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    Black Dolls Found in Nooses at San Francisco Construction Site, Workers Say

    Black Dolls Found in Nooses at San Francisco Construction Site, Workers Say


    Craig Ogans at a news conference in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday. He is one of the three employees who said that co-workers used threats of violence and racial slurs to try to drive them off the...

    Three elevator operators said in a complaint that their co-workers used threats of violence and racial slurs to try to drive them off the job.
    Entrepreneurship: With the Slice App, Local Pizzerias Get a Bigger Piece of the Market

    Entrepreneurship: With the Slice App, Local Pizzerias Get a Bigger Piece of the Market


    At first, Ilir Sela steered away from the family business: pizzerias. But now he is building a national online delivery platform, Slice, focused on mom-and-pop pizza...

    Ilir Sela is building a national online delivery service, called Slice, focused on mom-and-pop pizzerias like the ones his family has owned for three generations.
    Amazon, the Brand Buster

    Amazon, the Brand Buster


    Amazon has roughly 100 private label brands for sale on its huge online marketplace, of which more than five dozen have been introduced in the past year...

    Amazon has introduced dozens of private label goods in the past year, and is using the power of its global marketplace to steer shoppers to its own products.
    How Much Can Goldman and Morgan Stanley Pay Out to Investors?

    How Much Can Goldman and Morgan Stanley Pay Out to Investors?


    Lloyd Blankfein, the head of Goldman Sachs, which the Federal Reserve determined had a capital percentage that was only slightly above the minimum under a stress...

    The bank stress tests suggest Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may end up with smaller stock buybacks. But the calculations are far from straightforward.
    Wealth Matters: Four Tips on How to Rescue a Bankrupt Business

    Wealth Matters: Four Tips on How to Rescue a Bankrupt Business


    A roulette wheel being calibrated and leveled at the Ocean Resort Casino, formerly the Revel, in Atlantic City. Bruce Deifik, who bought the Revel out of bankruptcy, plans to open Ocean Resort next...

    Buying a business out of bankruptcy might seem like a good deal, but it comes with risks. Heed this advice from others who invest in distressed assets.
    Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo

    Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo


    Schick Manufacturing is one of seven companies that have been granted exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs. Requests from 11 companies have been rejected. Nearly 20,000 applications remain to be...

    The Trump administration has begun granting a handful of exclusions from its steel and aluminum tariffs, but the slow, opaque process still has nearly 20,000 applications waiting.
    Obama-Era Investor Protection Rule Is Dead

    Obama-Era Investor Protection Rule Is Dead


    The so-called fiduciary rule — a requirement that financial professionals put their customers’ interests ahead of their own with retirement accounts — effectively...

    A federal appeals court dealt a final blow to a Labor Department rule that required financial professionals to act in their customers’ best interest.
    Netflix Fires Chief Communications Officer Over Use of Racial Slur

    Netflix Fires Chief Communications Officer Over Use of Racial Slur


    Jonathan Friedland, the chief communications officer of Netflix, left, and Reed Hastings, the company’s chief executive. Mr. Hastings fired Mr. Friedland on Friday over his use of a racial epithet at least twice in the workplace, according to a company...

    The executive used the slur twice — the second time while talking with black employees who were helping him deal with the fallout from the first time he used it, a company memo said.
    Lobsters, Small-Batch Whiskey and Trump’s Trade War

    Lobsters, Small-Batch Whiskey and Trump’s Trade War


    President Trump’s trade policies are starting to be felt by American industries, including Maine lobster producers, as other countries retaliate with tariffs on United States...

    Business owners who are the targets of other nations’ retaliatory tariffs are worried now that President Trump’s offensive will wind up hurting them.
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    Our columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and his Times colleagues help you make sense of major business and policy headlines and the power brokers who shape...

    Our columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and his Times colleagues help you make sense of major business and policy headlines and the power brokers who shape them.
    What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank

    What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank


    The fortunes of the largest United States banks have changed remarkably over the past decade. So is it time to loosen...

    The fortunes of the largest United States banks have changed remarkably over the past decade. So is it time to loosen regulation?
    OPEC, After Bolstering Prices, Considers Ramping Up Oil Production

    OPEC, After Bolstering Prices, Considers Ramping Up Oil Production


    Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, has led a shift among producers to raise production of crude...

    The shift effectively ends a deal that had more than doubled prices and raised revenues for oil producers, but that drew the ire of President Trump.
    Your Money Adviser: Consumer Group Sees a Rise in People Checking Credit Scores

    Your Money Adviser: Consumer Group Sees a Rise in People Checking Credit Scores


    The head of the Consumer Federation of America said the increase was encouraging because those who check their scores know more about how the scores...

