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New Climate-Friendlier Coolant Has a Catch: It’s Flammable
An alternative to hydrofluorocarbons for use in cars’ air-conditioners has far less impact on global warming but raises concerns about safety as well as cost.... More >>

AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion
The potential union would probably face heavy scrutiny from government regulators.... More >>

News Analysis: Regulatory Microscope Lies Ahead for AT&T and Time Warner
The deal will probably face a much sterner regulatory review than the Comcast-NBC Universal merger in 2009.... More >>

A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices
The attack on the web’s infrastructure laid bare new vulnerabilities linked to our reliance on cameras, smart thermostats and the rest of the internet of things.... More >>

Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S.
Users of Twitter, Netflix and other sites reported failures after a company managing crucial parts of the internet infrastructure said it was under attack.... More >>

Russian Suspected of Hacking U.S. Tech Companies Is Indicted
Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 29, was arrested in Prague this month on charges that he hacked into networks at LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.... More >>

Galaxy Note 7 Recall Dismays South Korea, the ‘Republic of Samsung’
The withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7, because it is prone to catch fire, is a source of humiliation to many in a country that had prided itself on the company’s success.... More >>

A Constellation of Influencers: Behind the Curtain at Teneo
How an advisory firm with roots in the Democratic Party establishment fosters a network of power and politics for the benefit of its clients.... More >>

Inside Wealth: The Rich Vote Republican? Maybe Not This Election.
In recent decades, voters earning more than $100,000 have favored Republican presidential nominees, but a poll suggests a majority of them plan to support Hillary Clinton in this election.... More >>

Wealth Matters: Red-Flag Time: Your Broker Offers a Can’t-Miss Sales Contest
When brokers try to sell a product like a securities-backed loan, they aren’t being charitable. They are trying to make money.... More >>

Airbnb Sues Over New Law Regulating New York Rentals
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill that will impose fines up to $7,500 on hosts who rent out housing for fewer than 30 days.... More >>

The Malibu Juice Magnate
How Khalil Rafati, a former addict, started a wildly successful SunLife juice chain in Malibu, the toughest of markets.... More >>

Luring Chinese Investors With Trump’s Name, and Little Else
A hotel project in Texas promotes a connection to “the world’s leading developer” and a path to a visa in the United States.... More >>

Neighborhood Joint: Tony’s Halal Truck Is an After-School Special in the Bronx
Mohammed Wasifi has become the undisputed king of the food vendors in a corner of the borough, catering to teenagers from nearby high schools.... More >>

News Analysis: With Europe-Canada Deal Near Collapse, Globalization’s Latest Chapter Is History
As the agreement effectively died, it underscored the extent to which trade has become politically radioactive around much of the globe.... More >>

Retiring: Migrant Workers in Recreational Vehicles
Work camping combines elements of the gig economy, telecommuting and contingent labor, and attracts older adults seeking more money and more meaning from life.... More >>

Sinosphere: Corruption in China: Crocodile Meat, Jade, Piles of Cash
A documentary series about corruption has been shown on state TV this week to underline that President Xi Jinping is serious about wiping out graft.... More >>

Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown on ITT; 17 Years Later, It Collapsed
In the interim, the for-profit education company made billions off federal student aid, while students amassed mountains of debt and few job prospects.... More >>

Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: The Political Evolution of Silicon Valley
Tech is seeping into everything — but feels blindsided when its politics are called into question. Also, the Apple car and a short-term Twitter hire.... More >>

Public Sacrifice: Think Your Retirement Plan Is Bad? Talk to a Teacher
Schoolteachers and others who pursue careers of service in exchange for modest paychecks get lightly regulated retirement plans that often charge excessive fees.... More >>

Answers to Questions About 403(b) Plans
A 403(b) plan is similar to the more familiar 401(k), but it is subject to less stringent securities regulations.... More >>

Common Sense: How Much Graduates Earn Drives More College Rankings
The purpose of education is to stretch and elevate young minds, right? Now some rankings are including future earnings in their calculations.... More >>

Your Money Adviser: How to Dig Out of Federal Student Loan Default
Rehabilitation, the main option for getting back on track, can return borrowers to delinquency because of “needless red tape,” a new report finds.... More >>

The Haggler: Do Not Anger the Travel Gods. Sweat the Details.
When the travel insurance company Allianz denies a claim for a trip that was canceled for medical reasons, a traveler seeks help getting a reimbursement.... More >>

Vocations: A Film Technician Who Discovers Gems in the Outtakes
Willem Barneveld, a film technician and curator at Pro-Tek Vaults in Burbank, Calif., sometimes comes across footage that no one has seen in 80 years.... More >>

On Work: High School Pushover No More: The Power of the Polo Shirt
A heavy, awkward girl dressed in the uniform of her summer job at a convenience store overcomes her shyness to stand up to a wealthy, cool classmate.... More >>

After Lean Years, Big Oil May Emerge Stronger Than Ever
The biggest oil producers are proving surprisingly adept at pumping profits, and oil, out of the ground.... More >>

Corner Office: Deborah Lee James: Learn to See the Plan A in Your Plan B
Ms. James, secretary of the Air Force, says being turned down for a dream job after college opened new doors and led to a career in the military industry.... More >>

Your Money: How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your Life
Looking back, adults who took time off before or during college say they have no regrets.... More >>

How to write a cover letter people will actually read
Know your audience, experts say, and don’t just repeat what you say in your résumé.... More >>

Economic View: I Paid $2,500 for a ‘Hamilton’ Ticket. I’m Happy About It.
High prices are a natural reflection of great demand and scant supply. In a free market, they are inevitable until demand subsides or supply expands.... More >>

Tech Tip: Want to make your own app? There are free classes for that
If you have an idea for a mobile app, or you just want to become more familiar with how software works, you can get a free education online.... More >>

News Analysis: Men Need Help. Is Hillary Clinton the Answer?
We need “pink collar jobs” for everyone.... More >>

David Bunnell, a Founder of Tech Magazines PC World and Macworld, Dies at 69
Beginning in the 1970s, Mr. Bunnell rode the early wave of personal computers, establishing one magazine after another, as he also espoused liberal causes.... More >>

Talk: Abbi Jacobson Didn’t Expect Hillary Clinton to Come on Her Show
The actress on working with her best friend, imagining what famous people carry in their bags and why she wouldn’t have wanted any other presidential candidate on “Broad City.”... More >>

Fair Game: Wells Fargo Needs to Make a Clean Break With the Past
Critics say Timothy J. Sloan, the new chief executive, is not the person the bank needs to overhaul its system after the fraudulent accounts scandal.... More >>

Economic Trends: How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More
Can the answer to what ails the global economy be found in the people in blue vests at your neighborhood Walmart?... More >>

Magnate’s Twin Goals: Fighting Climate Change and Electing Donald Trump
Andrew Sabin, who made a fortune recycling precious metals, is a political paradox, throwing his wallet behind climate change initiatives and the Republican nominee.... More >>

Mutual Funds & E.T.F.s
A section on how funds performed in the third quarter of the year — and on where they may be heading.... More >>

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

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