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    India’s Top Court Limits a Sweeping Biometric ID Program


    The Supreme Court upheld the Aadhaar program but rebuked the government for requiring the fingerprint ID for virtually everything in daily...

    The Supreme Court upheld the Aadhaar program but rebuked the government for requiring the fingerprint ID for virtually everything in daily life.
    Square Feet: Capital of Laos Seeks Stronger Ties to China

    Square Feet: Capital of Laos Seeks Stronger Ties to China


    In recent years, Chinese investment in resource-rich Laos has strengthened the country’s economy, which is projected to grow by 7 percent this year. Vientiane’s hot property market reflects this...

    Hoping that China’s Belt and Road Initiative will improve connectivity with its neighbor, Laos is preparing for a new wave of Chinese investment in its property sector.
    Richard Parsons Is Named Interim Chairman at CBS

    Richard Parsons Is Named Interim Chairman at CBS


    Richard Parsons, who was chairman of both Time Warner and Citigroup before joining CBS, will become the television network’s interim chairman of the board of...

    The appointment of Mr. Parsons, a former Time Warner and Citigroup chairman, is the latest move in a continuing shake-up during what has been a turbulent period for the company.
    Delta ‘Technology Issue’ Temporarily Disrupts Travel and Enrages Customers

    Delta ‘Technology Issue’ Temporarily Disrupts Travel and Enrages Customers


    Delta Air Lines planes at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Delta was experiencing technical difficulties on Tuesday, which caused widespread...

    The problems caused widespread confusion, and many customers demanded to know why they could not book flights, print tickets or board their planes.
    Unbuttoned: The Continental Shock of the Kors-Versace Deal

    Unbuttoned: The Continental Shock of the Kors-Versace Deal


    Donatella Versace in her Milan studio. The purchase of her family’s fashion house by an American company, Michael Kors, challenges the industry’s European...

    For years luxury industry wisdom had it that American brands didn’t understand European luxury. Can a surprise acquisition prove them wrong?
    Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?

    Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?


    Alexander Malkevich, a Russian journalist with little previous experience in American media, started the website USAReally, which some believe may be a part of a retooled Russian propaganda...

    USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization. But some cybersecurity experts believe it may be part of a retooled Russian propaganda operation.
    Cancer Center Switches Focus on Fund-Raising as Problems Mount

    Cancer Center Switches Focus on Fund-Raising as Problems Mount


    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has scrambled to address public criticism and staff morale...

    The change highlights the challenges facing Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the nation’s most prestigious cancer centers, amid a widening crisis.
    One Reason for Slow Wage Growth? More Benefits

    One Reason for Slow Wage Growth? More Benefits


    Best Buy, the electronics retailer, began offering four weeks of paid time off to its employees, including part-time workers, to take care of family...

    The rise of nonwage compensation like paid time off is helping persuade the Fed to push up interest rates.
    Hold the Donuts, Says Newly Named Dunkin’

    Hold the Donuts, Says Newly Named Dunkin’


    Dunkin’ Donuts is shortening its name to emphasize that beverage sales now account for the majority of its...

    The treats remain but they are not a part of the company’s new “brand identity.” The shift is a nod to the chain’s beverage sales, which make up 60 percent of its business.

    S&P 500 Dips as Chip Stocks and Utilities Tumble


    The S&P 500 fell on Tuesday as chipmakers were dented by ratings downgrades and utilities declined ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, offsetting a boost from the energy...

    The S&P 500 fell on Tuesday as chipmakers were dented by ratings downgrades and utilities declined ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, offsetting a boost from the energy sector.
    ‘Highly Aggressive’ Green Crabs From Canada Menace Maine’s Coast

    ‘Highly Aggressive’ Green Crabs From Canada Menace Maine’s Coast


    Markus Frederich, a professor at the University of New England in Maine, says invasive green crabs from Canada, which are known for their aggressive and destructive nature, could worsen conditions for other marine life in New England...

    The crabs, which are known as the “cockroach of the sea,” eat oysters, can prey on lobsters in groups and have been known to turn on each other, experts said.
    Joshua Roth, Who Brought Agents to Visual Artists, Dies at 40

    Joshua Roth, Who Brought Agents to Visual Artists, Dies at 40


    Joshua Roth, right, with the artist Ai Weiwei at a screening of Mr. Ai’s film “Human Flow” in Beverly Hills, Calif., last year. Mr. Ai was among the artists for whom Mr. Roth helped arrange deals at United Talent Agency’s fine arts division,...

    Mr. Roth founded United Talent Agency’s fine arts division in 2015 to tap into a new revenue source and help artists broker deals beyond the art world.
    Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Secrets to Help Intel

    Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Secrets to Help Intel


    Qualcomm said in court documents filed Monday that Apple had stolen trade secrets to help improve Intel chips so they could match Qualcomm...

