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Corporations Are People: Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:05:42 GMT

Millions of Americans would have the chance to cut their taxes by essentially turning themselves into small business entities.

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‘Trump Bump’ Lifts Stocks, Giving President a Win for His First 100 Days

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:07:36 GMT

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is up about 5 percent since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, the best start for a president since the elder George Bush.

G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:04:12 GMT

A Carmax salesman showing a vehicle in Doral, Fla. Spending on goods was slow in the first quarter of the year, despite rising consumer confidence since President Trump’s election.The government said gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter, a three-year low, as consumer spending let up.

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Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:24 GMT

Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, they need to be taught.

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At Tate Galleries in London, Parting Gift Makes Waves: A Boat

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:41:35 GMT

The Tate Modern art gallery’s Switch House, an expansion that opened last year, in London.The call for donations to buy a sailboat for the Tate group’s departing director angered employees and highlighted concern over widening inequality in Britain.

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Time Inc. Decides Not to Sell Itself

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:27:02 GMT

Rich Battista, the chief executive of Time Inc., said there is ‘tremendous untapped potential” in the company.The company said it would remain independent and would pursue its strategic plan of digital growth and new revenue opportunities.

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Christopher Dodd to Step Down as Top Lobbyist for Movie Industry

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:12:12 GMT

Christopher J. Dodd, chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America, will be succeeded by Charles H. Rivkin.Mr. Dodd, a former Democratic senator from Connecticut, will be succeeded in September as Hollywood’s top lobbyist by Charles H. Rivkin, a former United States ambassador.

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As Hollywood Writers’ Contract Ends, Studios Are More Vulnerable

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:11:31 GMT

The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, where “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” is filmed. The CBS show is among those that could be hurt if movie and television writers go on strike.By Tuesday, TV and movie writers could create the entertainment industry’s first major work stoppage in a decade. But differences between the business climates now and then offer hope for a deal.

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State and Local Tax Deduction: An Item Blurring Party Lines

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:59:44 GMT

The value to New York City taxpayers of itemized deductions for state and local taxes was $7.7 billion in 2014, or about $6,600 per affected taxpayer, according to estimates from the Partnership for New York, an association of large employers.White House and congressional proposals would eliminate the provision, challenging tradition and bipartisan defenders in wealthy and populous states.

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Court Gives Trump Small Victory in Push Against Clean Power Plan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:23:30 GMT

Rail cars containing coal in Williamson, W.Va., last year. An appeals court granted a request from the Trump administration to defer a decision on litigation over a contested Environmental Protection Agency regulation known as the Clean Power Plan.An appeals court said it would delay a decision on the legality of the rule, which aims to tackle global warming by cutting emissions from coal-fired plants.

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Sean Hannity Defends Executive as Fox News Turmoil Continues

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:46:24 GMT

Bill Shine, Fox News co-president, after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan last fall.Mr. Hannity said on Twitter that someone at the network was trying to fire its co-president Bill Shine, whom he called “an innocent person.”

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Fans Feel Robbed of Bill O’Reilly, but Stick With Fox

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:17:14 GMT

Christina Herrera, a student at St. Mary’s College, watched Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News this week. She said she would not stop watching the network, but said that the sexual harassment allegations against the former host Bill O’Reilly “almost feels like a betrayal.”While many fans defended Mr. O’Reilly after his departure from Fox News, some network viewers said harassment accusations against him were worrisome.

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With New Funding, Didi Chuxing, an Uber Rival, Looks Beyond China

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:02:19 GMT

A taxi driver used the Didi Chuxing app in Guilin, in southern China, last May. Uber pulled out of China last year.The ride-sharing company raised $5.5 billion, making it one of the world’s largest start-ups and underscoring its global ambitions.

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Uber Executive Steps Back From Self-Driving Cars During Waymo Legal Fight

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:49:26 GMT

An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco last month. An Uber executive, Anthony Levandowski, accused in a lawsuit of stealing intellectual property, is limiting his work on the technology.Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of litigation over driverless car technology, said he will no longer work on a key part of the technology at Uber.

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‘10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:31:31 GMT

A recent popular meme on Facebook asks users to list concerts they attended.Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.

