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Merck to Lower Prices on Some Drugs, but Not its Blockbusters 19 Jul 10:35pm Merck to Lower Prices on Some Drugs, but Not its Blockbusters
The drugs singled out for discounts include the flagging hepatitis C treatment Zepatier and six drugs that have lost their patent protection.
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Wheels: Car Engineers Scoff at Enthusiasts’ Modifications. But Not Always. 19 Jul 10:34pm Wheels: Car Engineers Scoff at Enthusiasts’ Modifications. But Not Always.
“They are quite knowledgeable,” a former head of vehicle development at Ford said of owners who bought $41 billion in aftermarket parts in 2016.
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Ahead of Brexit, E.U. Shifts Into High Gear to Keep Goods Flowing 19 Jul 10:33pm Updated Ahead of Brexit, E.U. Shifts Into High Gear to Keep Goods Flowing
European Union countries are hiring thousands of staff, buying drones and preparing for huge delays as they gird for a worst-case scenario.
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Common Sense: How 2 Media Moguls’ Once-Warm Friendship Turned Frigid 19 Jul 10:30pm Common Sense: How 2 Media Moguls’ Once-Warm Friendship Turned Frigid
The legal wrangling between CBS, Viacom and the Redstone family provides a behind-the-scenes view into how quickly a powerful business alliance can fray.
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A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result 19 Jul 10:28pm Updated A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result
A New Zealand firm reduced its workweek to 32 hours over four days, and found that workers were more productive during their time at work.
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Judge Throws Out New York Climate Lawsuit 19 Jul 10:06pm Updated Judge Throws Out New York Climate Lawsuit
A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by the city that would have forced fossil fuel companies to pay for some costs of climate change.
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State of the Art: What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer 19 Jul 9:38pm State of the Art: What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer
Asked about the kind of content Facebook keeps up and the kind it removes, company executives from Mark Zuckerberg on down have been comically tripped up in their responses.
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Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing 19 Jul 8:35pm Updated Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing
The cloud computing market is booming, but companies are leery of relying on one tech giant. That is helping Microsoft.
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State of the Art: What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer. 19 Jul 8:24pm State of the Art: What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer.
Asked about the kind of content Facebook keeps up and the kind it removes, company executives from Mark Zuckerberg on down have been comically tripped up in their responses.
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How Trump’s Tariffs Tripped Up Alcoa 19 Jul 8:00pm How Trump’s Tariffs Tripped Up Alcoa
The aluminum producer’s shares plunged 13 percent after it detailed how the trade war was disrupting its business.
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Trump Takes a Rare Presidential Swipe at the Fed 19 Jul 7:04pm Updated Trump Takes a Rare Presidential Swipe at the Fed
In an interview with CNBC, the president said that “I’m not thrilled” about recent interest rate increases, upending longstanding executive branch protocol to avoid commenting on monetary policy.
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‘Enemy of the People’: Trump Breaks Out This Phrase During Moments of Peak Criticism 19 Jul 6:27pm ‘Enemy of the People’: Trump Breaks Out This Phrase During Moments of Peak Criticism
A brief list of the times the president has invoked a pet locution of autocrats.
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Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW 19 Jul 6:24pm Updated Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW
The automaker became the No. 1 exporter of American-made cars, transforming Spartanburg. Now it is weighing the impact of an escalation of the trade fight.
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19 Jul 6:17pm Updated U.S. Stocks Fall on Sour Earnings, Trade Fears
U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday after earnings disappointed and trade jitters escalated over worries that the European Union could slap retaliatory tariffs on goods imported from the United States.
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How a 9-Year-Old Boy’s Statistic Shaped a Debate on Straws 19 Jul 5:50pm Updated How a 9-Year-Old Boy’s Statistic Shaped a Debate on Straws
“It is honestly a little surprising,” said Milo Cress, 17. His research as an elementary school student in 2011 has been widely cited. Is it accurate?
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Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence 19 Jul 4:51pm Updated Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence
Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.
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19 Jul 4:06pm Wall Street Falls on Sour Earnings, Trade Fears
U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday after earnings disappointed and trade jitters escalated over worries that the European Union could slap retaliatory tariffs on goods imported from the United States.
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19 Jul 3:03pm Wall Street Dips on Weak Earnings, Renewed Trade Jitters
U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday after earnings disappointed and trade jitters intensified on fears that the European Union could slap retaliatory tariffs on goods imported from the United States.
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Tech Fix: What Europe’s Google Fine Means for Android Users 19 Jul 3:02pm Updated Tech Fix: What Europe’s Google Fine Means for Android Users
The European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion. But the ruling will probably have little effect on current Android users.
