Activision, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts, lingering issues about female gamers and exploited workers remain.
Three companies dominate the bestseller list as spending surges.
The gaming industry employs more than 220,000 people, many of them permatemps who don't share in the spoils.
Microsoft’s Game Pass is one of several subscriptions that keep revenue flowing no matter what.
Sony’s The Last of Us Part II heralds a rising tide of cinematic gaming titles.
A 30% fee from the age of cartridges is at the heart of its fight with the giant gatekeepers of mobile gaming.
The boom in SPACs—special purpose acquisition companies—reflects investors’ search for better returns in a low-rate world.
Consumer price increases have been tame for years, but assets seen as hedges are hot again.
Companies are reluctant to share demographic information, and in some places it’s illegal.
A return to normal—when it comes—ought to be a boon for investors, but strategists see risks around the corner.
Low mortgage rates and the emerging Covid-era lifestyle spark a surge in demand in California’s Inland Empire and other bedroom communities.
The number of $10,000 Small Business Administration grants exceeded the number of eligible applicants in many places.
Both of its Senate seats are in play, and both races are competitive.
Symbolic leader of the Muslim world, the kingdom is in an awkward spot after the landmark deal between the UAE and the Jewish state.
The program lent money to the Treasury for years. Why not start borrowing when its $2.9 trillion is gone?
Pros have lots of choices, but for individuals, the best move may be to start saving more.
“To me, as a creative, it’s a time to show resilience.”
The chunky pullover has never been more on trend.
Those at the top of the made-to-measure market are finding creative ways to thrive.
Including your own, when you wear these earrings.
Working From Home
Lessons from a team that’s been successful while being spread out.
How to know when it’s a good idea to say yes, and what to consider before deciding.
Figure out when you’re most productive, clump your errands, and consider a “phone jail.”
Embrace angst. Find adventure in monotony. And, of course, meditate.
The biggest issue is burnout, but there are straightforward ways to combat it.
A salary bump may be tough this year. Here are other avenues to find satisfaction in your career.
Conversations with colleagues are much more human, and my back has never felt better.