JetBlue intends to launch multiple flights from the East Coast to London, in an attempt to entice trans-Atlantic business away from American and Delta. Of course, it also faces competition from Virgin Atlantic, which is trying to expand its traffic over such routes with its partner, Delta. Fortune
Activist investor Edward Bramson still wants a seat on Barclays’s board. Ahead of the bank’s May 2 AGM, Bramson wrote to investors today to insist that “the stubbornly low valuation that the market accords to the shares of Barclays will continue until the board finally adopts a strategy that is more realistic and shareholder orientated.” Barclays wants to improve performance rather than scale back. Reuters
Work-life balance? Not if you work for Jack Ma. The Alibaba co-founder is all for 12-hour workdays, six days a week. “Those who can stick to [such a] schedule are those who have found their passion beyond monetary gains,” he wrote in a blog post, shrugging off criticism from those who are less than keen on an extreme-overtime culture. Bloomberg
Brexit can seem quite abstract at times, so here’s a microcosm of the fiasco’s trade implications: a guitar being sold by a Scottish shop to a customer (that would be me, David Meyer) in Germany. Thanks to Brexit’s delay until Halloween, it will be a straightforward sale and shipment—but the uncertainty around the U.K.’s exit from the EU had threatened to make it complicated and overly costly. Fortune
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