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Traditional business news can be painfully dry and complex. The Daily Upside newsletter covers the most important stories in business in a style that’s engaging, insightful, and fun.

Written by a former investment banker, The Daily Upside is the best way to get insights on financial news, bar none.

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Microsoft to Buy Activision-Blizzard

Back in the day, video game makers earned their money a quarter at a time, through coin slots at arcades in malls across America. How times have...


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Goldman Sachs' Profits are Weighed Down by Big Bonuses and Subpar Trading

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs revealed 2021 was easily the most profitable year in its...


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Oil Prices are Back to Seven Year High

The biggest earworm of 2014 was Pharrell's infectious "Happy," and while yesterday harkened back to those perkier times, it was more...


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Fears of the Smallest Florida Orange Crop Since WWII are Pushing Up Juice Futures

The US Agriculture Department last week issued the starkest forecast for Florida's orange crop in generations, warning the state will harvest just...


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China Just Reported Its Lowest Birth Rate in Modern History

China's famed population policies have turned Bringing Up Baby into Gone Baby Gone. For the fifth year in a row, the birth rate in the world's...

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Apple, Amazon, and Ford Contend With Payment Models

In the world of e-commerce, processing payments is never as simple as A to B. Who facilitates what, which credit cards or services are accepted,...


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US College Enrolment Has Plummeted the Most in Over Half a Century

Americans gave up on university in record numbers during the pandemic, and many of them aren't headed back to the classroom any time soon....


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Beyond Meat is Getting Shorted Harder Than Any US Company

Today marks two weeks of Veganuary, an annual challenge for people to start the year by consuming no animal products for a month. But as hundreds...


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TikTok Stars Out-Earn S&P 500 CEOs

If you have kids, you probably repeat some version of this message: more homework, less screen time. Well, it may be time to rethink that sage...


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Meet Your New Tech Hubs: Philly, Dallas, Miami, and LA

Wednesday confirmed for good what the world already knew: start-ups raised the most venture capital funding in history last year. The $621 billion...

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Houston Has Tied Delaware as Corporate America's Favorite Place to Declare Bankruptcy

In Delaware, there are no major pro sports teams, no major TV stations, no major commercial airports, no mountains. The 96-mile long, 35-mile wide...


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Grid, a Web News Site, Launches with $10M VC Funding

Unlike retail, the business of news has always been a risky bet for investors looking to score big on the internet. No outlet has had an Amazon...


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UBS's Latest Effort is Targeting the Not Obscenely Rich

Swank Swiss bank UBS promotes itself not just as one of the world's biggest wealth managers, but as an exclusive club where those with the most...


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Planet Fitness is Buying Its Biggest Franchisee for $800 Million

It's the dead of New Year's Resolutions season, when eliminating flab is top of Americans' minds. So what better time to buy a gym or, better...


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Refurbished iPhone Seller Valued at 5,700,000 New iPhone Pros

There's gold in them old iPhones! An online marketplace for refurbished Apple gear and other fancy tech devices has nearly doubled its valuation...

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HBO Max Pledges $18 Billion Spend to Try and Catch Netflix, Disney+

HBO Max has the rights to Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, but in the streaming wars it's no conqueror of empires or New Jersey sanitation turf....


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FarmVille Creator Zynga Is Selling for $12.7 Billion

At video game company Zynga, tonight they're gonna party like it's 2010. The creator of the once wildly popular mobile game FarmVille — which...


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Welcome to Earnings Season: Here's What's to Expect

Was last week — when the S&P 500 fell 2% after crushing 2021 with 27% in gains — a case of New Year's jitters or a preview of what's to...


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Attendance Down 70% at the Tech Industry's Biggest Gadget Show

One of the biggest trade conferences in the world wrapped up on Friday, a year after its in-person component was canceled in favor of a...


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EU Contemplates Rule Changes Amid Wave Of "Ghost Flights"

Remember the days when some flights were only half-booked? Those were the glory years compared to what the European aviation industry is...