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Amazon, the Brand Buster

Amazon has introduced dozens of private label goods in the past year, and is using the power of its global marketplace to steer shoppers to its own products.

Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo

The Trump administration has begun granting a handful of exclusions from its steel and aluminum tariffs, but the slow, opaque process still has nearly 20,000 applications waiting.

Lobsters, Small-Batch Whiskey and Trump’s Trade War

Business owners who are the targets of other nations’ retaliatory tariffs are worried now that President Trump’s offensive will wind up hurting them.

Meat Wrapped in Meat. Doughnut Sandwiches. Want Some of Fast Food’s Big Ideas?

With Chipotle trying its hand at new products, we offer a sampling of some of the more outrageous attempts at menu innovation by restaurant chains.

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What a Trade War With China Looks Like on the Front Lines

How trade disputes play out will vary depending on the product and how hard it is to find a workaround. But tariffs on more countries mean more economic risk.

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Entrepreneurship: With the Slice App, Local Pizzerias Get a Bigger Piece of the Market

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Ilir Sela is building a national online delivery service, called Slice, focused on mom-and-pop pizzerias like the ones his family has owned for three generations.

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Netflix Fires Chief Communications Officer Over Use of Racial Slur

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The executive used the slur twice — the second time while talking with black employees who were helping him deal with the fallout from the first time he used it, a company memo said.

Obama-Era Investor Protection Rule Is Dead

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A federal appeals court dealt a final blow to a Labor Department rule that required financial professionals to act in their customers’ best interest.

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DealBook: Subscribe to Our DealBook Newsletter

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Our columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and his Times colleagues help you make sense of major business and policy headlines and the power brokers who shape them.

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Black Dolls Found in Nooses at San Francisco Construction Site, Workers Say

Three elevator operators said in a complaint that their co-workers used threats of violence and racial slurs to try to drive them off the job.

As Housing Prices Soar, New Zealand Tackles a Surge in Homelessness

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The new center-left government is promising to address the problem, which one study found to be among the worst in the developed world.

How Much Can Goldman and Morgan Stanley Pay Out to Investors?

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The bank stress tests suggest Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may end up with smaller stock buybacks. But the calculations are far from straightforward.

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Your Money Adviser: Consumer Group Sees a Rise in People Checking Credit Scores

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The head of the Consumer Federation of America said the increase was encouraging because those who check their scores know more about how the scores work.

James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72

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He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.

Economic View: Once Cut, Corporate Income Taxes Are Hard to Restore

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Corporate income taxes have declined sharply for decades. Sharp increases have occurred mainly during major wars.

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Vocations: A Scientist With a Deep Love of Textile Mills

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A lab scientist at DowDuPont uses corn and sugar to develop fibers, then shepherds them to textile mills for mass production.

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Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)

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Believe it or not, some technologies are designed to boost your mood.

Airbus Tells Britain It Wants Details of a Brexit Deal, or Else

The aerospace giant said that the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union could force it to consider leaving.

Amazon Is Latest Tech Giant to Face Staff Backlash Over Government Work

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Technology firms have built systems that governments find attractive, but staff at those companies are less enthusiastic about sharing their know-how.

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Wealth Matters: Four Tips on How to Rescue a Bankrupt Business

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Buying a business out of bankruptcy might seem like a good deal, but it comes with risks. Heed this advice from others who invest in distressed assets.

How to Deal With Misguided Job Inquiries

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A nonprofit’s inbox is full of friendly but irritating emails from admirers who wonder if the organization might hire them. Here’s how to point them in the right direction.

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OPEC, After Bolstering Prices, Considers Ramping Up Oil Production

The shift effectively ends a deal that had more than doubled prices and raised revenues for oil producers, but that drew the ire of President Trump.

Tech Tip: Locked Out of Your iPhone? Here’s What to Do

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Apple includes plenty of security features to protect your data, but if you forget your passcode and can’t unlock the phone, you can still regain control.

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He Left Work for 3 Minutes Before His Lunch Break. Now His Pay Is Docked.

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A waterworks employee in Kobe, Japan, was fined and reprimanded after his bosses found he had been slipping out to order a bento box before his official lunch break.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political

This week, tech companies weighed in on the separation of children from their migrant parents at the Mexico border. Here’s why tech has become more activist.

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Supercharged Telecom Sector Could Become Investor Favorite

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An overhauled telecommunications sector featuring most of the so-called FANG stocks could debut as Wall Street's hottest bet when it kicks off in September, boosted by a rising wave of media and television acquisitions.

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Amazon Looks at New Sales Taxes, and Shrugs: DealBook Briefing

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States are getting more authority to collect taxes on e-commerce sales. That will hurt consumers and retailers, but probably not Amazon.

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Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.

Between the Trump administration’s steel tariffs, the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, and political chaos, Italy is again struggling economically.

What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank

The fortunes of the largest United States banks have changed remarkably over the past decade. So is it time to loosen regulation?

The Getaway: Rolling Out the Rainbow Carpet

This year, the travel packages and programs targeting the L.G.B.T. community are increasingly more introspective, philanthropic and activist.

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Common Sense: What Trump Should Learn From the ‘Banana War’

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The White House is eyeing tariffs on luxury imports such as perfume, handbags and wine. It might be drawing the wrong lesson from past trade fights.

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Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power

Micron, an American chip maker, says its designs were swiped to help a new Chinese plant. Washington sees a larger pattern, fueling tensions with Beijing.

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ABC Plans a ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff, Without Roseanne Barr

The show was canceled last month because of the star’s racist tweet. A version of the series will return in the fall. Working title: “The Conners.”

Greece Prepares to Stagger Back From Debt Crisis, the End of Bailouts in Sight

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European leaders agreed to a plan that would finally take Athens off financial life support, effectively declaring an end to a crisis that nearly wrecked the euro.