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Thiel Makes a Bid for Gawker.com, a Site He Helped Bankrupt

Thiel Makes a Bid for Gawker.com, a Site He Helped Bankrupt

Peter Thiel financially backed a 2016 lawsuit against Gawker Media that led to the company’s sale at a bankruptcy auction. The buyer, Univision, abandoned the website, which has remained static since 2016.

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Amazon’s Super Bowl commercial for its Alexa digital assistant. Amazon and Google say that their devices record and process audio only after users trigger them and that privacy is a priority.

White House Bars CNN Reporter From Presidential Event

White House Bars CNN Reporter From Presidential Event

Kaitlan Collins, a White House correspondent for CNN, said she was chastised by administration officials for what they deemed "inappropriate" questions that she had asked of President Trump.

Inside Tesla’s Audacious Push to Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made

Inside Tesla’s Audacious Push to Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, sees the success of the Model 3 as a crucial step.

$11 Million a Year for a Law Partner? Bidding War Grows at Top-Tier Firms

$11 Million a Year for a Law Partner? Bidding War Grows at Top-Tier Firms

It used to be that partners almost never left Cravath, Swaine & Moore voluntarily — not for other law firms, at least, let alone for an “eat what you kill” firm like Kirkland & Ellis.

Despite Changes, an Overhaul of Wall Street Falls Short

Despite Changes, an Overhaul of Wall Street Falls Short

Jamie Dimon, left, chief of JPMorgan Chase, and Lloyd Blankfein, his counterpart at Goldman Sachs. Four of the six biggest banks were more profitable last year — even after all those supposedly onerous fines — than in 2007.

CBS Tries to Sell Its TV Dramas as Its Own Battle Heats Up in Court

CBS Tries to Sell Its TV Dramas as Its Own Battle Heats Up in Court

Shari Redstone, the president of National Amusements, the corporate parent of CBS, hopes to merge the network with its corporate sibling, Viacom.

Comcast and Fox Engage in Bidding War for Control of Sky

Comcast and Fox Engage in Bidding War for Control of Sky

Sky’s headquarters in London in 2017. Rupert Murdoch, who founded Sky in the early 1990s, has long coveted regaining full control of the business.

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.

Schultz 2020? Other C.E.O.s Will Be Watching Closely

Schultz 2020? Other C.E.O.s Will Be Watching Closely

The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, right, welcomed the Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels last month. Last year, Mr. Zuckerberg crisscrossed the United States in what looked very much like a listening tour in advance of a political campaign.

Coffee Drinkers Need Cancer Warning, Judge Rules, Giving Sellers the Jitters

Coffee Drinkers Need Cancer Warning, Judge Rules, Giving Sellers the Jitters

Coffee companies would be required to provide customers with a cancer warning label, according to a decision this week by a California state judge.

Lachlan Murdoch Named Head of Family’s Shrinking TV Empire

Lachlan Murdoch Named Head of Family’s Shrinking TV Empire

Lachlan Murdoch, right, with broad experience in his father’s media empire, has long been Rupert Murdoch’s favored successor.

‘Password,’ ‘Monkey’ and the Other Terrible Passwords We Choose

‘Password,’ ‘Monkey’ and the Other Terrible Passwords We Choose

This year’s worst passwords, according to one creator of security applications, include “starwars,” “iloveyou,” “monkey,” “hello,” “freedom,” “qazwsx” and “trustno1.”

$1.8 Billion in India Bank Fraud Raises Fears of Ripple Effects

$1.8 Billion in India Bank Fraud Raises Fears of Ripple Effects

Punjab National Bank said almost $1.8 billion worth of fraud had occurred at just one of its Mumbai branches.

How E.U. Is Getting Ready for Chaos in a Worst-Case Brexit

How E.U. Is Getting Ready for Chaos in a Worst-Case Brexit

In the Netherlands, one of Britain’s biggest European trading partners, officials are recruiting nearly 1,000 new customs officials for the Rotterdam cargo port, as well as at airports, ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Belatedly, The Indianapolis Star Gets Its Due for Gymnastics Investigation

Belatedly, The Indianapolis Star Gets Its Due for Gymnastics Investigation

Marisa Kwiatkowski, a reporter for The Indianapolis Star who dug into the story about the sexual abuse of gymnasts. “At the end of the day, none of this would have happened if not for those women coming forward and sharing their stories with the public,” she said.


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