The Velvet Rope Economy
Each month, I plan to research and report new angles on how companies are segmenting their markets and how consumers are responding. I plan to look at all aspects of the trend – what works and what doesn’t work for companies and their customers at both the high end and the low end, as well as which airline, cruise ship, hotel or other company’s latest take on the Velvet Rope has people talking.
President Donald J. Trump loves to tweet about how strong the economy and job creation is under his leadership. What do the most recent job numbers have to say? NYT reporter Nelson Schwartz is here to discuss the latest report and economic conditions. Leave your questions in the comments, and he'll answer some.
When It’s This Easy at the Top, It’s Harder for Everyone Else
America has always known haves and have-nots. But what was a tiered system is morphing into a caste system. A $1,000 seat at Yankee Stadium, in the first few rows along the baseline, is known as a Legends ticket. Holders bypass the long lines of fans waiting to enter the park by conventional means, whisked …
In late November, President Donald J. Trump worked with United Technology Corporation to keep about 800 jobs at its Carrier plant from moving to Mexico. But roughly 700 positions at a sister plant were still relocated. We're live with some of the Huntington, Indiana factory workers whose jobs weren't saved
On the Titanic, metal gates kept the unwashed from the upper crust - today's cruises offer high-rollers seclusion using key cards and velvet ropes.Today, travel perks in the new Gilded Age.