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Your Money: As College Deadlines Near, Families Wonder What They Can Pay

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:24 GMT

The Smith family’s 17-year-old triplets, from left, Jake, Zachary and Lucas, with their sister Tess, 15, at their home in Philadelphia. Their mother, Mary Lou Smith, said all the colleges that accepted her boys wanted them to take out loans, even though a federal financial aid formula found that the family could afford to pay nothing at all.College choices are due soon. How do you get the best financial aid package, and what are the trade-offs?

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Bits: Farhad’s and Superior Mike’s Week in Tech: There’s No Flying Car

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:01 GMT

The so-called flying car is really a hovercraft, people. Also we chat about net neutrality, earnings and Uber.

Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown, but Who Was Listening?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:54:37 GMT

Michael J. Lutz, a former employee at Radian Group, reported concerns about the company in 2013. But so far, the S.E.C. has been mum.A former employee of Radian, the mortgage insurer, raised red flags and found himself in a lesser job; the S.E.C. has so far been mum.

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Retiring: Fighting Compulsive Gambling Among Women

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:14:55 GMT

Marilyn Lancelot, 86, said that after being a compulsive gambler for seven years, she was arrested at age 61 for embezzling $350,000 from her job and served nearly a year in prison.They often begin later in life than men but can develop serious problems very rapidly.

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Common Sense: Economists Fear Trump’s Tax Plan Only Heightens a ‘Mountain of Debt’

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:54:48 GMT

President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin leaving the Treasury Building after Mr. Trump signed executive orders on a tax overhaul last week.A president who campaigned as a fiscal scold offers a tax overhaul that many experts say would mean trillions in lost revenue, and new borrowing, in the next decade.

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Your Money Adviser: It’s a Good Time to Trade Your Student Debt for Home Debt

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:35:22 GMT

Fannie Mae, the government-controlled mortgage corporation, is taking three steps to help ease student loan borrowers into homeownership.

Economic View: To Help Tackle Inequality, Remember the Advantages You’ve Had

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:02 GMT

A psychological quirk leads us to remember headwinds more than tailwinds. But if we recall our advantages, we will be closer to reducing inequality.

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Wealth Matters: Bringing Family Wealth to Bear Against a Relentless Illness

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:36:35 GMT

David Dolby at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. The club was significant to his father, Ray Dolby, especially toward the end of his life.Family offices, which manage money for rich clans, sometimes throw their considerable weight behind efforts to tackle an illness afflicting one or more relatives.

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Corner Office: Mike O’Neill Wants You to Put Away Your Phone

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:23 GMT

Mike O’Neill, the chief executive of BMI, says his former job as a lifeguard taught him the importance of paying attention.The chief executive of BMI says his former job as a lifeguard taught him the importance of paying attention.

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The Workologist: Feeling Compelled to Give the Boss a Gift

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:30:13 GMT

An employee who declines to contribute money for a farewell present gets a frosty reaction.

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A Hardware Renaissance Grows in Brooklyn — and Elsewhere

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:39:47 GMT

New Lab, a public-private partnership, opened an 84,000-square-foot renovated industrial building in Brooklyn that hosts 80 companies.Technology, investors and entrepreneurs are behind a groundswell of innovation in hardware. A Brooklyn center dedicated to commercializing hardware start-ups shows the trend.

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Feature: Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg.Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?

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Driven: Video Review: Subaru Impreza, Still Solid, but a Little More Stylish

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:12:26 GMT

The new Impreza Sport looks as though a design team was part of the process from Day 1. And it looks even better on stormy days.

Wheels: Shortage of Auto Mechanics Has Dealerships Taking Action

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:45:40 GMT

BMW’s technician training center in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. The shortage of technicians is so acute that BMW began its own recruiting program.Car companies have had to create special training and hiring programs to meet the need, and the jobs that are available can pay handsomely.

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Thomas Forkner, Waffle House Co-Founder, Dies at 98

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:01:13 GMT

Thomas Forkner, right, with his Waffle House co-founder Joseph W. Rogers in 2008, inside their first restaurant.Mr. Forkner met his future business partner, Joseph W. Rogers, by selling him a house. They went on to build a chain of restaurants on all-night service and filling fare.

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