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10/24/2017: The Uber of office space

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Out with the old and in with the new: New York’s iconic Lord & Taylor building will become the headquarters of WeWork, a co-working startup that transformed the office leasing business to become the largest leaser of new office space. They’re on the up for now, hurtling toward a future as a full-on millenial lifestyle brand with more than 150,000 members worldwide. In other HQ news, we tell a tale of two Dallases, one before and one and after it failed to woo Boeing’s corporate headquarters. And there’s an uptick in enrollment in historically black colleges and universities. We go to Morgan State University in Baltimore to find out why.


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Students flock to historically black colleges where they feel welcome

by Amy Scott Oct 24, 2017
Rising racial tension is one reason for the growth.

After losing out on a headquarters bid over a decade ago, Dallas created a thriving downtown to woo corporations

by Lauren Silverman Oct 24, 2017
Boeing’s rejection of Dallas as a corporate headquarters location 16 years ago helped spur the city's current growth in the arts.

Lord and Taylor HQ sale shows shifts in retail and work culture

by Aaron Schrank Oct 24, 2017
The country’s oldest luxury retailer, Lord & Taylor, said today that it’s selling its iconic Manhattan headquarters for $850 million. After Christmas next year, the building will become the headquarters for WeWork, a 7-year-old office space company. WeWork is valued at $20 billion, making it the fourth most valuable private U.S. startup — behind Airbnb, […]
My Economy

After 13 years of teaching, illustrator and graphic designer goes freelance

by Emily Henderson and Robert Garrova Oct 24, 2017
"It's been fun and profitable. It's been moving forward," says Ron Hill of Cleveland.

Hollywood is dealing with a history of sexual harassment

by Kai Ryssdal and Emily Henderson Oct 24, 2017
Janice Min, part owner and former editor of The Hollywood reporter, discusses the industry in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations.

Tax reformers are facing some late nights in pursuit of those lower-rate "goodies"

by Sabri Ben-Achour Oct 25, 2017
The president's tweets make the job tougher.

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