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The Pursuit of $1 Trillion: Amazon Closes In on Apple 19 Jul 2:26pm The Pursuit of $1 Trillion: Amazon Closes In on Apple
The race to surpass the symbolic market cap is Apple’s to lose, but Amazon is increasingly giving it some stiff competition.
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19 Jul 1:39pm Weak Earnings, Strong Dollar Hit Large-Caps; Small-Caps Gain
U.S. stocks were set for their biggest drop in a week on Thursday as weak earnings reports were compounded by a strong dollar that not only hit metal prices and weighed on miners, but also raised concerns about future corporate revenue growth.
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You Want This Tattoo? Get in Line 19 Jul 12:38pm Updated You Want This Tattoo? Get in Line
Keith McCurdy, the owner of Bang Bang, has transformed the body-art industry with his diverse hiring and high prices. Of course there’s a wait list.
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19 Jul 12:30pm Wall Street Dips on Weak Earnings, Strong Dollar
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after a slew of weak quarterly reports dampened hopes of a robust earnings season, with a strengthening dollar and trade tensions also weighing on.
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Comcast Pulls Offer for Fox Assets, Ending Bidding War With Disney 19 Jul 12:06pm Updated Comcast Pulls Offer for Fox Assets, Ending Bidding War With Disney
The cable and broadband giant had been locked in a battle with the Walt Disney Company for the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox empire.
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Mark Zuckerberg Seeks to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry 19 Jul 11:46am Mark Zuckerberg Seeks to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry
Facebook’s chief executive had said in an interview that false and “deeply offensive” conspiracy theories alone were not enough to get someone barred from the site.
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Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google 19 Jul 11:41am Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google
President Trump has repeatedly criticized the European Union for what he insists are its unfair trading practices.
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U.K. Supermarket to Have ‘Quieter Hour’ for People With Autism 19 Jul 10:50am U.K. Supermarket to Have ‘Quieter Hour’ for People With Autism
For an hour on Saturdays, Morrisons will dim the aisles, silence the music and take other steps aimed at easing sensory overload.
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19 Jul 10:30am Wall Street Lower on Weak Earnings, Escalating Trade Tensions
U.S. stock indexes were trading lower on Thursday, as a batch of weak quarterly reports dampened a robust earnings season and trade tensions rose on news the European Union may retaliate if United States slaps tariffs on EU cars.
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Trump, in Latest Swipe at E.U., Assails $5.1 Billion Fine Against Google 19 Jul 10:10am Updated Trump, in Latest Swipe at E.U., Assails $5.1 Billion Fine Against Google
President Trump has repeatedly criticized the European Union for what he insists are its unfair trading practices.
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The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared. 19 Jul 8:59am The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared.
Libor, a benchmark for everything from adjustable mortgages to private student loans, is set to disappear by 2021. Regulators are worried that banks aren’t taking the change seriously enough.
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Trump Nominee Is Behind Anti-Union Legal Campaign 19 Jul 8:59am Updated Trump Nominee Is Behind Anti-Union Legal Campaign
A conservative lawyer chosen to head a federal agency has spent months bringing cases that could bankrupt public-employee unions in several states.
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DealBook Briefing: Google’s E.U. Fine Might Not Matter 19 Jul 7:36am Updated DealBook Briefing: Google’s E.U. Fine Might Not Matter
The European Commission hit Google with a record antitrust fine yesterday, but the future will bring new antitrust fights in tech.
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Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It. 19 Jul 6:00am Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.
Qualcomm’s chief executive, Steve Mollenkopf, needs Beijing’s regulatory approval to buy another chip maker, NXP. But a prolonged deal review by China is widely seen as retaliation for U.S. tariffs.
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State of the Art: How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending, Not Tariffs 19 Jul 3:15am Updated State of the Art: How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending, Not Tariffs
The United States government once invested mightily to build the modern world. Now it has abdicated that role to a foreign rival.
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Tech We’re Using: When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech 19 Jul 12:27am Updated Tech We’re Using: When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech
David Streitfeld has covered technology for years for The Times. He thinks the Luddites are misunderstood.
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Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices 19 Jul 12:25am Updated Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices
The move comes as drug companies scramble to show they are responding to criticism about their rising prices, including from President Trump.
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You Want This Tattoo? Get in Line. 19 Jul 12:00am You Want This Tattoo? Get in Line.
Keith McCurdy, the owner of Bang Bang, has transformed the body-art industry with his diverse hiring and high prices. Of course there’s a wait list.
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