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Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

5 hours 4 min ago
The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year.

Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity

9 hours 2 min ago
Only two presidents before him have used their first weeks in office to push for equality with the same force, according to one historian.

How Newsmakers and News Hosts Are Remembering Larry King

9 hours 4 min ago
CNN colleagues like Wolf Blitzer and Christiane Amanpour were joined by celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Magic Johnson and Celine Dion in mourning the longtime broadcaster.

Mega Millions Ticket for $1 Billion Jackpot Was Sold in Michigan

10 hours 35 min ago
An unidentified person bought the Mega Millions ticket at a grocery store in Novi, Mich. It was the third-biggest jackpot in U.S. history.

Progressives Are Seething Over Biden’s Likely Pick for Banking Regulator

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 23:03
A former Obama administration official is the front-runner to be comptroller of the currency. The prospect has angered groups hoping for more dramatic reform.

The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 18:30
When big banks see a benefit in helping companies recruit more diverse directors, it’s a sign that there are not just morals at play — there is money at stake, too.

Financial Aid: Grades, Merit and Talking to Kids About Paying for College

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:30
Most colleges and universities now use a “merit” aid strategy to solicit teenagers. Your eighth grader probably ought to know how it works.

If Poor Countries Go Unvaccinated, a Study Says, Rich Ones Will Pay

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:30
A failure to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine in poor nations will worsen economic damage, with half the costs borne by wealthy countries, new research shows.

The Vaccinated Class

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:30
“Getting the vaccine is the hottest thing you could be doing on a dating app right now,” said a spokesman for OKCupid.

Herman Miller C.E.O. Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:30
As the C.E.O. of Herman Miller, Andi Owen has had to navigate a polarized work force while thinking about the future of the offices her company makes furniture for.

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:30
Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon are among the companies offering the government assistance with logistics and operations.

Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:30
A restriction more often used in natural disasters, or to quell unrest, has never been tested against a pathogen like the virus.

Celebrity Pregnancy Is Big Business

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 15:30
These days, content begins at conception.

Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 08:03
Mr. Steinmetz, a French-Israeli businessman, was convicted on charges of corrupting foreign public officials in a bid to reap iron ore resources in Guinea. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 07:48
After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

The New Yorker Returns Award for Story on Japanese Rent-a-Family

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 05:53
“A Theory of Relativity,” a 2018 article by the staff writer Elif Batuman, was honored in the feature writing category.

NBCSN to Shut Down, With Sports Moving to USA and Peacock

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:48
NBCSN was the No. 2 sports channel on cable last year, but coverage of the N.H.L., the English Premier League and NASCAR is now moving to Peacock and the USA Network.

Can a Brash Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters?

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:37
For Adam Aron, who runs AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest movie theater chain, the past year has been filled with twists and turns. And no one knows the ending.

How Beijing Turned China’s Covid-19 Tragedy to Its Advantage

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:36
The Communist Party’s success in reclaiming the narrative has proved to the world its ability to rally the people to its side, no matter how stumbling its actions might be.

Chairwoman of San Francisco Art School Facing Budget Issues Resigns

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:24
The leader of the board at the 150-year-old San Francisco Art Institute said she is confident the college has a plan to address its financial problems, but critics have suggested otherwise.