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Specter of Trump’s Car Tariffs Forces Allies to Give Ground in Talks

Specter of Trump’s Car Tariffs Forces Allies to Give Ground in Talks

Cecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for trade, said Brussels would be willing to cut “car tariffs to zero, all tariffs to zero, if the U.S. does the same.”

Life in Turkey Now: Tough Talk, but Fears of Drug Shortages

Life in Turkey Now: Tough Talk, but Fears of Drug Shortages

A new mosque under construction in Taksim Square.

Whiskers Unlimited? Not on Wall St.

Whiskers Unlimited? Not on Wall St.

In general, bankers and traders are a conspicuously clean-shaven lot. A noted exception is Lloyd C. Blankfein.

Craigslist Founder Gives $20 Million to CUNY Journalism School

Craigslist Founder Gives $20 Million to CUNY Journalism School

An academic study says his website, Craigslist, put a dent in the newspaper business. Now Craig Newmark is giving millions to journalism.

Trump Says He’s a Free-Trader at Heart. He Isn’t Acting Like It.

Trump Says He’s a Free-Trader at Heart. He Isn’t Acting Like It.

President Trump at last month’s Group of 7 summit meeting, where he praised eliminating tariffs and subsidies, saying, “That would be the ultimate thing.”

Comcast Starts Bidding War With 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast Starts Bidding War With 21st Century Fox for Sky

Sky’s headquarters in London. Comcast’s $30.7 billion offer for Sky puts the American cable giant in a takeover battle with Rupert Murdoch for control of the British broadcaster.

Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant, Stumbles. Beijing Gets the Blame

Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant, Stumbles. Beijing Gets the Blame

Tencent was among the companies at an internet conference in Wuzhen, China, in December. On Wednesday, the company stumbled, missing earnings targets and posting a slowdown in profit growth for the first time in more than a decade.

Holiday Windows Brighten a Bleak Retail Scene, but How Long Will They Last?

Holiday Windows Brighten a Bleak Retail Scene, but How Long Will They Last?

Passersby and tourists outside the holiday window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan earlier this month.

In About-Face on Trade, Trump Vows to Protect ZTE Jobs in China

In About-Face on Trade, Trump Vows to Protect ZTE Jobs in China

ZTE said last week that it had halted “major operating activities” because it could not get needed American components. It has 75,000 employees and says it has business in more than 160 nations.

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.

Slur Toward Ivanka Trump Brings an Apology From Samantha Bee

Slur Toward Ivanka Trump Brings an Apology From Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee, host of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” drew intense criticism after using a vulgarity to refer to President Trump’s daughter Ivanka. She apologized, calling her choice of words “inappropriate and inexcusable.”

The C.E.O. Who Stood Up to President Trump: Ken Frazier Speaks Out

The C.E.O. Who Stood Up to President Trump: Ken Frazier Speaks Out

Kenneth C. Frazier, the chief executive of Merck, speaking at the company’s headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J., last week.

Why Starbucks’s Bias Training, Despite Skepticism, Is an Important Start

Why Starbucks’s Bias Training, Despite Skepticism, Is an Important Start

Starbucks is about to embark on one of corporate America’s most ambitious efforts to deal with implicit racial bias, by closing its doors for a four-hour afternoon training session.

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

Laurence D. Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, will tell companies they need to contribute to society to receive his firm’s support.

Virtual Reality Is Carmakers’ Latest Selling Tool, at Shows and in Showrooms

Virtual Reality Is Carmakers’ Latest Selling Tool, at Shows and in Showrooms

An engineer, Howard Lin, fine-tuning the Dodge Drag Strip Simulator for this year’s New York International Auto Show.

A Public Outcry Against a Wall Street Titan’s Name on a High School

A Public Outcry Against a Wall Street Titan’s Name on a High School

Stephen A. Schwarzman planned to make a $25 million donation to Abington Senior High School in Pennsylvania in return for naming rights, among other conditions.


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