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Table for Three: Catharine MacKinnon and Gretchen Carlson Have a Few Things to Say
The two discuss sexual harassment in the workplace, how to change corporate culture in meaningful and sustained ways, and whether Miss America can be relevant in the #MeToo era.... More >>

President of Steven Cohen’s Investment Firm Quits Amid Gender Bias Lawsuit
Douglas Haynes stepped down as president of the $11 billion investment firm, a month after being named as a defendant in a gender discrimination lawsuit.... More >>

The Future of Time Warner, Coming Soon to a Court Near You
The talk in media circles is focused on what happens if the AT&T deal is stopped by the government and Time Warner is forced to go it alone.... More >>

Most Americans Produce Services, Not Stuff. Trump Ignores That in Talking About Trade.
The president’s outlook on service workers could have real economic consequences.... More >>

Trilobites: Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?
Most people will draw a man. Researchers investigate the consequences.... More >>

Why the Tax Law Might Make Your Car Payments Go Up
The United States just started another epic borrowing binge. And if you borrow money — through a credit card, a mortgage or an auto loan — you could end up paying the price.... More >>

He Owns Much of Ethiopia. The Saudis Won’t Say Where They’re Hiding Him.
Many of the billionaires and princes swept up in the Saudi corruption crackdown have been released. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi has not.... More >>

5 Doctors Are Charged With Taking Kickbacks for Fentanyl Prescriptions
The doctors are accused of prescribing millions of dollars worth of the potent opioid and earning fees for fraudulent speaking engagements.... More >>

‘Lean In’: Five Years Later
For some, Sheryl Sandberg’s book has been a powerful manifesto. Others have dismissed it as nave and irrelevant. What is its actual legacy?... More >>

Qualcomm’s Ex-Chairman to Leave Amid Plans to Buy Company
Paul Jacobs, whose father helped found Qualcomm, will not be renominated to the board after he began considering taking the chip maker private.... More >>

Second Top Nike Executive Departs Amid Complaints of Workplace Behavior
Nike confirmed the departure of a second senior executive within 24 hours on Friday, as it acknowledged internal complaints over behavior at the company.... More >>

Wealth Matters: How to Invest With a Conscience (and Still Make Money)
Impact investors want their investments to align with a more rigorous standard of good while achieving a maximum return. Here are some tips to consider.... More >>

Your Money: Teachers and Annuities: A Questionable Match and Hard Products to Shed
Charter schoolteachers in New Orleans were peddled problematic retirement plans and then faced onerous obstacles trying to change them.... More >>

Your Money Adviser: How Saving Some of Your Tax Refund Could Win You a Cash Prize
The economy is humming and unemployment low, but many people still aren’t setting much aside for later. One program hopes to change that by offering the prospect of an extra reward.... More >>

Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign Talked Business With Russians
Cambridge Analytica, a company that developed technology to target voters, has denied having connections to Russia. But evidence suggests otherwise.... More >>

Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.... More >>

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the electorate to develop techniques that were later used in the Trump campaign.... More >>

Alaska Airlines Pilot, Saying She Was Raped by Fellow Pilot, Sues Company
The pilot, Betty Pina, an Army veteran who flew helicopter missions in Afghanistan, said in a lawsuit that she was drugged and sexually assaulted during a layover.... More >>

Stanford History Event Was ‘Too White and Too Male,’ Organizer Admits
The organizer, Niall Ferguson, found himself on the defensive after a tweet with images of 30 white, male speakers prompted anger from female historians.... More >>

This Preacher Would Be Happy to Share Your Bowl of Aa
Leader of the evangelical mecca Zoe Church in Los Angeles, Chad Veach wants to win friends and Instagram people. (Go ahead, pick the “Rise” filter!)... More >>

First Person: These Days I Miss John Updike, a Remote and Noble Male Mentor
After I rejected a married male supervisor, my dream job disappeared, but Updike, chronicler of adultery, remained a beacon of propriety and hope.... More >>

Economic View: Back to the Health Policy Drawing Board
Congress’s repeal of the Obamacare mandate threatens the future of health care insurance, but there are attractive paths toward a single-payer system, a Cornell economist says.... More >>

Trump, the Television President, Expands His Cast
The choice of Larry Kudlow as chief economic adviser, a position with real influence over Americans, crosses a threshold in an administration that has already blurred the line between it and the media.... More >>

