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04/25/2018 03:56 AM
Mulvaney, Watchdog Bureau’s Leader, Advises Bankers on Ways to Curtail Agency
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the bureau, also described the two types of people he was most responsive to as a lawmaker: constituents and the lobbyists who contributed to his campaign.

04/25/2018 01:02 PM
Comcast Starts Bidding War With 21st Century Fox for Sky
A $30.7 billion offer for Sky puts the American cable giant in a takeover battle with Rupert Murdoch for control of the British broadcaster.

04/25/2018 12:50 PM
Twitter Stays on an Upswing, With Second Straight Quarter of Profit
The social media service may not be adding new users at much of a clip, but it’s advertising-driven business seems to have stabilized.

04/25/2018 01:45 AM
Facebook Replaces Lobbying Executive Amid Regulatory Scrutiny
Facebook shuffled its ranks in Washington as it confronts pressure from lawmakers over data privacy, election interference, misinformation and other issues.

04/25/2018 03:18 AM
Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress
Some tech companies are hiring female “motivators” for a role that’s a mix of psychologist and cheerleader — to help overworked male programmers through conversation and massages.

04/25/2018 12:16 AM
F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers
The agency has begun an aggressive campaign to target retailers and manufacturers that market e-cigarettes to minors. The devices’ popularity has alarmed parents, schools and public health officials.

04/24/2018 06:49 PM
Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car
The new service is aimed at anyone who doesn’t want to risk a package being stolen from a porch and can’t receive an order at work.

04/25/2018 10:00 AM
The Shift: Workers of Silicon Valley, It’s Time to Organize
Employees in the tech industry have an unusual power: They can make their companies act more responsibly. All they have to do is speak up.

04/25/2018 09:31 AM
Kobe Steel Faces Japan Government Inquiry Over Data Scandal
The company said it would cooperate with “relevant authorities” over practices that cast a shadow over the country’s vaunted manufacturing abilities.

04/24/2018 05:38 PM
Economic Scene: The Facebook Fallacy: Privacy Is Up to You
Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that the social network would empower its users to control their own data. There’s just one problem: human behavior.

04/24/2018 11:32 PM
European Regulators Ask if Facebook Is Taking Too Much Data
The authorities in a number of countries say the company is unfairly using its leverage over consumers to extract personal information from them.

04/24/2018 08:03 PM
Finland Has Second Thoughts About Giving Free Money to Jobless People
Finland captured global attention with its trial of universal basic income, handing out cash, no strings attached. Now, the experiment is ending.

04/24/2018 06:50 PM
Square Feet: After Years of Decline, a California Port City Sheds Its Past
About three dozen development projects, valued around $3.5 billion, are underway or in the pipeline in Long Beach.

04/24/2018 10:00 AM
Ford Changed Leaders, Looking for a Lift. It’s Still Looking.
After 11 months as chief, Jim Hackett has yet to satisfy those looking for a clear articulation of a strategy. But big moves could be in the offing.

04/25/2018 12:54 AM
Steven Mnuchin Will Head to China as Trade Tensions Mount
President Trump said he would send his Treasury secretary to Beijing to try to resolve a trade dispute that could have damaging economic repercussions.

04/25/2018 02:04 PM
China Is Opening Its Car Market. But Not Enough, Say Auto Companies.
Beijing’s plan will change little on the ground and offers a slim chance to become the starting point in talks to avert a trade war with Washington.

04/25/2018 12:38 PM
DealBook Briefing: Comcast Seizes the Lead From Murdoch in the Race for Sky
The British broadcaster withdrew its recommendation of 21st Century Fox’s bid after Comcast made a formal $30.7 billion offer. How will Fox and Disney respond?

04/25/2018 10:11 AM
Closing of Philippine Tourist Hub Stirs Fears of Military Takeover
Tourists will be barred from the island of Boracay in what local officials call an overreaction by President Rodrigo Duterte to environmental threats.

04/25/2018 05:12 AM
MSNBC Host Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount
Ms. Reid, who apologized in December for old anti-gay posts, said newly surfaced writings were “manipulated” by “an unknown, external party.”

04/25/2018 12:05 AM
White Collar Watch: Supreme Court Continues to Narrow the Meaning of Obstruction
A recent ruling reinforced a message that it’s not enough to show that conduct may have had some tangential impact on a case like the investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election.

04/24/2018 08:54 PM
Supreme Court Upholds Procedure That’s Said to Combat ‘Patent Trolls’
The justices ruled that the proceedings, which opponents say usurp the role of the federal courts, were a permissible way for the agency that administers patents to fix its mistakes.

04/25/2018 03:20 AM
Grumpy Investors Can’t Find Anything to Look Forward To
A combination of disappointing corporate earnings and early signs that inflation could be accelerating pushed stock markets lower.

04/24/2018 08:10 PM
Washington Wants to Weaken Bank Rules. Not Every Regulator Agrees.
Regulators are on the verge of reducing a post-crisis requirement that banks maintain a certain amount of capital based on their total size. That has put regulators at odds.

04/24/2018 07:16 PM
Supreme Court Bars Human Rights Suits Against Foreign Corporations
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said such suits should require explicit congressional authorization, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor countering that the court had created a double standard for corporations.

04/24/2018 06:34 PM
Black Woman’s Violent Arrest at Alabama Waffle House Was Justified, Police Say
Video of the arrest shows white officers grabbing the woman and tossing her onto the floor, causing her shirt to come down and exposing her breasts.

04/24/2018 06:44 PM
Why Won’t We Learn from the Survivors of the Rana Plaza Disaster?
After more than 1,100 people were killed in the horrific building collapse, hundreds of factories in Bangladesh were shuttered. Five years later, the garment industry looks set to return to business as usual.

04/24/2018 11:16 PM
A Video Game ‘Loot Box’ Offers Coveted Rewards, but Is It Gambling?
Loot boxes are a substantial revenue stream for the video game industry. But some lawmakers say they constitute gambling and should be regulated.

04/24/2018 09:35 PM
Washington Moves to Soften a Big Bank Capital Rule: DealBook Briefing
Federal banking regulators have in recent weeks proposed adjustments that could ease a stringent, no-frills bank capital requirement.

04/25/2018 03:01 PM
3 Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed, but Are Worth Buying
If you don’t have one of these — or you’ve waited until the options were good enough before investing — now is the time to buy.

04/24/2018 10:27 PM
In Brexit Vote, Town’s Nostalgia for Seafaring Past Muddied Its Future
Branded “idiots,” residents of Grimsby, England, choose romance for a dying fishing industry over another that is thriving.

04/24/2018 02:37 AM
Gender Pay Gap? Maybe Not in the Corner Office, a Study Shows
Women still earn far less for every dollar that men earn, but two professors say their research shows no significant difference at the chief executive level.

04/24/2018 12:13 AM
Halliburton Writes Off Remaining $312 Million Invested in Venezuela
The move was expected because the country’s state-owned oil company had fallen behind on paying its bills from companies that maintain and operate its oil and gas wells.

04/23/2018 10:35 PM
This Start-Up Says It Wants to Fight Poverty. A Food Stamp Giant Is Blocking It.
Propel was begun to bring convenience and new services to food stamp recipients. A big government contractor is getting in the way.

04/23/2018 08:07 PM
Rue St. Denis, Longtime Outfitter to TV and Chic People, Is Closing
For 25 years, a time capsule of perfectly preserved clothing in Alphabet City.

04/24/2018 12:34 AM
Richard Jenrette, 89, Wall St. Power and Preservationist of Homes, Dies
He helped found a groundbreaking firm, nursed an insurance giant back to health and created a trust devoted to restoring historic American homes.

04/24/2018 09:37 AM
Apple’s Deal for Shazam Is Delayed in Europe Over Data Concerns
European authorities are testing the idea that data can give companies an unfair edge over rivals.

04/23/2018 06:31 PM
Front Burner: McIlhenny Co. Marks Its 150th Anniversary With Special Tabasco
Tabasco Diamond Reserve Sauce looks more like a small bottle of Champagne, and costs just as much.

04/24/2018 01:09 AM
Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer’s More Valuable Parts
Edward Lampert made the unusual move of offering to have his hedge fund buy parts of Sears, including its Kenmore brand, as it struggles to pay down debt.

04/23/2018 05:11 PM
Craft Distillers, Facing Lower Taxes, Invest in Themselves
A little-publicized amendment in the new tax law shows the growing political clout of American spirits producers, particularly the smaller ones.

04/23/2018 09:42 PM
Hawaiian Food Is Flourishing … in Utah?
The restaurant chain Mo’ Bettahs has found success appealing to Utah’s dominant religious group: Mormons, who have long had ties to Polynesia.

04/23/2018 03:34 PM
Banker Finds He Has ‘Even More Enemies Than I Thought’
Accused of bribery, Ilmars Rimsevics, Latvia’s widely disliked central banker, seems headed for a fall, along with one of the nation’s largest banks.

04/23/2018 11:38 PM
What Might Happen to Amazon’s Profit if It Paid Its Workers More?
Amazon does not disclose its total compensation expense, but its disclosure of median pay provides some insight on the impact of paying its employees more.

04/23/2018 11:58 PM
Professor Apologizes for Helping Cambridge Analytica Harvest Facebook Data
Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who helped harvest tens of millions of Facebook profiles in 2014, said he “never heard a word” of objection from the social media giant.

04/23/2018 12:56 AM
Prominent Exit From Ad Industry Sets Off Questions About Future
The resignation of WPP’s Martin Sorrell shocked the industry and also highlighted the question of what‘s next for advertising companies in a dynamic era.

04/23/2018 01:32 AM
Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class
Even as private employers have rebounded from the recession, the public sector’s ranks have withered, and pay and benefits have lagged.

04/23/2018 04:39 AM
A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain
Gary Gensler, who once led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has joined M.I.T., where he is warning about potential problems for virtual currencies.

 

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