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    How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

    How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country


    Tori Venable, Tennessee state director of Americans for Prosperity, left, helping volunteers in Nashville prepare for canvassing against a mass-transit...

    In communities across the country, the billionaire conservatives are waging a sophisticated fight against new rail projects and bus routes.
    As Trade Fight Escalates, Beer Makers Fret Over the Cost of Aluminum

    As Trade Fight Escalates, Beer Makers Fret Over the Cost of Aluminum


    The Beer Institute, a trade group, says beer cans like these each cost a penny more to produce than they did last year. Brewers say the pricing system for aluminum is off...

    Brewers want the government to examine the way a benchmark measure of the thinly traded physical aluminum markets is calculated, saying it could be manipulated.
    China’s Official News Media Sharply Criticize Trump

    China’s Official News Media Sharply Criticize Trump


    The Yangshan port in Shanghai. The Chinese media had harsh words for the United States’ decision to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese...

    The newspaper that serves as the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece, and other state-controlled outlets, had harsh words for the president’s tariff move.
    IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans

    IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans


    Before a big debate, even an artificial intelligence system gets a rehearsal. Noa Ovadia, a college senior who won an Israeli championship in 2016, helped put the IBM Debater through its paces Sunday in San...

    Under development for six years, IBM Debater reflects a push toward machines that talk like humans. But it may have to work on getting to the point.
    As Trump Escalates Trade Fight, China Can Take the Hit

    As Trump Escalates Trade Fight, China Can Take the Hit


    The tariffs would represent only a small burden to China’s nearly $13 trillion economy. The dispute with the United States has become a battle over which country will dominate the high-wage, high-skill industries of tomorrow, like at this electronics...

    The trade measures President Trump is imposing will do little to hurt China’s growth, though they could add to Beijing’s problems down the road.
    How Apple’s Tim Cook Became Tech’s Top Diplomat

    How Apple’s Tim Cook Became Tech’s Top Diplomat


    Caught in the trade fight between Washington and Beijing, Mr. Cook, the company’s chief executive, has become something of an envoy while trying to protect Apple’s business in...

    Caught in the trade fight between Washington and Beijing, Mr. Cook, the company’s chief executive, has become something of an envoy while trying to protect Apple’s business in China.
    New York Fed Will Remain Focused on Bankers’ Ethics

    New York Fed Will Remain Focused on Bankers’ Ethics


    John C. Williams, who took over as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday, gave his backing to his predecessor’s campaign to clean up bank...

    The new president of the Wall Street regulator said good times such as these can lead to scandals.
    Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler Arrested Over Diesel Scandal

    Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler Arrested Over Diesel Scandal


    Mr. Stadler is the highest-ranking Volkswagen executive still in his job to have been identified as a suspect in the diesel emissions...

    Mr. Stadler, a member of Volkswagen’s management board, had been placed under formal investigation days earlier.
    With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next Steps

    With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next Steps


    Rupert Murdoch, with his wife, Jerry Hall, has agreed to sell much of 21st Century Fox’s assets to the Walt Disney Company. But Comcast has made an offer that complicates the...

    Disney’s deal for Fox’s assets faces a new challenge from Comcast. No matter which comes out on top, it is Rupert Murdoch who will be the real winner.
    Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain.

    Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain.


    The Denver Post’s former headquarters in downtown Denver. Former Post editors and reporters are creating their own news outlet called The Colorado...

    A group of journalists leaves a shrinking daily to start a new outlet, The Colorado Sun, in partnership with a blockchain company.

    Google’s Diversity Efforts, Charted


    The technology company is struggling to move the needle when it comes to increasing diversity in the workplace. Here are some...

    The technology company is struggling to move the needle when it comes to increasing diversity in the workplace. Here are some charts.
    It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’

    It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’


    Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America’s drinking...

    Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America’s drinking habits.
    Google, Rebuilding Its Presence in China, Invests in Retailer JD.com

    Google, Rebuilding Its Presence in China, Invests in Retailer JD.com


    Google is investing $550 million in the Chinese online retailer JD.com. In return, the Chinese company will work with Google on e-commerce projects elsewhere in the...

