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A Video Game ‘Loot Box’ Offers Coveted Rewards, but Is It Gambling?

A Video Game ‘Loot Box’ Offers Coveted Rewards, but Is It Gambling?

The random contents of a loot box from a Summer Games event for Overwatch in 2016.

Engine on Southwest Jet Not the Only One to Develop Cracks

Engine on Southwest Jet Not the Only One to Develop Cracks

On Tuesday, the same day an engine exploded on a 737 operated by Southwest Airlines, the F.A.A. barred the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine, above on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, from ultralong, over-water flights.

Why Starbucks’s Bias Training, Despite Skepticism, Is an Important Start

Why Starbucks’s Bias Training, Despite Skepticism, Is an Important Start

Starbucks is about to embark on one of corporate America’s most ambitious efforts to deal with implicit racial bias, by closing its doors for a four-hour afternoon training session.

McKinsey Ends Work With ICE Amid Furor Over Immigration Policy

McKinsey Ends Work With ICE Amid Furor Over Immigration Policy

Several agencies are involved in carrying out President Trump’s immigration policies, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which oversees detention centers across the country, has come under the most criticism.

After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Canceled by ABC

After Racist Tweet, Roseanne Barr’s Show Is Canceled by ABC

Roseanne Barr posted a comment about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama.

Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?

Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?

A simulator used for training pilots in Singapore. Some think automation could obviate the need for human pilots, but experts say the technology, the industry and the passengers are not quite ready for fully autonomous flying.

Disney’s Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus

Disney’s Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus

Ricky Strauss with the actress Holly Hunter at the premiere of “Incredibles 2” in June. Mr. Strauss has creative oversight of the programming on the streaming service that Disney plans to introduce next year.

In Sparing Consumers Tariff Burden, Trump Hit Manufacturing

In Sparing Consumers Tariff Burden, Trump Hit Manufacturing

A Boeing 737 on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. Aircraft and their parts are the single largest American export to China, making Boeing a tempting target in a trade war.

Selling Real Estate in Russia? Are You Crazy?

Selling Real Estate in Russia? Are You Crazy?

A client viewing an apartment priced at $160,000 in a Moscow complex whose developer went bankrupt. Russians may hesitate to move for job opportunities because of the difficulties in buying and selling homes.

Broadway Hits the Middle School Circuit

Broadway Hits the Middle School Circuit

Playbill posters at the iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival held in Atlanta in January, displaying some of the Broadway musicals that have been adapted for the fast-growing middle and high school theatrical markets.

Is Alexa Listening? Amazon Echo Sent Out Recording of Couple’s Conversation

Is Alexa Listening? Amazon Echo Sent Out Recording of Couple’s Conversation

Amazon said that one of its Echo devices mistook a woman’s words for a set of commands instructing it to record her conversation with her husband and send it to one of his employees.

Model in Gucci Ad Is Deemed ‘Unhealthily Thin’ by British Regulator

Model in Gucci Ad Is Deemed ‘Unhealthily Thin’ by British Regulator

The Advertising Standards Authority in Britain ruled that this model in a Gucci ad looked “unhealthily thin.”

Hillary Clinton’s Attitude Toward Wall Street Is Subjective

Hillary Clinton’s Attitude Toward Wall Street Is Subjective

The dress in a photo from Caitlin McNeill’s Tumblr site.

At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor

At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor

A month after the 2016 election, Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence visited Carrier’s Indianapolis factory to claim credit for saving workers’ jobs. Today, employees report rising absenteeism and low morale.

With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next Steps

With Two Suitors for Fox, the Murdochs Consider Next Steps

Rupert Murdoch, with his wife, Jerry Hall, has agreed to sell much of 21st Century Fox’s assets to the Walt Disney Company. But Comcast has made an offer that complicates the situation.


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