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Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers 12 Jul 11:37pm Updated Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers
Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from follower numbers, signaling a major new effort to fight fraud and restore trust on the platform.
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Thai Navy May Put Elon Musk’s Mini-Submarine to Use. One Day. 12 Jul 9:22pm Updated Thai Navy May Put Elon Musk’s Mini-Submarine to Use. One Day.
The military may use the tiny submarine for future rescues, though it was deemed too large and impractical to save the soccer team in the cave.
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Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Talcum Powder Case 12 Jul 8:57pm Updated Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Talcum Powder Case
Johnson & Johnson must pay damages to women who claimed that asbestos in its products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
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Justice Department Plans Appeal of AT&T-Time Warner Merger Approval 12 Jul 8:25pm Updated Justice Department Plans Appeal of AT&T-Time Warner Merger Approval
A federal judge approved the deal a month ago, saying the federal agency did not sufficiently prove that the merger would harm competition and consumers.
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Trade War With China in Aisle 12 12 Jul 7:32pm Updated Trade War With China in Aisle 12
With its latest round of proposed tariffs, the Trump administration is pulling American consumers into its battle with China.
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Trump’s Trade War With China Pierces the Heart of Michigan 12 Jul 7:21pm Updated Trump’s Trade War With China Pierces the Heart of Michigan
Perhaps no state has more to lose from the administration’s crackdown on China than Michigan, where China’s ties to the auto industry run deep.
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California Tried to Give Artists a Cut. But the Judges Said No. 12 Jul 6:59pm Updated California Tried to Give Artists a Cut. But the Judges Said No.
A California law, the only of its kind in the country, entitled visual artists to resale royalties. A court found it conflicted with U.S. copyright law.
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Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry 12 Jul 6:57pm Updated Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry
In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal expressed concern that Samba TV wasn’t transparent with viewers about data it collected.
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Bob Weinstein to Leave Board of the Weinstein Company 12 Jul 6:38pm Bob Weinstein to Leave Board of the Weinstein Company
The move ends the efforts of Mr. Weinstein, who founded the studio in 2005 with his brother, Harvey Weinstein, to retain a significant role while the company attempts to rebuild.
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Common Sense: Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right Now. They Aren’t. 12 Jul 6:37pm Updated Common Sense: Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right Now. They Aren’t.
Hedge funds’ lackluster performance so far this year should further deflate the myth that they can excel in bull and bear markets alike.
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7 Fast-Food Chains to End ‘No Poach’ Deals That Lock Down Low-Wage Workers 12 Jul 6:30pm Updated 7 Fast-Food Chains to End ‘No Poach’ Deals That Lock Down Low-Wage Workers
McDonald’s and Arby’s are among companies that have agreed to drop a hiring practice that keeps workers from moving between franchises within a chain.
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Employees Call on Deloitte to Stop Working With ICE 12 Jul 5:42pm Updated Employees Call on Deloitte to Stop Working With ICE
The appeal comes on the heels of a competitor’s decision to cut ties with the immigration agency after its workers raised questions.
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12 Jul 5:15pm Updated Stocks Rebound; Technology Rally Leads Nasdaq to Record High
Technology companies soared Thursday as major U.S. stock indexes recovered the ground they lost a day earlier. The Nasdaq composite closed at another all-time high.
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Racial Slur Leads to Papa John’s Founder Quitting Chairman Post 12 Jul 4:08pm Updated Racial Slur Leads to Papa John’s Founder Quitting Chairman Post
John Schnatter had already stepped down as C.E.O. of Papa John’s in December after he criticized the N. F. L’s handling of protests by football players.
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12 Jul 3:39pm Updated Technology Rebound Sets Nasdaq on Course for Record High
Technology companies are soaring Thursday as investors remain optimistic about the sector even though much of the market has been shaken by fears about the trade war with China. The Nasdaq composite is on track for an all-time high. Industrial companies are also bouncing back as the market recovers most of its losses from a day ago. Software maker CA is jumping after chipmaker Broadcom agreed to buy it for $18.9 billion.
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Theresa May Still Seeks a Special Relationship With the E.U. for London’s Banks 12 Jul 3:07pm Theresa May Still Seeks a Special Relationship With the E.U. for London’s Banks
A proposal for a soft exit from the European Union aims to gently limit access of British banks to European markets. E.U. officials might demand that it goes further.
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Theresa May Still Seeks a Special Relationship With E.U. for London’s Banks 12 Jul 3:07pm Theresa May Still Seeks a Special Relationship With E.U. for London’s Banks
A proposal for a soft exit from the European Union aims to gently limit access of British banks to European markets. E.U. officials might demand that it goes further.
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Border Agent Who Questioned Reporter Is Investigated for Computer Misuse 12 Jul 2:26pm Border Agent Who Questioned Reporter Is Investigated for Computer Misuse
Jeffrey A. Rambo, an agent who obtained a reporter’s travel records and pressed her about her sources, worked at the National Targeting Center near Washington.
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12 Jul 12:30pm Updated Technology Companies Lead US Stock Indexes Higher
U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as technology companies like Apple resume their upward march. Software company CA is soaring after chipmaker Broadcom agreed to buy it for $18.9 billion. Health care and industrial companies are also climbing as the market recovers much of the previous day's losses.
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Overlooked No More: Bette Nesmith Graham, Who Invented Liquid Paper 12 Jul 10:56am Updated Overlooked No More: Bette Nesmith Graham, Who Invented Liquid Paper
The struggling secretary created a concoction that relieved her and others around the world from the pressure of perfection.
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Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter Quits as Chairman After Using Racial Slur 12 Jul 9:44am Updated Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter Quits as Chairman After Using Racial Slur
The comment had sent the company’s stock tumbling. It was already hurting after a statement Mr. Schnatter made involving the N.F.L. last year.
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DealBook Briefing: The Disney-Comcast Fight Switches to Sky 12 Jul 7:12am Updated DealBook Briefing: The Disney-Comcast Fight Switches to Sky
The two giants have been waging an intense bidding war for most of 21st Century Fox. They now have a European purchase to fight over instead.
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<div>Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones</div> 12 Jul 12:27am Updated
Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones
The lab at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has graduated two projects — one to build delivery drones and another making internet-beaming balloons — into independent businesses.
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China Wants High-Tech Cars. German Automakers Are Eager to Help. 12 Jul 12:26am Updated China Wants High-Tech Cars. German Automakers Are Eager to Help.
Volkswagen and BMW are among those striking deals with Beijing to help them become a larger part of the world’s biggest car market.
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Top Executive Leaves Billboard Amid Examination of Coverage 12 Jul 12:24am Updated Top Executive Leaves Billboard Amid Examination of Coverage
John Amato resigned as C.E.O. of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group weeks after a report that he suppressed articles about a music executive accused of harassment.
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Tech Fix: I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!) 12 Jul 12:23am Updated Tech Fix: I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!)
Apple’s new parental controls cut a teenager’s iPhone use in half. It wasn’t as effective on our personal tech columnist.
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Critical Shopper: Breaking the Binary 12 Jul 12:08am Updated Critical Shopper: Breaking the Binary
At the Phluid Project, a new gender-neutral store in NoHo, community is free with or without purchase.
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