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Beijing Takes Over Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria
The troubled Chinese company had spent billions of dollars buying up hotels and other high-profile properties around the world.... More >>

Bank to End N.R.A. Visa Card After Customer Outcry
The First National Bank of Omaha said it would withdraw its N.R.A. Visa card after a barrage of complaints this week.... More >>

Equality Still Distant Even as Black Unemployment Hits Milestone
The jobless rate for black workers hit its lowest point on record recently. But even a strong labor market has limits in spreading opportunity widely.... More >>

U.S. Blocks a Chinese Deal Amid Rising Tensions Over Technology
A maker of chip-testing equipment, Xcerra, said it was walking away from a proposed sale to a Chinese group because of regulatory concerns.... More >>

These Goldfish Are 70 Percent Organic
I bought organic Goldfish and felt better about myself until I saw that the bag said, “These crackers are 70% organic.” Now I feel 70 percent better about myself.... More >>

Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note
One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid.... More >>

How to Challenge a Nursing Home Eviction Notice, and Other Tips
A list of residents’ rights, along with advice from lawyers and advocates who work on behalf of people in nursing homes.... More >>

Common Sense: College Endowments Opt for Alternative, and Less Lucrative, Route
The allure of investment options like hedge funds and venture capital remains strong for universities, even though standard stock index funds have outperformed them in the last 10 years.... More >>

Greece Approves Bribery Investigation Involving Political Elite
A report sent to Parliament said there was evidence to suggest that Novartis made payments to politicians.... More >>

Fosun Triumphs in Bidding War for Lanvin, Troubled Fashion House
The deal was the second Chinese takeover of a European luxury brand in a month.... More >>

Wheels: Sunroofs Are Growing in Size and Popularity. Rules Haven’t Kept Up.
More buyers are ticking the sunroof option box, and carmakers in search of an open-air feeling are making them bigger. Safety advocates see a problem.... More >>

Comedian Going to White House Correspondents’ Dinner. What About Trump?
Michelle Wolf, a stand-up comic and contributor to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” takes on one of the most prominent — and perilous — gigs in comedy.... More >>

Toys ‘R’ Us, Seeking Stability, May Close 200 More Stores
The struggling toy retailer, facing pressure from Amazon and other competitors, is looking for a path to financial viability... More >>

Why Markets Have Gotten So Jumpy
To understand the wild swings on Wall Street, consider a farm town, a long drought and the cost of flood insurance... More >>

Anna dello Russo, Street-Style Star, Decides to Move On
The Italian fashion editor, saying she wants a change, is auctioning some of her clothes this weekend.... More >>

Takata Reaches Settlement With States Over Airbags
But the states said they would not collect the $650 million so that victims could get a bigger piece of the company’s remaining money.... More >>

As Conservatives Gather, Anger at the News Media Runs Deep
The first panel of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference took aim at the press, and the attacks did not let up from there.... More >>

How the Air France Strike Could Affect Travel
Passengers around the world have faced disruptions. Here’s what you should know if you have an Air France ticket.... More >>

With Florida Shooting Survivors, N.R.A. Spokeswoman Holds Back. With Conservatives, It’s a Different Story.
The spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference a day after addressing those affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.... More >>

In This #MeToo Moment, Academy Awards Want to Spotlight the Films
“The Oscars should be a spectacle,” one of the show’s lead producers said, a sign that the industrywide reckoning over sexual harassment may not take center stage during the March 4 telecast.... More >>

Unfiltered and Unpretentious: A New, Old Wave in Craft Beer
The names may be daunting: zwickelbier and kellerbier. But the results are easier to drink than I.P.A.’s, and gaining ground with American brewers.... More >>

From New Airbnb Plus, Properties With More Amenities
The brand will offer higher-end accommodations that meet a 100-point quality checklist (kitchens with cookware, plush towels, comfortable mattresses).... More >>

Margaret Brennan Named Host of ‘Face the Nation’ on CBS
Ms. Brennan, who succeeds John Dickerson, becomes the only female journalist currently serving as the solo anchor of a major Sunday political show.... More >>

