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In a Trade War, China Might Boycott U.S. Goods. That Could Backfire.

In a Trade War, China Might Boycott U.S. Goods. That Could Backfire.

A Nike store in Beijing. Many of the goods that Nike and other American companies produce are assembled by Chinese workers.

Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class

Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class

Shala Marshall has taught for 17 years, has a master’s degree and has been a finalist for Oklahoma teacher of the year. Her adjusted gross income is $28,000, she said, and “I can’t support a family on that.”

Ad Warns Riders About Uber and Lyft, but Some Call It Alarmist

Ad Warns Riders About Uber and Lyft, but Some Call It Alarmist

Pamela Anderson getting into a car she summoned with a ride-hailing app in a new ad that warns about such services’ safety risks.

Tesla’s Elon Musk May Have Boldest Pay Plan in Corporate History

Tesla’s Elon Musk May Have Boldest Pay Plan in Corporate History

Elon Musk has high ambitions for Tesla. “I actually see the potential for Tesla to become a trillion-dollar company within a 10-year period,” he said.

The $20 Billion Question for Guyana

The $20 Billion Question for Guyana

Guyana fishermen make their way home to the coastal community of Clonbrook at the end of another day at sea. Guyana is one of the poorest countries in South America, but massive offshore oil reserves may well transform it to one of the wealthiest in the next few years.

Samsung Heir Freed, to Dismay of South Korea’s Anti-Corruption Campaigners

Samsung Heir Freed, to Dismay of South Korea’s Anti-Corruption Campaigners

Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, leaving a court in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. His release deals a blow to prosecutors who had hoped that his original sentence would send a signal to corporate lawbreakers.

Jobless Rate Looks Like Old Times, but the Economy Doesn’t

Jobless Rate Looks Like Old Times, but the Economy Doesn’t

A worker at Neenah Foundry in Neenah, Wis., which has been turning out metal products for generations. Fifty years ago, manufacturing accounted for one in four jobs; now it’s not even one in 10.

A Saucy App Knows China’s Taste in News. The Censors Are Worried.

A Saucy App Knows China’s Taste in News. The Censors Are Worried.

The headquarters of Beijing Bytedance Technology, the parent company of the Jinri Toutiao app, in Beijing. The app has a daily user base of 120 million people.

In Blow to Sinclair, F.C.C. Chief Says He Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Tribune Deal

In Blow to Sinclair, F.C.C. Chief Says He Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Tribune Deal

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, wants a judge to review aspects of the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s plan to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion.

Trump Threatens Harley-Davidson, Saying It ‘Surrendered’

Trump Threatens Harley-Davidson, Saying It ‘Surrendered’

President Trump has often praised the Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer, but its recent plans to shift some of its production overseas has angered Mr. Trump.

‘Fake News’ Goes Global as Trump, in Britain, Rips the Press

‘Fake News’ Goes Global as Trump, in Britain, Rips the Press

John Roberts of Fox News, left, along with Jim Acosta of CNN and Jeff Mason of Reuters played major roles in a news conference held by President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Friday.

Saving Gawker and Alt-Weeklies From Deletion

Saving Gawker and Alt-Weeklies From Deletion

Gawker’s SoHo headquarters where the company operated seven websites in 2015.

Alex Jones and Infowars Are Sued for Defamation After Misidentifying Parkland Gunman

Alex Jones and Infowars Are Sued for Defamation After Misidentifying Parkland Gunman

A Massachusetts man sued Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory website Infowars, saying they falsely identified him as the gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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.

Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze

Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze

At Factory OS in Vallejo, Calif., individual segments of modular homes are built at a series of stations, each devoted to a specific part of the process. Two workers focused on the construction and placement of walls.

How Boston Is Trying to Close the Gender Pay Gap

How Boston Is Trying to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Megan Costello is executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, which is working with Boston-area employers to try to reduce pay inequity between women and men.


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