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Laptop Ban on Planes Is Lifted, U.S. Officials Confirm
The Homeland Security Department said the prohibition, imposed in March, was no longer needed because airlines had complied with new security rules.... More >>

State of the Art: How Y2K Offers a Lesson for Fighting Climate Change
Some remember the computing scare as a bad joke. But the collective, worldwide effort to prevent calamity could be a model for handling global warming.... More >>

2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authorities
The authorities took control of one large site, Hansa Market, and covertly operated it to catch refugees fleeing the closing of the largest market, AlphaBay.... More >>

On Reddit, Intimate Glimpses of Addicts in Thrall to Opioids
Dispatches left on a now-banned forum show the role one of the world’s largest online communities played in facilitating access to drugs tied to a mounting toll.... More >>

Wall Street Flat as Home Improvement Retailers Get Amazoned
Stocks ended little changed on Wall Street on Thursday as a deal between Sears and Amazon weighed on home improvement retailers while gains in Microsoft helped buoy the Nasdaq.... More >>

Easy Money Saved This Italian City. Soon, It Will Run Out.
Pistoia’s train factory benefited from the European Central Bank’s bond buying program, which is drawing to a close.... More >>

What the Decline of the Dollar Means
The value of the dollar has fallen steadily this year, helping American companies that sell to foreigners and hurting American consumers of foreign goods and services.... More >>

29 Minutes From New York to Washington? Elon Musk Teases a New Hyperloop
The entrepreneur said on Twitter that he had verbal approval to build a transportation artery connecting cities from New York to Washington D.C.... More >>

Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030
A new plan from the top of the Chinese government calls for the country to become a powerhouse in artificial intelligence in just over a decade.... More >>

Facebook, Seeking to Satisfy Publishers, May Let Them Charge for Articles
The social giant is working with media companies on a new tool that would push Facebook users to buy subscriptions to news outlets.... More >>

Citigroup Said to Open Frankfurt Hub as Banks Consider Post-‘Brexit’ Moves
The American bank is the latest financial company to announce plans to open a European Union outpost in preparation for a future after Britain leaves the bloc.... More >>

Media Consolidation Is in the Air, and John Malone Is Fanning It
The billionaire mogul is said to be interested in investing in Univision. And Discovery has held merger talks with Scripps.... More >>

At the Finish, Dalian Wanda of China Rewrites a Blockbuster Sale
Overturning a $9.3 billion deal, Wanda will sell its theme parks to R&F Properties and its hotels to Sunac China Holdings, suggesting shakiness at China’s top firms.... More >>

Top Adviser to Puerto Rico Governor Resigns,' in No Way Pressured'
Elias Sanchez, Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s liaison to Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board who has been criticized over his financial disclosures, resigned on Thursday.... More >>

Carrefour’s Brazil Unit Prices I.P.O. at Low End of Range
The stock offering is the first in Brazil since President Michel Temer was accused in a continuing corruption investigation in May.... More >>

Convictions of 2 Former Traders in Libor Scandal Are Dismissed
Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti, former traders at the Dutch bank Rabobank in London, were convicted of conspiracy and fraud charges in 2015.... More >>

Freddie Mac Follows Fannie Mae to Rental Market, With Affordability as Goal
Unlike its mortgage finance counterpart, which agreed this year to a financing deal for a large private-equity-backed landlord, Freddie Mac is focused on midsize owners of rentals.... More >>

Common Sense: Tax Reform, Reagan Style, May Be a Tougher Fit for Trump
Some elements of the 1986 success are absent, like the number of remaining loopholes, and this president has a personal interest in those that remain.... More >>

HNA Finds Wall St.’s Enthusiasm for Chinese Conglomerates Is Cooling
The big American bank is walking away for now because it said it was concerned about the HNA’s structure, ownership and complex model.... More >>

Behind a Chinese Powerhouse, a Web of Family Financial Ties
For nearly 25 years, HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate, has funneled business to a small group of relatives and associates of its senior executives.... More >>

Big German Bank, Key to Trump’s Finances, Faces New Scrutiny
Regulators are reviewing loans from Deutsche Bank, which is also expecting to have to share information with the authorities investigating campaign ties to Russia.... More >>

Pay Puzzle: Minimum Wage and Job Loss: One Alarming Seattle Study Is Not the Last Word
Big job losses are shown after an increase to $13 an hour, but a wider look at evidence suggests it’s not time for sweeping conclusions.... More >>

The Mad Scientist Behind Nike’s ‘Back to the Future’ Sneaker
Tiffany Beers, engineer and innovator at the footwear and apparel company, describes her path to a coveted $720 shoe. (P.S. She hates feet.)... More >>

As ‘Brexit’ Clock Ticks, U.K. Seems Adrift
Infighting in the governing Conservative Party has raised doubts about the country’s readiness for negotiations on leaving the European Union.... More >>

New York Attorney General Opens Inquiry Into Student Loan Collection
One of the nation’s largest owners of private student loan debt has struggled to produce the paperwork needed to prove that it legally owns the debts it seeks to collect.... More >>

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away
In an echo of the subprime mortgage crisis, one of the largest owners of troubled student loans cannot collect because documents are missing.... More >>

Economic Scene: In Health Care, Republicans Could Learn From Rwanda
While Obamacare’s foes seek to reverse its expansion of coverage, third-world nations have made strides in extending access and improving results.... More >>

Tech We’re Using: Going Low-Tech to Solve Everyday High-Tech Problems
What technology does our personal tech columnist use to solve readers’ everyday frustrations with gadgets, gear and apps?... More >>

Tech Tip: Finding the Date on a Map Image
The Street View feature of Google Maps stitches together 360-degree photos of a location, and there is a way to see when an image was created.... More >>

Entrepreneurship: Search for Eczema Relief Leads to Business Opportunities
A growing number of small-business owners, some with personal experience with eczema, are offering therapy garments and soft clothing.... More >>

A Gamer Channel’s Mission: Send the Trolls Packing
Misscliks, a channel on the video game streaming platform Twitch, aims to be a safe space for underrepresented gamers, with no tolerance for sexism or bullying.... More >>

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