How to Liquidate a Failing Bank: DealBook Briefing
The Treasury Department wants to increase the likelihood that a failing bank would be forced into bankruptcy, rather than into a resolution process overseen by the government.... More >>

Centrica, Britain’s Largest Energy Supplier, to Cut 4,000 Jobs
Centrica reported a 17.4 percent fall in full-year operating profits, to 1.25 billion pounds.... More >>

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback
Concern about the self-governing island’s fate seems to be building in Washington, even as President Trump seeks China’s help on other issues.... More >>

The Making of a No. 1 YouTube Conspiracy Video After the Parkland Tragedy
The user who posted the video, “mike m.,” stands by his baseless theory that a student at the school is really an actor. And he says he’s “not going to stop.”... More >>

University Pulls Back on Pollution Study That Supported Its Benefactor
The president of Tennessee Technological University wrote to the E.P.A. saying the accuracy of the emissions study had been called into question.... More >>

Hotel Carrying New Trump Brand Secures $6 Million Tax Break
The first of the Trumps’ Scion hotels is being built in the Mississippi Delta. The local developers, saying it would draw tourists, sought state tax relief.... More >>

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead
Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.... More >>

Ford Ousts Chief of North American Unit for ‘Inappropriate Behavior’
The carmaker declined to elaborate on what led to the departure of Raj Nair, who had been with the company for three decades and had led its North American operations since June.... More >>

Broadcom Retaliates Against Qualcomm for Raising Its NXP Bid
Qualcomm defied Broadcom’s demand not to increase its offer for NXP, raising it to $127.50 a share from $110. On Wednesday, Broadcom lowered its own offer for Qualcomm.... More >>

Profile: The Redemption of Chris Hughes
The Facebook co-founder’s rise was meteoric. He argues that the same forces that helped him succeed have made it harder for others. In a new book, “Fair Shot,” he proposes a bold solution.... More >>

NPR Executive Was Warned Repeatedly About Sexual Harassment, Report Finds
An investigation revealed “a very prominent distrust of management” at the organization, and found that Michael Oreskes behaved inappropriately toward multiple young women.... More >>

Fed Officials Say Economy Is Ready for Higher Rates
The Fed has gained confidence the economy is strong enough to continue raising interest rates, according to the minutes of its most recent meeting.... More >>

Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It
How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry’s effect on education, privacy and our health.... More >>

The Atlantic Plans a Hiring Spree
At a time when media companies old and new are laying off employees, a publication founded in 1857 goes against the grain with support from Laurene Powell Jobs.... More >>

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets
Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.... More >>

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon
A surge of legal cases against entertainers, journalists and activists has raised concerns about one of the Arab world’s freest environments.... More >>

Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better
It can be tempting to hook up everything you love to the internet. But take a moment to appreciate some of the objects that can remain unplugged.... More >>

What It Takes to Be a Whistle-Blower: DealBook Briefing
The Supreme Court ruled that whistle-blowers need to report a violation to the S.E.C. to qualify for protection from retaliation.... More >>

An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times
Maribel Vinson, a three-time Olympian and renowned coach, had another distinction that is almost forgotten: She was the first female sportswriter at The New York Times.... More >>

Britain’s Jobless Rate Rises, to 4.4%, for First Time in 2 Years
Wage growth remained largely unchanged over the period but jumped in December alone, the Office for National Statistics said.... More >>

Numbers Hint at Why #MeToo Took Off: The Sheer Number Who Can Say Me Too
Broadly defined, sexual harassment is surprisingly pervasive, a new survey finds, and men are targets, too.... More >>

State of the Art: Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World
Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.... More >>

The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next?
New research suggests that for the economy to become more productive, demand matters.... More >>

Feature: What Happens When Athletes Do the Sportswriting?
The Players’ Tribune, a pet project of Derek Jeter’s, allows the stars to tell their own stories. It’s occasionally great — but is it journalism?... More >>

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