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Novartis’s Top Lawyer is Out Amid Furor Over Payments to Michael Cohen

Novartis’s Top Lawyer is Out Amid Furor Over Payments to Michael Cohen

Felix R. Ehrat, left, the group general counsel for the Swiss drug maker Novartis. He said that while the company’s contract with President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen was legal, the arrangement “was an error.”

Despite State Blessing, Marijuana Dispensaries Face Local Rancor

Despite State Blessing, Marijuana Dispensaries Face Local Rancor

The First State Compassion Center, far right, a medical marijuana dispensary in Lewes, Del., was designed and developed by MariMed Advisors. “We are trying to educate local communities that this pot is not the devil coming,” said Robert N. Fireman, the president and chief executive of MariMed, based in Newton, Mass.

Europe Is Annoyed, Not Grateful, After Trump Delays Tariffs

Europe Is Annoyed, Not Grateful, After Trump Delays Tariffs

The furnace at the steel producer Salzgitter AG in Germany. The Europeans say they will discuss the Trump administration’s concerns only after the bloc receives a permanent, unconditional exemption from the tariffs.

G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital

G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital

In 2011, G.E. set up a center in San Ramon, Calif., to push into the digital market. The company has invested billions in those efforts, but this year it is cutting its expenses by 25 percent.

Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a Disadvantage

Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a Disadvantage

President Trump criticized the European Union, China and the Federal Reserve, saying they were all putting America at an economic disadvantage. His comments about the Fed again break with longstanding White House norms.

Federal Reserve Shackles Wells Fargo After Fraud Scandal

Federal Reserve Shackles Wells Fargo After Fraud Scandal

The Federal Reserve, which oversees Wells Fargo, said the bank needed to overhaul its risk management and strengthen its board’s oversight.

Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S.

Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S.

People have used the handwritten signature to prove their identity, but it has also become an expression of personality in addition to being a sign of growing into adulthood. But now, the signature may be going out of style.

Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year: A Tesla Timeline

Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year: A Tesla Timeline

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, is facing an intense existential crisis. "From a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come,” he said.

Eric Schneiderman’s Legacy in Financial Cases May Survive His Downfall

Eric Schneiderman’s Legacy in Financial Cases May Survive His Downfall

Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general since 2011, resigned this week after a report about allegations that he assaulted four women he dated.

Newspaper Shooting Shows Widening Use of Facial Recognition by Authorities

Newspaper Shooting Shows Widening Use of Facial Recognition by Authorities

F.B.I. headquarters in Washington. Sixteen states let the F.B.I. use the technology to compare the faces of suspected criminals to driver’s license and ID photos.

And for His Next Act, Ev Williams Will Fix the Internet

And for His Next Act, Ev Williams Will Fix the Internet

Ev Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, has turned his focus to Medium, the digital publishing company he started in 2012.

YouTube Revamped Its Ad System. AT&T Still Hasn’t Returned.

YouTube Revamped Its Ad System. AT&T Still Hasn’t Returned.

“We’re very hopeful we can get back onto YouTube,” said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer at AT&T. The company pulled its advertising last year because of concerns about offensive content.

That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

Android screenshots of the app Honey Quest, which uses technology that keeps tabs on the viewing habits of its users.

What Comes After the Media Men List? ‘A Lot of Hard Work’

What Comes After the Media Men List? ‘A Lot of Hard Work’

Moira Donegan started the online spreadsheet of men in the media industry accused of sexual harassment. She spoke with The Times about why she created it and what her life has been like since.

Trump’s Trade War Could Shut Cheesemakers Out of Foreign Markets

Trump’s Trade War Could Shut Cheesemakers Out of Foreign Markets

Wheels of Merlot-soaked Parmesan age in a cheese cave at the Sartori Company in Wisconsin.

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging

Production at a Chinese steel plant. Americans are about evenly split on the steel and aluminum tariffs that President Trump announced last month, according to a survey for The New York Times.


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