Dunkin’ Brands Is in Talks to Sell Itself and Go Private
by Lauren Hirsch on October 25, 2020 at 6:40 pm
The parent of Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins is negotiating with a private-equity-backed company for a takeover that values the coffee company at nearly $9 billion.
Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet
by Daisuke Wakabayashi and Jack Nicas on October 25, 2020 at 4:51 pm
In a landmark antitrust complaint, the Justice Department is targeting a secretive partnership that is worth billions of dollars to both companies.
The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour’s Diversity Push Come Too Late?
by Edmund Lee on October 25, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Vogue’s September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors. But some employees say the magazine’s powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color.
With Vacation Rentals Empty, European Cities See a Chance to Reclaim Housing
by Raphael Minder and Geneva Abdul on October 25, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Platforms like Airbnb have been criticized for raising living costs in popular cities. Now, officials are trying to move properties aimed at tourists to long-term leases.
Lee Kun-hee, Who Built Samsung Into a Global Giant, Dies at 78
by Raymond Zhong on October 25, 2020 at 2:55 pm
Mr. Lee was convicted — and pardoned — twice for white-collar crimes, in a sign of the ills in South Korea’s relationship with its business dynasties.
The Week in Business: A Headache for Big Tech
by Charlotte Cowles on October 25, 2020 at 11:00 am
The government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google and is considering one against Facebook, too.
Conservative News Sites Fuel Voter Fraud Misinformation
by Tiffany Hsu on October 25, 2020 at 9:00 am
Breitbart, The Washington Examiner and others amplify false claims of rampant cheating in what a new Harvard study calls a “propaganda feedback loop.”
How to Grow a Hydroponic Garden
by A.C. Shilton on October 25, 2020 at 3:20 am
It’s getting cold out there. Take your pandemic gardening inside.
How The Epoch Times Created a Giant Influence Machine
by Kevin Roose on October 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Since 2016, the Falun Gong-backed newspaper has used aggressive Facebook tactics and right-wing misinformation to create an anti-China, pro-Trump media empire.
UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients
by Emma Goldberg on October 24, 2020 at 2:43 pm
Under MedAdvantage plans, the major insurer is sending packages including Tamiflu and coronavirus tests to those considered especially vulnerable to Covid and the flu.
Wealthy Millennial Women Tend to Defer to Husbands on Investing
by Jenny Gross on October 24, 2020 at 2:36 pm
Even the most educated and high-achieving women do not participate equally with their husbands in long-term financial decision making, according to a study.
Former Milly Designer Michelle Smith Has a New Line, and a New Life
by Katherine Rosman on October 24, 2020 at 12:45 pm
With her husband, Michelle Smith built a successful clothing brand on the idea of demure femininity. Then she ripped up her life.
Trump’s Biggest Economic Legacy Isn’t About the Numbers
by Patricia Cohen on October 24, 2020 at 12:23 pm
The president has shifted the way both parties talk about trade, immigration and deficits — and despite dismal economic news, many voters still reward him for it.
Wikipedia and W.H.O. Join to Combat Covid-19 Misinformation
by Donald G. McNeil Jr. on October 24, 2020 at 11:59 am
The health agency will license much of its material to the online encyclopedia, allowing the information to be reposted widely into almost 200 languages.
Abandoned Retail Sites Become Senior Housing
by John F. Wasik on October 24, 2020 at 9:00 am
Former malls and abandoned shopping-center sites are in the midst of a repurposing — and one of those new uses is senior housing.
Two Companies Restart Virus Trials in U.S. After Safety Pauses
by Katherine J. Wu, Carl Zimmer, Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland on October 24, 2020 at 2:58 am
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson have restarted their late-stage trials after finding that serious illnesses in a few volunteers appeared not to be related to the vaccines.
Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote
by Kate Kelly and Sapna Maheshwari on October 24, 2020 at 2:04 am
Spurred by recent social unrest, many U.S. companies are trying to make it easier for workers, and urging their customers, to cast their ballots.
Experts Tell F.D.A. It Should Gather More Safety Data on Covid-19 Vaccines
by Katie Thomas on October 23, 2020 at 11:27 pm
In a highly anticipated meeting of the agency’s vaccine advisory board, some said that the current guidelines, which require two months of safety data after a volunteer has been vaccinated, were not enough.
