Smith Brain Trust

Why Brands Are Rethinking Their Political Giving

Several corporations say they're halting or suspending donations to the 147 lawmakers who voted against certifying the election.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Why Did Stocks Surge After the Capitol Violence?

Markets abhor uncertainty. So why were investors buying stocks after a day of violence and chaos at the U.S. Capitol? 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Americans Are Moving Less, And Not Because of COVID

It's a trend that's decades in the making. Americans aren't changing jobs as much as they used to.

Friday, January 8, 2021
The Trends That Will Shape Marketing in 2021

What are the major trends that will affect business and marketing in 2021?

Friday, January 8, 2021
Q&A: What’s Next, After Europe’s Deal With China?

The European Union and China have a new trade deal. What are the impliations of the agreement, including for the United States?

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Cold Chain

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine must stay super cold – between -112° and -76°F. Here's what that means for the vaccine supply chain.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
High Time for Changing How Pot Is Taxed?

Fifteen states now have legal medical and recreational pot use, 21 have legal medical use, and just 14 say cannabis is not legal for any reason.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Name that Sector: Poised for Comeback After Two Tough Years

The year 2018 saw a pretty robust economy in the United States. But one sector slid about 1.7%, adjusted for inflation. Any guesses which one?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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