Episode 31: Makeup, Macs, and Markets

‘Tis the season for holiday sales, so the FEEcasters discuss the economics of the products they’ve got their eyes on: makeup and Apple products. Celebrity-driven brands are disrupting the established players in the beauty care industry by expanding the diversity of the skin tones they serve. And Apple stock is down due to soft iPhone sales. It all goes to show that, now matter how dominant a company may seem, the consumer holds the ultimate power to make or destroy business fortunes. Show Notes: How Kylie Jenner Is Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship https://fee.org/articles/how-kylie-jenner-is-changing-the-face-of-entrepreneurship/ A ‘Made in America’ iPhone Would Cost $2,000, Studies Show https://fee.org/articles/a-made-in-america-iphone-would-cost-2-000-studies-show/ Capitalis

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Keys to Make Returning Gifts Bought Online Easier

Online shopping has made life easy for consumers, but it has made returning products anything but. WSJ’s Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Shelby Holliday discuss tips for consumers to make returning gifts and other products easier, like, for example, waiting until 2017. Photo: Getty Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Follow WSJ on Facebook: Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: Follow WSJ on Pinterest: Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http:

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How Chinese Live-Streaming Apps Make Money

Chinese live-streaming apps have found a way to make money off their user-generated content, while enforcing the government’s strict content rules. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Follow WSJ on Facebook: Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: Follow WSJ on Pinterest:

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Do Apple’s secret meetings with Aetna signal a new stand-alone Apple Watch?

Remember the Apple watch? Yes, it’s still for sale, and according to CNBC, Cupertino is holding super-secret meetings with insurance giant Aetna to get the watch on the wrists of millions of their customers. Over 50,000 Aetna staffers already get them as work perks, so moving onto customers seems logical. But, what’s the point if those customers are not iPhone users? That could be the real story. Recent rumors have suggested that Apple will soon debut a new generation of the Apple Watch that will work as a stand-alone device that doesn’t need an iPhone for internet — and maybe even cell service – connectivity. If that Apple Watch does come to fruition, it could mark a massive turning point in the Apple Watch’s market — and a possible money saver for Aetna and other insurance c

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