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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:27 GMTMichael Kratsios, center, the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, with Jay Carney, left, a former press secretary for President Obama, and Reed Cordish, an adviser to President Trump, at a Washington luncheon in January.Scores of scientists and technology experts have left the White House, and conservatives — and the president — have questioned whether they need to be replaced.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:57:17 GMTFrank Kozik, chief creative officer at Kidrobot, with Yummy World toys, at left. The company hopes to sell the child-friendly line through mass-market retailers.Consumer demand for so-called designer toys has helped invigorate sales in the overall toy industry.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:43:37 GMTAn employee welding together a frame for an S.U.V. during production at the General Motors assembly plant in Arlington, Tex., this month.The Trump administration’s goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement include resuming tariffs if a flood of imports were to threaten a domestic industry.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:50:49 GMTValdese Weavers in Burke County, N.C., is hiring, but can’t always find the right employees. “We could train an undereducated person in the past,” its chief executive, Michael Shelton, said. “But the textile industry has changed, and we need a higher level of competence in computers and math for specific skills.”Despite upbeat sentiment among consumers and investors in the new year, actual growth estimates are modest for the quarter and beyond.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:27:29 GMTWall Street gained on Thursday, led by financial shares, after data showed U.S. economic growth was stronger than previously reported last quarter, helped by robust consumer spending, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq set a record closing high.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:31:38 GMTThe administration said its next move on regulating broadband service would be to jettison the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:42:22 GMTA Falcon 9 rocket awaiting launch at the Kennedy Space Center. The first stage of the rocket flew last year, then landed on a floating platform. It was refurbished and will now fly a second time.The use of a rocket booster that had flown once before may open an era of cheaper space travel, particularly for business ventures like satellite companies.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:42:43 GMTThe American Bar Association acted against Arizona Summit Law after finding fault with its admissions practices, academic programs, and graduation and bar exam passage rates.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:04:37 GMTJP Morgan Chase began limiting its display ads to preapproved websites to avoid proximity to content like fake news and offensive videos.The bank found that limiting its advertising to preapproved hosts, to avoid proximity to fake news or offensive videos, did not hurt its visibility.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:19:02 GMTA foreclosed home in Las Vegas in 2016. The number of home foreclosures is down sharply from the depths of the financial crisis.Affiliates of the private equity firm Lone Star foreclosed on about 5,000 mortgages a year in 2015 and 2016, compared with 147 in 2010.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:00:57 GMTMcDonald’s Quarter Pounder burgers will now be made with fresh beef, not frozen.In an effort to improve taste, the fast-food chain is moving away from frozen patties for one of its menu items.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:19:04 GMTThe University of Cincinnati College of Law on Tuesday. Like many other law schools, it is facing a steep decline in the number of graduates.No public explanation was given, but it is clear that faculty members were rankled by the ways Jennifer S. Bard planned to combat revenue shortfalls.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:06:50 GMTDr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.Scott Gottlieb made millions of dollars doing work for more than 20 health care companies in the private sector.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:00:03 GMTThe headquarters of the online music streaming service Spotify in Stockholm. Music streaming revenue in the United States increased 69 percent in 2016 from the year before.It is the industry’s highest sales figure since 2009 and its best percentage gain since 1998.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:35:14 GMTThe executive at the center of an intellectual property fight between Waymo and Uber is exercising his right to avoid self-incrimination in the dispute.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:11:06 GMTElena Ferrante’s book “My Brilliant Friend.” An eight-episode series based on the book will air on HBO.The cable channel will broadcast a new drama series based on the author’s “My Brilliant Friend,” HBO announced on Thursday.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:35:49 GMTA Sears store in a nearly empty Westfield Meriden shopping mall on Tuesday in Meriden, Conn. Sears Holdings has long been ESL Investments’ largest investment. The company last week expressed “substantial doubt” it can keep going.Edward Lampert was a Wall Street wunderkind. And department stores still had promise. What a difference a decade makes.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:01:16 GMTPrime Minister Theresa May signing the letter laying out Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The delivery of that letter to Brussels on Wednesday formally began the process.Months after the vote to leave the European Union, Britain is beginning the process, and the economic consequences are likely to be significant.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:20 GMTFarhad Manjoo, The New York Times’s technology columnist, at home. He has installed cameras around his home to capture charming moments from his children’s lives.The Times’s tech columnist, Farhad Manjoo, grapples with technology’s shortcomings yet embraces it to an extreme degree at home.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:05:15 GMTPresident Trump at the White House last week. Unhappy with The New York Times, he posted on Twitter on Thursday: “Change libel laws?”As a candidate, the president said he would “open up our libel laws,” but in fact states have the authority to shape those laws.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:07:35 GMTCoal miners in Welch, W.Va., in Appalachia. The coal industry has been replacing workers with machines and explosives.The jobs the president alluded to — hardy miners in mazelike tunnels with picks and shovels — have become vestiges of the past.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:14:17 GMTEmily Hurwitz, 28, an advertising executive who lives in San Francisco, with her 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, which was recently purchased through Shift, a used-car online retailer.With new vehicles averaging $34,000, sometimes a model just a few years older can offer considerable savings — if you don’t mind slightly older technology.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:57:43 GMTHonda’s Acura division long erred on the rational and practical side. The second-generation NSX supercar is a welcome shock to those sensibilities.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:26:04 GMTBrian Reed, right, interviewing a subject for the podcast “S-Town.”A new series from the people behind “This American Life” surpasses their earlier hit in a number of ways.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:54:24 GMTA growing number of start-ups offer apps and gadgets to help you walk your dog or feed your cat, but most aren’t worth the money.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:05:05 GMTWe all get that nagging feeling that the money we want to spend on someone and something we love should be saved instead. Here’s a counterargument.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:58:21 GMTA crowd during the national anthem at a post-election rally for Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence in Cincinnati in December.Cutting benefits and training won’t help working-class voters hit by disruptions in trade or address its toll on families, job prospects and longevity.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:49:01 GMTThe overturning of new privacy rules probably won’t make much difference because internet service providers have always been permitted to monitor network traffic, see what websites users visit and share some of that information with advertisers.Now that internet providers will not have to get permission to collect and sell customers’ online information, how will that affect privacy online?
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:53:18 GMTAutomated accounts are all over the Twitterverse, and you can often tell when the software robots are following you.