Apr 24, 2019

Yeah, we made the NFL draft about stocks

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You build a balanced portfolio and manage risk. You sometimes overpay for glamour v. steady performance. We can take this metaphor further... Plus: Ford seeks the market for an electric truck, Lululemon pushes menswear and Helvetica gets a makeover.

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Lululemon wants a leg up in the market for men's clothing

Apr 25, 2019
The athleisure brand is aiming to boost its annual revenue.
Lululemon Athletica hosts a 400-person yoga class at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to celebrate opening its first London store.
(Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images/lululemon athletica)

Ford invests $500 million in Rivian EV pickup truck

Apr 24, 2019
Will battery charge pose a challenge?
Rivian Unveils First-Ever Electric Adventure Vehicle Before Its Official Reveal At The LA Auto Show at Griffith Observatory on November 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Rivian

Here's how the NFL draft is like picking stocks

Apr 24, 2019
Patience and risk management are key to both.
The 2018 NFL Draft logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. 
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The woman running the Tribeca Film Festival wishes we could stop saying “female filmmakers”

“I wish we could just say 'filmmakers,'” Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal says.
Jane Rosenthal speaks at a Tribeca Film Festival screening at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in 2018 in New York City.
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Why the Helvetica font got a digital makeover

Apr 24, 2019
Arielle Pardes, Wired associate editor, talks about the business of rebranding the widely used typeface.
New York's subway system is one of the many place where one can find the Helvetica font.
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Corporate debt may pose risks if economy goes south

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Apr 24, 2019
AT&T has $169 billion in debt on its balance sheet. That’s high, even for a telecom company, and until it whittles that debt down AT&T won’t be able to focus on priorities like expanding HBO or developing a 5G network. Part of the reason the company wound up with this massive debt — the biggest of […]
The AT&T logo.
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Music from the episode

Drifting Maverick Sabre
Tail Chaser Gitkin
Crystalised The xx
Moonshape Blackbird Blackbird

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer