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Fearing ‘Spy Trains,’ Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:59:11 +0000
A Chinese train maker, the world’s largest, has contracts in Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston, but Congress may block i...

Maybe We’re Not All Going to Be Gig Economy Workers After All

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 09:00:07 +0000
Companies like Uber are hitting the turbulence of government regulation, worker resistance and labor market reality....

Autoworkers Union Calls for Strike Against G.M.

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:38:24 +0000
The union and G.M. remain far apart on most of the major issues on the table. The strike plan was authorized by at a mee...

Two Major Saudi Oil Installations Hit by Drone Strike, and U.S. Blames Iran

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:06:14 +0000
Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility. But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Tehran and said the strikes w...

Casper Dreams of Being Bigger Than Mattresses

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 03:03:48 +0000
The start-up wants to be the ‘Nike of sleep.’ It’s a slightly absurd concept — in a gigantic market....

Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:45:23 +0000
Tens of thousands of workers in and around the capital were here legally because of adversity in their homeland. Now the...

A Harvard Professor Doubles Down: If You Take Epstein’s Money, Do It in Secret

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:55:48 +0000
A conversation with Lawrence Lessig about Jeffrey Epstein, M.I.T. and reputation laundering....

Rising Car Prices Are Sending Even Strong-Credit Buyers to the Used Lot

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:00:05 +0000
Drivers with high credit scores accounted for more than half of used-car financing in the second quarter this year, whic...

This Week in Business: E-Cigarettes Take a Hit, and Gig Workers Get Good News

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:00:02 +0000
Plus, plaintiffs reached a tentative settlement in a gigantic lawsuit over the opioid crisis...

How One Photographer Captured Burning Issues Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divi

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:49:55 +0000
He had arrived as an American-Israeli in a Palestinian village, but identities quickly faded as mutual trust and respect...

Pandora Plots a Comeback. Think Pink.

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 09:04:11 +0000
The world’s largest jewelry company by volume hopes new designs, marketing and store changes will reverse a sales slid...

Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:25:18 +0000
As authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer loo...

G.M. and Autoworkers in Talks on New Labor Contract

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:16:27 +0000
G.M. is looking for ways to cut costs, while the union hopes to reopen a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The contract expire...

Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 04:23:37 +0000
In a surprising move, drug distributors and pharmacy chains on the eve of a landmark federal trial argued that the judge...

They’re Coming! How a Joke About Area 51 May Lure Thousands of Partygoers

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 04:26:10 +0000
The organizers of one alien-themed party went their separate ways this week, leading to accusations of secrecy and poor ...

MoviePass Ending Its Run, 2 Years After Millions Signed Up

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:54:48 +0000
A low subscription fee in 2017 attracted subscribers but resulted in huge losses. It continued to burn through cash whil...

14 Million Watched Democrats Debate in Houston

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:28:24 +0000
The New York Times will join CNN in co-sponsoring next month’s debate in Ohio, another sign of the paper’s expanded ...

Chicago Man Fraudulently Accrued 42 Million Delta SkyBonus Points, U.S. Says

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:49:55 +0000
Gennady Podolsky used his position as a travel agent to cheat Delta Air Lines out of $1.75 million worth of loyalty poin...

Iger Departs Board of Apple, Disney’s New Streaming Competitor

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:19:04 +0000
Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive and chairman, had been on the board since 2011. But both companies will debut...

Kanye West’s New Yeezy Shoes Draw Comparisons to Crocs and a Colander

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:55:50 +0000
White, slip-on and dotted with holes, the unreleased shoes got decidedly mixed reviews after pictures of them emerged....

New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:04:24 +0000
In a court filing, the state attorney general’s office says that it has found new account transfers by members of the ...

The Concept Cars Gleam, but Executive Dread Clouds the Frankfurt Auto Show

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:45:04 +0000
Trade war, technology shifts and a global downturn are putting “unprecedented” pressure on automakers. Sustainabilit...

For Older Patients, an ‘Afterworld’ of Hospital Care

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:20:53 +0000
Long-term care hospitals tend to the sickest of patients, often near the end of their lives. Many will never return home...

Mystery Solved: Private-Equity-Backed Firms Are Behind Ad Blitz on ‘Surprise B

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:17:05 +0000
Two doctor-staffing companies are pushing back against legislation that could hit their bottom lines....

For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:01:52 +0000
About 1.2 million American children have peanut allergies. A new drug, Palforzia, does not cure the condition, but it ca...

Zantac Has Low Levels of a Cancer-Causing Chemical, the F.D.A. Says

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:10:17 +0000
The chemical, NDMA, is the same one found in the blood pressure drug valsartan, which led to widespread recalls last yea...

Stocks on Wall Street Stay Short of a Record

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:09:21 +0000
Friday’s gains extended a three-week-long rally that has lifted the S&P 500 by about 6 percent from its August lows....

London Stock Exchange Rejects Takeover Bid From Hong Kong

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:17:51 +0000
London officials, citing “fundamental flaws” in the unsolicited $37 billion offer from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange,...

Wealth Advisory Firms Are Merging, but What’s in It for Clients?

