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What Bloomberg Businessweek Got Right (and Wrong) About 2020

The magazine made prescient calls on antitrust and Brexit in our last The Year Ahead issue. There were also a few noteworthy misses.

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• We saw a warming trend in relations between Israel and Arab countries. Four—United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco—forged diplomatic ties with Israel, motivated by the promise of favors from the U.S.

• We said 2020 would be the year of antitrust action against Big Tech. The federal government and almost every state filed antitrust lawsuits from October through December against Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. And while Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. haven’t been sued, they are under investigation by antitrust enforcers.