    The head of the Consumer Federation of America said the increase was encouraging because those who check their scores know more about how the scores work.
    Chipotle Will Test a Quesadilla, and a New Strategy

    Chipotle Will Test a Quesadilla, and a New Strategy


    A quesadilla is among the new items Chipotle will begin experimenting with at its test kitchen in Manhattan, along with nachos, chocolate milkshakes, avocado tostados and an updated...

    Known for a limited menu, the fast casual chain will begin offering five new food items that will challenge the chain’s reputation for efficiency.
    Economic View: Once Cut, Corporate Income Taxes Are Hard to Restore

    Economic View: Once Cut, Corporate Income Taxes Are Hard to Restore


    Tax rates on corporate profits rose sharply during World War II. Here, in 1942, guns used by the United States military are assembled in a Firestone Tire & Rubber plant in Akron,...

    Corporate income taxes have declined sharply for decades. Sharp increases have occurred mainly during major wars.
    Airbus Tells Britain It Wants Details of a Brexit Deal, or Else

    Airbus Tells Britain It Wants Details of a Brexit Deal, or Else


    The European aerospace giant Airbus has delivered an unusually direct ultimatum over Brexit, warning it could leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without a transition...

    The aerospace giant said that the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union could force it to consider leaving.
    Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power

    Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power


    Micron memory chips. The chips give phones and computers the critical ability to store and quickly retrieve...

    Micron, an American chip maker, says its designs were swiped to help a new Chinese plant. Washington sees a larger pattern, fueling tensions with Beijing.
    Amazon Is Latest Tech Giant to Face Staff Backlash Over Government Work

    Amazon Is Latest Tech Giant to Face Staff Backlash Over Government Work


    Shankar Narayan, legislative director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, speaking at a news conference outside Amazon...

    Technology firms have built systems that governments find attractive, but staff at those companies are less enthusiastic about sharing their know-how.
    Vocations: A Scientist With a Deep Love of Textile Mills

    Vocations: A Scientist With a Deep Love of Textile Mills


    Samit Chevli, a principal investigator in DuPont’s industrial biosciences division, with yarn samples in Wilmington,...

    A lab scientist at DowDuPont uses corn and sugar to develop fibers, then shepherds them to textile mills for mass production.
    How to Deal With Misguided Job Inquiries

    How to Deal With Misguided Job Inquiries


    A nonprofit’s inbox is full of friendly but irritating emails from admirers who wonder if the organization might hire them. Here’s how to point them in the right...

    A nonprofit’s inbox is full of friendly but irritating emails from admirers who wonder if the organization might hire them. Here’s how to point them in the right direction.
    Europe Retaliates Against Trump Tariffs

    Europe Retaliates Against Trump Tariffs


    Daimler, the maker of Mercedes cars and S.U.V.s, could face a sales slump if China makes good on its tariff...

    The European counterattack, a response to U.S. measures on steel and aluminum, adds another front to a trade war that has engulfed allies and adversaries around the world.
    Bits: The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political

    Bits: The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political


    More than 100 Microsoft employees signed a letter this week asking the company to halt business with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The letter was addressed to Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya...

    This week, tech companies weighed in on the separation of children from their migrant parents at the Mexico border. Here’s why tech has become more activist.
    Amazon Looks at New Sales Taxes, and Shrugs: DealBook Briefing

    Amazon Looks at New Sales Taxes, and Shrugs: DealBook Briefing


    States are getting more authority to collect taxes on e-commerce sales. That will hurt consumers and retailers, but probably not...

    States are getting more authority to collect taxes on e-commerce sales. That will hurt consumers and retailers, but probably not Amazon.
    Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.

    Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.


    A factory in Assisi, Italy, run by IRON, which makes industrial steel parts. “We depend on access to a global market,” the company’s commercial director, Claudio Capponi, said. “It’s the uncertainty that is driving us...

    Between the Trump administration’s steel tariffs, the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, and political chaos, Italy is again struggling economically.
    The Getaway: Rolling Out the Rainbow Carpet

    The Getaway: Rolling Out the Rainbow Carpet


    Celebrating Pride in Madrid, in front of a decked-out City...

    This year, the travel packages and programs targeting the L.G.B.T. community are increasingly more introspective, philanthropic and activist.
    Common Sense: What Trump Should Learn From the ‘Banana War’

    Common Sense: What Trump Should Learn From the ‘Banana War’


    Maurice Amiel, the owner of the French Wine Merchant in Palm Beach, Fla., says that if the Trump administration slaps tariffs on imported wine he will be forced to absorb the higher...

