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Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app.

Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some high school friends described themselves in a yearbook as “Renate” alumni. The woman they were referring to is furious.

Hotel Workers Fret Over a New Rival: Alexa at the Front Desk

As technologies threaten to displace service workers, unions are making job protection and new opportunities a priority in contract talks.

Walmart’s Veggie-Tracking B.L.T.: Blockchain Lettuce Technology

The giant retailer will begin requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database that can rapidly pinpoint contamination.

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Supreme Court Fight Goes Prime Time With Kavanaugh’s Fox News Interview

Brett M. Kavanaugh submitted to questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, the first time in memory that a Supreme Court nominee was interviewed on TV before a confirmation vote.

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Buybacks Continued to Boom Last Quarter: DealBook’s Closing Bell

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Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index bought back a record $189.1 billion of their shares during the second quarter, up nearly 60 percent from a year ago.

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Starbucks Plans Reshuffling That Will Trim Executive Ranks

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Kevin Johnson, the C.E.O., notified staff of a restructuring to help the company accelerate its global growth, particularly in rising markets like China.

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Global Stocks Dip on Report China Calls Off US Trade Talks

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Global stocks took small losses Monday after China reportedly pulled out of trade talks with the U.S. Industrial companies and banks suffered some of the worst declines among American stocks.

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Michael Kors Nears Versace Purchase in Challenge to European Luxury Groups

Kors is acquiring the Italian fashion label amid a wave of consolidation within the industry.

How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species? Forget the ‘Kingpins.’

Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem.

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NBC’s Entertainment Chief Leaves in Latest Broadcast TV Shakeup

Robert Greenblatt is stepping away with NBC No. 1 in the ratings. His departure comes at a time of nearly unprecedented change at the highest ranks of the broadcast networks.

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Sears C.E.O. Lampert Sounds Alarm on Bankruptcy Risk

Edward Lampert, the Sears chief executive whose hedge fund owns big chunks of the company’s debt, suggests selling stores and asking lenders to take equity stakes.

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SiriusXM to Buy Pandora for $3.5 Billion in Bid to Expand Reach

SiriusXM had already invested $480 million in Pandora, which has struggled to grow in the face of competition from Spotify and Apple.

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Trump’s Tariffs May Hurt, but Quitting China Is Hard to Do

Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war mounts, but few places can match China’s convenience and reliability.

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Telltale, Acclaimed Maker of Story-Based Video Games, Lays Off Most of Its Staff

Telltale Games, which developed games with strong stories based on “The Walking Dead,” “Game of Thrones” and Batman, said that critical praise “did not translate to sales.”

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DealBook Briefing: Was Sky Worth It?

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Comcast beat 21st Century Fox to acquire the British broadcaster Sky with a $39 billion bid. It may be paying over the odds.

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Get in Bed With Skynet

Robot furniture is happening. This is the single greatest thing to happen to humanity ever, the robots told us to say.

A G.O.P. Senate Candidate Highlights His Drug Industry Career. Should He?

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The race for Senator Robert Menendez’s seat has proved competitive in deeply blue New Jersey. His Republican opponent, Bob Hugin, built his career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Monday, Sep 24

Trump’s China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs

As tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods go into effect on Monday, tech and telecom companies warn that America’s dominance is at risk.

In Beating Disney for Sky, Comcast Remains in the Game

Gaining control of the British pay-TV company was key for Comcast’s future plans, but it came at a steep price and Disney still has 21st Century Fox’s assets.

Sunday, Sep 23

Want to See What’s Up Amazon’s Sleeve? Take a Tour of Seattle

The e-commerce giant uses its headquarters city as a living laboratory, trying out new retail and logistics models.

App-Only Banks Rise in Europe and Aim at Traditional Lenders

Favorable regulations and an influx of venture capital have made London a testing ground for banks without physical branches.

OPEC Signals No Rush to Increase Oil Output

President Trump has been pressuring the oil producers to pump more and hold down prices. But the Saudis and their allies say customers have adequate supplies.

the week ahead: U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods to Take Effect, and the Fed Will Meet

American and European trade negotiators will meet for more talks on trans-Atlantic trade, and new data on trade and manufacturing may show effects of a trade war.

Saturday, Sep 22

Comcast Outbids Fox for Control of British Broadcaster Sky

The winning bid values Sky, one of Europe’s top television companies, at about $39 billion. That’s nearly 61 percent more than Fox initially bid for Sky in 2016.

news analysis: Just Don’t Call It Privacy

Amazon, Google and Twitter executives are heading to Congress. Should legislators give consumers control over the data companies have on them?

China Cancels Plans for Trade Talks in Washington

The move comes shortly before President Trump’s biggest round of tariffs on Chinese goods is expected to go into effect.

Friday, Sep 21

Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Is Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge

Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help finding him.

David Boies Pleads Not Guilty

The superlawyer in such cases as Bush v. Gore and the fight for gay marriage rights makes no apologies for representing Harvey Weinstein and Theranos with zeal.

Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.

For more than a year, Canada’s foreign minister and the United States trade representative have been locked in intense negotiations to rewrite the trade pact.

Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?

Amazon announced more than a dozen devices and tools for its Alexa voice assistant, including a microwave.

Thursday, Sep 20

Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar

A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center’s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.

Common Sense: Why Les Moonves Might Still Get $120 Million From CBS

New details about Mr. Moonves’s interactions with an actress’s manager and the unusual role played by an outside lawyer have thrust CBS’s board into an agonizing dilemma.

Airlines Are Raising the Cost of Checked Bags

As carriers face higher fuel and labor costs, some are increasing their fee to $30 from $25.

The Netherlands, a Tax Avoidance Center, Tries to Mend Its Ways

The country has a reputation for allowing multinationals to reduce payments by moving profits through Dutch subsidiaries, but things could be changing.