    The chip maker claims Apple wanted to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm technology and make sure Intel’s chips were just as good.
    Trump Trade Negotiator Warns That Canada Is Running Out of Time

    Trump Trade Negotiator Warns That Canada Is Running Out of Time


    Robert E. Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, and his Canadian counterpart, Chrystia Freeland, last year in...

    Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, said the administration will move forward with a bilateral trade pact with Mexico if an agreement cannot be reached with Canada.

    How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse


    Instagram’s co-founders, who resigned on Monday, presided over a company that boomed with help from technological advances and societal...

    Instagram’s co-founders, who resigned on Monday, presided over a company that boomed with help from technological advances and societal changes.
    Michael Kors to Buy Versace for $2.1 Billion in Bid to Expand

    Michael Kors to Buy Versace for $2.1 Billion in Bid to Expand


    Michael Kors’s acquisition of Versace, led by the artistic director Donatella Versace, means the end of independence for one of the most prominent stand-alone fashion...

    Acquiring the Italian luxury brand would insert Kors into the high-end fashion market and help it challenge European conglomerates.
    3-D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Quits Company He Founded

    3-D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson Quits Company He Founded


    Cody Wilson outside the Harris County Jail in Houston after posting bond on Sunday. Charged with sexual assault, he has stepped down as director of Defense...

    Mr. Wilson, accused of sexual assault against a minor and arrested in Taiwan on Friday, was replaced as Defense Distributed’s director by Paloma Heindorff.
    News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder

    News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder


    From left, The Markup's executive director Sue Gardner, managing editor Jeff Larson and editor in chief Julia...

    The Markup, dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society, will be led by two former ProPublica journalists. Craig Newmark gave $20 million to help fund the operation.
    How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species? Forget the ‘Kingpins’

    How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species? Forget the ‘Kingpins’


    Chumlong Lemtongthai, a Thai citizen convicted in South Africa in a rhino-hunting scheme. The horns were sold on the black market, authorities said. He was released earlier this...

    Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem.
    Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company

    Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company


    Kevin Systrom, left, and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of...

    Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app.
    Offering Manicures With Your Hot Pot, China’s Haidilao Plans a Global Push

    Offering Manicures With Your Hot Pot, China’s Haidilao Plans a Global Push


    Hot pot, in which diners cook their own meat and vegetables in a boiling broth, is a favorite meal in China. And Haidilao is China’s most popular hot pot chain, mostly because of how employees go all out to greet, serve and...

    The popular Chinese restaurant chain — which woos its customers with shoe-shining services, board games and other distractions — plans to raise $1 billion.
    Book Entry: Review: Michael Ovitz Offers a Revealing Retelling of His Hollywood Career

    Book Entry: Review: Michael Ovitz Offers a Revealing Retelling of His Hollywood Career


    In his autobiography, Michael Ovitz recounts his time at Creative Artists Agency, the influential talent agency, and his falling out with Michael Eisner while at the Walt Disney...

    “Who Is Michael Ovitz?” does not just want to recast the popular image of the co-founder of C.A.A..It seeks to settle countless scores and re-litigate old arguments.
    Sears C.E.O. Lampert Sounds Alarm on Bankruptcy Risk

    Sears C.E.O. Lampert Sounds Alarm on Bankruptcy Risk


    A Sears store in Meriden, Conn., last year. The company has $5.6 billion debt...

    Edward Lampert, the Sears chief executive whose hedge fund owns big chunks of the company’s debt, suggests selling stores and asking lenders to take equity stakes.
    Supreme Court Fight Goes Prime Time With Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview

    Supreme Court Fight Goes Prime Time With Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview


    A historian called it “utterly extraordinary” that a Supreme Court nominee was interviewed on television. On Monday, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, took questions from Martha MacCallum of Fox...

    Brett M. Kavanaugh submitted to questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, the first time in memory that a Supreme Court nominee was interviewed on TV before a confirmation vote.
    Trump’s Tariffs May Hurt, but Quitting China Is Hard to Do

    Trump’s Tariffs May Hurt, but Quitting China Is Hard to Do


    Garment workers earlier this month arriving for their shifts at a factory in Phnom Penh,...

    Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war mounts, but few places can match China’s convenience and reliability.
    Telltale, Acclaimed Maker of Story-Based Video Games, Lays Off Most of Its Staff

    Telltale, Acclaimed Maker of Story-Based Video Games, Lays Off Most of Its Staff


    A concept artist working on The Walking Dead video game at Telltale Games in 2014. The developer announced on Friday that it had laid off most of its...

    Telltale Games, which developed games with strong stories based on “The Walking Dead,” “Game of Thrones” and Batman, said that critical praise “did not translate to sales.”
    Hotel Workers Fret Over a New Rival: Alexa at the Front Desk

    Hotel Workers Fret Over a New Rival: Alexa at the Front Desk


    The Royal Hawaiian, on Waikiki Beach, is operated by Marriott, which like other chains is introducing more and more technology in its...

