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Surge in Dollar Provokes Jitters in Emerging Markets Around World

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:25:34 GMT

A currency exchange board in Istanbul on Nov. 24. The lira fell so low against the dollar last week that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey urged Turks to sell the dollars that they have been hoarding and buy their local currency.Countries that have been binging on cheap dollar debt for more than a decade now face a spike in debt servicing costs and elevated debt burdens.

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Wary Corporate Chiefs Keep an Ear Tuned to Trump’s Messages

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:03:16 GMT

Donald J. Trump, the president-elect, spoke last Thursday with local officials and company representatives at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis.Initially aiming to pressure companies like Ford and Carrier to keep factory jobs at home instead of moving them to Mexico, Mr. Trump has increased the stakes.

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Donald Trump Is Said to Intend to Keep a Stake in His Business

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:16:52 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Tuesday.The president-elect is said to be considering turning over his company to his two adult sons, but planning to resist calls to divest.

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With LinkedIn, Microsoft Looks to Avoid Past Acquisition Busts

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:18:43 GMT

Satya Nadella, chief of Microsoft, at a shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Wash., last month. He has made a series of smaller deals that have shown positive results.The technology giant has not had a great track record with the companies it acquires. The hope is that it has learned from its mistakes.

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E.C.B. Extends Bond-Buying Program to Protect Eurozone Economy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:00:01 GMT

The European Central Bank said it would continue buying government bonds and other assets at least through December 2017, nine months longer than previously announced.

Michael Jordan Owns Right to His Name in Chinese Characters, Too, Court Rules

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:33:52 GMT

A Qiaodan shoe in a store in Beijing. The former basketball star Michael Jordan sued the Qiaodan Sports Company, which he has accused of using the Mandarin transliteration of his name on its goods.The lawsuit that Mr. Jordan brought, against a company he accused of using his name, could set a precedent for foreign companies pursuing similar cases in China.

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Tied to Europe, Britain’s Car Industry Is Vulnerable After ‘Brexit’

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:01:03 GMT

The assembly line at the Toyota plant in Burnaston, England. Toyota buys parts and hires workers from across the European Union.After becoming an efficient industry with deep links to the Continent, it must grapple with the impact of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.

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Portland Adopts Surcharge on C.E.O. Pay in Move vs. Income Inequality

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:51:35 GMT

Steve Novick, a city commissioner in Portland, Ore., proposed imposing a tax on companies whose chief executives are paid more than 100 times the median pay of lower-level workers.Oregon’s largest city will charge companies whose chief executives make over 100 times the median pay of the company’s rank-and-file workers.

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Lawmakers Change Their Tone on AT&T and Time Warner Deal

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:11:42 GMT

An AT&T store in Manhattan. The telecom giant and Time Warner have proposed an $85.4 billion merger.The telecom giant and media behemoth defended their proposed $85.4 billion merger in a Senate hearing.

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E.U. Threatens to Sue 4 Countries Where VW Sold Emissions-Cheating Cars

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:13:08 GMT

Volkswagen cars inside a delivery tower in Wolfsburg, Germany, in April.The move against Britain, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain is an apparent attempt by the bloc to catch up after facing criticism for a lax response to a yearlong scandal.

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Iran Races to Clinch Oil Deals Before Donald Trump Takes Office

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:51 GMT

A refinery south of Tehran. Iran has looked abroad for the expertise and capital it needs to expand oil production.Worried about the American president-elect’s rhetoric, Tehran has signed a wave of agreements since Nov. 8 with European and Asian energy companies.

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Automated Assistants Will Soon Make a Bid for Your Finances

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:01:02 GMT

Ken Lin, chief executive of Credit Karma, which has been adding more financial features for customers, including free state and federal tax filings.Companies are vying to create automated financial assistants that employ artificial intelligence; one was directly inspired by science fiction.

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New Mexico Businessman Accused of Deceiving Low-Income Home Buyers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:06:42 GMT

The New Mexico attorney general is suing a businessman for deceptive seller-financed home sales in Albuquerque.Officials said he misrepresented the condition of poorly maintained homes sold to Spanish-speaking families, and sometimes sold houses he didn’t own.

