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    When Designer Steel From Lapland Makes Sense, DespiteTariffs

    When Designer Steel From Lapland Makes Sense, DespiteTariffs


    The steel is shipped across the Baltic Sea and then across the Atlantic to American manufacturers, which have been among the Finnish company’s eager...

    The Finnish steel manufacturer Outokumpu has access to mineral deposits that give it a clear advantage over U.S. makers. But Trump’s tariffs are raising prices for American customers.
    How Will Google Play Its New Product Announcements on the Back of a Data Scandal?

    How Will Google Play Its New Product Announcements on the Back of a Data Scandal?


    The Google Plus logo is projected on to the wall. The service is being shuttered over the news that it exposed personal data of up to 500,000 of its...

    Google is dealing with the disclosure that it exposed personal data of up to 500,000 users, but will hope its new products can take investors’s minds off the debacle.
    Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You

    Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You


    On Monday, Facebook introduced Portal and Portal Plus, the fruits of its first major foray into designing, building and selling consumer hardware from...

    At a time when trust in its services is eroding, the social network introduced Portal and Portal Plus, its first major effort to build consumer hardware from scratch.
    Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise

    Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise


    Katy Iber, an Amazon warehouse worker near Minneapolis, said a highly publicized pay raise could actually cost her money because she is losing bonuses and stock...

    Last week the company was praised for increasing what it paid its warehouse workers. Now the company is explaining what that means for bonuses and stock grants.
    DealBook: The Unknowable Fallout of China’s Trade War Nuclear Option

    DealBook: The Unknowable Fallout of China’s Trade War Nuclear Option


    China holds more than $1 trillion in United States government debt. Should it choose to make use of it in a trade war, the fallout would be difficult to...

    China holds more than a trillion dollars in United States debt, and an escalating trade war could tempt it to wield that debt in a way that has long been unthinkable.
    In Medical Reporting, the Impact of Patients’ Stories

    In Medical Reporting, the Impact of Patients’ Stories


    Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder, president and chief scientific officer for Regeneron, at the drug-maker's genome research center in Tarrytown, NY, in...

    A highly unusual response to my article on insurance obstacles to obtaining powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs came from the very top: the leaders of one of the two companies making the drugs.
    DealBook Briefing: Google’s Turn for a Data Scandal

    DealBook Briefing: Google’s Turn for a Data Scandal


    The tech company decided not to go public about a vulnerability that exposed user data. That may have been a bad...

    The tech company decided not to go public about a vulnerability that exposed user data. That may have been a bad idea.
    The Magic Kingdom Is Going Green

    The Magic Kingdom Is Going Green


    In central Florida, produces enough electricity to power 1,000...

    Disney is turning to solar power generated just outside its huge Florida theme parks.
    Saudi Arabia Still Dreams of Taking Its Oil Company Public

    Saudi Arabia Still Dreams of Taking Its Oil Company Public


    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, left, at the World Cup in Moscow in June. In 2016, he said he would take his kingdom’s oil company public, but the plans have been...

    Saudi Aramco has pulled back on its hoped-for $2 trillion stock sale, but it’s determined to move ahead when conditions are optimum, the Saudi energy minister says.
    Foretelling the Future of Oil

    Foretelling the Future of Oil


    Equinor’s oil platform in Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea,...

    No one knows for certain how the oil industry will fare in decades to come, but few issues are more important to geopolitics and the planet’s climate.
    For BP’s Chief, Technology and the Environment Matter Most

    For BP’s Chief, Technology and the Environment Matter Most


    Bob Dudley, chief executive of BP, has emerged as a calm leader among the international oil chiefs and has a leading role in an industry group focused on reducing carbon dioxide...

    Nearly a decade after the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Bob Dudley talks about his firm’s focus on the future.
    Shipping Industry Stares Down New Fuel Restrictions

    Shipping Industry Stares Down New Fuel Restrictions


    A container ship sailing under Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong. The United Nations International Maritime Organization is seeking to limit the amount of sulfur in maritime fuel by...

    The United Nations is taking on shippers as it tries to reduce the air pollution from sulfur-based fuels used by the maritime industry.
    In Nigeria, Plans for the World’s Largest Refinery

    In Nigeria, Plans for the World’s Largest Refinery


    Construction workers at the Dangote Oil Refinery, which is being built on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. The $12 billion project is planned as the world’s largest...

    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, hopes his $12 billion complex will turn his country into a petroleum powerhouse.
    China Wants to Strike Back on Trade. Big U.S. Deals Could Suffer.

    China Wants to Strike Back on Trade. Big U.S. Deals Could Suffer.


    A Qualcomm booth at an exposition in China this year. Regulators there blocked the company’s deal to buy NXP...

    Disney-Fox and United Technologies-Rockwell Collins could face scrutiny from Beijing, but it is not clear if regulators are affected by trade tensions.
    Marriott’s Merger of Hotel Rewards Programs Tests Members’ Loyalty

    Marriott’s Merger of Hotel Rewards Programs Tests Members’ Loyalty


    Although Marriott completed its purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which includes brands like W, Westin and Sheraton, in 2016, until this summer it had retained the loyalty programs as three separate...

    Frequent travelers who were in Starwood’s program — and Marriott customers, too — were used to being pampered. Now, they’re complaining of hours on the phone.
    Disney’s TV Division Makes Room for Fox Executives

    Disney’s TV Division Makes Room for Fox Executives


    Peter Rice, the president of 21st Century Fox, is set to become the chairman of Walt Disney...

