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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:18:06 GMTJeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners. The terms he attached to an early investment in Snap led the company’s founders to seek overwhelming voting control of their creation.A big question about the I.P.O. of Snap is why its creators retain such outsize voting control. The answer lies in their history with a venture capital firm.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:25 GMT“I think that was a bit much,” Mark Huizingh of Grand Rapids, Mich., said of President Trump’s characterization of the news media as “the enemy of the American people.”Many Americans believe the news media is flawed and often unfair to President Trump, but they won’t go so far as to label the press an “enemy.”
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:16 GMTMajor proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act promote health savings accounts, which do offer tax savings but are complex and favor the wealthy.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:35:12 GMTThere’s a simple tax-free way to amass money for health expenses, but many eligible people don’t take advantage of it.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:33:34 GMTThe Dow Jones Industrial Average was on track to break its 10-day record-setting streak on Friday, as investors reassessed the "Trump rally" after recent comments suggested that pro-growth policies might take longer to be implemented.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:48:15 GMTAn Uber vehicle mapping the streets and topography of Pittsburgh last year in preparation for the use of driverless cars.A lawsuit says an employee took thousands of secret files on self-driving car design when he left Google to start his own company, later sold to Uber.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:27:02 GMTTravelers who opt for new basic economy fares will definitely be getting fewer amenities, but may be paying the same price.The new basic economy class seats are expected to be in many cases the same price as the existing standard economy fare.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:50:05 GMTThe owner of a kava farm at work in Taveuni, Fiji. The country’s kava harvests have been inconsistent for years because of outdated farming.Pacific Island governments and others are working to modernize cultivation of kava, hoping that the drink’s popularity can be sustained.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:24:34 GMTFrom left to right: Jeremy Blackburn, Donald Trump Jr., Jung Yun and Camilo Benedetti.A photo of the president's son and three others at the Trump SoHo hotel in 2010 provides a peek at some of his past associates, how they interacted with him and what they are doing today.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:14:35 GMTGuo Shuqing in Beijing in 2015. He has been named chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission.The appointment of the respected official could signal Beijing’s desire to address deep financial problems holding back the Chinese economy.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:11:55 GMTA jury has ordered the federal government to return luxury cars, including BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes and Land Rovers, that it seized from a small Tennessee company in 2013.The ruling is something of a conclusion to a crackdown on companies that used middlemen to buy cars from American dealers and sell them for big profits in China.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:01 GMTJared Cohen, president of Jigsaw, formerly known as Google Ideas, in 2015. Jigsaw said it had developed a tool for web publishers to identify comments that can undermine a civil exchange of ideas.Researchers at the incubator Jigsaw think machine learning can help publishers filter out readers’ offensive posts to keep the discourse civil.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:10:19 GMTWomen made up 26 percent of the directors in the banking industry last year, tied with the retail industry and better than the average in Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:27 GMTProtesters before a town hall meeting with Representative Leonard Lance of New Jersey in Branchburg, N.J., on Wednesday.Conservative Republicans are pushing for a fast repeal with only a bare-bones replacement plan, but moderates are interested in coming up with a clear and robust plan.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:53:50 GMTRodrigo Rato is the most prominent person to have been convicted since the bailout of the Spanish bank Bankia in 2012.Rodrigo Rato was sentenced to four and a half years in jail for misusing the funds of Bankia, a Spanish bank that was eventually bailed out.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:31:07 GMTUber offices in Berlin last year. Some current and former Uber employees describe a largely unrestrained workplace culture.A former employee’s blog post has raised questions about the limits of meritocracy at Uber and how much executives knew about the treatment of employees.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:18:11 GMTThe installation of solar panels on a house in San Leandro, Calif. Once SolarCity customers sign up to lease a system, they will make payments to the company month after month for at least 20 years.The company, owned by Tesla, relies on monthly payments from solar panel customers. But foreclosures can halt those payments, and SolarCity relies on only one credit check to vet customers.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:06 GMTThe financial district in downtown Manhattan has been thriving. Buildings like Brookfield place have filled vacant office space, and starting salaries have risen.The nation is close to what economists believe is full productive capacity. The Trump administration’s ambitious growth targets depend on how much slack remains.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:22 GMTThe chief executive of Rocketrip says being responsive — and that includes always answering emails — is a key part of his company’s culture.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:52:54 GMTThe chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers has been dropped from the new administration’s cabinet, depriving it of the council’s academic expertise.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:47:03 GMTA Cadillac CT6 being prepared for the opening of the Chicago Auto Show in early February. Cadillacs have been used by every president since Woodrow Wilson.On the Oscars broadcast, the message will be working together to overcome challenges. But these days, can even invoking unity be a risk for a brand?
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:07:15 GMTChristy Scott Cashman, an actress and producer, with some of her jewelry at her home in Boston. Mrs. Cashman, who has borrowed jewelry to wear at events, said that when she travels with her own jewelry, she takes pains to protect it.Jewelry policies can be costly, but the alternative can be worse.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMTThe most important frontier for robots is not the work they take from humans but the work they do with humans — which requires learning on both sides.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMTA family homestead in the pilot-project village in Kenya.As automation reduces the need for human labor, some Silicon Valley executives think a universal income will be the answer — and the beta test is happening in Kenya.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:35:00 GMTBrett King once hoped his company, Moven, would become “the Facebook of banking.” Today, he is selling his software to the banks he once scorned.Financial start-ups hoping to become the Facebook of banking have had to work with the financial industry instead of displacing it.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:51:29 GMTThe Trump Tower in Mumbai, India, far right, which was under construction last November. President Trump also has a trademark in India in a category that covers laundry detergent, perfume and soaps.A review of foreign trademarks registered to President Trump’s companies gives clues to a globe-spanning strategy and potential conflicts of interest.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:04:07 GMTNew credit scoring models, using data like rent and cellphone payments, are coming into vogue as lenders seek to bring in more borrowers.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:32:02 GMTChuck Woolery, famous during the 1980s for hosting game shows like “Wheel of Fortune,” “Scrabble” and “Love Connection,” has since 2014 been hosting the podcast “Blunt Force Truth” with a friend, Mark Young.Maybe if Mr. Woolery’s former showbiz colleagues had tuned in between binges on NPR and CNN, they wouldn’t have been so shocked by the outcome of the election.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:54:02 GMTSystem software updates — and upgrade problems — are not a Windows-only issue. Apple upgrades have caused disruptions for Mac users.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:49:41 GMTA more standardized approach to self-driving cars could reduce the amount of processors and wiring needed.Some say autonomous vehicles should have common technology before they hit the road, but there is also a strong case for independent approaches.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:23:55 GMTAlan Colmes conducting an interview in 2004 after a presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis.Mr. Colmes and Mr. Hannity sparred for 12 years in Fox News Channel’s most tangible effort to fulfill its “fair and balanced” credo.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:28:33 GMTMark Zuckerberg says he wants to help the news media. Here’s what he needs to do.