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After Years of Decline, a California Port City Sheds Its Past

After Years of Decline, a California Port City Sheds Its Past

Queensway Bay in Long Beach, Calif., with the Queen Mary and docks in the distance. A $250 million entertainment and hotel complex is planned for the waterfront next to the Queen Mary.

Wall Street Titan Takes Aim at Law That Tripped Him Up

Wall Street Titan Takes Aim at Law That Tripped Him Up

“I fought two wars for my country. This is another war,” the Wall Street titan Maurice Greenberg said of his effort to curb New York State securities laws.

Tribune Ends Deal With Sinclair, Dashing Plan for Conservative TV Behemoth

Tribune Ends Deal With Sinclair, Dashing Plan for Conservative TV Behemoth

KTLA in Hollywood, Calif., was among the television stations that Sinclair Broadcasting Group tried to acquire from Tribune Media.

Ruling on Airbus Subsidies Could Escalate Trade Tensions With Europe

Ruling on Airbus Subsidies Could Escalate Trade Tensions With Europe

An Airbus A380 at the final assembly line at Airbus headquarters near Toulouse, France. The World Trade Organization on Tuesday found that the European Union had improperly issued Airbus preferential government loans with low interest rates for the A350 and the A380.

Xiaomi’s Weak I.P.O. Raises Doubts About China’s Tech Boom

Xiaomi’s Weak I.P.O. Raises Doubts About China’s Tech Boom

Lei Jun, second from right, the chairman and founder of Xiaomi, at the debut of his company’s shares in Hong Kong on Monday.

Starbucks’s Tall Order: Tackle Systemic Racism in 4 Hours

Starbucks’s Tall Order: Tackle Systemic Racism in 4 Hours

Starbucks closed stores in the United States on Tuesday for companywide anti-bias training.

Volatility Rattles Stocks, and Investors Who Bet on a Continuing Calm

Volatility Rattles Stocks, and Investors Who Bet on a Continuing Calm

Seth Golden in his home office in Florida. Despite the recent market volatility, he plans to keep placing bets against the so-called fear index in the belief that the uncertainty will pass.

Cash-Strapped Chinese Giant Taps a New Money Source: Its Workers

Cash-Strapped Chinese Giant Taps a New Money Source: Its Workers

The Beijing headquarters of the debt-burdened Chinese conglomerate HNA, which offers generous returns to employees who invest back into the company.

New York Times Examines Work History of Reporter in Leak Case

New York Times Examines Work History of Reporter in Leak Case

Ali Watkins joined The New York Times in December as a Washington-based reporter.

After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Canceled by ABC

After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Canceled by ABC

Roseanne Barr posted a comment about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama.

Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at a 7-Eleven store in Los Angeles last week, part of a coordinated set of raids across the country.

French Companies Have Newfound Freedom … to Fire

French Companies Have Newfound Freedom … to Fire

A Citroën assembly plant in Rennes, France. PSA Group, Citroën’s parent company, plans to offer buyouts to 1,300 workers and hire less expensive employees with digital skills.

AT&T Wins Approval for $85.4 Billion Time Warner Deal in Defeat for Justice Dept.

AT&T Wins Approval for $85.4 Billion Time Warner Deal in Defeat for Justice Dept.

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the government had failed to prove that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would harm consumers.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Pay Inequity

What We Talk About When We Talk About Pay Inequity

Five women, including Alix Keller, center, recently gathered over dinner to discuss one thing they all have in common: the gender wage gap. She was joined by Gayl Johnson, left, in blue, and (clockwise) Melissa Robbins, Jewelle Bickford, and Kimberly Webster.

How Housing’s New Players Spiraled Into Banks’ Old Mistakes

How Housing’s New Players Spiraled Into Banks’ Old Mistakes

Ruskin, Fla., was hit hard by the 2008 housing crisis and has since attracted private equity investors.

Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose

Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose

President Ronald Reagan signing a tax cut into law in 1981. The average income for the bottom half of the population fell during his two terms.


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