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Kim Wall, Slain Journalist, Is Remembered in Her Own Words 11 Oct 10:59pm Kim Wall, Slain Journalist, Is Remembered in Her Own Words
At a memorial service at Columbia University, family and friends read from Ms. Wall’s work and urged others to continue the work she had loved.
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Ola, India’s Ride-Hailing Leader, Raises $1.1 Billion to Fight Uber 11 Oct 10:46pm Updated Ola, India’s Ride-Hailing Leader, Raises $1.1 Billion to Fight Uber
Backed by big Asian investors, the start-up will escalate the battle with its American rival in a country with a growing middle class and low car ownership.
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Lawsuits After Las Vegas Shooting May Be Uphill Battles 11 Oct 10:36pm Updated Lawsuits After Las Vegas Shooting May Be Uphill Battles
With Stephen Paddock dead, who is left to blame? If history is any guide, seeking damages will be a difficult task.
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Critic’s Notebook: Harvey Weinstein Is Gone. But Hollywood Still Has a Problem. 11 Oct 9:51pm Updated Critic’s Notebook: Harvey Weinstein Is Gone. But Hollywood Still Has a Problem.
Women helped build the movie industry, but it has long been a male-dominated enterprise that systematically treats women — as a class — as inferior.
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Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report 11 Oct 9:26pm Updated Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report
The president said he might use the power of the federal government to retaliate by challenging broadcast licenses.
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How Did NBC Miss Out on a Harvey Weinstein Exposé? 11 Oct 8:49pm How Did NBC Miss Out on a Harvey Weinstein Exposé?
Ronan Farrow was an NBC contributor when he began reporting on claims that Mr. Weinstein had mistreated women. The article ended up being published by The New Yorker.
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Weinstein Company May Have Known About Payoffs Since 2015 11 Oct 8:31pm Weinstein Company May Have Known About Payoffs Since 2015
As the company seeks to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein, there are conflicting accounts about what it knew and how it responded.
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Trump’s Tough Talk on Nafta Suggests Pact’s Demise Is Imminent 11 Oct 7:48pm Trump’s Tough Talk on Nafta Suggests Pact’s Demise Is Imminent
The president has long talked about scrapping Nafta. Even skeptics are starting to believe him.
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Entrepreneurship: As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs 11 Oct 7:00pm Entrepreneurship: As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs
In an area called “Silicon Slopes,” at least five start-ups are valued at more than $1 billion, a sign that Utah has become a growing force for tech incubation.
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‘I Was Blacklisted From Employment’: Speaking Up in the Workplace 11 Oct 5:02pm ‘I Was Blacklisted From Employment’: Speaking Up in the Workplace
The New York Times asked women whether they have been afraid to speak up after being harassed.
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BlackRock, the World’s Biggest Money Manager, Expands Again 11 Oct 4:57pm Updated BlackRock, the World’s Biggest Money Manager, Expands Again
BlackRock’s assets under management soared to $5.9 trillion, up $264 billion so far this year, as investors continue to rush into passive funds.
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The Breakdown: Vegemite, the Beloved Australian Spread, Goes Upmarket 11 Oct 4:42pm Updated The Breakdown: Vegemite, the Beloved Australian Spread, Goes Upmarket
An artisanal version of the ubiquitous condiment — with special packaging and at over twice the price — has been met with ire, curiosity and amusement.
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11 Oct 4:30pm Updated Democrats Move to Force Trump Team Members to Divulge Industry Ties
A bill introduced in Congress would compel top administration officials to disclose whether regulatory changes would benefit them financially. So far, the legislation has no Republican support.
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Fed Still Puzzled by Inflation, but Rate Increase Is on Track 11 Oct 4:26pm Updated Fed Still Puzzled by Inflation, but Rate Increase Is on Track
Slow inflation was the main topic at the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting, but most officials leaned toward another interest rate move this year.
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California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse. 11 Oct 4:16pm California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse.
Some scientists think global warming may be making California’s autumn winds even drier, a “key parameter for fire risk.”
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Justices Weigh Immunity for Corporations in Human Rights Cases Abroad 11 Oct 4:02pm Justices Weigh Immunity for Corporations in Human Rights Cases Abroad
The Supreme Court debated whether corporations may be sued for human rights abuses abroad under a cryptic 1789 law.
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With Deal-Making in the Doldrums, Goldman Tries Something New 11 Oct 3:40pm With Deal-Making in the Doldrums, Goldman Tries Something New
Goldman Sachs has a small team cooking up acquisition ideas for big clients. It’s an experiment that could bolster revenue for Goldman’s trading operation.
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25 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Assault or Harassment 11 Oct 3:28pm 25 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Assault or Harassment
Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd are among those who say the Hollywood executive harassed and intimidated them.
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In New Test for Obamacare, Iowa Seeks to Abandon Marketplace 11 Oct 3:17pm Updated In New Test for Obamacare, Iowa Seeks to Abandon Marketplace
Its plan would give premium subsidies to well-off people but increase out-of-pocket costs for many with modest incomes. Other states could potentially follow.
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Trump’s Tough Talk on Nafta Raising Fears of Pact’s Demise 11 Oct 3:16pm Updated Trump’s Tough Talk on Nafta Raising Fears of Pact’s Demise
The president has long talked about scrapping Nafta. Even skeptics are starting to believe him.
