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    Amazon Profits Fall Far Short of Expectations, but Investors Shrug

    Amazon Profits Fall Far Short of Expectations, but Investors Shrug


    Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, was by one estimate the world’s wealthiest person for a brief time on...

    Wall Street would probably have pummeled any other retailer that turned in the kind of performance Amazon reported Thursday: profits that were less than a third of what analysts had expected.
    Wisconsin’s Lavish Lure for Foxconn: $3 Billion in Tax Subsidies

    Wisconsin’s Lavish Lure for Foxconn: $3 Billion in Tax Subsidies


    Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chairman, at the White House on Wednesday. Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion factory in...

    The incentive package includes $1.5 billion in state income tax credits for job creation and $1.35 billion in state income tax breaks for capital investment.
    Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers

    Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers


    A Wells Fargo branch in New York. A report found that, by charging customers for useless auto insurance, the bank caused 25,000 wrongful vehicle...

    An internal report shows customers with car loans had costly, unnecessary insurance tacked onto their bills, and 274,000 were pushed into delinquency.
    White House and G.O.P. Leaders Reach Deal on Principles of Tax Overhaul

    White House and G.O.P. Leaders Reach Deal on Principles of Tax Overhaul


    Speaker Paul D. Ryan in Washington on Thursday. Republicans said they planned to heed the lessons from their health care legislation efforts and use a more conventional process to get a tax bill...

    Republican negotiators hope to pass the first major revision of the tax code since 1986, after dropping a contentious border adjustment tax on imports.

    Falling Tech Stocks Pull US Indexes Off Their Record Highs


    U.S. stock indexes pulled back from their record highs Thursday after an afternoon swoon for technology companies helped overshadow another big day for...

    U.S. stock indexes pulled back from their record highs Thursday after an afternoon swoon for technology companies helped overshadow another big day for telecoms.
    Banking Regulatory Nominees Back Fewer Financial Restrictions

    Banking Regulatory Nominees Back Fewer Financial Restrictions


    Joseph Otting, left, who has been nominated to be comptroller of the currency, and Randal Quarles, nominated to be the Federal Reserve’s vice chairman of supervision, appeared Thursday before the Senate Banking...

    President Trump’s nominees to oversee large banks said in a hearing that the government should roll back some post-crisis strictures.
    Feature: How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game

    Feature: How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game


    Hollywood is aggressively adapting material that doesn’t have a narrative or even any characters. But not all intellectual property is created...

    Hollywood is aggressively adapting material that doesn’t have a narrative or even any characters. But not all intellectual property is created equal.
    Common Sense: The Boycott That Wasn’t: How United Weathered a Media Firestorm

    Common Sense: The Boycott That Wasn’t: How United Weathered a Media Firestorm


    A United Airlines jet at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Despite an embarrassing incident in which a passenger was dragged bleeding off a plane, the airline’s quarterly results were...

    Three months after an infamous video, United Airlines’ earnings were surprisingly robust, perhaps proof that people ultimately shop for convenience and price.
    New York Times Reports Strong Quarter on Digital Revenue Growth

    New York Times Reports Strong Quarter on Digital Revenue Growth


    The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan. The company reported on Thursday that digital advertising revenue for the second quarter rose 23 percent, to $55...

    Though print advertising remained a challenge, new online subscriptions and stronger digital advertising were bright spots.

    Tech Tip: Why One Antivirus Program Is Better Than Two


    Multiple antivirus applications generally do not coexist well together on the computer because they need to monitor the same areas of your...

    Multiple antivirus applications generally do not coexist well together on the computer because they need to monitor the same areas of your system.
    Wheels: Cars Suck Up Data About You. Where Does It All Go?

    Wheels: Cars Suck Up Data About You. Where Does It All Go?


    Automakers, local governments, retailers, insurers and tech companies are looking to leverage the data that cars...

    Vehicles can track phone calls and texts, and log queries to websites. Who gets what information and for what purposes? This is what you should know.
    Libor Brought Scandal, Cost Billions — and May Be Going Away

    Libor Brought Scandal, Cost Billions — and May Be Going Away


    The Barclays headquarters in London. The bank is one of several to have been fined after an inquiry into the manipulation of...

    Regulators want to replace the reference interest rate, which underpins over $350 trillion in financial products, by 2021.
    Wider U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Risk Biting Both Countries

    Wider U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Risk Biting Both Countries


    Oil from Venezuela accounts for roughly 10 percent of American...

    President Trump has promised tougher measures against the oil-exporting country if it goes through with elections on Sunday. But that could raise gas prices in America.
    AstraZeneca’s Cancer Drug Trial Disappoints, Sending Shares Lower

    AstraZeneca’s Cancer Drug Trial Disappoints, Sending Shares Lower


    The AstraZeneca offices in Macclesfield, England. The company’s treatment for lung cancer had been expected to be a major driver of...

    The treatment had been expected to be a crucial driver of growth for the company as it faces more competition from generic pharmaceuticals.
    State of the Art: How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food

    State of the Art: How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food


    Tiffany Lo who helped launch BuzzFeed’s food videos during a shoot of a shredded chicken...

    Those overhead food videos that you watch and watch? BuzzFeed’s Tasty has mastered the format to become one of the world’s most popular content producers.
    Behind an $18 Billion Donation to a New York Charity, a Shadowy Chinese Conglomerate

    Behind an $18 Billion Donation to a New York Charity, a Shadowy Chinese Conglomerate


    Adam Tan, HNA’s chief executive, told The Financial Times on Monday that a Chinese man who donated $18 billion in ownership of HNA had only temporarily held the stake for the...

    A Chinese man has transferred more than 29 percent of HNA Group of China to a private foundation, adding to the questions about the firm’s structure and political connections.

    Facebook’s Profit and Revenue Surge, Despite Company Predictions of a Slowdown


    Facebook executives have been cautioning investors that the social-networking giant’s growth might start to slow. The latest earnings report suggests that hasn’t happened...

    Facebook executives have been cautioning investors that the social-networking giant’s growth might start to slow. The latest earnings report suggests that hasn’t happened yet.
    Britain to Ban New Diesel and Gas Cars by 2040

    Britain to Ban New Diesel and Gas Cars by 2040


    Victoria Embankment in London. There are rising concerns over air pollution in Britain, particularly in large...

    The ban follows similar announcements by France, India and Norway, and is the latest move in a growing push toward the use of electric vehicles.
    The Strange Case of Martin Shkreli Is Wrapping Up

    The Strange Case of Martin Shkreli Is Wrapping Up


    Martin Shkreli arriving at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn this...

    An unusual trial has featured victims who actually made money and defense lawyers who paint their client as an erratic misfit and want more victims to testify.
    Tech Fix: Google’s New Parental Control App Has a Flaw: Puberty

    Tech Fix: Google’s New Parental Control App Has a Flaw: Puberty


    The company’s Family Link software for managing children’s Android phones can be undone the instant a young user turns...

    The company’s Family Link software for managing children’s Android phones can be undone the instant a young user turns 13.