    Its search engine has been blocked in the country for years, but the company is looking for other ways to be part of the flourishing internet scene there.
    A.M.I., Tabloid Giant and Trump Ally, Expands Its Reach

    A.M.I., Tabloid Giant and Trump Ally, Expands Its Reach


    American Media Inc.’s flagship, The National Enquirer, has devoted glowing covers to President...

    The tabloid publisher added In Touch, Life & Style and Closer to a portfolio that already included The National Enquirer, Us Weekly and Star.
    Jury Awards $45 Million to Woman Struck by Falling Shopping Cart

    Jury Awards $45 Million to Woman Struck by Falling Shopping Cart


    Marion Hedges had been shopping for Halloween candy at an East Harlem mall in 2011 when two boys, four floors above, dropped a cart on...

    Marion Hedges had been shopping for Halloween candy when two boys pushed a cart off a fourth-story walkway. It hit her head, leaving her with brain damage.

    World Stocks Slide Over Trade Tensions, German Politics


    Global stocks dropped Monday on concerns over trade as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's...

    Global stocks dropped Monday on concerns over trade as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's goods.
    A Revival of Black Business, and Pride, in Brooklyn

    A Revival of Black Business, and Pride, in Brooklyn


    Cynthia Gordy Giwa and Glenn Alan, through their blog Black-Owned Brooklyn, have chronicled a revival of black business ownership in the...

    The website Black-Owned Brooklyn has become an unexpected barometer of a black renaissance in areas of the city notorious for gentrification.
    With Twitch, Amazon Tightens Grip on Live Streams of Video Games

    With Twitch, Amazon Tightens Grip on Live Streams of Video Games


    DrLupo, a popular host on Twitch, the game-streaming site owned by Amazon, playing Fortnite Battle Royale. Commenters weighed in on a chat scroll on the right side of the...

    Google and Facebook are struggling to catch up with Twitch, a service that Amazon bought four years ago for $1.1 billion.
    Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office

    Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office


    The study center at the Serenity Mountain adolescent treatment branch of the ReStart internet and video game addiction center in Monroe,...

    Gaming disorder is being recognized for the first time by the World Health Organization. But of the few treatment options available, most are uninsured and unproven.
    Advertising: Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them

    Advertising: Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them


    Regal Cinemas said that more than 9 million people have downloaded its app, which, among other things, allows them to purchase movie...

    Apps have become a critical part of companies’ financial strategies, but people are getting savvier about them and less forgiving if they think their performance is subpar.
    Starbucks’s C.E.O. Isn’t Leaving. Only Howard Schultz Is.

    Starbucks’s C.E.O. Isn’t Leaving. Only Howard Schultz Is.


    Kevin Johnson, the chief executive of Starbucks since April of last year, is slowly raising his profile now that Howard Schultz, the company’s charismatic chairman, is departing to pursue a possible run for public...

    After serving in his predecessor’s shadow, Kevin Johnson will be on his own. In his first interview since the announcement, Mr. Johnson talks about his priorities.
    Investors Fret About a Trade War, but They Aren’t Fleeing the Stock Market

    Investors Fret About a Trade War, but They Aren’t Fleeing the Stock Market


    Trader Gregory Rowe working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Even though the prospect of a trade war unnerves many on Wall Street, investors appear to believe any collateral damage would be...

    Wall Street is betting that the trade frictions won’t derail the United States’ strong economy. But will investors shrug off an escalation?
    Ford Aims to Revive a Detroit Train Station, and Itself

    Ford Aims to Revive a Detroit Train Station, and Itself


    The historic Michigan Central Station in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, mostly unused since the last train departed in 1988, is being bought and renovated by Ford...

    By renovating a symbol of the city’s decline, the company hopes to create a magnet for the talent needed to prevail in the next automotive era.
    Chris Hardwick’s AMC Talk Show Yanked After Abuse Allegations

    Chris Hardwick’s AMC Talk Show Yanked After Abuse Allegations


    The television host Chris Hardwick’s scheduled appearances at Comic-Con and the Kaaboo festival have been canceled. His ex-girlfriend accused him of sexual and emotional...

    Mr. Hardwick, a comedian and television personality, denied allegations from his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra that he sexually assaulted her.
    Boston Globe Columnist Suspended After Review Finds Fabrications

    Boston Globe Columnist Suspended After Review Finds Fabrications


    Kevin Cullen, a columnist for The Boston Globe, in 2013. The newspaper suspended him for three months without pay after a review found he fabricated details about the Boston Marathon...