    Peter Rice, now the president of 21st Century Fox, is set to take on the top TV role, once Disney’s $71.3 billion deal for Fox is formally approved.
    Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed

    Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed


    Google announced the decision to shut down Google Plus on Monday as part of a broad review of how much user information it shares with third-party...

    Google did not notify authorities of the vulnerabilities in Google Plus, which exposed the data of up to 500,000 users.
    Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

    Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?


    Laura Nolan, a software engineer in Ireland, left Google in June over the company’s involvement in Project Maven, an effort to build artificial intelligence for the Department of...

    Tech employees concerned their products are being deployed for government surveillance or censorship are increasingly asking their employers how the technology is being used.
    2018 Nobel in Economics Is Awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer

    2018 Nobel in Economics Is Awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer


    William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer were announced as the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in economics at a news conference in...

    Mr. Nordhaus was recognized for pioneering the economics of climate change, and Mr. Romer for explaining the role of ideas in fostering growth.
    Orsted, a Giant in Offshore Wind Farms, Makes a Move in the U.S.

    Orsted, a Giant in Offshore Wind Farms, Makes a Move in the U.S.


    The Walney Extension wind farm, operated by Orsted off Blackpool, England. Northern Europe has dominated offshore generation, which until recently required large subsidies to be economically...

    The Danish company’s acquisition of the Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind is a sign that the United States is growing in appeal to clean energy developers.
    Another View: The S.E.C. Dusts Off a Never-Used Cyber Enforcement Tool

    Another View: The S.E.C. Dusts Off a Never-Used Cyber Enforcement Tool


    The S.E.C. issued a cease-and-desist order against Voya Financial last month for allowing hackers to access social security numbers, account balances and even details of client investment...

    The agency used a five-year-old cybersecurity rule for the first time to censure Voya. That should set off alarms for companies under its purview.
    Stocks Appear Set to Fall Further as Bond Yields Stay High

    Stocks Appear Set to Fall Further as Bond Yields Stay High


    A traders works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where shares have been taking a tumble a bond yields have...

    As investors continue to seek respectable returns in the safety of government bonds, major stock indexes look set to decline for another day.
    Venom and Lady Gaga Push Movie-Ticket Sales to an October Record

    Venom and Lady Gaga Push Movie-Ticket Sales to an October Record


    “Venom,” about a fanged Marvel anti-hero, sold about $80 million in tickets over the...

    Huge turnout for “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” gave Hollywood its best October weekend ever. “Venom” came in first place, but both films exceeded expectations.
    Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks

    Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks


    A display promoting heat-not-burn devices at a “Science Hub” set up by the tobacco giant Philip Morris International, next to the World Health Organization’s tobacco treaty conference in...

    Industry representatives, who were barred from the negotiations, ultimately failed to get delegates to designate a special exemption for new products.
    Who Knew? These Countries Are All Oil Producers

    Who Knew? These Countries Are All Oil Producers


    Technicians set up an oil drilling rig at a shale oil site in Argentina’s Patagonian province of...

    Barbados turns out only 1,000 barrels a day, while France produces 16,418.
    The Oil Industry Is Enjoying a Boom, but Will it Last?

    The Oil Industry Is Enjoying a Boom, but Will it Last?


    The Captain Platform, owned by Chevron, in the North Sea, northeast of Aberdeen,...

    The giant global oil companies’ cash flow has grown 10-fold in four years, but they are cautious, even anxious, about the future.
    Sovereign Wealth Funds Embrace Their Growing Ambitions

    Sovereign Wealth Funds Embrace Their Growing Ambitions


    The Saudi stock exchange in Riyadh. In September, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund invested $1 billion in Lucid Motors, an electric...

    Once regarded mostly as sources of money for professional money managers, sovereign funds have matured into aggressive investors.
    Oil Company Headquarters Make a Powerful Statement

    Oil Company Headquarters Make a Powerful Statement


    The Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be the new headquarters of...

    “Great architecture by great architects is a way to physically manifest success, because big buildings equal big profits in people’s minds.”
    The Most Powerful Oil Men in the World

    The Most Powerful Oil Men in the World


    Khalid al-Falih, left, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, and his counterpart, the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, at a meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC members in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in April to discuss long-term...

    Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih and his Russian Counterpart, Alexander Novak, are the petroleum industry’s most buzzed about duo. Here’s why.
    In a Prize for Big Oil Firms, Caspian Deal Eases Access

    In a Prize for Big Oil Firms, Caspian Deal Eases Access


    A satellite image of the Caspian Sea, which is bounded by Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. The Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, signed on Aug. 12, potentially clears the way for new pipelines to ease oil export...

    An agreement on the Caspian Sea’s status resolves one problem in an oil region with many of them.
    Update: Kurdistan and the Battle Over Oil

    Update: Kurdistan and the Battle Over Oil


    An Iraqi oil employee checks pipelines at the Bai Hassan oil field, west of the multiethnic northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk last...

    No end is in sight in the fight over control of the oil-rich semiautonomous region of Iraq.
    Student Loan Collector Navient Considered Settling. Then Trump Won.

    Student Loan Collector Navient Considered Settling. Then Trump Won.


    Mick Mulvaney, the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which sued Navient under his predecessor during the Obama...

    Talks between the big student debt collector and the government broke down after President Trump’s victory. Now Navient is making its case not just in court but in person.