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In a Trade War, China Might Boycott U.S. Goods. That Could Backfire.
State media have hinted that Beijing could weaponize its consumers in a trade war. But American brands are popular in China — and Chinese workers make many of their products.... More >>

Barclays Chief Executive Staley Fined Over Whistle-Blower Scandal
The bank said that it will continue to stand by its leader, as it struggled to set aside years of lackluster results and management turmoil.... More >>

Trump Criticizes OPEC, Calling Oil Prices ‘Artificially’ High
The president’s remarks came as oil prices are at their highest point in years, and as producers gathered for a meeting in the Saudi city of Jidda.... More >>

A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit
Tax forms filed by OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to artificial intelligence specialists across the world.... More >>

Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine
Two federal regulators are expected to penalize the bank for its alleged misconduct, people familiar with the action said.... More >>

Common Sense: Punishing Wells Fargo: Just Deserts, or Beating a Dead Horse?
The bank deserved to pay for its reprehensible transgressions. But our columnist asks whether further punishment may just be hurting the shareholders.... More >>

As Engine Failed, F.A.A. Was Considering Rules That Might Have Made a Difference
A 2016 engine failure set airlines and regulators on a path to more stringent testing. But the process wasn’t completed before an apparently similar failure left a woman dead.... More >>

Engine on Southwest Jet Not the Only One to Develop Cracks
Jet engines from three different manufacturers have developed problems, which has prompted questions about their design, operation and inspection.... More >>

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy
Epidiolex was developed to treat two rare and devastating forms of the disease. It contains a chemical compound found in marijuana but not the one that makes people high.... More >>

AT&T Chief Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger
Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, defended his deal to buy Time Warner and said a combined company would be no different than those that already exist in Silicon Valley.... More >>

Trump Wants to Close Trade Gap, but Leaves Export Agency in Limbo
The Export-Import Bank has been effectively crippled, and big business groups are angry that the board of the bank has been left completely vacant.... More >>

G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital
The industrial giant plunged into internet-era software with gusto. But it has trimmed back after finding that becoming a tech player is daunting and costly.... More >>

Corner Office: Marissa Mayer Is Still Here
The former Yahoo chief is renting Google’s original office, where “there’s a lot of good juju,” and planning her next act. She just won’t say what it is.... More >>

Your Money: Seeking Your College Application Essays About Money
Each year, The New York Times publishes a handful of undergraduate application essays about work, money and social class. Now, we’re seeking this year’s batch.... More >>

Wealth Matters: An E.R. That Treats You Like a V.I.P.
Concierge emergency rooms offer faster treatment and personal care to those who can afford it. Some will even walk your dog.... More >>

Wells Fargo Pays $1 Billion to Federal Regulators
The fines against the bank settle investigations into its lending practices. They are the biggest bank penalties imposed under the Trump administration.... More >>

Party City Offers Ramadan Decorations, a First for a Big U.S. Retailer
With Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, on the way, many Muslims see the items as a welcome addition to their festivities.... More >>

Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Jeff Bezos Reminds Tech Who’s Boss
Amazon’s chief executive sent out his annual shareholder letter this week. Our tech columnist recounts what stood out from it.... More >>

Sale at Heathrow Terminal 1. Everything Must Go.
The entire contents of the aged building, which opened in the 1960s, will be up for auction before it’s torn down to make way for Terminal 2’s expansion.... More >>

Wells Fargo Faces Another Huge Fine. Is That Too Much?: DealBook Briefing
A $1 billion fine against the lender is the latest punishment for its lengthy series of misdeeds. But has the bank paid its dues yet?... More >>

Sketch Guy: Fake Experts Abound. Here’s How to Find (and Be) a Real One.
Real experts wait, listen and notice patterns. Fake ones raise their hands and start talking. Lots of people know the difference. Many more should.... More >>

Why You Should Hire a Financial Planner, Even if You’re Not Rich
Now that tax time has passed, give yourself a financial fresh start and get some help to make the right money moves for next year.... More >>

On Southwest 1380, Confusion and Distraction as Oxygen Masks Dropped
Photographs taken on the plane, whose engine exploded, show panicked passengers with the masks around their mouths but not their noses.... More >>