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Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:44:07 GMT

Matthew Mayer, 24, showed a tattoo depicting a gun-toting Statue of Liberty at a campaign office for Donald J. Trump in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Nov. 2. President-elect Trump has pledged to expand protections for gun owners.Offering free legal services to the gun control groups, law firms say they are hoping to match the resources, coordination and power of the gun lobby.

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Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:00:28 GMT

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday.Mr. Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, has been a key architect of the legal battle against President Obama’s climate change policies.

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Wall Street Hits New High as Post-Election Rally Roars Ahead

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:03:28 GMT

Wall Street's post-election rally showed no signs of fatigue as the three major indexes hit all-time highs on Thursday.

New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:37:16 GMT

Laura Spanjian, a public policy manager at Airbnb who negotiated with New Orleans.Agreements between Airbnb and the city reflect a move by the company to be more conciliatory with local governments, especially after tough regulatory battles globally.

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Nonprofit Journalism Groups Are Gearing Up With Flood of Donations

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:30:15 GMT

Donations to nonprofit journalism groups like the Marshall Project have been increasing. The organization’s editor in chief, Bill Keller, left, and Neil Barsky, the founder and chairman, in the Marshall Project offices.Whether the blossoming fund-raising is because of the election of Donald J. Trump or other factors, watchdog news groups are gaining new public support.

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Tata Steel Makes a Deal to Stay in Britain, Saving Up to 11,000 Jobs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:29:17 GMT

The Tata Steel plant at Port Talbot in South Wales. The unions have made significant concessions to the company.If the deal is approved, Tata Steel’s plant will remain in South Wales — a relief to an already shaken economy.

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Despite Sanctions, Russia Finds Buyers for $11 Billion Stake in Rosneft

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:22:29 GMT

Defying doubt about marketability, the government said it would sell 19.5 percent of the state oil group to the commodity trading firm Glencore and a Qatari fund.

Tiny Snail Defeats Donald Trump in Battle Over Irish Sea Wall

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:27:17 GMT

Doughmore Bay, seen from a Trump Organization golf club near Doonbeg, Ireland.The president-elect’s real estate organization has abandoned plans to build a long barrier off the west coast of Ireland to protect its golf course there.

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China Nov Exports, Imports Rise Unexpectedly, Commodity Purchases Soar

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:28 GMT

China's imports grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in November, fuelled by its strong thirst for commodities from coal to iron ore, while exports also unexpectedly rose, reflecting a pick-up in both domestic and global demand.

Japan Third Quarter GDP Slashed as Capex, Inventories Shrink

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:24:30 GMT

Japan's economy grew much slower than initially estimated in the third quarter, revised data showed, as capital expenditure dried up and companies ran down inventories - renewing concerns about Japan's growth prospects.

State of the Art: The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:19:02 GMT

Remember gadgets? They were wonderful, and now they’re no more.

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Tech Fix: Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:17:08 GMT

Moxie Marlinspike, who founded Open Whisper Systems, the nonprofit that developed the messaging app Signal.Signal, an encrypted chat service, is a must in an era when companies collect ever more information about users and government surveillance may expand.

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The Power of Outsiders

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Did you know today’s global shipping industry was revolutionized by one young trucker’s idea in the 1930s? In this first installment of The Art of Better series, Charles Duhigg uses the story of Malcom McLean to show how an outsider can be an innovator.

Still Processing: ‘Big Social’ and Facebook’s Moral Core

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:54:36 GMT

Mike Isaac, a New York Times technology reporter, joins to talk about Facebook’s decision to comply with Chinese censorship regulations.

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Deal Professor: In Abbott’s Bid to Halt Purchase of Alere, the MAC Makes a Comeback

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:34:42 GMT

Delaware courts have been tough to convince on material adverse change clauses, but this is one deal where the buyer might very well prevail.

