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As Hollywood Writers’ Contract Ends, Studios Are More Vulnerable
By Tuesday, TV and movie writers could create the entertainment industry’s first major work stoppage in a decade. But differences between the business climates now and then offer hope for a deal.... More >>

Corporations Are People: Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations
Millions of Americans would have the chance to cut their taxes by essentially turning themselves into small business entities.... More >>

G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017
The government said gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter, a three-year low, as consumer spending let up.... More >>

Time Inc. Decides Not to Sell Itself
The company said it would remain independent and would pursue its strategic plan of digital growth and new revenue opportunities.... More >>

Christopher Dodd to Step Down as Top Lobbyist for Movie Industry
Mr. Dodd, a former Democratic senator from Connecticut, will be succeeded in September as Hollywood’s top lobbyist by Charles H. Rivkin, a former United States ambassador.... More >>

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)
Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, they need to be taught.... More >>

‘Trump Bump’ Lifts Stocks, Giving President a Win for His First 100 Days
The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is up about 5 percent since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, the best start for a president since the elder George Bush.... More >>

At Tate Galleries in London, Parting Gift Makes Waves: A Boat
The call for donations to buy a sailboat for the Tate group’s departing director angered employees and highlighted concern over widening inequality in Britain.... More >>

Court Gives Trump Small Victory in Push Against Clean Power Plan
An appeals court said it would delay a decision on the legality of the rule, which aims to tackle global warming by cutting emissions from coal-fired plants.... More >>

Sean Hannity Defends Executive as Fox News Turmoil Continues
Mr. Hannity said on Twitter that someone at the network was trying to fire its co-president Bill Shine, whom he called “an innocent person.”... More >>

Fans Feel Robbed of Bill O’Reilly, but Stick With Fox
While many fans defended Mr. O’Reilly after his departure from Fox News, some network viewers said harassment accusations against him were worrisome.... More >>

With New Funding, Didi Chuxing, an Uber Rival, Looks Beyond China
The ride-sharing company raised $5.5 billion, making it one of the world’s largest start-ups and underscoring its global ambitions.... More >>

Uber Executive Steps Back From Self-Driving Cars During Waymo Legal Fight
Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of litigation over driverless car technology, said he will no longer work on a key part of the technology at Uber.... More >>

‘10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes
Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.... More >>

Your Money: As College Deadlines Near, Families Wonder What They Can Pay
College choices are due soon. How do you get the best financial aid package, and what are the trade-offs?... More >>

State and Local Tax Deduction: An Item Blurring Party Lines
White House and congressional proposals would eliminate the provision, challenging tradition and bipartisan defenders in wealthy and populous states.... More >>

Common Sense: Economists Fear Trump’s Tax Plan Only Heightens a ‘Mountain of Debt’
A president who campaigned as a fiscal scold offers a tax overhaul that many experts say would mean trillions in lost revenue, and new borrowing, in the next decade.... More >>

Your Money Adviser: It’s a Good Time to Trade Your Student Debt for Home Debt
Fannie Mae, the government-controlled mortgage corporation, is taking three steps to help ease student loan borrowers into homeownership.... More >>

Economic View: To Help Tackle Inequality, Remember the Advantages You’ve Had
A psychological quirk leads us to remember headwinds more than tailwinds. But if we recall our advantages, we will be closer to reducing inequality.... More >>

Wealth Matters: Bringing Family Wealth to Bear Against a Relentless Illness
Family offices, which manage money for rich clans, sometimes throw their considerable weight behind efforts to tackle an illness afflicting one or more relatives.... More >>

Corner Office: Mike O’Neill Wants You to Put Away Your Phone
The chief executive of BMI says his former job as a lifeguard taught him the importance of paying attention.... More >>

The Workologist: Feeling Compelled to Give the Boss a Gift
An employee who declines to contribute money for a farewell present gets a frosty reaction.... More >>

A Hardware Renaissance Grows in Brooklyn — and Elsewhere
Technology, investors and entrepreneurs are behind a groundswell of innovation in hardware. A Brooklyn center dedicated to commercializing hardware start-ups shows the trend.... More >>

Feature: Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?
Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?... More >>

Driven: Video Review: Subaru Impreza, Still Solid, but a Little More Stylish
The new Impreza Sport looks as though a design team was part of the process from Day 1. And it looks even better on stormy days.... More >>

Wheels: Shortage of Auto Mechanics Has Dealerships Taking Action
Car companies have had to create special training and hiring programs to meet the need, and the jobs that are available can pay handsomely.... More >>

Thomas Forkner, Waffle House Co-Founder, Dies at 98
Mr. Forkner met his future business partner, Joseph W. Rogers, by selling him a house. They went on to build a chain of restaurants on all-night service and filling fare.... More >>

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

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