The UAW failed to organize Tesla and VW in the US and is now running a baffling strike against GM (GM, TSLA)

In the face of a good offer from General Motors, the United Auto Workers’ 50,000 members still went on strike last week. It’s the first GM strike since 2007 and the first major action against an automaker since 1982. The UAW insists that it is trying to get the best deal for its members, but […]

BMW has created the world’s blackest car, and looking at it is like ‘staring into a void’

BMW and Surrey Nano Systems have partnered to create the first car painted with Vantablack, a coating that absorbs more than 99% of visible light. This makes the new BMW X6, which was revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the world’s blackest car. Visit for more stories. BMW has created the world’s blackest car […]

Meet Goldman Sachs’ top quant, Bankers in Portland, Alt data may not be a gold mine

Hi readers, This year’s IPO class has been a case of the haves — and the have-nots. This week, we saw the software companies Datadog and Ping Identity soar in their public-market debuts. Compare that with SmileDirectClub, the teeth-straightening company that was the first US IPO since the financial crisis to raise more than $1 […]

The United Auto Workers big GM strike, explained

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: Detroit has seen strikes before, but not like this one, said Daniel Howes at The Detroit News. At 11:59 p.m. last Sunday, 46,000 members of the United Auto Workers put down their tools at General Motors plants across the country in […]