Tara Lachapelle, Washington Post

Tara Lachapelle

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Past articles by Tara:

Will the Stars Ever Make Money in This Town Again?

As subscriptions to Netflix, HBO Max and other apps displace box-office income, it’s changing how everyone in Hollywood gets paid. → Read More

Mark It Down: January Promises Big, Big Discounts

Late-arriving merchandise, a shortage of seasonal employees and the omicron variant are overloading store shelves in December. → Read More

Blocking WarnerMedia-Discovery Deal Won’t Fix Streaming

Keeping the two companies separate, as Elizabeth Warren demands, will provide no relief for viewers juggling too many subscriptions. → Read More

AT&T Looks Better, Except for Its Stock Price

A company that once aspired to be a successful conglomerate is finding it makes more sense to run a “simple” 5G and internet business. → Read More

Monster and Constellation Could Be a Potent Mixed Drink

Caffeinated hard seltzer, anyone? A rumored mega-merger could make it an option. → Read More

Black Friday Deals Not Cutting It? Wait a Few Weeks.

A lot of holiday and winter merchandise will arrive late this year — and remain on store shelves after Dec. 25. → Read More

Victoria’s Secret Is Back But Faces a New Hurdle

Products that respect and appeal to women are luring customers, even as the company struggles to fix its supply chain. → Read More

Peloton’s Stock Price Surge Makes Sense in Deal Land

Normally a $1 billion share offering would erode market value. But visions of a takeover are dancing in investors’ heads. → Read More

Walmart Is Already Planning for a Post-Inflation World

While everyone else is wringing their hands about faster price growth, the retailer is thinking about how it can capitalize on competitors’ missteps. → Read More

Disney+ Celebration Gets a Damper Before It Even Starts

The company is geared up for the two-year anniversary of its streaming TV app, but investors are disappointed by lower-than-expected subscriber numbers. → Read More

Peloton Discovers It’s Expensive to Go Downscale

The luxury fitness brand is struggling to attract less-affluent customers while having to advertise heavily to them for the post-pandemic era. → Read More

Don’t Write Off Roku. It Can Be the Next Netflix.

The company is evolving from an industry partner to a competitor, and it has a chance to become an essential content platform. → Read More

Shoppers Haven’t Minded Higher Prices. That Might Change Soon.

Businesses could be in for a rude shock as shrinking savings force consumers to put the brakes on spending. → Read More

Sweetgreen's IPO Recipe: A Lot of Salad, Some Tech

The prospectus for the restaurant chain emphasizes digital orders and digital-enabled delivery and pickup convenience, essentials in the post-pandemic era. → Read More

AT&T’s HBO Divorce Isn’t Its Last Hurdle

The sale of media assets should fuel profits, but political controversies threaten to damage the company’s brand. → Read More

PayPal’s Pinterest Idea May Be a Bit Too Pricey

The unusual combination would have logic, but the $45 billion price tag is awfully steep. → Read More

Netflix Is Winning Streaming’s Own ‘Squid Game’

The service is outplaying its rivals in the contest of who can keep the most subscribers from canceling. → Read More

There’s No One to Deliver the Pizzas

Domino’s posted its first decline in U.S. same-store sales in more than a decade because it cannot find enough delivery drivers. → Read More

Pinched by Shipping Rates, Companies Need to Be Creative

Supply-chain snarls are are pressuring profit margins and may soon start to threaten demand. Here’s what to watch for this earnings season. → Read More

‘Squid Game’ Isn’t for Disney, and That’s a Problem

The success of Netflix’s disturbingly dark new series is why Disney+ needs to combine with Hulu and embrace programming for adults. → Read More