    The White House is eyeing tariffs on luxury imports such as perfume, handbags and wine. It might be drawing the wrong lesson from past trade fights.
    ABC Plans a ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff, Without Roseanne Barr

    ABC Plans a ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff, Without Roseanne Barr


    Lecy Goranson, left, and Sara Gilbert, who reprised their roles as the daughters of Roseanne Conner in the rebooted version of “Roseanne.” The show’s title character was played by Roseanne Barr, who will not be part of the network’s planned...

    The show was canceled last month because of the star’s racist tweet. A version of the series will return in the fall. Working title: “The Conners.”
    Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight

    Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight


    Construction workers at a protest in Athens during a 24-hour strike in March to demand a collective labor agreement. A fifth of Greeks are jobless, and more pension cuts and tax increases lie...

    European leaders agreed to a plan that would finally take Athens off financial life support, effectively declaring an end to a crisis that nearly wrecked the euro.
    Update: T.S.A. Expands International Carry-On Limits to Powder

    Update: T.S.A. Expands International Carry-On Limits to Powder


    A Transportation Security Administration supervisor screened luggage at Quincy Regional Airport in Quincy,...

    The list of carry-on limits airline passengers can carry in their cabin baggage on international flights will soon include powdered material, the Transportation Security Administration has announced.
    Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee

    Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee


    Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive, last year. Mr. Krzanich resigned from his executive and board member positions on...

    Mr. Krzanich, who resigned after violating Intel’s “non-fraternization policy,” will be replaced on an interim basis by the company’s chief financial officer.
    Benetton ‘Migrants’ Ads Draw Outrage for Using Photos of Real Migrants

    Benetton ‘Migrants’ Ads Draw Outrage for Using Photos of Real Migrants


    A picture of migrants being rescued in the Mediterranean was used by the Italian fashion retailer Benetton in an ad...

    The Italian fashion retailer known for its provocative campaigns repurposed two photos from a charity’s rescue operation, and even an anti-immigrant Italian minister weighed in.
    Biggest Banks Pass Fed’s Stress Tests

    Biggest Banks Pass Fed’s Stress Tests


    The ability of most banks to breeze through the so-called stress tests is an indication of how far Wall Street has come since the financial...

    The first round of the Fed’s annual stress tests found banks are prepared to withstand a downturn, which could presage big shareholder payouts next week.
    S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule

    S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule


    The in-house judges at the Securities and Exchange Commission were appointed by staff members rather than by the commission itself. The Supreme Court ruled the appointments violated the...

    In a 7-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court said that the Constitution required the commission itself rather than staff members to appoint the judges.
    In Hitting China on Trade, Trump Is Seen Neglecting U.S. Emerging Industries

    In Hitting China on Trade, Trump Is Seen Neglecting U.S. Emerging Industries


    President Trump’s aggressive trade policies against China are aimed at supporting failing U.S. industries, many economists say, while failing to bolster investment in emerging fields, like artificial...

    A new report from the administration is a laundry list of complaints about Chinese efforts to support favored industries — but not a strategy for America to foster its own, economists say.
    Chanel Publishes Annual Results for First Time in 108 Years

    Chanel Publishes Annual Results for First Time in 108 Years


    For the first time in its 108-year history, Chanel has published financial results. The figures show that it is a luxury giant, but that it shared them at all was a...

    The French behemoth, known for its perfumes, handbags and double-C logo, reported strong sales growth and rising investment. But that it published at all was a surprise.
    Wheels: Buses, Delivery Vans and Garbage Trucks Are the Electric Vehicles Next Door

    Wheels: Buses, Delivery Vans and Garbage Trucks Are the Electric Vehicles Next Door


    A 60-foot electric bus used by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority in Los Angeles County. The agency is aiming to deploy an all-electric fleet by the end of the...

    Low-speed torque and whisper-quiet operation make electric vehicles an attractive alternative for commercial uses, and the incognito answer to Teslas and Bolts.
    The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

    The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem


    A technician searching for methane leaks with an infrared camera in Damascus,...

    Emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are 60 percent higher than government estimates. That’s bad news for climate change.
    Trumps and Kushners Cut Ties on Hotel Deals That Raised Eyebrows

    Trumps and Kushners Cut Ties on Hotel Deals That Raised Eyebrows


    Kushner Companies and the Trump Organization have stepped back from two hotel collaborations in New Jersey, including the oceanfront Pier Village in Long...

    The family businesses of President Trump and Jared Kushner ended two New Jersey hotel collaborations. Ethics watchdogs had taken aim at their dealmaking.