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Overseer Faults Volkswagen’s Reform Efforts Since Emissions Scandal

Overseer Faults Volkswagen’s Reform Efforts Since Emissions Scandal

An e-Golf electric car gets a final check in the so-called light tunnel in a Volkswagen factory in Dresden, Germany. The carmaker’s American overseer has been critical of its efforts to remake itself since its emissions scandal.

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

A Shanghai chemistry laboratory owned by Hutchison China MediTech, a Hong Kong company that is working with AstraZeneca to develop a drug to treat lung, kidney, gastric and colorectal cancers.

Court Gives T.S.A. Screeners Immunity From Abuse Lawsuits

Court Gives T.S.A. Screeners Immunity From Abuse Lawsuits

Security lines at Denver International Airport. An appeals court has ruled that screeners with the Transportation Security Administration are not law enforcement officers and are therefore immune from being sued for misconduct.

Strong Hiring and Fed Chief’s Reassurance on Rates Delight Investors

Strong Hiring and Fed Chief’s Reassurance on Rates Delight Investors

Construction workers erecting scaffolding last month in Manhattan. Builders continued to hire last year even as the housing market slowed.

Xi Jinping Promotes Openness at a China Forum Rife With Restrictions

Xi Jinping Promotes Openness at a China Forum Rife With Restrictions

Reporters watched President Xi Jinping of China delivering his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia on Hainan island on Tuesday. He pledged to ease tariffs and open China’s markets.

The Trump Tax Cuts Were Supposed to Depress Housing Prices. They Haven’t.

The Trump Tax Cuts Were Supposed to Depress Housing Prices. They Haven’t.

To the surprise of many economists, real estate experts and even the real estate lobby, Mr. Trump’s signature tax law does not seem to be affecting home sales or prices at all.

When a Local Paper Gets New Owners, Partisan Strife Hits Its Doorstep

When a Local Paper Gets New Owners, Partisan Strife Hits Its Doorstep

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal was sold in June to one of its former publishers, Richard Budman, and his wife, Chris. Mr. Budman denied in an interview that the paper was being influenced by his political views.

Alcoa Requests Reprieve From Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs

Alcoa Requests Reprieve From Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs

Alcoa has asked the Commerce Department for an exemption from the administration’s aluminum tariffs. The company imports some aluminum from its Canadian facilities.

Their Father Was a Refugee in India. Now They’ve Teamed Up With the Trumps.

Their Father Was a Refugee in India. Now They’ve Teamed Up With the Trumps.

Dinesh Chawla, whose family business is working with the Trump Organization on hotel projects in Mississippi, voted for Barack Obama and works from a bar stool at a Hampton Inn.

As Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find Footing, Founder Takes Heat

As Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find Footing, Founder Takes Heat

The Barnes & Noble bookstore in Bethesda, Md., before it closed this year. In the last decade, the chain has closed more than 150 stores and now operates 633.

Seek Long-Term Aims Over Short-Term Results

Seek Long-Term Aims Over Short-Term Results

Nicolas Bos, chief executive of Van Cleef & Arpels, says that title is not important, and that he sets the tone and pushes for excellence.

Trump’s State of the Union Ratings Don’t Match Obama’s (but Beat the Grammys)

Trump’s State of the Union Ratings Don’t Match Obama’s (but Beat the Grammys)

President Trump’s speech on Tuesday drew about two million fewer television viewers than President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address, but nearly 26 million more than the Grammys.

Hotel Carrying New Trump Brand Secures $6 Million Tax Break

Hotel Carrying New Trump Brand Secures $6 Million Tax Break

The Scion West End hotel in Cleveland, Miss., which is being developed in partnership with the Trump Organization, has been granted a tourism tax rebate by the state.

John Lasseter, Ousted From Pixar in #MeToo Wave, Finds New Hollywood Home

John Lasseter, Ousted From Pixar in #MeToo Wave, Finds New Hollywood Home

John Lasseter said he planned to build Skydance Animation in the same way he built Pixar, albeit with a new commitment to “safety, trust and mutual respect.”

Before There Was Grumpy Cat, There Was Morris, 9Lives Reminds Consumers

Before There Was Grumpy Cat, There Was Morris, 9Lives Reminds Consumers

Morris is described as “charmingly choosy” rather than finicky in the latest campaign for 9Lives cat food.

Singapore Cites Three Banks in Inquiry Into Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund

Singapore Cites Three Banks in Inquiry Into Malaysia’s 1MDB Fund

A branch of UBS in Singapore. The authorities have identified significant lapses in anti-money laundering controls in its local branches as part of a global inquiry into a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.


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