Venture capitalists are always chasing the next big thing. Lately, they are struggling to figure out what that might be, spreading their bets across technologies for which the path to profit is unclear.
Data from job-search site Indeed.com shows retailers, and the warehouse and logistics firms they compete with for seasonal labor, started searching for temporary workers a month earlier than in recent years.
AT&T’s blockbuster $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner promises to reshape the media landscape—if the companies can navigate a series of obstacles, including possible opposition from U.S. antitrust authorities and objections by lawmakers and media and telecom rivals.
The U.S. economy is inching along, productivity is flagging and millions of Americans appear locked out of the labor market. One key factor intertwined with this loss of dynamism: The U.S. is creating startup businesses at historically low rates.