Up to 27% of America’s imported tuna is caught illegally [qz.com] If you’re American seafood-eater, the odds are very high that you’ve sampled what’s essentially black-market fish. Alarming given that more than nine-tenths of seafood consumed in the US is imported.
Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Apple’s earnings, China’s slowdown, Big Pharma’s shakeup, Einstein’s brain [qz.com] What to watch for today Ukraine goes back on the offensive. The Easter truce is over and the government has resumed “anti-terrorist operations” …
Why Apple has stopped growing [qz.com] Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer predicted in January that Apple will generate the same amount of revenue this past quarter—the company releases its financials today—as it did a year ago. But it’s […]
The percentage of women running in Indian elections is even smaller than the percentage of female MPs [qz.com] 6.9%was the percentage of women candidates in the 2009 Indian election. In 2009, women accounted for […]
The Waffle Taco is a sign of weakness [qz.com] The numbers: Better. Yum Brands, which owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, reported profits of $399 million during the first quarter. That’s up 18% from the same period a year ago.
Activist investor Bill Ackman says this book explains his firm’s biggest deal ever [qz.com] This morning Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant announced it is attempting to buy Botox-maker Allergan.
The NYPD just figured out the perfect way to publicize its own worst moments on Twitter [qz.com] The New York Police Department just got a, shall we say, brutal lesson in social media. Do you have a photo w/ a member of […]
Wealthy Chinese are turning to American surrogates to birth their children [qz.com] The familiar image of international surrogacy until now has mainly involved Americans and Europeans crossing the world to find women to birth their children.
Aging China is becoming a swindler’s paradise [qz.com] This week, Chinese officials released a list of the six most common illegal fundraising scams—a form of informal lending that China has recently been cracking down on—providing a snapshot of the some…
Manchester United just fired its manager—and investors are thrilled [qz.com] Shares of Manchester United, one of the world’s richest soccer clubs and probably the world’s most valuable publicly listed sporting organization, are up by as much as 7% today, and hitti…
After Alan Mulally leaves, don’t look for a sudden Ford rush into electrics [qz.com] As CEO, Alan Mulally lifted up Ford Motor Company from the dustbin and remade it into a paragon of what Detroit used to be—a global technological leader. And it is not clear that …
For Netflix, “True Detective” wouldn’t have been worth the risk [qz.com] Netflix’s earnings call last night was filled with fascinating tidbits. There was CEO Reed Hastings’ candid criticism of Comcast’s proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition.
Here’s the hugely bullish chart everyone on Wall Street is talking about today [qz.com] Activity at America’s busiest port soared in March. Shipments through the Port of Los Angeles jumped 34% compared the same month last year. Asian exports also seem to […]
For McDonald’s, Europe is the land of opportunity [qz.com] The numbers: Meh. The world’s largest hamburger-slinger posted first-quarter profits of $1.2 billion, down 5% from the same period last year. Shares are down slightly on the news. The takeaway:
Comcast seems to be having its cake and eating it [qz.com] For the second straight quarter, Comcast has achieved growth in video subscribers, with 24,000 customers taking out video packages with the US cable behemoth during Q1.
China is setting up covert spy networks in US and Australian universities [qz.com] The ever-rising droves of Chinese people studying abroad is generally considered an all-around win. It’s also good, it turns out, for China’s Communist Party.