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Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93 11 Jul 11:47pm Updated Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93
Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to help.
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For Struggling Actors, No More Waiting Tables. The New Side Gig: Brand Ambassador 11 Jul 11:27pm Updated For Struggling Actors, No More Waiting Tables. The New Side Gig: Brand Ambassador
They are the smiling (and suspiciously attractive) people at product launches. Is the job fulfilling? Not really. But it pays well.
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California Lawmakers Give Utilities a Backstop on Wildfire Liability 11 Jul 9:47pm Updated California Lawmakers Give Utilities a Backstop on Wildfire Liability
Legislators moved to create a fund to help cover claims from blazes caused by the companies’ equipment. The bill aimed to shore up investor confidence.
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Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Retraining Its Work Force 11 Jul 8:26pm Updated Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Retraining Its Work Force
Amazon’s effort could help answer a fundamental question: Will automation be a solution for the great challenges of the 21st century economy, or make those problems worse?
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F.E.C. Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns 11 Jul 5:50pm Updated F.E.C. Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns
Federal lawyers previously advised the commission to block the company, Area 1, from providing services to presidential candidates at a discount.
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France Moves Toward Digital Tax, Stoking Fight With White House 11 Jul 5:08pm Updated France Moves Toward Digital Tax, Stoking Fight With White House
The French Senate voted to impose a tax on Facebook, Google and other American technology giants despite a blunt warning from the Trump administration.
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Why Stocks Are Soaring Amid Rising Economic Fears: ‘There Is No Alternative’ 11 Jul 4:08pm Updated Why Stocks Are Soaring Amid Rising Economic Fears: ‘There Is No Alternative’
Markets now have echoes of the mid-2010s, when central banks around the world were holding interest rates so low investors had little choice but to buy stocks.
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Is This the End of Anonymous Shell Companies? Not Too Fast 11 Jul 3:33pm Is This the End of Anonymous Shell Companies? Not Too Fast
The use of L.L.C.s and shell corporations to hide the true source of funds has been an issue for the United States for more than a decade. A bill in Congress seeks to address it.
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Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workers as Automation Advances 11 Jul 12:39pm Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workers as Automation Advances
The company said it would spend $700 million to retrain about 100,000 workers by 2025.
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A Stock Market Record and Rising Economic Worry? Wall Street Has a Name for That 11 Jul 11:24am Updated A Stock Market Record and Rising Economic Worry? Wall Street Has a Name for That
The Fed is worried about the economy, but stocks keep pushing higher because, for many investors, there is no alternative.
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Amazon to Retrain a Third of U.S. Workers as Automation Advances 11 Jul 11:13am Updated Amazon to Retrain a Third of U.S. Workers as Automation Advances
The company said it would spend $700 million to retrain about 100,000 workers by 2025.
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President Trump Withdraws Plan to Eliminate Drug Price Rebates 11 Jul 8:59am President Trump Withdraws Plan to Eliminate Drug Price Rebates
The proposal would have lowered costs under Medicare for consumers needing expensive drugs, but would have raised Medicare premiums.
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After Discussion With Trump, Lockheed Martin Plant in Pennsylvania Will Stay Open 11 Jul 7:15am Updated After Discussion With Trump, Lockheed Martin Plant in Pennsylvania Will Stay Open
The company announced in June that the facility would close by 2020. Now Lockheed’s top executive, Marillyn Hewson, says the plant will “pursue additional work.”
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DealBook Briefing: A Rate Cut Now Looks All but Certain 11 Jul 6:58am Updated DealBook Briefing: A Rate Cut Now Looks All but Certain
Jay Powell, the Fed chairman, strongly signaled yesterday that the Fed could cut interest rates later this month.
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Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Infinite Means’ May Be a Mirage 11 Jul 5:56am Updated Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Infinite Means’ May Be a Mirage
Mr. Epstein, facing sex-trafficking charges, has long been hailed as a financial wizard. He got rich with the help of two wealthy connections, but there is little evidence he’s a billionaire.
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11 Jul 5:00am Updated Want to Profit from a Trade War? There’s an Investment Fund for That
There are funds on the market that could help you profit from American trade tensions with countries like China. But short-term bets are inherently risky.
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Electric Chargers for the Home Garage 11 Jul 3:00am Electric Chargers for the Home Garage
While additional high-tech roadside charging facilities will make electric driving more practical, convenient home equipment sways many to go electric.
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Zero to 60 on 250 Kilowatts (in a Zippy 2.8 Seconds) 11 Jul 3:00am Zero to 60 on 250 Kilowatts (in a Zippy 2.8 Seconds)
For the Formula E season finale, electric racecars will zoom through the Red Hook area of Brooklyn and crown a champion.
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An #Instaworthy Deal: Reformation, the Fashion Brand, Sells a Majority Stake 11 Jul 1:19am Updated An #Instaworthy Deal: Reformation, the Fashion Brand, Sells a Majority Stake
Permira’s acquisition of the eco-friendly label underscores a recent shift by private equity firms from high-end to contemporary fashion.
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Shopping Can Make You Famous 11 Jul 1:03am Updated Shopping Can Make You Famous
Bella McFadden’s thrift-store finds have gained her a following of Gen Z shoppers who hunger for the ’90s they never experienced.
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Christie’s to Auction Items From the Collection of Lee Radziwill 11 Jul 12:47am Christie’s to Auction Items From the Collection of Lee Radziwill
The auction will include fine and decorative art, books, costume jewelry, photography and memorabilia.
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How a Longtime Tech Editor Keeps His Tech Use Simple 11 Jul 12:44am How a Longtime Tech Editor Keeps His Tech Use Simple
Why complicate things with unproven bleeding-edge tech? Jim Kerstetter, deputy tech editor, also shops local and stays away from Uber and Postmates.
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Amazon HQ2 Is Upending Northern Virginia’s Already Unstable Housing Market 11 Jul 12:39am Updated Amazon HQ2 Is Upending Northern Virginia’s Already Unstable Housing Market
Homeowners are getting bombarded by speculators asking them to sell. Tenants are fighting rent increases. And Amazon hasn’t even started building.
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Harvard Suspends Roland Fryer, Star Economist, After Sexual Harassment Claims 11 Jul 12:36am Updated Harvard Suspends Roland Fryer, Star Economist, After Sexual Harassment Claims
The move sidelines the researcher without pay for two years, and closes his lab, in a case that has roiled the profession.
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The Nordic Model May Be the Best Cushion Against Capitalism. Can It Survive Immigration? 11 Jul 12:01am The Nordic Model May Be the Best Cushion Against Capitalism. Can It Survive Immigration?
Swedes have long been willing to pay high taxes for a generous social safety net. But that willingness is being tested by an influx of refugees.
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