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PG&E Bankruptcy Judge Gives Outside Group’s Plan a Chance 9 Oct 8:32pm Updated PG&E Bankruptcy Judge Gives Outside Group’s Plan a Chance
Terms offered by bondholders and victims’ lawyers will compete with the utility’s own reorganization proposal, a move that could encourage a deal.
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Lithium-Ion Batteries Work Earns Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 3 Scientists 9 Oct 8:28pm Updated Lithium-Ion Batteries Work Earns Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 3 Scientists
John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino were recognized for research that has “laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society.”
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2,200 Viewed Germany Attack Before Twitch Removed Post 9 Oct 7:40pm Updated 2,200 Viewed Germany Attack Before Twitch Removed Post
The live-streaming platform, owned by Amazon, has struggled to police content as it is posted.
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Already Under Siege, Labor Unions Face a New Threat From Alaska 9 Oct 6:42pm Updated Already Under Siege, Labor Unions Face a New Threat From Alaska
After a court ruling allowed public workers who opted out of a union to not pay dues, Alaska’s governor has a new plan that could hobble unions: The workers have to opt in every year.
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Behind Amazon’s Sudden Change in Its Film Strategy 9 Oct 5:27pm Behind Amazon’s Sudden Change in Its Film Strategy
After poor box-office numbers for Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” the company shrank its ambitious release plan for a big fall movie, “The Aeronauts.”
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Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them. 9 Oct 5:17pm Updated Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.
Countries have clashed in recent years over how — and where — to tax companies that operate across borders, particularly those that sell online.
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9 Oct 5:03pm Updated Blizzard Sets Off Backlash for Penalizing Hearthstone Gamer in Hong Kong
The gaming company suspended the player and made him forfeit his prize money after he expressed support for the protest movement in Hong Kong.
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Fed Officials Voice Concern About Slowdown’s Effect on Hiring 9 Oct 4:01pm Updated Fed Officials Voice Concern About Slowdown’s Effect on Hiring
Minutes of the central bank’s September meeting show growing worries about the trade war and global growth.
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Nissan Clears Executive of ‘Inappropriate’ Role in Ghosn Case 9 Oct 3:15pm Updated Nissan Clears Executive of ‘Inappropriate’ Role in Ghosn Case
Nissan said it found no evidence of “inappropriate involvement” by Hari Nada, a senior vice president, in its internal investigation of misconduct.
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9 Oct 3:06pm Updated Hays Travel Buys Thomas Cook Stores, Saving Thousands of Jobs
The tour company has acquired all 555 of its collapsed rival’s branches, potentially rescuing the posts of 2,500 workers.
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Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test 9 Oct 2:40pm Updated Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test
The company’s handling of a Trump campaign ad with unsubstantiated accusations about Joseph Biden foreshadows a continuing fight over misinformation.
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Can a Jean Jacket Revive Wearable Technology? 9 Oct 2:17pm Can a Jean Jacket Revive Wearable Technology?
Lessons have been learned from the unpopularity of Google Glass.
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California Makes H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs Available Without a Prescription 9 Oct 1:25pm Updated California Makes H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs Available Without a Prescription
The state is the first in the nation to allow pharmacists to dispense PrEP and PEP, drugs that can prevent new H.I.V. infections.
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Blogs Cannot Tell You What to Do With Your Career 9 Oct 12:09pm Blogs Cannot Tell You What to Do With Your Career
But I can. Plus: advice on bosses who talk about diversity but keep on hiring white people.
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Edible Whisky Pods Cause ‘a Bit of a Stir’ With Scotch Fans 9 Oct 11:59am Edible Whisky Pods Cause ‘a Bit of a Stir’ With Scotch Fans
Glenlivet’s new cocktail capsules come in small pouches, and you can eat them like grapes. But all people can think about is laundry detergent.
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries 9 Oct 11:28am Updated Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries
John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino were recognized for research that has “laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society.”
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9 Oct 9:55am Updated Blizzard Sets Off a Backlash for Penalizing a Hong Kong Gamer
The gaming company suspended the player and made him forfeit his prize money after he expressed support for the protest movement in Hong Kong.
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Silicon Valley Is Trying Out a New Mantra: Make a Profit 9 Oct 9:44am Silicon Valley Is Trying Out a New Mantra: Make a Profit
Start-up investors are warning of a reckoning after the stumbles of some high-profile “unicorns.” Now turning a profit is in.
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China Is Now a Minefield for Western Companies 9 Oct 7:38am China Is Now a Minefield for Western Companies
It once was clear what American businesses needed to avoid to succeed in China’s huge market. As the N.B.A. has shown, that’s no longer the case.
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DealBook Briefing: China Is Now a Minefield for Western Companies 9 Oct 6:22am DealBook Briefing: China Is Now a Minefield for Western Companies
It once was clear what American businesses needed to avoid to succeed in China’s huge market. As the N.B.A. has shown, that’s no longer the case.
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The Green Revolution Spreading Across Our Rooftops 9 Oct 5:46am The Green Revolution Spreading Across Our Rooftops
Green roofs can save energy, reduce air pollution and attract residents with their appealing look. Now, cities worldwide are enshrining them into law.
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9 Oct 5:25am Updated Blizzard, a Gaming Company, Stirs a Backlash for Penalizing Hong Kong Player
The company suspended the gamer and made him forfeit his prize money after he expressed support for the protest movement in Hong Kong.
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Wallet 9 Oct 5:00am How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Wallet
Payment apps can speed up register checkout and replace that paper and plastic clogging your billfold. Here are six steps to make them work for you.
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Behind Amazon’s Abrupt Change in Its Film Strategy 9 Oct 5:00am Behind Amazon’s Abrupt Change in Its Film Strategy
After poor box-office numbers for Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” the company shrank its ambitious release plan for a big fall movie, “The Aeronauts.”
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The Future Teen Stars of America Live on TikTok 9 Oct 5:00am The Future Teen Stars of America Live on TikTok
They’re goofy and fun and brands want in.
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By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift 9 Oct 12:51am Updated By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift
In blacklisting surveillance companies, the United States is the first major government to punish China for its crackdown on Muslims.
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