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DealBook Briefing: Softbank’s Chief Snubs the Saudis
The kingdom is the biggest backer of Masayoshi Son’s huge Vision Fund, but the reputational damage of standing by Saudi Arabia may not be worth the risk.
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SoftBank Chief Is Said to Have Canceled Appearance at Saudi Conference
Masayoshi Son joins other prominent executives who have decided not to attend the investment conference over the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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DealBook: Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’
The former Fed chairman, whose memoir will be published this month, had a feisty take on the state of politics and government during an interview.
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What Could Hold Back a Democratic Wave? Economy, Confidence, Independence.
In battleground districts across the nation, a “life is good” ethos may make swing voters harder to persuade than some Democrats anticipate.
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Mega Millions: How to Keep $1.6 Billion From Ruining Your Life
Your first task after winning is to maintain anonymity as long as possible. And find a good lawyer.
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Charles B. Wang, Software Entrepreneur and New York Islanders Owner, Dies at 74
Mr. Wang was an entrepreneur and deal-maker who built a multibillion-dollar software business, then was a majority owner of the New York Islanders.
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Stocks Slip Again, and Automakers Continue a Long Decline
Shares of carmakers have slipped more than 25 percent this year, as higher interest rates, lower sales and rising trade tensions bite.
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Paying a ‘Resort Fee’ When You’re Not at a Resort
The fees, imposed by more urban hotels in the last few years, cover amenities like high-speed internet access. Many travelers booking online, though, might not realize they will be charged.
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How Many Space Stations Does This Planet Need?
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
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He’s a Long-Shot Senate Candidate With a Message: ‘Capitalism Unchecked Is a Complete Disaster’
Zak Ringelstein is running against Maine’s Senator Angus King, who is heavily favored to win in November. But for Mr. Ringelstein’s supporters, it’s the message that matters most.
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The Trade War’s Latest Casualties: China’s Coddled Cats and Dogs
Some Chinese pet owners don’t trust local food and will even taste it themselves before serving it. For them, the fight means fewer and pricier choices.
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McKinsey Takes Heat for Its Saudi Work
The consulting firm said it was “horrified” that a paper it produced on public reaction to Saudi Arabia’s austerity measures may have been used to silence dissidents.
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Wall Street Drops as China Support Fades, Earnings Disappoint
U.S. stocks edged down on Monday as early support from a rally in China faded, with lower oil prices and disappointing earnings signals from firms including Halliburton and Hasbro helping pull the market lower.
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Breakingviews: A $7.1 Billion Car Parts Acquisition Is a Glimmer of Hope in a Gloomy Sector
The investment group KKR is to acquire the Fiat Chrysler parts supplier Magneti Marelli at a price that seem incongruous in the sector.
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Ryanair Under Fire for Ignoring Passenger’s Racist Rant
Video of the incident prompted calls to boycott the budget airline, and British officials promised to raise it in Parliament.
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DealBook Briefing: It’s Tough to Quit Saudi Arabia
Many businesses are distancing themselves from the kingdom — but few are cutting their ties completely.
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The Trump Bump in Stocks Is Weakening
Stocks are still up a lot since Mr. Trump was elected, but recent selling has eroded investors’ gains.
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Efforts to Acknowledge the Risks of New A.I. Technology
A group called the Future of Computing Academy wants scientists to explain both the good and the bad potential of their research.
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Take a Number: Fast Food: It’s What’s for Dinner. And Lunch. And Breakfast.
On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food, according to the C.D.C.
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Unemployment Looks Like 2000 Again. But Wage Growth Doesn’t.
Trying to solve an economic mystery.
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It’s Ghost Tour Season
Madame Morbid leads a year-round trolley ride through the haunted parts of Brooklyn. Unsurprisingly, October is good for business.
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Swiss Bank Discourages China Travel After Banker Is Kept in Beijing
UBS acted after one of its advisers to wealthy clients was not allowed to board a flight home, and was asked to speak with the authorities.
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They Said Seattle’s Minimum Wage Would Cost Workers a Lot. Now the Picture Looks Brighter.
Researchers whose findings last year pointed to a downside from raising the minimum wage have taken another look and the reality is more nuanced.
