Uber, Lyft, Instacart and other ‘sharing economy’ startups aren’t just remarkably efficient marketplaces, they’re remarkably efficient machines for producing near minimum-wage jobs.
African economies will gather pace this year and next year, in their fitful and uneven economic ascent, three prominent organizations said in a joint report.
Japan slipped back into a trade deficit in April as crude-oil imports rose, but stronger-than-expected exports provided a bright spot for the economy.
Nelson Peltz’s failure to win a board seat at DuPont might have had something to do with the incentives of passive investors.
Having vanquished scores of brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon has a new target: Etsy. The retailer is prepping a marketplace for artisan goods that it is calling Handmade.
Items of interest to investors.
China’s $20 billion barrage of brokerage fundraising is looking long in the tooth, as Huatai Securities launches its Hong Kong IPO.
Rising oil prices and a weaker dollar should feed through to higher core inflation. But not for a while.
Two types of rates quoted by mortgage lenders may be confusing, but they’re designed to help potential borrowers shop for the best mortgage.
The rise in college costs—and student-loan burdens—is breaking through as a hot issue in the 2016 presidential race as contenders float proposals that rethink what college should cost and who should foot the bill.