The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What’s the Plan Now?
by Carl Zimmer on October 23, 2020 at 11:17 pm
The office was dedicated to the long-term safety of vaccines. Experts say plans to track coronavirus vaccines are fragmented and “behind the eight ball.”
Trump’s Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don’t Always Add Up
by Susanne Craig, Russ Buettner and Mike McIntire on October 23, 2020 at 10:44 pm
Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.
At 63 Million Viewers, Final Debate Is Trump’s Least Watched
by John Koblin and Michael M. Grynbaum on October 23, 2020 at 10:37 pm
About 10 million fewer Americans watched Thursday’s Biden-Trump debate than the candidates’ first, more chaotic matchup in Cleveland last month.
Talking to the Voters Who Could Decide the 2020 Election
by Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg on October 23, 2020 at 9:01 pm
Our columnists set out to ask Pennsylvanians about kitchen-table economics. Voters wanted to vent about other issues instead.
For Owners Looking to Sell, an Option That Keeps Their Company Intact
by Paul Sullivan on October 23, 2020 at 8:57 pm
A sale to employees keeps the company local, and that may be more important to some owners than getting the highest price.
Guitar Center Prepares for Possible Bankruptcy
by Lauren Hirsch on October 23, 2020 at 8:36 pm
It’s still possible that Guitar Center could avert bankruptcy, as it did earlier this year.
Oil Industry Expresses Concern, Not Alarm, About Biden Comments
by Clifford Krauss on October 23, 2020 at 7:16 pm
After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.
Travel Goes Members-Only
by Lauren Sloss on October 23, 2020 at 5:52 pm
Membership travel, with its emphasis on peace of mind, is surging during the pandemic. But is health and safety only a guarantee for those with an “in” and money to burn?
Labor Department Curbs Announcements of Company Violations
by Noam Scheiber on October 23, 2020 at 5:37 pm
A memo tells officials to hold back on news releases about enforcement decisions, saying they can linger unfairly online if citations are overturned.
It’s a Ballot Fight for Survival for Gig Companies Like Uber
by Kate Conger on October 23, 2020 at 3:25 pm
A group that also includes Lyft and DoorDash has spent nearly $200 million to support a California proposition that could save them from a new labor law.
Why 2020 Is Different for Student Loan Payments
by Ann Carrns on October 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Recent graduates usually have to start repaying in November. But because of the pandemic, payments on most federal loans have been suspended until January.
Goldman Sachs Seeks to Recoup $174 Million From Executives
on October 23, 2020 at 12:15 pm
Do compensation clawbacks deter wrongdoing?
Moderator Kristen Welker Manages to Keep Order at Final Debate
by Michael M. Grynbaum on October 23, 2020 at 10:30 am
“I’m jealous,” said Chris Wallace, the moderator of the unruly matchup last month, just after the debate, which featured a more civil President Trump.
People Fear a Market Crash More Than They Have in Years
by Robert J. Shiller on October 23, 2020 at 9:00 am
Stocks could well rise despite investor worries, the economist Robert Shiller says, but this is a high-risk moment.
Goldman Sachs Unit Pleads Guilty Over Fraud Scheme
by Matthew Goldstein and Emily Flitter on October 23, 2020 at 3:41 am
All told, Goldman will pay billions in penalties and disgorgement in Malaysia, the United States and Hong Kong for its role in the looting of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund.
Unemployment Claims Are Down, but Many Workers Lower Expectations
by Patricia Cohen and Ben Casselman on October 22, 2020 at 11:40 pm
With temporary layoffs turning permanent and career paths derailed, economists say a new coronavirus wave could derail the recovery.
Trump Posts ‘60 Minutes’ Interview After Telling Lesley Stahl: ‘That’s No Way to Talk’
by Michael M. Grynbaum and Maggie Haberman on October 22, 2020 at 9:49 pm
“I feel that you both have insulted ‘60 Minutes’ and me by not answering any of our questions,” Ms. Stahl tells Vice President Mike Pence.
Stimulus Deal Is Close, Pelosi Says, but May Come After Election
by Emily Cochrane and Luke Broadwater on October 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm
Nancy Pelosi said she believed she and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, were “just about there” in their negotiations.
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