FTC Now Helping Herbalife Recover From $200M FTC Fine | Dealbreaker

Thanks, Bill! By Glunahfl (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons To say that Bill Ackman’s four-year crusade against Herbalife has been frustrating would be rather to understate things. Set aside the hundreds of millions in losses, the fact that his damning presentations send share prices up as often as down, the host of […]

How a Republican Congressman Accidentally Disclosed a Secret Intelligence Debate – The New Yorker

Representative Peter King, of New York, revealed that the classified version of an intelligence report concluded “that historically Russians have supported Republicans.”CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER Barrier Status: ‘none’ On Monday, when the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing about Russian involvement in the U.S. Presidential election, Republican […]

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death – The New Yorker

Fiverr, an online freelance marketplace that promotes itself as being for “the lean entrepreneur,” recently attracted ire for an ad campaign called “In Doers We Trust.”CreditCOURTESY FIVERR Barrier Status: ‘none’ Last September, a very twenty-first-century type of story appeared on the company blog of the ride-sharing app Lyft. “Long-time Lyft driver and mentor, Mary, was […]

Taibbi on Trump the Destroyer – Rolling Stone

  It’s like the campaign never ended. It’s the same all-Trump, all-the-time madness, only exponentially worse. Morning, February 24th, National Harbor, Maryland, the Conservative Political Action Conference. Chin up, eyes asquint, Donald Trump floats to the lectern on a sea of applause and adulation. The building is shaking, and as fans howl his name – […]

Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful — but What Exactly Do They Want? – The New York Times

Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful — but What Exactly Do They Want? close story-meta-footer close story-meta Photo Credit Illustration by Andrew Rae During a February ride in San Francisco, Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, was recorded arguing with and eventually berating an Uber driver from the back seat of his car. The […]