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News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.
Turkey’s descent into authoritarianism and crisis has destroyed whatever hopes remained that the country’s president might serve as a force for moderation.... More >>

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It
The doctor most responsible for creating a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry.... More >>

Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race
In a region where farm troubles can ripple through the economy, even backers of President Trump are wary of the damage a tariff battle could cause.... More >>

They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties
Walmart and other companies are using aggressive legal tactics to get the money back, demanding payments even when people haven’t been convicted of wrongdoing.... More >>

Investors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on Friday
Tesla’s stock tumbled 10 percent Friday, generating more than $1 billion in profits for investors betting on a fall in the electric-car maker’s shares.... More >>

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil
After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.... More >>

Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks
The rapper’s account of an encounter with Elon Musk set social media on fire. But that wasn’t the last word. Not by a long shot.... More >>

A Family Lives in Limbo After an Amusement Park Accident
A family’s tragedy at a Michigan amusement park highlights how parks have kept free of federal oversight.... More >>

Wealth Matters: When a $1,000 Gift Is Better Than $1 Million
With KentPresents, Benjamin Rosen, the former chairman of Compaq, is following a trend in philanthropy that focuses on the benefits of smaller gifts.... More >>

Your Money Adviser: What You Need to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes
More bank customers are going digital. Still, safe deposit boxes are good for documents and valuables that you usually don’t need on short notice.... More >>

Booming Economy May Be Little Felt as Voters Decide
Republicans say the economy will help them in November. Democrats say it won’t. New data says the full story is more complicated.... More >>

Life in Turkey Now: Tough Talk, but Fears of Drug Shortages
The lira’s plunge, exacerbated by a dispute with the U.S. over a detained pastor, has exposed growing economic pressures that some economists say could be near a breaking point.... More >>

Elon Musk’s Highs and Lows
Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to fundamentally change the way we live. But his path to success has been characterized by both great accomplishments and flirtations with failure.... More >>

Retiring: Helping Banks Flag Fraud Against Seniors
A new law gives banks and their workers greater protection against liability in order to report suspicious activity — as long as they receive training to help them recognize it.... More >>

‘Lit’ Is Over, and Other Things You Can Pay Teens to Teach You
Consulting firms like JÜV are helping grown-up brands talk to young people without condescending to them.... More >>

Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year
“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”... More >>

How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became a Battle Cry for Musicians Seeking Royalties
The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.... More >>

Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them
President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.... More >>

Canada on the Sidelines as U.S. and Mexico Near an Agreement on Nafta
The United States and Mexico are making progress, but the trade talks still exclude America’s closer political and economic partner.... More >>

The Workologist: You’re Ready to Quit. How Much Notice Do You Owe?
An employee worries that she has promised to give four weeks’ notice to her current boss if she leaves for a new job, but that may be too long for a future employer. Here’s how to finesse the issue.... More >>

Workspace: Life at Vans, Where Surfboards and Skateboards, Art and Music Rule
Vans’ global brand president works in a space that is steeped in art, music, action sports and punk rock.... More >>

Vocations: The Challenge of Fighting California Wildfires
A firefighter marvels at the power of the natural forces he must face.... More >>

Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’
Turkey’s president turns American actions against Turkey to his advantage, appealing to national pride and deflecting responsibility for the lira’s collapse.... More >>

Trump Asks S.E.C. to Study Quarterly Earnings Requirements for Public Firms
The president said he wanted the Securities and Exchange Commission to weigh letting companies report results just twice a year.... More >>

Bits: The Week in Tech: When to Tweet
Twitter struggled, and failed, to answer the question of what is allowed on its platform. And Elon Musk dealt with the consequences of having tweeted in the first place.... More >>

DealBook Briefing: The Agony of Elon Musk
The Tesla chief told The New York Times that working nonstop to turn the company around is taking its toll on him. His directors agree.... More >>

5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The Times About Tesla
The Tesla chief executive addressed a wide range of issues, including the search for a chief operating officer and his tweet that sent the company’s shares soaring.... More >>

The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard
College-educated women in particular underestimate the demands of parenthood and the difficulties of combining working and parenting, new research shows.... More >>

As Stock Markets Brush Off Trade Tensions, a Warning of Trouble Ahead
Copper’s broad use in cyclical industries means if demand for the metal starts to fall off, then industrial economies may start to slow.... More >>

In Shadow of Mt. Etna, Europe Makes a Last Stand for Solar
Europe was an early backer of solar power technology. But its panel manufacturing has fallen off, and China has emerged as the dominant force.... More >>

For News Media, a Day of Solidarity in a Summer of Unease
Job losses, insults from Mr. Trump and threats have made this a difficult time for many journalists. On Thursday, more than 300 publications responded.... More >>

Kroger Tests Driverless Cars for Grocery Deliveries
The supermarket chain’s pilot program is part of an effort to combat Amazon and Walmart, which have been doubling down on their online grocery offerings.... More >>

F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.... More >>

Wheels: As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster
It’s been three decades since cars’ internal networks got an update. With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, quick decisions will rely on a faster network.... More >>

Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Reach a Deal
The production deal, which had been expected, came after Mr. Barris’s relationship with ABC soured, leading him to negotiate an early exit from his contract there.... More >>

ScienceTake: The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness
To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work.... More >>

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
About 1,400 of the internet company’s employees have signed a letter demanding transparency, saying censored search results raise “urgent moral and ethical issues.”... More >>

What Corona Owner’s $4 Billion Bet on a Marijuana Firm Says About Pot’s Future
Constellation’s investment in Canopy shows just how far traditional alcoholic beverage companies are willing to go to find growth.... More >>

In China, Salmon is Salmon, Even if It’s Trout
New rules help sustain a longstanding industry practice but anger consumers frustrated with the country’s persistent problems with food labeling.... More >>

Walmart Is Finding Success in the Grocery Aisle
The retailer’s push into food, with initiatives to encourage people to buy food online, helped propel a crucial measure of sales to its largest increase in a decade.... More >>

DealBook Briefing: Tencent, and the Markets, Are Hurting. Blame Beijing.
A crackdown on gaming weighed heavily on the fortunes of the Chinese internet giant. Investors worldwide worry that the pain could spread.... More >>

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

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 them.... More >>

Common Sense: A Question for Tesla’s Board: What Was Elon Musk’s Mental State?
The same traits that have made Mr. Musk a great entrepreneur also make him a potentially troublesome chief executive. Tesla’s board should act as a filter.... More >>

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

Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.
Uber’s latest quarterly results indicate little change to its financial trajectory under Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over a year ago.... More >>

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