Increased uncertainty is about to infect investing in technology—and that means a tougher fundraising environment. Luckily, history shows great companies are built during periods of contracting investment.
Retailers are trying to figure out ways to profitably serve online shoppers while making their network of stores less of a financial burden. Home Depot, for example, is targeting sales growth of nearly 15% by 2018, but wants to keep inventory levels flat or slightly down.
Central banks’ efforts to revive economic growth and inflation suffered another blow with Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The vote has unleashed anxiety and uncertainty that will dampen investment, hiring, wages and prices. In the long run, though, Brexit could prove inflationary, Greg Ip writes.
Americans overall are working less and sleeping more than they did a decade ago, due to an aging population and fewer people in the workforce. But those who have a job are spending more time on the clock