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NYTimes Business
Nov 24, 2020

My Name Is GPT-3 and I Approved This Article
The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Biden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security
John Kerry, the former secretary of state, will be the international climate czar, signaling the new administration's commitment to fighting climate change.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

How Big Stores Plan to Handle Black Friday This Year


NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

How Big Stores Plan to Handle Black Friday This Year: Live Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Janet Yellen Set to Lead Treasury Department Under Biden
The former Fed chair, a labor market expert, appears poised to lead President-elect Biden's Treasury Department.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Employees at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Vote to Unionize
The move comes as museum workers across the country increasingly look to collective bargaining as a way to reform their institutions.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

As Customers Move Online, So Does the Holiday Shopping Season
Empty stores are turning into fulfillment centers and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders' Seed False Election Theories
Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

A Muslim-Hindu Kiss Puts Netflix India in the Crosshairs
Nationalist leaders decry scenes in the show "A Suitable Boy" between a Hindu and a Muslim, at a time of rising interfaith conflict and government efforts to control online content.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Mets' Steven Cohen Shows a Lighter Side on Twitter
Steven Cohen crafted an image as a secretive, and ruthless, billionaire. On social media he's showing an approachable side that couldn't feel less like his predecessors with the team.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

‘I Forget About the World:' Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game
The game's cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Air Travel Rises Ahead of Thanksgiving, Despite Warnings: Live Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

How retailers are preparing to avoid becoming Black Friday superspreaders.


NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Bill Gates, Covid-19 and the Quest to Vaccinate the World
The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world's poorest nations. Can they do it?

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

China Says It Remains Open to the World, but Wants to Dictate Terms
China's leader, Xi Jinping, is pursuing a strategy to make the country's economy more self-sufficient, while making other places more dependent on it than ever.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca's Vaccine Announcement Bolsters Markets: Live Business Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca and Oxford Say Vaccine Is Up to 90 Percent Effective
The drug maker said its vaccine candidate was 70 percent effective on average, and potentially up to 90 percent effective, at preventing Covid-19 in an early analysis.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Biden's Pick for Secretary Of State Will Try to Rebuild Alliances
In choosing Tony Blinken as secretary of state, the Biden team suggests a return to global cooperation.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

‘The Queen's Gambit' Sends Chess Set Sales Soaring
The Netflix show about a chess prodigy has reignited interest in the game and fueled demand for sets, accessories and timers.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca Releases Promising Data on Its Coronavirus Vaccine
The drug maker said its vaccine candidate was 70 percent effective on average, and potentially up to 90 percent effective, at preventing Covid-19 in an early analysis.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

9 Ways to Support Small Businesses
Wondering how you can help as a consumer? Here are some ideas.

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Bill Gates, the Virus and the Quest to Vaccinate the World
The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world's poorest nations. Can they do it?

NYTimes Business
Nov 23, 2020

Ad Council's Challenge: Persuade Skeptics to Believe in Covid Vaccines
The nonprofit marketing group led a polio vaccine campaign in the 1950s. Now it is working on a $50 million ad blitz to counter concerns about coming treatments.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System
Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry's responsibility.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Get Me Meacham! Biden Brings Back the Media's Good Old Days
The next president promises to do for old-line newspaper columnists what Donald Trump did for cable. What a time to be George Will!

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

The U.S. Has Lots of Ventilators -- but Too Few Specialists to Mind Them
A burst of production solved the dire shortage that defined the first wave of Covid. But the surplus may not be enough to prevent large numbers of deaths.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession
Economists warn that lawmakers must pass aid now, as a renewed coronavirus surge chills consumer spending and business activity.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Nebraska Sonic Drive-In Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Injured
Two other people were injured in the shooting on Saturday night. The police said officers were initially responding to a reported bomb threat.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
The furious race to develop a coronavirus vaccine played out against a presidential election, between a pharmaceutical giant and a biotech upstart, with the stakes as high as they could get.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy
The filing by the nation's largest retailer of musical instruments highlights the growing gap between the strongest and weakest companies in the pandemic.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

The Week in Business: This Is Getting Awkward
The Trump administration is drawing down pandemic aid, but the economy needs all the help it can get.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Newsmax, Once a Right-Wing Also-Ran, Is Rising, and Trump Approves
A once-niche conservative cable network, owned by a longtime friend of the president, lures audiences by refusing to declare an electoral winner.

NYTimes Business
Nov 22, 2020

Hollywood's ‘We're Not in Kansas Anymore' Moment
The announcement that "Wonder Woman 1984" will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming is now central to the film industry's business model.

NYTimes Business
Nov 21, 2020

F.D.A. Grants Emergency Authorization of Antibody Treatment Given to Trump
The treatment, made by the biotech company Regeneron, is a cocktail of two powerful antibodies that have shown promise for people who get it early in the course of the disease.

NYTimes Business
Nov 21, 2020

Arthur Imperatore, Founder of a Critical Ferry Service, Dies at 95
He steered New York Waterway through financial straits. He also reveled in moments of glory, notably when his boats rode to the rescue on Sept. 11, 2001.

