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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 The country’s kava harvests have been inconsistent for years because of outdated farming.Pacific Island governments and others are working to modernize cultivation of kava, hoping that the drink’s popularity can be sustained.
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.
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 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 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 22:24:34 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.
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 15:14:53 GMTWorkers in the SmartCells factory in Chehalis, Wash., this month. The company makes rubber mats for Boeing workers. SmartCells has already diversified, sensing potential trouble in the aerospace industry.Many in the field fear border tariffs and trade deals will raise the cost of American airplanes, sending shock waves though its thousands of suppliers.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:27 GMTFormer Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, the new White House budget director, has called Social Security a “Ponzi scheme” and helped engineer a government shutdown to cut spending.The coming days may show whether President Trump will keep his campaign promises to preserve social programs or take on the views of those around him.
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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:41:06 GMTCompanies like G.M. are buoyed by sales of sport utility vehicles, which are more profitable.Manufacturers are pushing the agency’s new director, Scott Pruitt, who has long battled business regulations, to revisit targets for 2025 affirmed last month by the Obama administration.
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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:49:06 GMTCarlos Ghosn at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015. He was dispatched to a struggling Nissan in 1999 by Renault, after the French carmaker bought a large stake in the Japanese company.Mr. Ghosn, a rare foreign executive in Japan, took control of the Japanese automaker in 2001 and helped save it from collapse with large job cuts.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMTOfelia Bersabe, Santa Clara, Calif. • The Home Health AidePopular ideas about the working class are woefully out of date. Here are nine people who tell a truer story of what the American work force does today — and will do tomorrow.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:02:54 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?
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:25:00 GMTWorkers at a solar energy site outside Cholame, Calif., in August. The internet has changed the way white-collar workers find jobs, but has not benefited blue-collar workers as much.This administration, freed from the usual political debts to unions or Wall Street, has an unusual opportunity to remake American working life.
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.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:27:09 GMTNicole Morgenthau, owner of Finch Knitting & Sewing Studio, in Leesburg, Va. When Ms. Morgenthau received an email from a Trump supporter threatening a boycott of her store, she posted the letter and her reply on Facebook, leading to an outpouring of support and an increase in business.Corporations have crisis management firms at their behest. Small-business owners have to rely on their own wits to respond to political animosity.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:49:42 GMTA $1 note from the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin shows an illustration of a “fancy head” derived from a painting by the French artist Constant Joseph Brochart.An exhibition at the Grolier Club explores the beautiful and sometimes just odd images on financial instruments, and the unsung artists who created them.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:46 GMTUnlimited plans may sound appealing, but they are not for everyone. And picking among other options can challenge the savviest of consumers.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:20 GMTPresident Trump has taken up semipermanent residence on every media outlet of any kind, political or not.Coverage of President Trump may eclipse that of any single human being ever. I discovered several truths about our digital media ecosystem when I tuned it out.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:01 GMTMany Americans need jobs, or want better jobs, while employers have good jobs they can’t fill. Matching them up is the tricky part.
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.
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.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:18:05 GMTContrary to what you might think, not everyone at the e-commerce company wears vintage.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:10:36 GMTSampling headphones at an Apple store in San Francisco. With so many choices on the market, having two less expensive pairs may be the best option.With so many choices available, shopping for earphones can be daunting. A headphone editor suggests buying two cheaper pairs suited to different needs.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:30:41 GMTThe GTI strikes an excellent balance between performance and practicality. It was the original hot hatchback and remains the one to beat.
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.