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    Tech Fix: Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop

    Tech Fix: Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop


    Ever been haunted by an online ad for an item you researched or bought? Targeted ads were designed to follow you around everywhere. Here’s how to banish...

    Ever been haunted by an online ad for an item you researched or bought? Targeted ads were designed to follow you around everywhere. Here’s how to banish them.
    Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No

    Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No


    A California agency has proposed a rule declaring that not only does coffee pose no significant risk of cancer, it may actually have health...

    Amid concerns that consumers face too many warnings, a California agency is moving to nullify a judge’s ruling that coffee be accompanied with a cancer notice.
    Qatar Comes to Aid of Turkey, Offering $15 Billion Lifeline

    Qatar Comes to Aid of Turkey, Offering $15 Billion Lifeline


    The American pastor Andrew Brunson was placed under house arrest at his home in Izmir, Turkey, last month after being released from...

    The sum is a small fraction of what Turkey needs to shore up its faltering economy, but it was a symbolically important sign of international support.
    Why Turkey’s Crisis Feels Familiar for Emerging Markets: It’s the Debt

    Why Turkey’s Crisis Feels Familiar for Emerging Markets: It’s the Debt


    The first phase of Istanbul’s new airport is scheduled to open in October. Foreign investment has fueled growth in Turkey and other emerging markets for nearly a...

    The country has unique challenges, but other emerging markets where big borrowing fueled rapid growth and strong returns could feel the pinch of a stronger dollar.
    Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.

    Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.


    Last week, New York passed legislation to halt new vehicle licenses for ride-hail services, potentially capping Uber’s growth in one of its biggest...

    Uber’s latest quarterly results indicate little change to its financial trajectory under Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over a year ago.
    Tesla Is Said to Be Subpoenaed by S.E.C. Over Elon Musk Tweet

    Tesla Is Said to Be Subpoenaed by S.E.C. Over Elon Musk Tweet


    Near Tesla’s store in London’s Canary Wharf area. The Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed the company amid an inquiry prompted by a Twitter message posted by Elon Musk, the chief...

    The government is investigating Tesla after Mr. Musk said he had secured funding to take the electric-car company private, causing its shares to soar.
    Hold the Phone! My Unsettling Discoveries About How Our Gestures Online Are Tracked

    Hold the Phone! My Unsettling Discoveries About How Our Gestures Online Are Tracked


    French supporters take photographs as they greet the France’s national soccer team players during a parade down the Champs-Elysee Avenue in...

    As I learned about companies that track “behavioral biometric” data, I developed a jarring mental image of computers silently recording my clicks, pauses, mouse swoops and typos.
    As Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Stumbles, Beijing Gets the Blame

    As Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Stumbles, Beijing Gets the Blame


    Tencent was among the companies at an internet conference in Wuzhen, China, in December. On Wednesday, the company stumbled, missing earnings targets and posting a slowdown in profit growth for the first time in more than a...

    Bureaucratic reshuffling made it difficult for the company, an emblem of Chinese innovation, to get approvals to make money off new games, hurting earnings.

    U.S. Stocks Drop on Downbeat Earnings, Trade Tensions


    Wall Street fell in a day of heavy trading on Wednesday with the S&P 500 posting its biggest percentage drop since late June as investors turned risk-averse on disappointing earnings and escalating global tariff...

    Wall Street fell in a day of heavy trading on Wednesday with the S&P 500 posting its biggest percentage drop since late June as investors turned risk-averse on disappointing earnings and escalating global tariff worries.
    Twitter Suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for Seven Days

    Twitter Suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for Seven Days


    Alex Jones was barred from tweeting or retweeting from his personal Twitter account for seven days. His media website, Infowars, was also...

    Twitter said a tweet by Mr. Jones violated its rules against inciting violence. The move was Twitter’s harshest against Mr. Jones and his company.
    South Korea’s Leader Proposes Broad Economic Cooperation With the North

    South Korea’s Leader Proposes Broad Economic Cooperation With the North


    South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, said Wednesday that while unification with the North was far off, “building a single economic community” could...

    President Moon Jae-in has taken a more assertive stand than the United States in offering inducements for the North to relinquish its nuclear weapons.
    The New York Times Joins Effort to Combat Trump’s Anti-Press Rhetoric

    The New York Times Joins Effort to Combat Trump’s Anti-Press Rhetoric


    Newspapers from New York to North Dakota have agreed to publish editorials on Thursday in response to the president’s anti-press...

    An initiative started by The Boston Globe has enlisted more than 200 newspapers nationwide to publish editorials on Thursday in favor of the news media.
    Tech We’re Using: <div>When You Track Oreos, Exercise and Everything Else</div>

    Tech We’re Using:
    When You Track Oreos, Exercise and Everything Else


    Tim Herrera, the editor of Smarter Living, at Kaffe 1668 South in Manhattan. “If nutrition and fitness are your goal,” he said, “a food-tracking app like Lose It! or MyFitnessPal can be really...

    Tim Herrera, editor of The New York Times’s Smarter Living section, does not believe the answer to happiness is less technology. Here’s why.
    Update: Another Hit for Turkish Tourism?

    Update: Another Hit for Turkish Tourism?


    The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, a favorite tourist...

    Visitor numbers were rebounding this year, but with the recent crisis, this one economic, many wonder if another setback is looming.
    A Tesla Take-Private Bid Would Be More of the Same for Silver Lake. Sort of.

    A Tesla Take-Private Bid Would Be More of the Same for Silver Lake. Sort of.


    The private equity firm is informally advising Elon Musk on his push to remove the automaker from public markets. It’s been here before, with...

    The private equity firm is informally advising Elon Musk on his push to remove the automaker from public markets. It’s been here before, with Dell.
    French Labor Overhaul Led by Unusual Figure: A Business Executive

    French Labor Overhaul Led by Unusual Figure: A Business Executive


    Muriel Pénicaud, France’s labor minister and the person charged with pushing through reform, is unapologetic about the changes she wants to implement. “There’s an urgency to take action, because the world has changed,” she...

    Muriel Pénicaud has one of the toughest jobs around: overseeing a revamp of France’s voluminous labor code.
    Tesla Directors, in Damage Control Mode, Want Elon Musk to Stop Tweeting

    Tesla Directors, in Damage Control Mode, Want Elon Musk to Stop Tweeting


    Some members of Tesla’s board of directors are said to have sent a stern message to the chief executive Elon Musk: Stop...

    Tesla’s board of directors has hired multiple outside law firms, and a number of board members and Tesla employees have urged Mr. Musk to stop posting on Twitter.

    Why Is MoviePass Losing So Much Money?


    Although the subscription-based movie ticket service has three million customers, questions have been raised about the company’s viability. The New York Times’s Hollywood reporter, Brooks Barnes, explains...

    Although the subscription-based movie ticket service has three million customers, questions have been raised about the company’s viability. The New York Times’s Hollywood reporter, Brooks Barnes, explains why.
    $100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It’s Common.

    $100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It’s Common.


    Known as a mega-round in Silicon Valley, large-scale fund raising is producing a frenzy around tech companies with enough reach and momentum to absorb a large...

    Known as a mega-round in Silicon Valley, large-scale fund raising is producing a frenzy around tech companies with enough reach and momentum to absorb a large check.