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The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 11:55:26 +0000
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lea...

Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:49:58 +0000
A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on ...

Please Stop Big Tech, Small Rivals Tell Lawmakers

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 02:29:05 +0000
Until Friday, few executives had complained in public about how Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook hurt their businesses...

Disney Drops Fox From 20th Century and Searchlight Studio Names

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:13:10 +0000
The name change means consumers won’t mistakenly connect the Disney-owned studio with Mr. Murdoch’s polarizing Fox N...

This Is the Guy Who's Taking Away the Instagram Likes

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:23:53 +0000
Adam Mosseri, chieftain of Instagram, wants to keep the platform a safe, special space. That means learning from the mis...

It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:30:08 +0000
Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?...

A Common Charger for All Phones? The European Union Is on the Case

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:14:39 +0000
The proposal could save costs and thousands of tons of electronic waste, advocates say, but previous measures have fizzl...

Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:46:43 +0000
If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer mot...

Stocks Soar as Traders’ Mood Brightens

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:00:08 +0000
Over the last year, investors’ outlooks shifted strikingly, with little improvement in economic and corporate conditio...

Help! A Hurricane Destroyed Our House and We Can’t Afford That Vacation Anymor

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:00:09 +0000
In this week’s Tripped Up column, Sarah Firshein investigates how a family in The Bahamas can recover vacation funds t...

Rejoice Over the Markets’ Marvelous Rallies. Then Worry.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:25:24 +0000
After months of amazing stock and bond market gains, investors have reason to celebrate. But how do you hold on to those...

Review: Competing in the Digital Age

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:41:11 +0000
Two new books examine how digital technologies are transforming businesses and the economy, and look at the resulting et...

W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:31:04 +0000
In two new reports, the global health agency says only government intervention can fix the broken market for new antimic...

$8 Billion Verdict in Drug Lawsuit Is Reduced to $6.8 Million

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:06:59 +0000
A Philadelphia judge lowered the damages in a case that claimed Johnson & Johnson played down the risks of an antipsycho...

Klimt Painting Found in Museum’s Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:11:37 +0000
Gardeners found the painting in the wall of the Italian museum it was stolen from almost 23 years ago....

Medicare’s Part D Doughnut Hole Has Closed! Mostly. Sorta.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:37:07 +0000
The drug coverage gap was widely loathed, but the new scheme may still leave some older Americans holding the bag....

Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:10:19 +0000
Passengers from Wuhan, China, will be screened at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles st...

You Don’t Need to Travel to Profit From International Stocks

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:00:09 +0000
How investors can use indexes to spot opportunities in global stock markets without adding risk....

Are You Overlooking Something That Could Make You Richer?

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:30:09 +0000
You probably aren’t paying enough attention to your debt, an accountant argues in a new book, and that could be costin...

There Is a Fund for Everything. But Why?

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:00:10 +0000
Funds try to profit from cows, trade wars, sick pets and obese adults. But who really needs them?...

You Really Can Lower Your Car Insurance Cost

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:34:16 +0000
After years of increases, auto insurance has become a budget pain point for many. But experts say there are ways to keep...

Small, Often Overlooked Stocks May Yet Have Their Day

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:30:06 +0000
After years of underperformance, a lagging sector is even more appealing, its adherents say....

A New Generation Seeks to Give It All Away Now

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:28:03 +0000
Families create foundations typically to establish a long-term philanthropic legacy, but a new study shows some want to ...

Now, Try Slicing the Stock Market Into Equal Pieces

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:00:07 +0000
Index fund investing is already immensely popular. But is it time to consider funds that construct indexes differently?...

Health Care Costs Are Rising. Fund Returns Are Less Reliable.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:30:09 +0000
In 2019, the industry’s performance was not quite as strong as the overall stock market’s. Some managers point to po...

Airbnb Imagines a ‘Stakeholder’ World

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:56:13 +0000
The home-rental company plans to consider the needs of more than just investors in its corporate governance — and will...

The Great Bond Party of 2019 is Ending

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:41:34 +0000
With Federal Reserve rate cuts behind us and recession fears waning, don’t expect much from bond funds this year....

Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:13:57 +0000
Some executives at small companies have reservations about President Trump, but also concerns about Bernie Sanders and E...

Happy Results Turned Up Everywhere You Looked

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:00:18 +0000
Three funds profited handsomely from investments in stocks of many descriptions in countries around the globe....

China’s Birthrate Hits Historic Low, in Looming Crisis for Beijing

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:08:05 +0000
In a country where most older adults rely heavily on their families, the continuing drop in births could have a seismic ...

Trump to Nominate a Critic and an Insider to the Fed Board

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 04:12:53 +0000
The president formally announced that he would nominate Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve’s s...

