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Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say 20 Aug 11:48pm Updated Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say
The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.
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Trump Says He Has Authority to Reduce Capital Gains Taxes 20 Aug 11:48pm Updated Trump Says He Has Authority to Reduce Capital Gains Taxes
The president said he thought he could bypass Congress to index capital gains to inflation.
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It’s Not Always Excellent to Be Jamie Oliver 20 Aug 11:11pm Updated It’s Not Always Excellent to Be Jamie Oliver
Twenty years after he vaulted to fame, the brash British chef, TV star and cookbook author has lost his restaurant empire — but not his taste for hard work.
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Restaurant Associates Hires Some Big Names: Colicchio, Andrés, Ansel 20 Aug 11:06pm Updated Restaurant Associates Hires Some Big Names: Colicchio, Andrés, Ansel
The managing company is teaming up with high-profile chefs, seeking to recapture the luster of the days when it ran major restaurants.
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Facebook’s New Tool Lets You See Which Apps and Websites Tracked You 20 Aug 10:22pm Updated Facebook’s New Tool Lets You See Which Apps and Websites Tracked You
The tool is a response to criticism that Facebook has faced over how it safeguards its users’ privacy.
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How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas 20 Aug 10:20pm Updated How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas
Some critics of the industry want to see the businesses broken up. Others would like to strengthen regulation of Silicon Valley. And there are shades of gray.
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Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? 20 Aug 10:18pm Updated Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries?
With podcasts rising in popularity, it’s no surprise that companies are producing their own. What’s more surprising is that people are actually listening to them.
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Who’s to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate? 20 Aug 9:17pm Updated Who’s to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate?
A proposed rule from HUD would make it harder to hold people accountable for subtler forms of discrimination.
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Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show Loses More Advertisers 20 Aug 7:43pm Updated Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show Loses More Advertisers
Mr. Carlson still attracts a large audience, but his statements about women, immigrants and race have prompted calls from activists for advertiser boycotts.
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Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires From Solar Panels Atop Stores 20 Aug 7:35pm Updated Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires From Solar Panels Atop Stores
The retailer complains of “years of gross negligence” in installing and maintaining equipment at hundreds of locations.
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In New Facebook Effort, Humans Will Help Curate Your News Stories 20 Aug 7:26pm Updated In New Facebook Effort, Humans Will Help Curate Your News Stories
A news section inside Facebook’s mobile app will be run by journalists and not just algorithms, the company said.
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Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why 20 Aug 6:45pm Updated Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why
Some of the administration’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.
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Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Towns, Authorities Say 20 Aug 5:51pm Updated Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Towns, Authorities Say
The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.
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Trump Administration Considers Moves to Bolster Economy 20 Aug 4:09pm Updated Trump Administration Considers Moves to Bolster Economy
Options could include a payroll tax cut or reversing tariffs.
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Economy Has the Trump White House on Edge. The Data Shows Why. 20 Aug 4:06pm Updated Economy Has the Trump White House on Edge. The Data Shows Why.
Some of the administration’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.
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The Trump Administration Is Worrying About the Economy. A Look at the Data Shows Why. 20 Aug 2:11pm Updated The Trump Administration Is Worrying About the Economy. A Look at the Data Shows Why.
Some of the White House’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.
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Banks Want Efficiency. Critics Warn of Backsliding. 20 Aug 1:37pm Updated Banks Want Efficiency. Critics Warn of Backsliding.
The Federal Reserve is streamlining postcrisis bank regulation. The end result could be lower capital requirements for the biggest banks.
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Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin 20 Aug 12:44pm Updated Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin
The publisher Judith Regan plans to put out a new book by the best-selling political author, who was accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment.
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China’s Soft-Power Fail: Condemning Hong Kong’s Protests 20 Aug 9:55am China’s Soft-Power Fail: Condemning Hong Kong’s Protests
Beijing wants greater sway over global public opinion. Instead, its propaganda outlets make Chinese leaders look like bullies.
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Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong 20 Aug 7:04am Updated Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong
The social media companies removed accounts and said they were sowing divisive messages about the Hong Kong protests.
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DealBook Briefing: C.E.O.s Look Beyond Their Shareholders 20 Aug 6:53am Updated DealBook Briefing: C.E.O.s Look Beyond Their Shareholders
The Business Roundtable said companies should also invest in their employees, protect the environment and deal fairly with suppliers — a sign that shareholder democracy hasn’t worked.
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Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds 20 Aug 5:36am Updated Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds
Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.
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Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft? 20 Aug 12:46am Updated Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?
Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.
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James Corden to Remain as Host of ‘Late Late Show’ on CBS 20 Aug 12:36am Updated James Corden to Remain as Host of ‘Late Late Show’ on CBS
CBS said that it had extended the contract for the 12:30 a.m. host through 2022, despite less than stellar ratings.
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20 Aug 12:33am Updated Sale of Rare Nazi-Era Porsche Sputters After Sotheby’s Auction Blunder
The bidding for the Porsche Type 64, built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1939, was supposed to open at $13 million but instead started at $30 million.
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No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic 20 Aug 12:33am Updated No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic
The Times TV show’s producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that stayed true to our journalistic principles.
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Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite 20 Aug 12:27am Updated Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite
As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of “1984” would not be surprised.
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