    The review uncovered “significant problems” with remarks that Kevin Cullen made in radio interviews and public appearances after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.
    ‘Baby Daddy’ Father’s Day Card Pulled From Stores After Criticism

    ‘Baby Daddy’ Father’s Day Card Pulled From Stores After Criticism


    A Father’s Day card that Takeisha Saunders found at a Target store in Dallas last month. She complained on social media about its racial insensitivity, and the card was later pulled from thousands of...

    After the card, featuring a black couple, drew complaints about racial stereotyping, Target and American Greetings pulled it from thousands of stores.
    Paris Bistros Became Symbols of Resilience. But Are They Unesco Worthy?

    Paris Bistros Became Symbols of Resilience. But Are They Unesco Worthy?


    Parisians quickly returned to the​ city’s​ cafes after the terrorist attacks of 2015 to prove that their way of life could not be...

    A campaign to get the street cafes the status of “intangible cultural heritage” is underway. Supporters cite the role they played after the 2015 terrorist attacks.
    Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy

    Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy


    The ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg, Germany. At factories from Germany to Mexico, orders are being cut and investments...

    As President Trump intensifies trade hostilities, the potential for conflict has begun to disrupt business, sowing worries about global economic growth.
    An Oil Giant Is Taking Big Steps. Saudi Arabia Can’t Afford for It to Slip.

    An Oil Giant Is Taking Big Steps. Saudi Arabia Can’t Afford for It to Slip.


    The port run by Saudi Arabia’s state oil company, Saudi Aramco, at Ras Tanura. The crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, wants to sell a piece of Aramco to the public as part of his effort to overhaul the kingdom’s...

    As the kingdom prepares for its next evolution, Saudi Aramco is central. But a planned public listing leaves the company, and the country, at risk.
    Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges

    Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges


    Elizabeth Holmes had become a darling of Silicon Valley, as she promoted what she claimed as a simple blood test that would revolutionize and personalize health...

    The former darling of Silicon Valley and the former president of her blood testing company are accused of defrauding investors, doctors and patients in a federal indictment.
    AT&T Executive Taking Over HBO and CNN Promises a Hands-Off Approach

    AT&T Executive Taking Over HBO and CNN Promises a Hands-Off Approach


    John Stankey, left, with the Time Warner chief Jeffrey L. Bewkes last year. Now that AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, Mr. Stankey will oversee the business that includes HBO, CNN and movie franchises like “Harry Potter.” Mr. Bewkes...

    John Stankey, a 30-year veteran of AT&T, will now oversee the rechristened WarnerMedia after the telecom company’s acquisition of Time Warner.
    What Happened to AOL Time Warner?

    What Happened to AOL Time Warner?


    Steve Case, right, the chief executive of AOL and his counterpart at Time Warner, Gerald Levin, celebrate after announcing AOL’s $165 billion acquisition of Time Warner in...

    AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner marked the end of a once sprawling media empire. Here are the deals that built AOL Time Warner and the asset sales that unwound it.
    Economic View: Why Aren’t More Men Working?

    Economic View: Why Aren’t More Men Working?


    The low unemployment rate doesn’t tell the whole story about the state of the labor...

    The low unemployment rate doesn’t tell the whole story about the state of the labor market.

    Feeling Good About the Economy? You’re Probably a Republican


    A survey shows a sharp partisan split in consumer confidence. But a third of Democrats say President Trump deserves some credit for economic...

    A survey shows a sharp partisan split in consumer confidence. But a third of Democrats say President Trump deserves some credit for economic gains.
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Fired as Paper Shifts Right

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Fired as Paper Shifts Right


    Rob Rogers, who was fired as an editorial cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, had been with the paper since 1993 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in...

    The dismissal of Rob Rogers, the longtime editorial cartoonist and a frequent critic of President Trump, was the latest controversy involving the paper’s editorial page.
    A Champion of Responsible Investing Takes On the Gun Industry

    A Champion of Responsible Investing Takes On the Gun Industry


    John Streur, the chief executive of Calvert Research & Management, is trying to use his firm’s clout as an investor to pressure companies like Kroger to alter their policies on gun...

    Once a lone wolf in this investing realm, Calvert’s John Streur has pushed the financial industry to join him. Now he has a new target.