Important Stories Worth Paying Attention To
Forget monthly jobs reports, GDP releases, and quarterly earnings. As I see it, there are eight important economic stories worth tracking right now that could have a big impact in the coming decades.

Pack Up the Peanuts: Party’s Over for Kraft
Kraft, for example, is struggling with changing consumer tastes and a lack of international presence, among other things. I don’t know if 3G knows how to fix all those problems. What it definitely knows how to do, though, is cut costs.

Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works)
Amazon has a tendency to polarize people. On one hand, there is the ruthless, relentless, ferociously efficient company that’s building the Sears Roebuck of the 21st Century. But on the other, there is the fact that almost 20 years after it was launched, it has yet to report a meaningful profit.

Back on Track: Has Trinity Turned a Corner?
A brief look at Trinity Industries, which has had a rough ride over the last few months.

You’re Distracted. This Professor Can Help.
So many of those debates fail to even acknowledge or realize that we can educate ourselves, even in the digital era, to be more attentive,” he says. “What’s crucial is education.

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