Breakingviews: Qualcomm Needs a Mediator More Than a Buyer
The real key to increasing Qualcomm’s value is mending its rift with Apple, not coming up with a buyout.... More >>

Vocations: A Pilot Who Has Broken 2 Glass Ceilings
Stephanie Johnson is the first black woman with the rank of captain at two major airlines, Northwest and Delta, her current employer.... More >>

Yesterday in Styles: 2005: When Two Guys Splitting a Bottle of Wine Became a ‘Man Date’
The former Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee looks back on her story about the tangle of anxieties that some straight men experienced before a dinner or movie out with a buddy.... More >>

Assaults Increased When Cities Hosted Trump Rallies, Study Finds
Researchers found an average of 2.3 more reported assaults on the day a rally came to town. The findings appear to confirm news reports about violence at the events.... More >>

The Workologist: Colleagues Think You’re Contagious. You’re Sure You’re Not.
The hacking, wheezing, sneezing worker who should have stayed home is a familiar villain in office life. What happens when your fellow workers believe that villain is you?... More >>

The Price French Bulldogs Pay for Being So Cute
Their health problems are a human creation.... More >>

Kelp Farms and Mammoth Windmills Are Just Two of the Government’s Long-Shot Energy Bets
Thousands of entrepreneurs gathered near Washington this week for an annual government conference. On the agenda: Unusual solutions to major clean-energy problems.... More >>

Jacobs’s Pursuit of Qualcomm Faces Long Odds: DealBook Briefing
When Michael Dell took Dell private in 2013, he had a clearly stated mission and a large stake in the company.The same can’t be said so far of Paul Jacobs in his bid for Qualcomm.... More >>

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s Richest Man, Will Retire, Ending an Era
The 89-year-old, who got his start selling plastic flowers, built his conglomerate just as Hong Kong was becoming a center of capitalism and the entry point into China.... More >>

A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars
Legislation would allow more home building along transit routes to reduce gas-guzzling commutes. Some who support the goal have denounced the method.... More >>

Court Overturns Obama-Era Rule on Retirement Planners
A federal appeals court ruled that the Labor Department overstepped its authority in requiring financial professionals to act in their clients’ best interests.... More >>

Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on ‘60 Minutes’ This Month
Last week, Anderson Cooper interviewed Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Donald J. Trump.... More >>

Nike Executive Resigns; C.E.O. Addresses Workplace Behavior Complaints
Trevor Edwards will step down as brand president. He was seen as a potential successor to the chief executive, Mark Parker, who informed workers about reports of misbehavior at Nike.... More >>

Toys ‘R’ Us Customers Lament Store Closings: ‘I Want to Cry Right Now’
Before the age of buying with a click, generations knew there was a place where they could let their wishes whir.... More >>

Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr.’s Wife, Files for Divorce
The president’s daughter-in-law filed for an uncontested divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday.... More >>

After Equifax Breach, Credit Freeze Provision Comes at a Price
A piece of a Senate financial regulation bill would make credit freezes free, but could prevent states from setting stronger policies.... More >>

Toys ‘R’ Us Case Is Test of Private Equity in Age of Amazon
The toy retailer is another failure of financial engineering, one that could portend a potentially more ominous outlook for private equity in the digital era.... More >>

Streaming Soon: A Fight Over AT&T, Time Warner, and the Future of TV
The Justice Department’s case to block AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner is set for trial next week, in one of the most anticipated antitrust battles in years.... More >>

Republicans Find Undoing Bank Rules Is Easier Said Than Done
The Senate this week passed a bipartisan bill to roll back parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation law. House Republicans aren’t satisfied.... More >>

Michael Getler, Journalist Turned Watchdog of the Press, Dies at 82
Mr. Getler was a former reporter and high-ranking editor who became the first internal monitor of an American TV network when he joined PBS in 2005.... More >>

With One Battle Over, a Bigger One Looms for Qualcomm: Apple
Resolving its fee dispute with Apple could raise Qualcomm’s share price above what it would have been under a Broadcom takeover, a major shareholder reasons.... More >>

Wary of China, Europe and Others Push Back on Foreign Takeovers
The move by countries in Europe, as well as Australia and Canada, comes against the backdrop of rising support for protectionist practices in the White House.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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