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Two insurance giants call off their planned merger after a D.O.J. lawsuit.

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 19:01
The Department of Justice’s case against the proposed merger of Aon and Willis Towers Watson was the first big trustbusting move by the Biden administration.

Aon and Willis Towers Watson Call Off Planned Merger After D.O.J. Suit

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 18:55
The Department of Justice’s case against the proposed merger of Aon and Willis Towers Watson was the first big trustbusting move by the Biden administration.

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 18:47
China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.

As Cyberattacks Surge, Security Start-Ups Reap the Rewards

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 18:15
Investors have poured $12.2 billion into cybersecurity companies so far this year, nearly $2 billion more than the total for all of 2020.

Companies Rethink Imposing Vaccine Mandates

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 17:16
New outbreaks have companies weighing their options.

China Moves Against Education Companies, Causing Shares to Plunge

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 16:37
Beijing’s latest regulatory move in the tech sector requires online tutoring firms to become nonprofit institutions.

QR Codes Are Here to Stay. So Is the Tracking They Allow.

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 14:30
Fueled by a desire for touchless transactions, QR codes popped up everywhere in the pandemic. Businesses don’t want to give them up.

Investment Banking Becomes Less Popular With Young Professionals

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 12:30
As young professionals re-examine their work-life balance, investment banking is becoming a less popular choice despite the money.

The Delta Variant Is the Symptom of a Bigger Threat: Vaccine Refusal

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 03:29
There are almost as many reasons for vaccine hesitancy and refusal as there are unvaccinated Americans. But this problem, not the variant, lies at the root of rising infection rates.

FTX, Cryptocurrency Leader, Moves to Curb High Risk Trades

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 22:36
The move would reduce the size of the bets that investors can make by lowering the amount of leverage it offers to 20 times from 101 times.

The Week in Business: Rethinking Office Plans

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 16:30
A new spike in coronavirus cases, driven by the highly infectious Delta variant, rattled investors and companies last week.

Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 14:30
If funded, a government program costing several billion dollars could develop “prototype” vaccines to protect against 20 families of viruses.

Child Tax Credit Payments Have Begun. Should You Opt Out?

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 14:30
While the payments in advance of tax season are a welcome relief for many families, there may be reasons for others to decline the money, for now.

Frito-Lay Workers in Kansas Ratify Contract, Ending Strike

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 02:36
The workers at a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka went on strike this month to protest forced overtime and so-called suicide shifts, which they said left little time to sleep or see family members.

The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 20:36
Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines.

Biden’s Antitrust Team Signals a Big Swing at Corporate Titans

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 19:56
The president has stacked his administration with crusaders who have spent their careers challenging corporate consolidation.

Hosting the Olympics Is a Bad Deal

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 17:30
Even in normal times, the Games don’t pay off, argues the economist Andrew Zimbalist.

For Older Adults, Home Care Has Become Harder to Find

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 14:30
Staffing shortages have long plagued the home care industry. But the pandemic has intensified the problem.

Podesta Hired to Lobby by Huawei and Bulgarian Energy Company

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 08:30
With his allies running Washington, the veteran Democratic lobbyist has re-emerged after his firm collapsed under scrutiny from investigators.

Montana’s Famed Trout Under Threat as Drought Intensifies

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 06:23
The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.