Democrats Say JPMorgan’s Response to Racism Questions Was Lacking

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:39:24 +0000
Under 5 percent of its advisers are black, the bank said in response to questions from Democrats in Congress. The lawmak...

Delayed by Abuse Claim, Apple’s ‘The Banker’ Gets New Release Date

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:31:37 +0000
The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, was withdrawn after a producer, a son of one of its protagonist...

Barneys Workers Feel Used as They March Store Toward Death

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 01:47:50 +0000
As the retailer goes through liquidation, employees at its flagship store say they haven’t received information about ...

After Hashtag Activism, Hollywood Assistants Get a Raise

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:47:00 +0000
Hourly wage earners at Creative Artists Agency score a victory for the #PayUpHollywood movement....

I.R.S. Exempts Some Forgiven Student Loans From Taxes

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0000
Borrowers whose schools abruptly shut down or used misleading practices won’t have to pay taxes on their forgiven bala...

China’s Improving Economic Data Masks Deeper Problems

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:34:58 +0000
Consumers are spending, and Beijing reached a trade deal with the U.S., but the Chinese economy still faces a difficult ...

Trillion-Dollar Company: Google Reaches Milestone in Market Value

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:20:25 +0000
The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market m...

Stocks Continue Record Climb as Earnings Overshadow Impeachment

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:17:47 +0000
The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 are all in record territory....

Trump’s Next Trade Fight Could Be With Europe

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:08:37 +0000
Fiery remarks by Europe’s new trade commissioner hint at what could be President Trump’s biggest trade battle this y...

Peacock Streaming: What to Expect From NBC's New Service

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 02:30:37 +0000
Comcast, a late convert to streaming, is distinguishing itself from Netflix and other competitors by embracing ads....

Germany Investigates 3 Suspected of Spying for China

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:12:10 +0000
Raids were carried out on the homes and offices of the three people, at a time when Berlin faces pressure over Huawei, t...

George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:13:08 +0000
He found that team owners had twice conspired to impede the market for free agents in the 1980s. As a result of his ruli...

The Work Diary of Derrius Quarles, Million-Dollar Multitasker

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:44:55 +0000
A former foster care child pays it forward exponentially with a financial app, brand strategy and a new government posit...

A Trade Deal Meant to Heal Rifts Could Actually Make Them Worse

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:39:21 +0000
The new deal between the United States and China leaves untouched the thorniest issues driving the two economic giants a...

Winners and Losers of the Trade Deal

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 05:54:40 +0000
President Trump and a top Chinese official signed a long-awaited phase-one trade deal yesterday. Here’s who benefited,...

In Huawei Battle, China Threatens Germany ‘Where It Hurts’: Automakers

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:30:14 +0000
VW, Daimler and BMW sell more cars in China than anywhere else and many already cooperate with Huawei — a dependency B...

Overwhelmed by Medical Bills, and Finding Help on TikTok

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:11:47 +0000
In a video last month, a North Carolina woman shared a tip about battling “stupid charges.” Thousands responded — ...

Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Are Skeptical.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:16:14 +0000
Trump administration officials say the “Phase 1” deal signed Wednesday will promote growth. Many economic forecaster...

Trump Tax Break That Benefited the Rich Is Being Investigated

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 02:37:47 +0000
The Treasury Department’s watchdog said it was looking into the Opportunity Zone program, a multibillion-dollar tax br...

China Renews Its ‘Belt and Road’ Push for Global Sway

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 01:30:09 +0000
Deals by Chinese companies to build ports, telecom networks and other infrastructure in poor countries have picked up, a...

Trump Basks in Trade Victory With Corporate Friends

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:34:24 +0000
A White House signing ceremony turned into a love fest for the mega-rich....

U.S. Energy Industry Looks for Clarity in China Trade Deal

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:48:20 +0000
Oil and gas companies may see an export revival from the accord, but they seek commitments that tariffs will be dropped....

The Second-Biggest Diamond in History Has a New Owner

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 06:47:34 +0000
Louis Vuitton has won all 1,758 carats of the Sewelo diamond....

Trump Tried to Kill Anti-Bribery Rule He Deemed ‘Unfair,’ New Book Alleges

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:39:54 +0000
The president asked administration officials to help kill the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, according to a new book fro...

Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer, Dies at 81

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:26:08 +0000
He originally received pushback from his employer, Xerox. But his invention eventually became nearly ubiquitous in every...

7.3 Million Watched Democrats Debate in Iowa as First Votes Loom

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:53:13 +0000
Ratings results from the debate in Iowa....

What’s in (and Not in) the U.S.-China Trade Deal

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:07:13 +0000
The agreement includes some wins for President Trump, but implementing and enforcing the deal could be difficult....