How the World’s Biggest Companies Fight to Stay Ahead

Anyone who has turned on the television in the past few years has probably heard of Humira. Ads for this injectable drug, which treats several forms of arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and more, aired 46,526 times from Jan. 1 through July 15, according to iSpot.tv, which tracks national ad campaigns. Humira’s maker, the pharmaceutical company AbbVie (No. 381 […]

Boxed In at the Docks: How a Lifeline From China Changed Greece

When Chinese shipping giant Cosco snapped up the historic port of Piraeus, it threw Greece an economic lifeline. Now the port’s success is reshaping the Greek political landscape—and generating choppy waters for China in Europe. On a steamy night earlier this summer, about a thousand people poured into a public square in Athens to cheer […]

It’s China’s World

China has now reached parity with the U.S. on the 2019 Fortune Global 500—a signifier of the profound rivalries reshaping business today. As the Chinese Century nears its third decade, Fortune’s Global 500 shows how profoundly the world’s balance of power is shifting. American companies account for 121 of the world’s largest corporations by revenue. Chinese […]

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Beats ‘Avatar’ Record to Become Highest Grossing Film of All Time

 The global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped “Avatar” to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. “Avatar” has held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion. The title comes with […]

What Is StockX? Everything You Need to Know About the Billion-Dollar Sneaker Empire

StockX, the company styling itself as the “Stock Market of Things,” is worth $1 billion after its latest ­Series C round, which closed in July. Now that it’s a “unicorn,” with a total of $160 million raised, the company has investors in New Balance and Skechers alike scratching their heads, wondering “What is StockX?” Cofounded in 2015 by […]

Investors Seek an Edge By Using Technology That Reads Between the Lines

Ever since British economist John Maynard Keynes first declared that investors are prey to people’s urge to act, however irrationally, the financial world has tried to quantify the impact of public sentiment on stock prices. Solving the puzzle would give investors in the know a huge advantage over the competition. Over the past decade, one […]