Nashville’s Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers

Economists disagree about what policies are most effective at helping cities grow — or if policies matter much. Some, such as Michael Porter of Harvard and Richard Florida of the University of Toronto, have emphasized the importance of cultivating a “creative class” of artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Others, such as Jan Rivkin of Harvard, stress the importance of civic leadership. Pretty much everyone agrees that having an elite university is a big advantage.
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Marijuana and CBD companies can't advertise on Facebook and Google, so they're getting creative

CBD and marijuana companies can’t buy ads from Facebook and Google, but that doesn’t mean they can’t run effective marketing campaigns. They’re turning to storytelling, event sponsorships and connecting with relevant content.
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Robinhood takes its 3 percent savings account back to the drawing board amid widespread criticism

In a blog post released Friday, Robinhood’s founders acknowledged that its new plan, which aimed to offer no-fee checking and savings accounts with no minimums, ATM fees, penalty charges or foreign transaction fees, “may have caused some confusion.”
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The math wizard who became a customer loyalty scheme guru

Gary Loveman in the mid ‘90s didn’t know the first thing about casinos. But as an MIT-trained economist on the Harvard Business School faculty he had become one of world’s leading experts on customer loyalty. A consulting gig for Harrah’s, the casino operator, eventually turned into the CEO job for Mr Loveman. He took a stock valued at $14 per share and sold it for $90 in a 2007 buyout valued at more than $30bn, all on his ability to keep gamblers coming back through the doors of Harrah’s.
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