Profile: CNN’s Jake Tapper Has Emerged as a Staunch Defender of Facts in the Trump Era. So Why Is He Writing Fiction?
Tapper’s debut novel, “The Hellfire Club,” a historical thriller set in 1950s Washington, has some unsettling parallels to today’s political climate.... More >>

Wheels: Cars That Will Get Your Grad Down the Road of Life
With any luck, your son or daughter has a job to go with that sheepskin. Here are some suggestions if that newly minted adult needs a way to get there.... More >>

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States
At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized.... More >>

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?
As officials gather for the I.M.F. and World Bank convene in Washington, worries about trade and debt are building... More >>

As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl.... More >>

Wells Fargo Is About to be Hit With $1 Billion Fine: DealBook Briefing
Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion penalty on Wells Fargo for a variety of alleged misdeeds.... More >>

Comcast Bid 16% More Than Disney for 21st Century Fox, Filing Shows
Although its rebuffed proposal was higher on a per-share basis, Comcast didn’t offer protection if a deal was blocked, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.... More >>

Can Training Eliminate Biases? Starbucks Will Test the Thesis
Some researchers say training can help alleviated biased treatment, but others warn that it can be ineffective or even backfire.... More >>

S.E.C. Seeks to Require Brokers to Put Their Clients First
Hoping to strengthen consumer protections, the agency voted to propose rules that would require brokers to put their customers’ financial interests ahead of their own.... More >>

Southwest’s Fatal Accident Prompts Scrutiny of Engine Inspections
The Boeing 737 had been inspected two days earlier, but investigators say a routine visual check might not have been sufficient to spot problems.... More >>

Tech’s Hollywood Takeover: Amazon Reboots ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘E.T.’ Studio
The tech giant has moved its entertainment division into Culver Studios, a 14-acre site where “Gone With the Wind” was also filmed.... More >>

Harper’s Editor Insists He Was Fired Over Katie Roiphe Essay
The essay stirred controversy on Twitter. It was also the subject of debate at the venerable monthly. Now the editor, James Marcus, is out.... More >>

Jean McFaddin, Who Made the Macy’s Parade What It Is, Dies at 75
Ms. McFaddin transformed a Thanksgiving tradition into a spectacular, then turned her hand to Santaland, a flower extravaganza and fireworks on the Fourth.... More >>

Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture
Researchers in Singapore explained how they created a robot that could devise and execute a plan to put together an Ikea chair.... More >>

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Destroy the Assault-Style Weapons It Didn’t Sell
The company, which agreed in February to stop selling assault-style rifles at its Field & Stream stores, will not return the weapons to gun manufacturers.... More >>

Time Warner C.E.O. Testifies That AT&T Merger Is Needed to Battle Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner’s chief executive, said on Wednesday in federal court that the company is an underdog against Amazon, Netflix and others.... More >>

Facebook’s Current Status With Advertisers? It’s Complicated
Marketers have long had a symbiotic relationship with the social network. But user concerns about data has companies taking a harder look at how they work with Facebook.... More >>

Top Porsche Official Targeted in German Police Raid Tied to Diesel Scheme
The authorities searched the Stuttgart offices of the sports car maker, one of Volkswagen’s most profitable units, and said a Porsche board member was a suspect in an emissions-cheating scandal.... More >>

Tech We’re Using: Following the Trail of Online Ads, Wherever It Leads
Sapna Maheshwari, who covers advertising for The Times, discusses how she tracks the online ads that track us.... More >>

Southwest Pilot of Flight 1380 Is Navy Veteran Hailed for Her ‘Nerves of Steel’
Passengers hailed Captain Shults as a hero after an engine exploded on Flight 1380. She started out as one of the first female fighter jet pilots in the Navy.... More >>

Total, With Energy Industry in Flux, Makes $1.7 Billion Bet on a Utility
The deal fits what appears to be an accelerating trend, as oil and gas companies invest in a wide range of activities, particularly in cleaner energy.... More >>

Key Dates to Watch in China-U.S. Trade Dispute: DealBook Briefing
To assess the Trump administration’s stance in this trade standoff, here are the important dates at which decisions will be needed to be made.... More >>

Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland
Local governments in California and New York City have sued oil and gas giants. Now Boulder and two Colorado counties have joined the fight.... More >>

Hanky Panky, Made in the U.S.A. Since 1977
The company known for making brightly colored thongs part of a white-collar woman’s wardrobe recently implemented an employee ownership structure.... More >>

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