White Collar Watch: Supreme Court Shores Up Insider Trading Law

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:43:59 GMT

Lawyers outside the Supreme Court after opening arguments in Salam v. United States in October.Justices reaffirmed a broad approach to proving insider trading on tips, in contrast with a ruling by New York’s circuit court.

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Your Money Adviser: Still Have a Health-Account Balance? Time for That 11th-Hour Eye Exam

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:43:49 GMT

Some employers still impose a New Year’s deadline for exhausting the balance of a flexible health spending account or forfeiting what’s left.

Public Health: An Obamacare ‘Delay’ Plan Could Backfire

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:25 GMT

Demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in March 2015 during arguments in King v. Burwell. The protesters held signs with estimates of the numbers who could lose health insurance in each state if the verdict went against the Affordable Care Act.Republicans may try to “repeal and delay” Obamacare. But controlling the timing of the program’s demise could be tricky.

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The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:46:19 GMT

Edgar M. Welch surrendered to the police in Washington on Sunday.A soft-spoken Edgar M. Welch described from jail his thoughts leading up to his decision to fire a military-style assault rifle inside the pizzeria.

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What It’s Like to Apply for a Job in Donald Trump’s White House

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:28:06 GMT

President-elect Donald J. Trump and Robert L. Johnson, the founder of the television network BET, in Bedminster, N.J., last month.Mr. Trump’s approach to filling his cabinet is much like the way he runs his business, according to those who have interviewed to be in his administration.

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BlackRock Reaches a Deal for a Move to Hudson Yards

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:23:57 GMT

A view from 10 Hudson Yards. The Hudson Yards project is being built on platforms over rail yards on the Far West Side of Manhattan.The financial giant agreed to relocate to the Far West Side from Midtown Manhattan; it pledged to create 700 jobs and will receive state tax credits.

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Camilo Cienfuegos Journal: In Cuban Town That Hershey Built, Memories Both Bitter and Sweet

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:49:00 GMT

The Camilo Cienfuegos train station in Cuba, where Hershey signs still hang in a nod to a bygone era, when the town produced sugar for Milton S. Hershey, the American chocolate baron.A sugar-refinery village founded a century ago by the American chocolate baron has since lost much of its luster. But local pride lingers.

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Girl Posting to Twitter From Aleppo Gains Sympathy, but Doubts Follow

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:23:02 GMT

Bana al-Abed, 7, has more than 220,000 followers on Twitter, where she chronicles the deprivations of a child in war-torn Syria. But she has also raised questions of authenticity.

What It Takes to Open a Bookstore

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:35:15 GMT

Marian Bagnulo, 4, observes as volunteers prepare the Greenlight Bookstore’s new location in Prospect Lefferts Garden.This may be the ultimate book nerd’s fantasy, but it’s also hard work. We talked to some Brooklyn experts.

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App Smart: Make Your Phone a Valuable Holiday Shopping Companion

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:26:27 GMT

The Amazon app is a helpful tool while perusing the offerings in stores.Gift-buying season has arrived, and there are plenty of apps to help make you a smarter shopper.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Will the Next Deepwater Horizon Be in Mexico?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:51:23 GMT

Workers on the Centenario deepwater drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2013.Opening its waters to oil-and-gas companies is a disaster waiting to happen.

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How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:52:28 GMT

Young orphaned orangutans on a climbing expedition with their keeper at International Animal Rescue’s orangutan school in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.Global lenders, sometimes flouting their own policies, have financed projects in Indonesia and elsewhere that destroy ecosystems and contribute to climate change.

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From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball’

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:21:47 GMT

Michael Lewis, author of the best seller “Moneyball,” chronicles an unusual partnership of ideas in his forthcoming book, “The Undoing Project.”The best-selling author studied the work of two psychologists and chronicled their unusual partnership of ideas in the book “The Undoing Project.”

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Fair Game: Trump Treasury May Mean Independence for Fannie and Freddie

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:31:26 GMT

The headquarters of Fannie Mae in Washington. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been under federal government control for more than eight years.By suggesting that the companies would be freed from government control, Steven Mnuchin backed an approach that would benefit small lenders and borrowers.

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