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Richard Parsons Is Expected to Step Down as Head of CBS Board
Mr. Parsons, who became interim chairman a month ago, is leaving because of illness, several people said. The change comes as CBS is trying to move past various scandals.
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Mediator: At the Border Town That the News Cycle Has Left Behind
When the algorithms that drive social media move on, the children who were separated from their parents remain in detention facilities along the Rio Grande.
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Another Tax Cut? Trump and Republicans Offer a Midterm Pitch, if Not a Plan
Although the president promised to soon roll out “a very major tax cut” for middle-income Americans, such a proposal has no chance of passing before the midterms.
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The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers
By some estimates, only 1,000 or so researchers can claim to understand the technology. Finding more could become a national security issue.
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Blumhouse Studio, Scary at the Box Office, Gets Serious About TV
The Hollywood producer of blockbuster films like the latest “Halloween” sequel is trying to become a serious player in television. It won’t be easy.
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What Comes After the Roomba?
The Roomba cleaned floors, and it was a hit. But though many have tried to perfect the next version of a home robot, no one has succeeded yet.
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From Agriculture to Art — the A.I. Wave Sweeps In
Artificial intelligence is a technology of discovery and low-cost prediction. That’s how A.I. is beginning to transform a wide variety of industries.
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the week ahead: Few Big Names Expected at Saudi Conference, and Data on U.S. Economy
Several tech companies report earnings, including Amazon and Alphabet. The European Central Bank will discuss monetary policy.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors
In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.
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Venture Capitalist: A.I. Hype Still “Has a Ways to Go Up”
Anna Patterson, a former senior engineer at Google, has looked at all sorts of start-ups working on A.I. Some have great ideas, and some go too far.
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Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Is Freed After Abduction in Tanzania
Mohammed Dewji, 43, chief executive of METL Group, was snatched a week ago outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania. His company said Saturday that he was safe.
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Italy’s Debt Rating Is Cut to One Level Above Junk
Moody’s downgrade followed the government’s decision to accept higher budget deficits, a move that prompted a sell-off in Italian 10-year bonds.
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Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms
The Interior Department is moving to lease parcels in the deep Pacific waters for development, which could help the state meet its clean-energy goals.
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Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan
The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.
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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election
Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.
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White Collar Watch: The Challenge With Prosecuting Newsweek’s Former Owner for Fraud: There Were No Losses
The charges filed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office against two media companies raise a question: Can there be fraud if no money is lost?
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Your Money Adviser: Your Neighbor in an Adjacent ZIP Code May Pay Less for Car Insurance
A consumer group says insurers sometimes charge more to people living in less affluent ZIP codes — even if they have good driving records.
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Mega Millions and Powerball Are Up to $1.5 Billion. Here’s What to Do if You Win Both.
Your odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion, but it’s best to be prepared. If you do win: Don’t sign the winning ticket. Tell no one. Hire a lawyer, a financial adviser and an accountant.
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Vocations: A Harvest That Requires Flooding, Floating and Pumping
Growing cranberries involves techniques that aren’t common on other American farms. In Wisconsin, the year-round work culminates in waterlogged weeks of autumn.
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In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless
Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.
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Workspace: What Does He Do, Work in a Cave? Why, Yes
A software company operates underground to keep data secure. Its chief seeks a Middle-earth effect in décor.
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The Workologist: When a Manager You Don’t Like Expects a Wedding Invitation
An employee reluctantly invited her immediate manager to her wedding. Now the boss has blabbed about the occasion to a higher-up manager — whom the employee really dislikes.
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In Khashoggi Case, Turkey’s Slow Drip of Leaks Puts Pressure on Saudis
The calculated media strategy has proved remarkably effective for President Erdogan, ensuring that the case remains front page news around the world.
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Wealth Matters: A Push to Invest in the Arts Grows Stronger
Impact investing — which considers social good in addition to financial returns — has matured in the past decade, and some investors are turning more attention to the arts.
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Strong Corporate Earnings Power Rebound on Wall St
U.S. stocks rose broadly on Friday, as a raft of strong corporate earnings helped allay concerns over growth risks in Europe and political tensions in Saudi Arabia that drove a 1 percent drop a day earlier.
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