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Common Sense: A Battle for Control, With Far-Reaching Consequences 16 May 11:05pm Updated Common Sense: A Battle for Control, With Far-Reaching Consequences
No matter who wins in the fight over the proposed reunion of CBS and Viacom, both companies will be profoundly affected and the media landscape will be transformed.
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More Fabric, More Money? British Retailer Is Accused of Charging ‘Fat Tax’ 16 May 10:02pm More Fabric, More Money? British Retailer Is Accused of Charging ‘Fat Tax’
A customer’s discovery that the British retailer was charging more for larger sizes set off accusations of discrimination.
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Accused of ‘Fat Tax,’ British Retailer Will Review Clothing Prices 16 May 10:01pm Updated Accused of ‘Fat Tax,’ British Retailer Will Review Clothing Prices
A customer’s discovery that the British retailer was charging more for larger sizes set off accusations of discrimination.
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Judge Hits Pause on War Between CBS and Its Parent Company 16 May 7:29pm Judge Hits Pause on War Between CBS and Its Parent Company
Shari Redstone hopes to merge the network with Viacom. But the CBS head, Leslie Moonves, has other ideas. Now, a judge is working to settle the dispute.
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A Temporary Cease-Fire in CBS’s Fight With Redstones: DealBook Briefing 16 May 7:04pm Updated A Temporary Cease-Fire in CBS’s Fight With Redstones: DealBook Briefing
A Delaware judge put a temporary halt to the legal wrangling between CBS and its controlling shareholder, Shari Redstone.
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Senator Grills Nominee on Deadly Carbon Monoxide Risk in Keyless Cars 16 May 7:02pm Senator Grills Nominee on Deadly Carbon Monoxide Risk in Keyless Cars
A top safety official said she would raise awareness about the hazard, but would not commit to mandating a software fix to increase alerts to drivers.
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The Gentrification of Canal Street 16 May 6:25pm The Gentrification of Canal Street
The thoroughfare most synonymous with fake designer goods is in the midst of a high-fashion makeover.
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For Women With Early Breast Cancer, Herceptin Treatment Can Be Much Shorter 16 May 6:02pm Updated For Women With Early Breast Cancer, Herceptin Treatment Can Be Much Shorter
A large, new study shows that the treatment regimen, typically recommended for a year, can be just as effective at 6 months, reducing serious side effects and costs.
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16 May 5:33pm Updated Technology, Retailers Help Drive Rebound in US Stocks
U.S. stocks notched solid gains Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier.
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How to Furnish Your Apartment for $5 16 May 5:03pm Updated How to Furnish Your Apartment for $5
A Japanese company is applying a Netflix-like subscription model to tables and chairs.
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Shari Redstone Seeks to Head Off CBS’s Power Play: DealBook Briefing 16 May 4:09pm Updated Shari Redstone Seeks to Head Off CBS’s Power Play: DealBook Briefing
In response to a lawsuit filed by CBS, Ms. Redstone sought to deny the company’s board its ability to water down her 79 percent voting stake.
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Senator Urges Action on Deadly Carbon Monoxide Risk in Keyless Cars 16 May 3:54pm Updated Senator Urges Action on Deadly Carbon Monoxide Risk in Keyless Cars
A top safety official said she would raise awareness about the hazard, but would not commit to mandating a software fix to increase alerts to drivers.
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Eight Gold Rings + Four Gold Chains: ASAP Ferg Feels ‘Like a Walking MoMA Installation’ 16 May 3:36pm Updated Eight Gold Rings + Four Gold Chains: ASAP Ferg Feels ‘Like a Walking MoMA Installation’
The Harlem rapper talks about jewelry, his new partnership with Tiffany & Co. and his drive to one-up his father’s legacy.
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16 May 3:10pm US Stocks on Course to Rebound in Afternoon Trade
U.S. stock indexes moved higher in late-afternoon trading Wednesday, led by gains in big technology names, health care companies and retailers. Macy's led a rally among retailers after reporting surprisingly strong results. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market. Safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate companies lagged.
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Shari Redstone Says CBS Is Improperly Stripping Her of Power: DealBook Briefing 16 May 2:40pm Updated Shari Redstone Says CBS Is Improperly Stripping Her of Power: DealBook Briefing
In response to a lawsuit filed by CBS, Ms. Redstone’s lawyers argue that the broadcaster is violating her rights as its controlling shareholder.
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Lachlan Murdoch Named Head of Family’s Shrinking TV Empire 16 May 2:38pm Lachlan Murdoch Named Head of Family’s Shrinking TV Empire
Being named chief executive and chairman cements Mr. Murdoch, 46, as the successor to his father, Rupert Murdoch. No mention was made of Lachlan’s brother, James, the current C.E.O. of 21st Century Fox.