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:00:06 +0000
The answer may depend on how much money the wealthy have to invest, experts say. Either way, a change in ownership may b...

House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:49:52 +0000
Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companie...

DealBook Briefing: Beijing’s Plan to Get to a Trade Deal

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:15:49 +0000
China appears to be betting on two approaches: start buying more U.S. goods, and try to keep discussions with Washington...

Trade Tensions Ease as China Drops Some Pork and Soybean Tariffs

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:55:39 +0000
Details were scant, but the move could help ease Chinese food prices and comes as trade talks between the two countries ...

Recession or Slowdown? Why You Should Care About the Difference

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:03:28 +0000
The economy seems to be cooling off. Whether it starts to shrink is the question....

Why Buy That Expensive Tent When You Can Rent?

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:00:19 +0000
Our writer tested a new service that wants to rent you everything you’ll need for your camping trip....

A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut Sales

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:44:08 +0000
Companies and trade groups are weighing the risks of fighting a proposed ban on most flavored vaping products, to protec...

Partisans Dig In as Executives Call for Action on Guns

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:16:43 +0000
A letter signed by about 150 business leaders asked the Senate to expand background checks for all sales and enact a “...

Forever 21, Losing Young Shoppers, Is Said to Be Near Bankruptcy Filing

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:47:53 +0000
The tide has turned for Forever 21 and similar fashion retailers in the past few years. Its hundreds of stores are getti...

New Lawsuit Against Uber Is Set to Test Its Classification of Workers

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:56:18 +0000
A class-action suit on behalf of drivers in federal court in California, filed on Wednesday, accused Uber of wrongly cla...

M.I.T. President Says He Thanked Jeffrey Epstein for Gift in Letter

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:38:07 +0000
L. Rafael Reif said top administrators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had allowed donations as long as Mr....

There’s More Driving Toyota City Than Just Cars

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:37:28 +0000
Japan’s “Motor City,” a 50-minute train ride from Nagoya, offers scenic hikes, art museums and yes, many tributes ...

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia Sues CBS for Defamation, Seeking $400 Millio

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:59:59 +0000
He filed the lawsuit in response to interviews on “CBS This Morning” with two women who accused him of sexual miscon...

Google Says a Change in Its Algorithm Will Highlight ‘Original Reporting’

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:45:19 +0000
As tech companies try to make amends with publishers, Google changes its search engine to address an old complaint....

Deliveroo Ad Implying Delivery Anywhere (Even Space) Is Banned in U.K.

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:21:27 +0000
A British regulator said the commercials were misleading because the food delivery service is not available throughout t...

Beto O’Rourke Urges Banks to Cut Services for Gun Sales

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 02:46:51 +0000
The candidate said he wanted credit card companies and other financial institutions to stop providing services for sales...

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:56:47 +0000
It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night....

Stocks Climb Toward Record as Trade Tensions Ease Further

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:48:52 +0000
Other financial markets are also showing signs that investors are less panicked about a recession in the United States....

E.C.B. Acts to Head Off Recession Threat in Europe, With a Caveat

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:26:02 +0000
The bank announced measures to stimulate eurozone growth, but will face questions about what else it can do if the econo...

DealBook Briefing: C.E.O.s Demand More Gun Control

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:43:04 +0000
The heads of 145 companies sent a letter to Senate leaders calling for an expansion of background checks to firearms sal...

What ‘Retirement’ Means Now

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:04:55 +0000
The vision of life after 65 for American workers has changed. So has what it takes to make it all happen....

S.U.V. vs. Sedan, and Detroit vs. the World, in a Fight for the Future

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:00:06 +0000
In 2019 in the U.S., sport utility vehicles and pickups are grabbing a record 70 percent of the market. Asian and Europe...

Over 50 and Freelancing to Fill the Gaps in Retirement Funds

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:44:33 +0000
Whether they chose to retire or were forced out of a job, a significant chunk of American workers over the age of 50 are...

An Open Letter (and a Rant) on Age Discrimination at Work

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:17:54 +0000
One writer, in his 50s, has applied to more than 100 jobs. And a second has had it up to her silver bob with younger col...

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey)

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:15:00 +0000
During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turn...

Should You Spend, or Save, as if You’ll Live Forever?

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:04:28 +0000
How young you feel can influence how you handle your money, research shows....

Blue Skies Ahead for Cheap Flights, But Read the Fine Print

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:40:54 +0000
More no-frills carriers as well as major airlines are offering deals on international flights. Just book ahead and be wa...

‘Simply Unacceptable’: Executives Demand Senate Action on Gun Violence

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:57:14 +0000
“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable,” the corporate chiefs urged senators in...

What People Say About the Economy Can Set Off a Recession

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:00:11 +0000
Big economic changes come when popular narratives mutate and spread, infecting the decisions of millions of people, the ...

A New Monopoly Game Celebrates Women, but What About the One Behind the Original

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 01:53:17 +0000
Hasbro’s Ms. Monopoly will pay women more than men and celebrate female inventors, but it makes only brief reference t...