World Watch: April 26

The Ups and Downs happening around the world.


American companies are increasingly using Finnish names (such as Eero and Vuori), as consumers don't tend to connect the words with anything. Aamukahvi!

Time for new tricks

TobyKeith, a 21-year-old chihuahua, is now the world's oldest dog. So, relatably, he's having a celebration of his 21st birthday by drinking and puking.

Guac innovations

To invest in new inventions focused on anything from supply chains to robotics, Chipotle has established a $50 million venture capital fund. Burrito optimization.

No such thing

For a limited time, there was such a thing as a free lunch, but Goldman Sachs is killing it. The bank ditched its return-to-office benefit for workers.

Hope at Spotify

The Obamas are pulling a "Neil Young" move. They won't be signing another podcast contract with Spotify (not because of Joe Rogan)

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