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Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.

Spending Bill Sets Path to Fix a Looming Pension Crisis

The sprawling agreement to boost government spending quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees.

Sunday, Feb 18


We Have Streaming Revenue, Too, Says NBC. And We Can Prove It.

The network’s entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says NBC has learned how to generate more cash from digital views, and keep track of it.


For Taiwanese, Tests of Loyalty to China Bring Trouble in Workplace


Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.


What Makes Public Radio ‘Very Personal’ Magnifies Its #MeToo Cases


Public broadcasting, which fosters an intimate relationship with its listeners and counts on their donations, is scrambling after the ouster of prominent figures over allegations of misbehavior.

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

Criminals have been going after big holders of Bitcoin and Ether, taking advantage of the ease with which vast virtual currency riches can be transferred.


‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

“Black Panther” arrived to a record-setting $218 million in Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America and a global total of $387 million.


President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India

President Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family’s real estate business. Indians are star-struck by a family both rich and famous.

Saturday, Feb 17


‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James


In a segment on Thursday, the Fox News host mocked Mr. James and said he and his fellow basketball stars should refrain from expressing political opinions.


To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

The New York Times

The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.


In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

The New York Times

Connecticut, which passed a strict gun law after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has seen a sharp drop in the number of gun deaths.


The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.

The brash, ambitious founders of WeWork, a global network of shared office spaces, want nothing less than to transform the way we work, live and play.


My Life in WeWorld


What’s it like to live inside the WeWork bubble? I decided to find out.

Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway

Mr. Bailey is leaving the company he led as both chief designer and C.E.O. A new management team now has to revive the brand’s critical and financial fortunes.


Your Money: Don’t Like Your Mortgage Servicer? Good Luck Trying to Switch


Borrowers can’t simply cut off a lender or servicer like Wells Fargo. Sound familiar? Retirement plans and student lending are like this, too.


Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89


Mr. Bennett, the author of “Before the Mayflower” and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.

Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo Author, Labor Agency Says


The National Labor Relations Board said the search giant was within its rights when it dismissed an engineer who wrote a contentious memo on gender.

A Familiar Editorial Split After Parkland Shooting, but Not Everywhere

A surprise editorial in favor of gun control from the Trump-friendly New York Post appears among a deluge of argument and erroneous reporting.

Gun Makers Are Reeling Even as Threat of Regulation Recedes

Although the industry has evaded tighter gun control laws, several manufacturers are struggling with bankruptcy and falling sales.

Friday, Feb 16


Trump Administration Proposes Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports

The Commerce Department said foreign metals posed a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to consider stiff tariffs.

S&P 500 Caps Off Strongest Week in Five Years


The S&P 500 rose marginally on Friday to mark its biggest weekly increase in five years, although earlier gains evaporated after the indictment of Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election sent investors into defensive mode…

Wynn Resorts Will Not Pay Steve Wynn Severance


Mr. Wynn, who founded the casino company, will forgo up to $330 million in separation compensation and agreed to a two-year noncompete clause.


Why American Companies Struggle in China


Venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee, in an interview at The New York Times’s New Work Summit conference, explained what’s holding back American tech firms in China.


Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’

The secretive oligarch is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.


Is It ‘Natural’? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know

When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit.


Economic View: Why Economists Are Worried About International Trade


Most agree that the net impact of free trade is beneficial. Yet the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs suggests that this truth isn’t obvious to everyone.


Your Money Adviser: Banks Urged to Take On Payday Lenders With Small, Lower-Cost Loans


A new Pew report says banks and credit unions could help consumers who need fast cash. “Borrowers need a better option,” a Pew official says.

Vocations: At Chobani, Adding Flavor to Yogurt While Watching Calories


A food scientist tries to convert ideas for enticing flavors into products that don’t contain too many calories and grams of sugar. That balance can be tricky.

The Workologist: When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore


A reader sold his business and, at 55, no longer needs to work. But now he feels adrift and wonders whether to get back into the work force. And if so, how?

If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt?

A growing number of state and local laws ban an employer practice that is said to perpetuate pay bias. But some researchers say the move may be counterproductive.