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The New New World: Latest Sign of China’s Slowdown: A Technology Cash Crunch

Long awash in money, the country’s start-up scene has seen an unprecedented downturn. That could be a bad sign for the rest of the Chinese economy.


Netflix, the Stock Market’s Big Hope, Disappoints


The video streaming giant’s stock plunged after its subscriber growth fell short.

DealBook: A Surprising Bid for Remington, and an Unsurprising Rejection

The Navajo Nation made a cash offer for the gun maker, with the intention of pushing it toward “smart gun” technology.


CVS Fires 2 for Calling Police on Black Woman Over Coupon

The woman said a manager at a Chicago store thought the coupon was fraudulent. She recorded a video of a manager calling the police.

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled


The F.D.A. announced that batches of a widely used generic drug, valsartan, made in China, might be tainted with a probable cancer-causing ingredient.

Monday, Jul 16


S&P 500 Dips as Energy Shares Fall; Netflix Tumbles Late After Results


The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Monday following a drop in oil prices that weighed on energy shares and offset a jump in financials as Bank of America's results reinforced expectations of a strong U.S. earnings season.

In Blow to Sinclair, F.C.C. Chief Says He Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Tribune Deal


Ajit Pai said he wanted a judge to review aspects of the deal, an about-face for a chairman whose policy changes have seemed to mostly benefit the broadcast company.


TV Anchors Agape After the Trump-Putin Appearance

“Disgraceful,” Anderson Cooper of CNN said at the end of a news conference during which the reporters Jonathan Lemire and Jeff Mason asked tough questions.

Uber Is Target of Federal Sex Discrimination Inquiry

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the ride-hailing company’s hiring and pay practices.


Prolonged Trade War Could Set Off a Market Slide, BlackRock’s Fink Says


The chief executive of the world’s largest fund manager warned that a sustained trade war could cause markets to tumble.


Deutsche Bank Surprises Investors With Estimate-Busting Profit

The announcement was a rare piece of good news for Germany’s biggest lender, which has grappled with a seemingly unending string of crises in recent years.


DealBook Briefing: Trump’s Latest Trade Enemy Is Europe


President Trump has singled out Europe as a trade foe. Some people worry that President Vladimir Putin of Russia might exploit that tension.


From the Sky to Your Home, Plane Parts Get a Second Life


While the average jet’s life span is 25 years, a stunning array of art and functional objects made from their remains can be useful far, far longer.

Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?


Rapid advances in airplane technology make pilotless flying possible sooner than anticipated — but the biggest manufacturers say other advances are likely first.

Tired of Being Crammed Into an Airline Seat? You Have Options


Passengers are increasingly willing to pay more for premium economy seats on long airplane trips that come with a host of other perks.

Luxury Lounge Wars Heat Up as Airlines Vie for High-End Passengers


The disparity between the haves and have-nots in airline travel extends well beyond the cabin experience and is increasingly playing out inside the terminals.


Zhengzhou Dispatch: Looking Through the Eyes of China’s Surveillance State

A rare chance to try on a tool of a would-be surveillance dystopia gave a glimpse of the wariness that a closely watched populace can’t hide.


Goldman Expected to Name David Solomon as Successor to C.E.O. Lloyd Blankfein

David M. Solomon, president of Goldman Sachs, is expected to be named its future chief as soon as Monday, helping him line up his own new team.

China’s Strong Economic Growth Figures Belie Signs of Weakness

A 6.7 percent expansion rate comes amid signs that Beijing’s efforts to tame debt, the trade dispute with the U.S. and other problems are taking a toll.


After Storm, Foreclosures in Puerto Rico Stopped. They’re Starting Again.

Wall Street investors and banks are beginning to file foreclosure cases in the United States territory as several moratoriums come to an end.

Sunday, Jul 15


Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

With deals collectively worth billions of dollars at stake, the pressure is on advertisers and viral performers on sites like YouTube and Instagram to find the right match.

Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

Booksellers on the online marketplace are charging thousands for books that normally sell for a few dollars. Authors are perplexed — and annoyed.


the week ahead: Banks Report Earnings, and Google Faces Antitrust Fines


The Fed chairman will testify before panels in the House and Senate, and the Commerce Department will holding hearings on auto tariffs.


Paul Ryan Says His SUV Was ‘Eaten by Animals.’ Here’s How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.

The House speaker said woodchucks chewed the wiring out from his Chevrolet Suburban: “And so my car was eaten by animals, and it’s just dead.”


Soon There Will Be Only One Blockbuster Left in the United States


The upcoming closings of two Blockbuster video stores in Alaska will leave one store in central Oregon as the last one in the United States.

Saturday, Jul 14


Could You Make It Through Dinner Without Checking Your Phone?


In an effort to free people from the phones, if just for a meal, one Manhattan restaurant suggests that diners stash their devices in a box on the table.


The Education of a Brotelier

With the help of a few famous friends, Ben Weprin is developing a chain of boutique hotels in university towns that relies heavily on nostalgia for college life.


In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

Residents of one of Mexico’s rainiest regions often have no water to drink, so many hydrate with soda. The impact on public health has been devastating.

Essay: Feeling That Old Urge to Merge, but in a Vertical Way


AT&T did it with Time Warner, so why not me? A reporter asks Mark Cuban to help him get more verticality into his life.


A Crisis Management Guru Bungles a Crisis

Sir Alan Parker, one of Britain’s most famous corporate strategists, resigned from Save the Children U.K. over his handling of a #MeToo scandal. It has cast a long shadow.