    As technologies threaten to displace service workers, unions are making job protection and new opportunities a priority in contract talks.
    Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named

    Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named


    Judge Kavanaugh mentioned Renate Dolphin on his yearbook page, his lawyer said, because of one high school event they attended together “and nothing else.” Address and some names have been...

    The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some high school friends described themselves in a yearbook as “Renate” alumni. The woman they were referring to is furious.
    From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce

    From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce


    Walmart says it now has a better system for pinpointing which batches of leafy green vegetables might be...

    The giant retailer will begin requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database that can rapidly pinpoint contamination.
    Buybacks Continued to Boom Last Quarter: DealBook’s Closing Bell

    Buybacks Continued to Boom Last Quarter: DealBook’s Closing Bell


    Apple accounted for 11 percent of all buyback activity by S.& P. 500 companies during the second...

    Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index bought back a record $189.1 billion of their shares during the second quarter, up nearly 60 percent from a year ago.
    Starbucks Plans Reshuffling That Will Trim Executive Ranks

    Starbucks Plans Reshuffling That Will Trim Executive Ranks


    The global coffee chain will lay off some non-retail employees at the vice president and senior vice president level, a spokeswoman said on...

    Kevin Johnson, the C.E.O., notified staff of a restructuring to help the company accelerate its global growth, particularly in rising markets like China.
    SiriusXM to Buy Pandora for $3.5 Billion in Bid to Expand Reach

    SiriusXM to Buy Pandora for $3.5 Billion in Bid to Expand Reach


    Though early to the internet music business, Pandora Media has struggled to compete with rivals like Spotify and Apple...

    SiriusXM had already invested $480 million in Pandora, which has struggled to grow in the face of competition from Spotify and Apple.
    Get in Bed With Skynet

    Get in Bed With Skynet


    Sankarshan Murthy is always looking...

    Robot furniture is happening. This is the single greatest thing to happen to humanity ever, the robots told us to say.
    NBC’s Entertainment Chief Leaves in Latest Broadcast TV Shakeup

    NBC’s Entertainment Chief Leaves in Latest Broadcast TV Shakeup


    Robert Greenblatt, right, is leaving as NBC’s entertainment chief. He will be succeeded by Paul Telegdy, left, a president and the head of reality programming at NBC, and George Cheeks, a rising star at the...

    Robert Greenblatt is stepping away with NBC No. 1 in the ratings. His departure comes at a time of nearly unprecedented change at the highest ranks of the broadcast networks.
    DealBook Briefing: Was Sky Worth It?

    DealBook Briefing: Was Sky Worth It?


    Comcast beat 21st Century Fox to acquire the British broadcaster Sky with a $39 billion bid. It may be paying over the...

    Comcast beat 21st Century Fox to acquire the British broadcaster Sky with a $39 billion bid. It may be paying over the odds.
    A G.O.P. Senate Candidate Highlights His Drug Industry Career. Should He?

    A G.O.P. Senate Candidate Highlights His Drug Industry Career. Should He?


    Bob Hugin spoke in 2014 at a groundbreaking ceremony in Summit, N.J., for Celgene, the pharmaceutical company he led until stepping down to run for United States Senate. To his right are Representative Leonard Lance of New Jersey and former Gov. Chris...

    The race for Senator Robert Menendez’s seat has proved competitive in deeply blue New Jersey. His Republican opponent, Bob Hugin, built his career in the pharmaceutical industry.
    Trump’s China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs

    Trump’s China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs


    A robot at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai this month. The United States and China are racing to dominate the next generation of ultrafast wireless networks, known as 5G. The faster networks will fuel the use of artificial intelligence...

    As tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods go into effect on Monday, tech and telecom companies warn that America’s dominance is at risk.
    In Beating Disney for Sky, Comcast Remains in the Game

    In Beating Disney for Sky, Comcast Remains in the Game


    Brian L. Roberts, who runs Comcast, has been a thorn in Disney’s side all year, and on Saturday, Comcast topped Disney in the fight for control of the British pay-TV company...

    Gaining control of the British pay-TV company was key for Comcast’s future plans, but it came at a steep price and Disney still has 21st Century Fox’s assets.
    Advertising: Starring in That Drug Commercial? An Actual Patient

    Advertising: Starring in That Drug Commercial? An Actual Patient


    Vivicca Whitsett, who has Type 2 diabetes, in an ad for the NovoLog FlexPen, an insulin...

    Pharmaceutical ads have long featured healthy-looking actors or celebrity pitches. Now there’s an increased desire to use people who have taken the medications.
    App-Only Banks Rise in Europe and Aim at Traditional Lenders

    App-Only Banks Rise in Europe and Aim at Traditional Lenders


    Tom Blomfield, a founder and the chief executive of Monzo, a banking start-up in Britain. “The internet lets you run these traditional businesses at a fraction of the cost,” he...

    Favorable regulations and an influx of venture capital have made London a testing ground for banks without physical branches.