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Misreading the Lessons From Financial Crises

Misreading the Lessons From Financial Crises

Paul A. Volcker testifying before the House Banking Committee in 1980. He conquered a crisis of runaway inflation.

China’s Communists Rewrite the Rules for Foreign Businesses

China’s Communists Rewrite the Rules for Foreign Businesses

A joint venture between Honda and the Chinese automaker Dongfeng builds Civics at this plant in Wuhan, China. Honda changed its legal documents to give the Communist Party a greater role in its Chinese factories.

Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right Now. They Aren’t.

Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right Now. They Aren’t.

Hedge funds are usually considered a good investment when markets are volatile. But recent results have shattered that myth.

Jeremy Gold, Actuary Who Warned of Pension Crisis, Dies at 75

Jeremy Gold, Actuary Who Warned of Pension Crisis, Dies at 75

Jeremy Gold in 2015. He questioned the conventional wisdom on financing pensions and embarked on a mission “to save my profession.”

Ads for American Airlines Seek ‘Great’ Results

Ads for American Airlines Seek ‘Great’ Results

An American Airlines ad for the New York market, part of a new campaign with the theme "Going for great."

Breaking Into the Boom in Escape Rooms: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Breaking Into the Boom in Escape Rooms: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

From left, Celia Bassalely, Carolina Aziz, Jonathan Abda, Michelle Bassaly, Ariel Cohen, Jordan Cohen and Ben Weber playing Escape the Nemesis at Mission Escape Games in New York.

Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress

Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress

Shen Yue, who has a degree in civil engineering, giving a colleague a massage in her role as a “programmer motivator” at Chainfin.com in Beijing.

Facebook Should Consider a ‘Why Me?’ Button

Facebook Should Consider a ‘Why Me?’ Button

How can Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, respond to a growing list of problems? A good start might be explaining how and why users see certain ads and posts.

Trump Doubles Down on Potential Trade War With China

Trump Doubles Down on Potential Trade War With China

President Trump said Thursday that he would consider adding tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.

A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash

A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash

Klamath Falls, Ore., which faced a $600,000 increase in its latest bill for the state pension fund, has had to cut back on street and bridge repairs.

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

A phone’s touchscreen sensors can track where and how you swipe your device to help determine who you are.

AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

AT&T has put Makan Delrahim, who leads the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, on its witness list for a trial over the government’s decision to block the phone giant’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer’s More Valuable Parts

Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer’s More Valuable Parts

Edward S. Lampert, whose hedge fund owns a controlling stake in Sears, has been trying for years to save the troubled retailer.

Spotify’s Wall Street Debut Is a Success

Spotify’s Wall Street Debut Is a Success

The music streaming service Spotify was valued at $26.5 billion at the close of its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.

Warren Buffett’s Succession Plan Is Down to Two

Warren Buffett’s Succession Plan Is Down to Two

Gregory Abel, left, will become vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway’s non-insurance businesses, and Ajit Jain will serve as vice chairman of the conglomerate’s insurance operations.


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