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    Wall Street Slips on Healthcare, North Korea, Earnings Angst


    U.S. stocks were down slightly in late afternoon trading on Friday as Apple weighed and investors eyed the progress of a healthcare bill in Washington on top of concerns about North Korea and the upcoming corporate earnings...

    U.S. stocks were down slightly in late afternoon trading on Friday as Apple weighed and investors eyed the progress of a healthcare bill in Washington on top of concerns about North Korea and the upcoming corporate earnings season.
    Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92

    Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92


    Mr. Yankelovich speaking at the Gerald R. Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Mich., in February 1983. From left are former President Ford, former President Jimmy Carter and David Mathews, head of the Kettering Foundation, which promotes the study of...

    Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.
    Your Money: The Queasy Feelings That Set the Equifax Debacle Apart

    Your Money: The Queasy Feelings That Set the Equifax Debacle Apart


    A Volkwagen dealership in Kentucky. Data provided by Equifax and the other two big credit reporting agencies determines how much people pay when borrowing to buy cars or to make other major...

    The credit reporting agency and its counterparts, Experian and TransUnion, deploy withering judgment, trap us in systems we can‘t escape and scare us. It’s time for a radical reboot.
    Uber Loses License to Operate in London

    Uber Loses License to Operate in London


    The Uber Hub in London. Transport for London, which regulates ride-hailing services in the city, said the company’s “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate...

    London’s transportation agency criticized Uber’s corporate culture, the latest setback for a company that has faced an array of controversies this year.
    Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms

    Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms


    Solar panels on a roof at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. The International Trade Commission ruled Friday that imports are harming American makers of solar...

    The decision may give President Trump a chance to use protectionist measures against imported solar equipment.
    Leading the Legal War Against Fox

    Leading the Legal War Against Fox


    Douglas Wigdor in his Manhattan law office. “Am I at war with Fox? he said, repeating a question he was asked. “Yeah, I guess I...

    So far this year, the lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a conservative Republican, has filed 11 suits against Fox News for defamation, sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
    Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech

    Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech


    Prime Minister Theresa May in Florence, Italy, sought on Friday to stress the common interests of Britain and continental...

    More conciliatory than in the past, the prime minister offered some specifics aimed at soothing anxieties about a damaging “cliff-edge” withdrawal.
    Economic View: The U.S. Still Leans on the Military-Industrial Complex

    Economic View: The U.S. Still Leans on the Military-Industrial Complex


    Weapons manufacturing is a big source of economic growth in the United States, where new factories are so automated that they create fewer...

    Weapons manufacturing is a big source of economic growth in the United States, where new factories are so automated that they create fewer jobs.

    Strategies: The Best Investment Since 1926? Apple


    Apple has generated more wealth for shareholders than any other of the top 50 companies, which account for 40 percent of stock market...

    Apple has generated more wealth for shareholders than any other of the top 50 companies, which account for 40 percent of stock market wealth.
    Vocations: When Paddling Is Just the Start

    Vocations: When Paddling Is Just the Start


    Solomon Pali demonstrating his technique in local...

    The techniques needed to keep a small boat moving forward are important, but an outrigger canoe instructor on Maui also teaches the ways of the waves.
    Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

    Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress


    Facebook said it would share more than 3,000 Russia-linked adds with two congressional committees investigating Russian influence on last year’s presidential campaign. The company previously showed congressional staff a sample of the ads, some of which...

    The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November’s presidential election.
    Morning Agenda: London to Ban Uber

    Morning Agenda: London to Ban Uber


    Zahra Bakkali preparing her car in May for a shift as an Uber driver in...

    The move by the British capital’s transportation regulator is a significant setback, as the ride-hailing service deals with trouble on multiple fronts.
    Retiring: Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s

    Retiring: Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s


    Laurie Alaoui, 59, of Lincoln, Calif., learned coding so she could develop a website that helps connect people with autism. “I saw that you really can change the world,” she...

    Not all coders are from the millennial generation — older people, some of them retired or semiretired, are also learning technical languages.
    The Contenders: Who Will Be Trump’s Pick to Lead the Fed? We Asked Experts to Rate the Odds

    The Contenders: Who Will Be Trump’s Pick to Lead the Fed? We Asked Experts to Rate the Odds


    From left, Kevin Warsh, Janet Yellen, Gary Cohn, John Taylor, Glenn Hubbard, Larry Lindsey, Jay Powell, John Allison, Tom Hoenig, Richard Davis, Bill Dudley and the rest of the field. The width of each image reflects the odds 11 experts gave that person...

    The president has dropped no hints of what he might do, leaving the field wide open for expert guesswork.
    Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’

    Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’


    Bertie Carvel, right, portrays a young Rupert Murdoch opposite Richard Coyle, as Larry Lamb, in...

    How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.
    In Germany, Blue-Collar Jobs Provide Bulwark to Populism

    In Germany, Blue-Collar Jobs Provide Bulwark to Populism


    Midsize companies like Wilo, which produces specialized water pumps in Dortmund, helped make Germany the third-largest exporter in the world last...

    Dortmund survived the collapse of its coal and steel industries, which helped the city avoid the working-class alienation that has fed right-wing parties elsewhere.
    S.&P. Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending

    S.&P. Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending


    Construction at Beijing’s new airport. Standard & Poor’s downgraded its rating on China’s debt on Thursday, saying the country was using growing amounts of debt to fund building projects and other activities that spur economic...

    The firm’s move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world’s No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.
    Megyn Kelly Is Ready for Her Morning Closeup

    Megyn Kelly Is Ready for Her Morning Closeup


    “I don’t feel this is a risky proposition, because I know myself and know what I can do,” Megyn Kelly said of her daytime show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” which starts on NBC on...