NYTimes Business
Nov 21, 2020

52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman
Lynn Conway was one of the company's most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

NYTimes Business
Nov 21, 2020

How One Airline's Pandemic Hurt Becomes Everyone's Pain
Virgin Atlantic doesn't act alone to fly passengers. It relies on a constellation of companies employing people around the globe — all of whom are touched by the disappearance of travelers.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Mall Shooting in Wisconsin Leaves 8 Hurt, Police Say
The shooting, which happened at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., injured seven adults and one teenager, the police said.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Business and World Leaders Move On as Trump Fights to Reverse Election
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is seizing the moment, not to aggressively confront the president he defeated, but to act presidential in his stead.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

8 People Hurt in Shooting at Mall Near Milwaukee
The shooting, which happened at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., injured seven adults and one teenager, the police said.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

France Postpones Black Friday
Spurred by small retailers' anger over Amazon's grip on sales, especially during lockdown, France has delayed the start of holiday discounts.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Mnuchin Cites Principles in Clawing Back Fed Money. Democrats See Politics.
Trump's Treasury secretary said Congress wanted key economic supports to end by Dec. 31, a view he expressed only after the vote count in the presidential election.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Shooting at Mall Near Milwaukee Leaves Multiple People Hurt, Mayor Says
The shooting happened at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis. None of those hurt had life-threatening injuries.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Biden Team Slams Mnuchin's Decision to End Emergency Fed Programs: Live Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Justice Department Sues Jeffrey Lowe of ‘Tiger King' Over Treatment of Animals
Mr. Lowe took control of the animal park owned by another of the show's main subjects, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Biden Slams Mnuchin's Decision to End Emergency Fed Programs: Live Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Clubhouse, the
Time to learn about reverse takeovers, kids!

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Ezra Klein Leaves Vox for The New York Times
Lauren Williams, the website's editor in chief, is also leaving. The departures come against a backdrop of change in the digital media business.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Pfizer Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Covid-19 Vaccine
A large team of regulators at the agency will take about three weeks to review an application spanning thousands of pages.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Who Postpones Black Friday? This Year, the French
Spurred by small retailers' anger over Amazon's grip on sales, especially during lockdown, France has delayed the start of holiday discounts.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Scientists: How Has the Pandemic Changed Your Work?
We want to hear from scientists whose work has been upended — positively or negatively — by the pandemic.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Covid Vaccines Are 95% Effectives. What Does That Mean?
You might assume that 95 out of every 100 people vaccinated will be protected from Covid-19. But that's not how the math works.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Are Covid-19 Vaccines Really 95% Effective?
You might assume that 95 out of every 100 people vaccinated will be protected from Covid-19. But that's not how the math works.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Angst Over Amazon Provokes Black Friday Backlash in France
The French government delayed Black Friday a week to accommodate smaller retailers, who say they cannot compete against Amazon while in lockdown.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Many Employers Avoid Coronavirus Tests Over Cost, Not Availability
A survey sheds light on why many companies aren't testing workers. There is also "confusion and uncertainty as to how tests work," a researcher said.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Mnuchin Defends Decision to End Emergency Fed Funds: Live Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

At Wharton, a New Leader Confronts the Culture Wars
Erika James recently took over the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Already, she is enmeshed in debates about race, politics and the role of business in society.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Making Financial Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
The president-elect is considering tax changes that could affect stock sales, selling a family business and leaving money to heirs. But we still don't know how much he'll be able to do.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

It's Easier to Get a Tax Deduction for Donations This Year
Under the pandemic relief program, taxpayers can deduct up to $300, even if they take the standard deduction. And even if $300 doesn't sound like much, it's "a big deal" to the needy.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Rising Cases and Tighter Lockdowns Weigh on Markets: Live Business Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Joe Biden's Hurdles to Picking Diverse, Progressive Candidates for His Administration
Narrowing the candidate pool may not lead to the diverse representation the incoming administration is seeking.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Mall Santas Are Making Concessions to the Coronavirus
With the pandemic raging, malls are overhauling their Santa Claus traditions this Christmas to include virtual visits, holiday-themed masks and shields to reduce the risk of infection.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

How an Online Attack ‘Brought Twitter to Its Knees'
A teenager from Florida is accused of breaching one of the most high-profile internet platforms in the world. Watch how Twitter was hacked in a new Times documentary airing tonight on FX at 10 p.m. and streaming on Hulu.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Dividends Are Down, but They Are Vastly Better Than Expected
After predictions of cuts of 20 percent or more, stock dividends have been surprisingly resilient. Low interest rates have helped to keep companies flush with cash.

NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

Biden Says He Has Picked a Treasury Secretary


NYTimes Business
Nov 20, 2020

How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation
Increasingly allied, the American far right and members of the Chinese diaspora tapped into social media to give a Hong Kong researcher a vast audience for peddling unsubstantiated pandemic claims.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

W.H.O. Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as a Covid-19 Treatment
In a review of several trials, the World Health Organization found that Gilead's drug did not improve survival rates for patients nor did it help them recover.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

World Health Organization Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as Covid-19 Treatment
In a review of several trials, the World Health Organization found that Gilead's drug did not improve survival rates for patients nor did it help them recover.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Roblox, a Video Game Company, Files for an I.P.O.
The gaming site and app, which is popular with tweens, has benefited from the pandemic but continues to lose money.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Roblox, edging toward I.P.O., reveals surging revenue and losses.
The gaming site and app, which is popular with tweens, has benefited from the pandemic but continues to lose money.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations
Inquiries into the president and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, are now looking at tax deductions taken on consulting fees. Some of the payments appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Biden Says He Has Picked a Treasury Secretary: Live Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

An ‘Electrifying' Economist's Guide to the Recovery
Mariana Mazzucato, a professor who has the ears of world leaders and chief executives, envisions a post-pandemic world that redefines what is valued.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving
Even as the White House downplays the coronavirus threat, health officials warned against traditional gatherings with those from outside the immediate household.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Unemployment Claims Rise as Economic Worries Grow
With coronavirus cases increasing again in the United States, the "fragility of the recovery" is in jeopardy, one economist said.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Mnuchin Plans to End Some Emergency Fed Facilities
The Treasury Department asked the Federal Reserve to return unused funds, which could prevent a new secretary from restarting key loan programs.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

President-elect Biden says he has chosen a Treasury secretary.
Mr. Biden said he believed his choice would satisfy both the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Air Travel Was Gaining Momentum. Now What?
U.S. airlines expect Thanksgiving to be their busiest period since the pandemic began. But with new virus fears, a return to normal is nowhere in sight.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Smithsonian Museums Are Latest to Shutter as Virus Surges
Eight D.C.-area institutions that had reopened to the public will again temporarily close their doors, starting Monday.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

BuzzFeed is Buying HuffPost
The deal is part of a larger arrangement between BuzzFeed and Verizon Media to share content across their platforms.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Smithsonian to Close Its Washington Museums on Monday
Eight D.C.-area institutions that had reopened to the public will again temporarily close their doors.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

How a Third-Generation Turkey Farmer Got a Leg Up From the Pandemic
After 81 years — and in the midst of a pandemic — Hemlock Hill Farm in New York is finally hitting its stride.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles
General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years "to expedite the transition to E.V.s."

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Why Covid Caused Such Suffering in Italy's Wealthiest Region
Lombardy has been overwhelmed by the pandemic, in part because of a poorly executed medical privatization program.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Many Employers Avoid Covid Tests Over Cost, Not Availability
A survey sheds light on why many companies aren't testing workers. There is also "confusion and uncertainty as to how tests work," a researcher said.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Hospitals, Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks
With the pandemic raging in the U.S., a new ad campaign features frontline medical personnel pleading for everyone to mask up.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

At The Ringer, Staff Writers Say They Are Second-String
The influx of star podcasters looms over a dispute between the union and managers at the Spotify-owned digital media company founded by Bill Simmons.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Will These Two Classic New York Eateries Survive the Pandemic?
Outdoor dining and takeout may not pull most restaurants through another lockdown. Here's how the owners of two are making do as they wait for the city to act.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Despite Uncertainty, Tokyo Olympics Promoted as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel
Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Jobless Claims Show Economy Struggling to Regain Its Footing: Live Updates


NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

A Call to Arms: Wear a Mask
With the pandemic raging in the U.S., a new ad campaign features frontline medical personnel pleading for everyone to mask up.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

What LeBron James, Elizabeth Warren, Dr. Anthony Fauci and More Said at the DealBook Online Summit
LeBron James, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Dr. Anthony Fauci and more spoke about topics like voting rights, Washington's future and the pandemic.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Boeing's 737 Max is approved to fly again, but there's more to be done before airlines can start using it.
It will take weeks, if not months, for American, United and Southwest to get the plane back into service — and reassure travelers about its safety.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

The surge in coronavirus cases is helping speed up the development of vaccines.
The surge in coronavirus cases worldwide is helping researchers measure more quickly how well their vaccines protect against Covid-19.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

An Arms Race in Car Stereos
Seventeen speakers, meticulously engineered? That can be just the start in luring audiophile car buyers with plenty of cash to spend.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

An Angel on the Shoulder of Your Teenage Driver (or at Least a Snitch)
Many automakers offer systems that keep an eye on how fast or how far your teenager is traveling.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Classic and Cosmopolitan: N.Y.C. Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open
Outdoor dining and takeout may not pull most restaurants through another lockdown. Here's how the owners of two are making do as they wait for the city to act.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

How Profit Collided With Public Health in Italy's Wealthiest Region
Lombardy has been overwhelmed by the pandemic, in part because of a poorly executed medical privatization program.

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

It's Official: Every Celeb Now Has a Beauty Line
Some new celebrity brands make sense, some don't. What's driving the trend?

NYTimes Business
Nov 19, 2020

Postpone Thanksgiving and Save Hundreds of Lives
Giving thanks and getting together safely can be done with far less risk six months from now, an economist says.

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