Business News of the Week For High School Business and Marketing Students - August 29, 2017

by Jeff Rutherford

Successful business leaders and CEOs read voraciously to stay up-to-date with their industries and business trends.

Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world and a successful CEO, estimates that he spends 80% of his time reading. Buffett has said that every morning he reads the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, USA Today, the Omaha World-Herald, and the American Banker.

Bill Gates reads the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist cover to cover.

On that note, Knowledge Matters, makers of Virtual Business, has compiled this list of headlines and links to some of the most important business headlines of the week. Download a PDF of the list here, and you can share these stories with your high school students and possibly discuss some of them in class.

Uber has picked Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new CEO – Business Insider

How Casper Flipped the Mattress Industry – Fortune

Amazon Is Cutting Prices at Newly Acquired Whole Foods – Businessweek

Why Blockchain Will Change Everything – Fortune

Artificial intelligence will create new kinds of work – Economist

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