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Mark Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Members Over Facebook’s Data Use 16 May 2:37pm Updated Mark Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Members Over Facebook’s Data Use
Mr. Zuckerberg’s planned visit to Brussels, following the C.E.O.’s testimony before Congress last month, highlights global concern over data privacy.
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How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting 16 May 2:13pm How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting
They divide chores much more evenly, until they become parents, new research shows.
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16 May 2:02pm US Stocks Veer Higher in Afternoon Trade; Oil Slides
U.S. stock indexes moved higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, led by gains in big technology names, health care companies and retailers. Macy's led a rally among retailers after reporting surprisingly strong results. Consumer goods companies also posted gains. Safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate companies lagged the market.
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How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Shows About Modern Parenting 16 May 2:01pm Updated How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Shows About Modern Parenting
They divide chores much more evenly, until they become parents, new research shows.
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16 May 12:49pm US Stocks Veer Higher in Midday Trade; Oil Slides
U.S. indexes rose in afternoon trading Wednesday, led by gains in big technology names, health care companies and retailers. Macy's led a rally among retailers after reporting surprisingly strong results. Consumer goods companies also posted gains. Safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate companies lagged the market. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined.
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In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections 16 May 12:43pm Updated In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections
Unlike Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp has received little attention for its influence on voters. But in one Indian state, the messaging service became a prime election tool.
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Mark Zuckerberg to Meet With European Lawmakers on Facebook’s Use of Data 16 May 12:18pm Mark Zuckerberg to Meet With European Lawmakers on Facebook’s Use of Data
The decision by Mr. Zuckerberg, who has already testified before Congress about Facebook’s handling of users’ information, to go to Brussels highlights the breadth of global concern over the issue.
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16 May 11:46am US Stocks Veer Mostly Higher in Morning Trade; Oil Slides
U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in morning trading Wednesday as gains in health care companies and retailers outweigh losses in banks and utilities. Consumer goods companies also posted gains. Energy stocks were among the laggards as crude oil prices declined.
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Next Up at Amazon-Run Whole Foods: Half-Priced Halibut Steaks 16 May 11:27am Next Up at Amazon-Run Whole Foods: Half-Priced Halibut Steaks
The grocer will give large discounts for some products, and 10 percent off hundreds of sale items in stores.
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Novartis’s Top Lawyer is Out After Payments to Michael Cohen 16 May 9:12am Novartis’s Top Lawyer is Out After Payments to Michael Cohen
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump’s personal lawyer.
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16 May 7:53am Novartis’s Top Lawyer is Out After Michael Cohen Payments
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump’s personal lawyer.
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DealBook Briefing: Why the U.S. Is Spinning Its Wheels on Trade 16 May 7:33am DealBook Briefing: Why the U.S. Is Spinning Its Wheels on Trade
A revised Nafta agreement appears unlikely, and Europe looks likely to challenge the U.S. on Iran. (One bright spot: Boeing’s victory at the W.T.O.)
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When Kids Arrive, Same-Sex Couples Start to Divide Household Labor More Like Man and Wife 16 May 7:05am Updated When Kids Arrive, Same-Sex Couples Start to Divide Household Labor More Like Man and Wife
But even when they do, they are more likely to find the division equitable.
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New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators 16 May 6:26am Updated New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators
As Europe implements a sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.
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When Same-Sex Couples Have Children,‘Gender Roles’ Often Take Hold 16 May 5:39am When Same-Sex Couples Have Children,‘Gender Roles’ Often Take Hold
It suggests these roles are not just about gender: Work and much of society are still built for single-earner families.
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Corner Office: Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss 16 May 5:00am Corner Office: Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss
CP3 plays many roles in the N.B.A. Besides being the starting point guard for the Rockets, he is an outspoken voice on social issues, and leads the player union.
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Canal Street Cleans Up Nice 16 May 5:00am Canal Street Cleans Up Nice
The once derided thoroughfare most synonymous with fake designer goods is in the midst of a high fashion makeover.
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Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores Much More Evenly, Until They Become Parents 16 May 5:00am Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores Much More Evenly, Until They Become Parents
Research shows that after marriage and children, same-sex parents divide responsibilities more like heterosexual parents. But even when they do, they are more likely to say it feels equitable.
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Walmart Goes Upscale, Offering Lord & Taylor Brands 16 May 12:01am Walmart Goes Upscale, Offering Lord & Taylor Brands
Lord & Taylor is partnering with Walmart to start a “premium” fashion store on Walmart.com, a move reflecting the challenges of modern retailing.
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