Business

2 years
ago

Economic Indicators to Watch Out For

The effect of incarceration on unemployment rates; regular folks are more confident about the future than CEOs, perhaps because they don’t have to sell stuff to Europeans; more news from the low-wage recovery; and more

2 years
ago

Groupon’s Accounting Gets SEC Attention Again

Groupon stock prices are down to near-lows on news that the SEC has started an “informal inquiry” into another accounting issue at the company. Again, it’s a question of what income is.

3 years
ago

Sears Layoffs, Losses, and the Kardashian Kollection

Sears passes through another rough quarter, with store closings, layoffs, revenue drain, and more corporate turnover. Is it a brand that’s lost its identity, or did its customer base lose its identity?

3 years
ago

The Groupon IPO: Burn Rates and Bubbles

Groupon peels back the curtain with its S-1 filing, in advance of its eagerly awaited IPO. So why is everyone talking about moats and “adjusted CSOI"?