Erik Sherman, Fortune

Erik Sherman


Northfield, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Erik:

U.S. Manufacturing Continues to Slow, Companies Hope New Markets and Tech Can Help

Many companies across the manufacturing sector see things getting slower. → Read More

Why WeWork's Failed IPO Might Not Mean Disaster for SoftBank After All

While SoftBank's founder has said he's "embarrassed" by the performance of recent investments, there's reason to think the WeWork bet may not be as bad as it looks. → Read More

HP's Ink Business Used to Print Money. Now It's Running Dry

The company wants to reclaim more profit in printers and ink, but the strategy may be shaky. → Read More

Companies That Mention Hurricanes in Their 10-Ks Lose 5% of Market Value

A new study shows just how devastating hurricanes can be to companies that are in their path. → Read More

Another Warning Sign for the Economy: Service Sector Growth Is Slowing

"This is bad news," as one analyst puts it. → Read More

This Coming Tax Season Could Be Particularly Bad For Low-Income People

The IRS has been focusing on auditing poorer people getting the Earned Income Tax Credit, making them more likely to be audited than someone making $400,000 a year. → Read More

The Fed’s Repo Market Bailout Is a Sign of Deeper Problems—That Are Getting Worse Over Time

According to a report one firm provided Fortune, overnight rates have breached the upper Fed rate an average of once a month since 2018 and spikes have grown larger over time. → Read More

How the Impeachment Process Could Impact the Stock Market

"For impeachment to matter, there would have to be a realistic story that would lead investors to believe that there would be an actual change in power," notes one analyst. → Read More

3 Ways WeWork Board Members Can Pressure CEO Adam Neumann to Step Down

The CEO is powerful—but the Board has several possible avenues through which to apply pressure. → Read More

Recession Watch: The Yield Curve Suggests Some Worry About the Economy Has Passed

The 'smoothing' of the yield curve indicates recession fears are abating, at least a bit. → Read More

Trump Wants Negative Rates Now–and It Could End Up Costing You

Negative interest rates could drive up banking fees, and depositors already know what they're getting out of it: dismal returns. → Read More

WeWork’s Options for Raising Cash Are Narrowing Fast Ahead of Its IPO

The drama surrounding its IPO has even affected WeWork's bond prices. "It means they won't be able to borrow money [easily or cheaply] as a private company," says one analyst. → Read More

Is the U.S. Economy Heading for Recession? Even in Trump Country They’re Getting Worried

America's manufacturing sector is beginning to see signs of 2008 all over again. → Read More

Uber Could Save Billions in Taxes With This Little-Noticed Move

A line tucked away in the ride-hailing company’s latest tax filing could lead to billions saved—if it ever turns a profit. → Read More

WeWork Is Only Making its Image Problems Worse by Trying to Control the Narrative, Say Critics

"I think it's going to make people dig and dig and dig more, which isn't good when you have an IPO coming," says one analyst. → Read More

Tyson Shares Tumble 8% on Lowered Earnings Target, but Investors May Not Want to Fly the Coop Yet

The "headwinds are primarily short term in nature," according to one analyst. → Read More

Why the Next Recession May Feel Very Different Than 2008

There's good reason to believe that when the next recession hits (and it will) the pain won't be nearly as great as what people experienced in 2008 → Read More

Fintech Doing 'Good' Can Turn Into Something Bad For Poor People

Fintech, or financial technology, has become the latest area to expand the tech industry. But it can become a bane for lower income people. → Read More

Millions Of 'Citizens' In The U.S. Have No Guaranteed Rights

Just because you're a U.S. national doesn't mean you're a citizen and have rights that can't legally be taken away. → Read More

'Bizarro World': Behind the Normally Staid Bond Market's Weird, Wild Summer

Central bank decisions, flagging economies, and the hunt for yield have turned things upside down. → Read More