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The Shift: Reddit Limits Noxious Content by Giving Trolls Fewer Places to Gather
A new study shows that the website reduced hate speech by shutting down two particularly poisonous forums. The findings could have implications for social networks like Twitter and Facebook.... More >>

A Piece of Obama’s Post-Presidential Life: Sandwiches and Speeches
A spate of paid addresses, with fees that have hit $400,000, provide an indication of how Mr. Obama is navigating moneymaking opportunities.... More >>

DealBook: Entrepreneur, Charged in U.S., Recounts Abuse in Colombia Prison
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, whose securities fraud trial is to start in federal court in Manhattan next month, says he has already undergone a harrowing ordeal.... More >>

Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There
Officials and business leaders across North America are going to extreme lengths to court Amazon to put its second headquarters in their city.... More >>

China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship
With a crucial Communist Party meeting just weeks away, Beijing is further tightening its already formidable internet controls.... More >>

In Trump Era, Boeing Trade Case Boils Over Into ‘Multicountry Feud’
World leaders have urged President Trump to intervene in a trade case that could reshape the aerospace industry.... More >>

One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery
Despite a late start, the company’s foray into delivering food, a cutthroat $100 billion-plus service industry, eclipses ride hailing in some markets.... More >>

Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’
Dara Khosrowshahi said in an open letter that the ride-hailing service had “got things wrong.” The company will appeal a decision over its right to operate in London.... More >>

Target Raises Base Pay to $11 an Hour Heading Into Holidays
Target, which plans to raise base pay to $15 an hour by 2020, aims to hire 100,000 seasonal workers during a tight labor market for retailers.... More >>

Exxon Aims to Cut Methane Leaks, a Culprit in Global Warming
The move by the nation’s biggest natural gas producer was hailed by an environmental activist as a welcome step in mitigating climate change.... More >>

Mediator: Colbert, Kimmel and the Politics of Late Night
Once a refuge from the worries of the workday, late night TV shows and other avenues of entertainment, like sports, are forcing Americans to take sides.... More >>

As China Piles on Debt, Consumers Seek a Piece of the Action
Mortgage and credit card balances are surging, helping Chinese households reach the middle class but adding to the country’s borrowing binge.... More >>

Swiss Firm ABB to Buy G.E.’s Industrial Solutions Business for $2.6 Billion
The deal comes as new General Electric chief executive John L. Flannery conducts a review of each of its businesses.... More >>

Sketch Guy: Want to Get Smarter Fast? Get In Over Your Head
The quickest way to self-improvement may well be to jump into the deep end of the pool and paddle furiously.... More >>

Reinventing Givenchy
Clare Waight Keller, the house’s first female artistic director, has a lot riding on her debut show Sunday.... More >>

At Tales of the Cocktail, the Founder Steps Down
Ann R. Tuennerman, the founder of the annual cocktail convention in New Orleans, has resigned following a controversy that began with a Mardi Gras costume.... More >>

Alternate Site for Conferences: Movie Theaters
They’ve come a long way from the days of sticky floors and uncomfortable seats. Many offer extensive food offerings and the technology used for 3-D films.... More >>

Unilever to Buy Carver, Korean Cosmetics Company, in Bid for Asian Growth
The $2.7 billion deal highlights the conglomerate’s efforts to expand into fast-growing products like skin care.... More >>

Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Makes Its Move to No. 1
The rapper’s song displaced Taylor Swift from the top of the Hot 100 while Foo Fighters’ “Concrete and Gold” debuted at No. 1 on the album chart.... More >>

Class Divide: How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?
Liberals fault the economy for the drop in marriage among the less educated, while conservatives blame changing values. Both may be on to something.... More >>

Pain for N.F.L. Partners; German Elections: DealBook Briefing
While many players and owners rebuked President Trump’s comments on protests, ratings declines could mean trouble for broadcasters and sponsors.... More >>

A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate
In Costa Rica, researchers are cloning cacao hybrids resistant to frosty pod rot, a blight that has spread throughout Latin America.... More >>

Industry Under Pressure Gathers for Ad Week and a Deadline for Google
Advertising Week sends marketing professionals to Manhattan and Google’s shopping service must provide a level playing field in Europe.... More >>

Regulator Wants Financial Industry to Self-Report Wrongdoing
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, an aggressive Wall Street watchdog under President Obama, hopes companies will be lured with smaller penalties.... More >>

68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet
China’s censorship system is expanding forbidden topics far beyond politics, in line with President Xi Jinping’s prim, paternalistic vision for the “China dream.”... More >>

Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of Sept. 25
The following tax-exempt fixed-income issues are scheduled for pricing this week.... More >>

Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood
To promote “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate is introducing a fan blood drive and taking aim at contentious federal regulations that add restrictions for gay men.... More >>

‘Lego Ninjago’ Fizzles, Leaving ‘Kingsman’ Sequel a Soft No. 1
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” collected $39 million in North America, a bit less than expected. “Ninjago” marked a new low for the Lego movie series.... More >>

Trump’s Comments on N.F.L. and Stephen Curry Draw Intense Reaction
After the president took aim at N.F.L. players and the N.B.A. star Stephen Curry, athletes and celebrities reacted on Twitter with strong words.... More >>

Yellen and Cohn Said to Be on Shortlist to Lead Federal Reserve
Less than five months before Janet Yellen’s term as Fed chairwoman expires, she’s being considered for a second term. But so are several others.... More >>

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far
After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement.... More >>

As Equifax Amassed Ever More Data, Safety Was a Sales Pitch
The data breach highlighted just how entrenched the credit bureau is in the lives of Americans, and consumers’ lack of control over their personal information.... More >>

The Not-So-Glossy Future of Magazines
A spate of departures by celebrity editors suggests that the romance of the industry has faded, as magazines grasp for new revenue streams.... More >>

How to Survive the Apocalypse
Amid natural disasters, terrorist attacks and the North Korea nuclear crisis, it is not just camouflage-clad cave dwellers who are prepping for doomsday.... More >>

Deals in Code, Arrests in Raids: The Risky Stakes of Oil Middlemen
A go-to agent in a lucrative industry that depends on global connections speaks up about allegations that it earned millions through graft.... More >>

Disney Plays Hardball in Cable Talks With Altice
Millions of viewers on Long Island and in Connecticut and New Jersey could see ESPN and ABC go dark if an agreement with a cable distributor is not reached.... More >>

Facebook Drops Stock Move That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control
The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.... More >>

Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election
A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year’s election.... More >>

PwC, the Accounting Giant, Will Open a Law Firm in the U.S.
The company formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers sees one-stop access to its services as a way to attract multinational businesses based in America.... More >>

State of the Art: On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook
Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.... More >>

Wealth Matters: For an Investment That Sparkles, Consider Tiffany or Cartier
Jewelry with the most investment potential has a level of craftsmanship plus scarcity that makes it stand out from other baubles.... More >>

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83
With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.... More >>

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.... More >>

Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92
Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.... More >>

Your Money: Why the Equifax Breach Stings So Bad
The credit reporting agency and its counterparts, Experian and TransUnion, deploy withering judgment, trap us in systems we can’t escape and scare us. It’s time for a radical reboot.... More >>

Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms
The decision may give President Trump a chance to use protectionist measures against imported solar equipment.... More >>

The Inside Story of Donatella Versace’s Homage to Gianni: Classic Prints and Your Favorite ’90s Supermodels
Twenty years after her brother’s murder, the designer produces a tribute show including Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni. Plus, a tease about what’s next.... More >>

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

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