    The former Fox News host says her daily NBC morning show, which starts Monday, is one she was “born to do.” Others aren’t so sure.
    The Shift: Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

    The Shift: Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment


    Victor Frankenstein, looking over a creature he had made, eventually realized that he couldn’t control his...

    A series of scandals have opened up the possibility that the company may have created something it can’t fully control.
    New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’

    New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’


    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, discussing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. The legislation is the most far-reaching repeal proposal...

    The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.
    KB Home to Cut C.E.O.’s Bonus After His Rant Against Kathy Griffin

    KB Home to Cut C.E.O.’s Bonus After His Rant Against Kathy Griffin


    The comedian Kathy Griffin was the target of profanities Saturday by her neighbor, Jeffrey Mezger, the chief executive of KB...

    Jeffrey Mezger’s 2017 bonus will be cut by 25 percent, the company said, after he used sexist and homophobic language against Kathy Griffin, his neighbor.
    Merkel Says Germans ‘Never Had It Better.’ But Many Feel Left Behind.

    Merkel Says Germans ‘Never Had It Better.’ But Many Feel Left Behind.


    Nadja Haj Mohamad, center, sorting the delivered food at the Tafel food bank headquarters in Bremerhaven, Germany, last week. In the 12 years that Chancellor Angela Merkel has been in power, the number of people the Bremerhaven Tafel serves has grown...

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s message of strength has dominated the election campaign, but poverty, economic insecurity and income disparity have grown during her tenure.
    Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers

    Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers


    Michael Kemp with part of a soybean plant that was damaged by the weed killer dicamba on his farm in...

    Twenty-five million acres have been planted with genetically modified seeds to encourage the spraying of the chemical. Farmers worry about damage to crops.
    It’s the U.N.’s Week, but Executives Make It a High-Minded Mingle

    It’s the U.N.’s Week, but Executives Make It a High-Minded Mingle


    Lloyd Blankfein, center, chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, speaking at the inaugural Bloomberg Global Business Forum with Ian Bremmer, left, president of Eurasia Group, and Yasir Al Rumayyan, chief executive of the Public Investment Fund of...

    On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, business leaders schmooze with diplomats — and one another — at private dinners and opulent events.
    Ryanair Apologizes Over Mass Cancellations Caused by Pilot Vacations

    Ryanair Apologizes Over Mass Cancellations Caused by Pilot Vacations


    A Ryanair customer service desk at London Stansted Airport. The airline has been criticized after cancelling more than 2,100 flights because of a vacation scheduling...

    The budget airline has faced a wave of customer anger over the cancellation of 2,100 flights over a six-week period in September and October.
    A Consumer Advocate Battles Equifax and a Storm

    A Consumer Advocate Battles Equifax and a Storm


    “I managed to respond to the first several hundred emails, but a backlog built up as the hurricane came and went and I transported my father back...

    “I managed to respond to the first several hundred emails, but a backlog built up as the hurricane came and went and I transported my father back home.”
    Common Sense: Tax Reform for the Rich: Reduce the Rates but Lose the Breaks

    Common Sense: Tax Reform for the Rich: Reduce the Rates but Lose the Breaks


    A study by the Tax Foundation shows that the mortgage interest deduction disproportionately favors taxpayers in states with high real-estate costs, which tend to be blue states like New York and...

    Curbing special treatment for state and local taxes, mortgage interest and capital gains could pay for meaningful changes across the board.
    Preet Bharara, Ousted Federal Prosecutor, Will Join CNN

    Preet Bharara, Ousted Federal Prosecutor, Will Join CNN


    Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan, was named a senior legal analyst by CNN on Wednesday, the same day he released the first episode of his...

    Mr. Bharara, who has become a frequent critic of President Trump since being dismissed by him in March, will be a senior legal analyst for the network.
    Book Entry: Review: The Scandalous Friendship That Shaped Adam Smith

    Book Entry: Review: The Scandalous Friendship That Shaped Adam Smith


    “The Infidel and the Professor” provides a touching and illuminating look at the friendship between Adam Smith, pictured, and fellow philosopher David...

    “The Infidel and the Professor” illuminates the deep bond between the father of economics, an establishment man, and the radical skeptic David Hume.
    Morning Agenda: Google Gets Serious About Producing Better Phones

    Morning Agenda: Google Gets Serious About Producing Better Phones


    Google agreed to pay $1.1 billion to hire smartphone engineers from the Taiwanese company...

    Its move to hire HTC engineers is intended to improve competition with Apple and Samsung. But the tech giant’s previous foray into handset making did not go so well.
    Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut

    Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut


    The New Yorker is highly selective of the cartoons it publishes. Here are cartoons that didn’t make...

    The New Yorker is highly selective of the cartoons it publishes. Here are cartoons that didn’t make it.
    S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year

    S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year


    The Securities and Exchange Commission said a digital attack last year may have exposed information that could have been exploited for trading...

    The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.
    Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

    Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion


    HTC employees were already working with Google on smartphone development before a $1.1 billion deal that was announced on...

    The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.
    How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

    How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)


    Jamie Wheal speaking to participants on the last night of Flow Camp in the “Flow Dojo” at Powder Mountain,...

    The new, new, new age is all about “defragging our nervous systems.”
    Someone Made a Fake Equifax Site. Then Equifax Linked to It.

    Someone Made a Fake Equifax Site. Then Equifax Linked to It.


    Equifax’s website about its breach of customer information, left, and a fake version, right, that a software engineer created to draw attention to the company’s lax...

    A software engineer created a fake version of the website to draw attention to the weak security of the real one. Phishers could easily do the same.