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U.S. Tech Suppliers, Including Google, Restrict Dealings With Huawei After Trump Order 20 May 11:17pm Updated U.S. Tech Suppliers, Including Google, Restrict Dealings With Huawei After Trump Order
The moves could hamstring the Chinese tech giant, escalating a cold war between China and the United States over technology and trade.
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Job Cuts at Ford Motor to Total 7,000 by August 20 May 9:08pm Updated Job Cuts at Ford Motor to Total 7,000 by August
The company, which has struggled with slowing sales globally, said it was cutting salaried workers to speed up decision making and increase profits.
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Inquires Into Reckless Loans to Taxi Drivers Ordered by State Attorney General and Mayor 20 May 7:58pm Inquires Into Reckless Loans to Taxi Drivers Ordered by State Attorney General and Mayor
The investigations come after The New York Times found that thousands of drivers were crushed under debt they could not repay.
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T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Wins Approval of F.C.C. Chairman 20 May 6:27pm Updated T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Wins Approval of F.C.C. Chairman
Ajit Pai said the companies had secured his support by making what he called “significant commitments” to expand rural broadband service, build a robust 5G network and sell off Boost Mobile.
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20 May 5:48pm Updated Tech Stocks Sink After Google Cuts Huawei Off Android Support
Selling was especially heavy among semiconductor stocks, as investors grappled with the prospect that the administration order cuts off the flow of crucial microchips to Huawei, a major customer.
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Wealth Matters: Is an Opportunity Zone the Right Investment for You? 20 May 5:21pm Updated Wealth Matters: Is an Opportunity Zone the Right Investment for You?
Offering the chance of outsize returns on the back of a huge tax break, opportunity zones are attractive to investors. But there is a catch.
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What Is a Reward Point Worth? It Depends 20 May 5:17pm What Is a Reward Point Worth? It Depends
Some 2.75 trillion points and miles are earned each year, with many more options on where to spend them. Airline tickets and hotel rooms may be the best choices.
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Why Tuesday’s City Primary Could Mean the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax 20 May 3:24pm Why Tuesday’s City Primary Could Mean the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax
The tax isn’t on the ballot, but the beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 to back City Council and mayoral candidates who want to strike it down.
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Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition 20 May 3:11pm Updated Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition
Shareholders are voting on whether to push the tech giant to examine the human rights and financial risks of the surveillance technology.
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Google Restricts Huawei’s Access to Android After Trump Order 20 May 2:35pm Updated Google Restricts Huawei’s Access to Android After Trump Order
The move could hamstring the Chinese tech giant if it prevents the firm’s customers from getting the latest versions of services such as Maps and Gmail.
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Mediator: Kissing Babies, Loving Scrapple, Fighting Viral Hoaxes: ’20 Race’s New Routine 20 May 1:55pm Updated Mediator: Kissing Babies, Loving Scrapple, Fighting Viral Hoaxes: ’20 Race’s New Routine
When it comes to disinformation, all signs suggest the 2020 presidential campaign will make 2016 look like a mere test run, our columnist writes.
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Yes, African-Americans Drink Bourbon. And Distillers Are Finally Catching On. 20 May 12:55pm Yes, African-Americans Drink Bourbon. And Distillers Are Finally Catching On.
Groups like the Black Bourbon Society have formed to share an appreciation of the whiskey, despite the industry’s fraught history on matters of race.
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20 May 12:37pm Updated Grumpy Cat, Internet Celebrity With a Piercing Look of Contempt, Is Dead at 7
The frowning feline whose permanent scowl spoke for all of us in our darkest moments died in the arms of her “mommy” on Tuesday, her family said.
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Ford Motor Will Cut 7,000 Jobs by August to Streamline Operations 20 May 10:31am Ford Motor Will Cut 7,000 Jobs by August to Streamline Operations
The company, which has struggled with slowing sales, said it was cutting salaried workers to reduce bureaucracy and speed up decision making.
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F.C.C. Chairman Recommends Approval of $26 Billion T-Mobile-Sprint Merger 20 May 10:19am F.C.C. Chairman Recommends Approval of $26 Billion T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
Ajit Pai said the companies had won his support by making what he called “significant commitments” to expand rural broadband service, build a robust 5G network and sell off Boost Mobile.
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‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers 20 May 9:19am Updated ‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers
Thousands of immigrants who were chasing the dream of owning a New York taxi were trapped in reckless loans by bankers who made huge profits, The Times found.
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Mediator: Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020 20 May 8:37am Updated Mediator: Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020
As a candidate, Donald Trump promoted a mystery Twitter account that falsely portrayed a protester as an ISIS terrorist. Nothing stops him from doing it again.
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DealBook Briefing: Tech’s Cold War Just Started 20 May 7:05am DealBook Briefing: Tech’s Cold War Just Started
Google, Qualcomm and Broadcom are among the companies that have reportedly frozen their supply of components and software to Huawei.
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Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts 20 May 5:56am Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts
Anti-money-laundering specialists proposed filing “suspicious activity reports” about transactions connected to President Trump and Jared Kushner. Bank managers said no.
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Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album 20 May 5:00am Updated Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album
The family of the singing star, who died seven years ago, has reached a deal with the marketing company behind the posthumous resurgence of Bob Marley.
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In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China 20 May 1:53am Updated In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China
But the strong figure masks lingering weakness, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a mixed bag as he tries to strike a trade deal with the U.S.
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Rain Much on Your Vacation? One Italian Island Offers Hotel Refunds 20 May 12:18am Updated Rain Much on Your Vacation? One Italian Island Offers Hotel Refunds
Tourists who visit Elba, off the coast of Tuscany, get one night back for every day during which it rains for more than two hours at a time.
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