Almost everything that startups get right—and horribly wrong—happened at home-cleaning service Handy.
Why the Stock Meltdown Doesn’t Spell Doom for ChinaThe country’s economy has a very different relationship to equity markets than the West’s do.
Uber’s Going to War With New York City. Again.And this time, the ride-hailing service really, really has a point.
Working to DeathTens of thousands of workers suffer and die from toxic chemicals, fumes, and dusts each year. And the government’s system to protect them is tragically broken.
How the Poor Make Better Financial Decisions Than the WealthyThey can’t afford to be irrational spenders.
Just Plane WrongGlobal aviation is the fastest-growing cause of climate change. And the EPA might let it off the hook.
Hot DamHydroelectricity is getting less reliable due to global warming. And the world is doubling down on it.
Did You Spend Too Much on Your Wedding?If you’d invested in the stock market instead, here’s how rich you’d be.
Tab Roulette!Slate’s business and tech writers share what they’re reading, whether they want to or not.
Stop Vilifying AlmondsYes, they use up a lot of water in drought-afflicted California. But the story gets a lot more complicated from there.
Together but Not EqualMixed-income neighborhoods are supposed to improve the lives of the poor. So why do low-income boys still suffer there?
What Happened at Slate This Week?Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
How Politics Gutted Workplace SafetyIn the 1980s, OSHA was forced to put business interests above worker protections. It’s still falling short.
A Toxic LegacyWorkers like Yvette Flores didn’t know their jobs in electronics manufacturing could harm their children. And the U.S. does tragically little to protect them.
Can Uber Disrupt the Law?Thanks to a California labor ruling, the company just glimpsed its doomsday scenario. Here’s where the fight over its business model goes next.
Not Everyone Hates Citizens UnitedThe landmark campaign finance ruling made local TV stations very, very rich.
Is Your Sexual History As Impressive As You Think?Tell us how many people you’ve slept with. Our calculator will tell you if that’s a lot.
The Greek Bailout Crisis Didn’t Have to HappenAnd neither does the next one. That’s why we should consider creating an international bankruptcy code for indebted countries.
The Most Hated Merger in AmericaCustomers, companies, and even regulators mistrust Comcast. No wonder its deal to buy Time Warner Cable fell apart.
The Wolf of Wall TweetA Web-reading bot made millions on the options market. It also ate this guy’s lunch.
How to Speak UberBrag about all the jobs you’re creating. Ignore the fact that they’re not actual jobs.
The “How Does a Customs Broker Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Larry Lieberman about his workday.
Should You Cut the Cord?Use Slate’s calculator to see if dropping cable TV and paying for streaming services will really save you money.