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Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies
Criminals have been going after big holders of Bitcoin and Ether, taking advantage of the ease with which vast virtual currency riches can be transferred.... More >>

Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?
The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.... More >>

Spending Bill Sets Path to Fix a Looming Pension Crisis
The sprawling agreement to increase government spending quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees.... More >>

What Makes Public Radio ‘Very Personal’ Magnifies Its #MeToo Cases
Public broadcasting, which fosters an intimate relationship with its listeners and counts on their donations, is scrambling after the ouster of prominent figures over allegations of misbehavior.... More >>

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook
The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.... More >>

We Have Streaming Revenue, Too, Says NBC. And We Can Prove It.
The network’s entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says NBC has learned how to generate more cash from digital views, and keep track of it.... More >>

The Week Ahead: A Short Market Week, Walmart Earnings and Warren Buffett’s Letter
The Berkshire Hathaway boss’s note could preview succession plans. Also, the Fed and the European Central Bank will release details of their recent meetings.... More >>

President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India
President Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family’s real estate business. Indians are star-struck by a family both rich and famous.... More >>

The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.
The brash, ambitious founders of WeWork, a global network of shared office spaces, want nothing less than to transform the way we work, live and play.... More >>

My Life in WeWorld
What’s it like to live inside the WeWork bubble? I decided to find out.... More >>

Gun Makers Are Reeling Even as Threat of Regulation Recedes
Although the industry has evaded tighter gun control laws, several manufacturers are struggling with bankruptcy and falling sales.... More >>

Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway
Mr. Bailey is leaving the company he led as both chief designer and C.E.O. A new management team now has to revive the brand’s critical and financial fortunes.... More >>

N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game
Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming offerings and movies.... More >>

If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt?
A growing number of state and local laws ban an employer practice that is said to perpetuate pay bias. But some researchers say the move may be counterproductive.... More >>

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference
Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.... More >>

Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids
Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a pornographic film actress, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.... More >>

In Australia, Staying Loyal to Taiwan Can Mean Losing a Job
Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.... More >>

‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths
“Black Panther” arrived to a record-setting $218 million in Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America and a global total of $387 million.... More >>

In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun Control Advocates Look to Connecticut
Connecticut, which passed a strict gun law after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has seen a sharp drop in the number of gun deaths.... More >>

Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89
Mr. Bennett, the author of “Before the Mayflower” and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.... More >>

Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo Author, Labor Agency Says
The National Labor Relations Board said the search giant was within its rights when it dismissed an engineer who wrote a contentious memo on gender.... More >>

Media Memo: A Familiar Editorial Split After Parkland Shooting, but Not Everywhere
A surprise editorial in favor of gun control from the Trump-friendly New York Post appears among a deluge of argument and erroneous reporting.... More >>

Wynn Resorts Will Not Pay Steve Wynn Severance
Mr. Wynn, who founded the casino company, will forgo up to $330 million in separation compensation and agreed to a two-year noncompete clause.... More >>

Why American Companies Struggle in China
Venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee, in an interview at The New York Times’s New Work Summit conference, explained what’s holding back American tech firms in China.... More >>

‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James
In a segment on Thursday, the Fox News host mocked Mr. James and said he and his fellow basketball stars should refrain from expressing political opinions.... More >>

Is It ‘Natural’? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know
When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit.... More >>

Trump Administration Proposes Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports
The Commerce Department said foreign metals posed a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to consider stiff tariffs.... More >>

Economic View: Why Economists Are Worried About International Trade
Most agree that the net impact of free trade is beneficial. Yet the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs suggests that this truth isn’t obvious to everyone.... More >>

Your Money Adviser: Banks Urged to Take On Payday Lenders With Small, Lower-Cost Loans
A new Pew report says banks and credit unions could help consumers who need fast cash. “Borrowers need a better option,” a Pew official says.... More >>

Vocations: At Chobani, Adding Flavor to Yogurt While Watching Calories
A food scientist tries to convert ideas for enticing flavors into products that don’t contain too many calories and grams of sugar. That balance can be tricky.... More >>

The Workologist: When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore
A reader sold his business and, at 55, no longer needs to work. But now he feels adrift and wonders whether to get back into the work force. And if so, how?... More >>

Wealth Matters: 5 Tips to Weather a Turbulent Stock Market
Market volatility is normal. Don’t fret. This advice from professionals could help prevent a volatile ride from derailing your financial planning.... More >>

How Good Were the Paydays for Bank Chiefs … and Shareholders?: DealBook Briefing
Citigroup’s C.E.O. enjoyed a big bump in take-home pay, as did Goldman’s chief. Were those merited?... More >>

While ‘Last Week Tonight’ Was Away, John Oliver Was Busy
Mr. Oliver talks about the new season of his topical HBO comedy series and a challenging interview of Dustin Hoffman that he conducted.... More >>

S.E.C. Blocks Chinese Takeover of Chicago Stock Exchange
The proposed deal drew sharp criticisms from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, who said it could put the security of United States financial markets at risk.... More >>

Children’s Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment
Allegations of mistreatment of women flooded the children’s publishing industry over the past week and ensnared James Dashner, the author of the “Maze Runner” series.... More >>

‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth
The film is expected to take in at least $250 million worldwide this weekend, disproving the notion that movies rooted in black culture cannot be global blockbusters.... More >>

South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges
Jacob Zuma’s ouster as president is raising hopes of better fortunes for the nation’s moribund economy, but it will not happen easily.... More >>

Amazon Moves On Without ‘Transparent’ Actor Jeffrey Tambor
The 73-year-old star of Jill Soloway’s Emmy-winning series will not return to the role that brought him late-career plaudits.... More >>

He Led a Turnaround at Taco Bell. Can He Do It at Chipotle?
Chipotle has shunned the menu changes and marketing campaigns common in the fast-food industry. Its new chief may have to challenge that culture.... More >>

NBC Promotes Two Women to Lead Scripted Programming
Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta will become co-presidents, replacing Jennifer Salke, who announced last week that she was leaving to run Amazon Studios.... More >>

Harry’s Raises $112 Million to Move Beyond Shaving
The upstart men’s personal care company wants to develop other consumer goods to take on the likes of Procter & Gamble.... More >>

Wheels: More Luxury Buyers Ditch the Imports and Pick Up a Truck
Premium versions of American pickups and S.U.V.s are hot sellers, driving the financial fortunes of domestic carmakers scrambling to make more tricked-out trucks.... More >>

Common Sense: Inflation and Stocks Are Both Up, and That’s Stirring Some Worries
It’s long been believed that inflation and higher interest rates are bad for stock prices. Now, it’s unclear how the markets will react.... More >>

U.S. Bank Cited by Federal Authorities for Lapses on Money Laundering
The bank, which was accused of neglecting safeguards against illegal activity and of lying to a regulator, agreed to pay $613 million in fines and penalties to resolve the case.... More >>

James Beard Awards Apply a New Yardstick: Good Behavior
In the wake of sex harassment scandals, the culinary foundation has set standards for nominees’ virtue. But making them work may prove tricky.... More >>

U.S. Bancorp Fined $613 Million for Money-Laundering Violations: DealBook Briefing
U.S. Bancorp said it would pay $613 million in penalties to settle charges that the bank’s anti-money laundering controls were inadequate.... More >>

Cisco to Repatriate $67 Billion Under New Tax Law
In its earnings statement, Cisco also reported its first rise in quarterly revenue in more than two years and forecast higher profit this quarter than analysts estimated.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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