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11 Oct 1:15pm Dow Inches Up to Record-High on Gains in J&J, Wal-Mart
Gains in Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson nudged the Dow Jones Industrial Average to another record level on Wednesday, but the broader market was sluggish ahead of big bank earnings.
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With...Tom Hanks: Hollywood’s Most Decent Fella on Harvey, Trump and History 11 Oct 12:49pm Updated With...Tom Hanks: Hollywood’s Most Decent Fella on Harvey, Trump and History
As accusations rain on a kingpin of his industry, the actor known for his American hero roles begins a tour for his wide-eyed book of short stories.
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The Shift: We Asked Facebook 12 Questions About the Election, and Got 5 Answers 11 Oct 12:37pm The Shift: We Asked Facebook 12 Questions About the Election, and Got 5 Answers
Facebook responded to some questions about its role in the 2016 presidential election, and its plans to safeguard its platform in the future.
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MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners 11 Oct 12:32pm Updated MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners
Rhiannon Giddens, the playwright Annie Baker and the theater artist Taylor Mac are among the 24 recipients of fellowships for “exceptionally creative people.”
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Disney, Hillary Clinton and the Obamas Condemn Weinstein 11 Oct 12:14pm Updated Disney, Hillary Clinton and the Obamas Condemn Weinstein
Disney once owned Miramax, which Harvey Weinstein co-founded. Mr. Weinstein is also a longtime Democratic donor with ties to the Clintons and the Obamas.
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Psst! Prince Harry Parties Here. Also Pippa and J-Law. 11 Oct 12:00pm Psst! Prince Harry Parties Here. Also Pippa and J-Law.
Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling specialize in cheeky clubs with names like Bunga Bunga (after Berlusconi’s exploits) and Maggie’s (as in Thatcher).
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Tom Hanks: Confirm or Deny 11 Oct 11:48am Tom Hanks: Confirm or Deny
The actor is convinced that typewriters are making a comeback.
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Sears Canada to Shut Down, Leaving 12,000 Out of Work 11 Oct 11:45am Updated Sears Canada to Shut Down, Leaving 12,000 Out of Work
The company, which operates separately from Sears Holdings of Hoffman Estates, Ill., plans to start liquidation sales next week, pending court approval.
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11 Oct 11:42am Wall Street Flat; Financials Drop Ahead of Earnings
U.S. stock indexes treaded water in a narrow range on Wednesday, with slight gains in technology and consumer staple stocks offset by a drop in financials on the eve of earnings by Wall Street banks.
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11 Oct 10:09am Wall Street Treads Water; Financials Drop Ahead of Reports
Wall Street's main indexes were little changed at open on Wednesday, as a jump in shares of consumer staples were offset by a drop in financial stocks.
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Yale Endowment, Often a Pacesetter, Is a Laggard This Time 11 Oct 10:07am Updated Yale Endowment, Often a Pacesetter, Is a Laggard This Time
At a time when many large university funds are reporting gains in the midteens, Yale said it generated an 11.3 percent return for the fiscal year.
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Critic’s Notebook: The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment 11 Oct 9:55am Critic’s Notebook: The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment
Hands-only videos have taken over social media, turning the disembodied hand into a symbol of artisanal craftsmanship and entrepreneurial zeal.
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China to Debtors: Pay Up or Be Shamed 11 Oct 9:51am China to Debtors: Pay Up or Be Shamed
Local officials have been ordered to set up platforms to name those who don’t pay their debts, but the biggest borrowers are unlikely to be worried.
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China to Deadbeats: Pay Up or Be Shamed 11 Oct 9:32am China to Deadbeats: Pay Up or Be Shamed
Local officials have been ordered to set up platforms to name those who don’t pay their debts, but the biggest borrowers are unlikely to be worried.
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I.M.F. Cautions Against Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Republicans Consider Them 11 Oct 9:30am I.M.F. Cautions Against Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Republicans Consider Them
The International Monetary Fund said global leaders need to address income inequality or risk undermining economic growth.
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Coach Inc. Is Dead. Long Live Tapestry. 11 Oct 9:15am Coach Inc. Is Dead. Long Live Tapestry.
The American fashion group is rebranding itself to reflect its new ambitions.
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Procter & Gamble and Peltz Spar Over Who Won: DealBook Briefing 11 Oct 7:31am Procter & Gamble and Peltz Spar Over Who Won: DealBook Briefing
Even if the company prevails in the costliest board fight ever, that fact that many big investors sided with Mr. Peltz highlights the power of activists.
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Japan Stocks Hit 21-Year High as Investors Shrug Off Concerns 11 Oct 6:29am Japan Stocks Hit 21-Year High as Investors Shrug Off Concerns
A six-quarter growth streak, low unemployment and surging profits have lifted the markets in the face of challenges, a mirror of global optimism.
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State of the Art: The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits. 11 Oct 5:05am State of the Art: The Frightful Five Want to Rule Entertainment. They Are Hitting Limits.
Apple, Google and other tech giants are pushing deeper into cultural industries — and stumbling in ways that suggest a certain cluelessness.
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