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Moody’s Downgrades China Over Worries About Its Growing Debt
The ratings firm’s action underlines the difficulty Beijing faces in pushing economic growth while tackling problems in its financial system.... More >>

Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More
The company concedes taking tens of millions in excess commissions. A lawsuit alleges improper tax deductions that are costing drivers even more.... More >>

Economists See Little Magic in Tax Cuts to Promote Growth
President Trump’s budget hews to a longtime Republican premise, but past efforts to enlarge the pie even while slicing it have fallen short of hopes.... More >>

Trump Adds Another Chinese Trademark to His Portfolio

The president’s trove of trademarks in China and elsewhere have sparked criticism over potential conflicts, and run counter to his nationalistic agenda.... More >>

Fox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of D.N.C. Aide to 2016 Presidential Campaign
The family of Seth Rich objected after the network promoted a theory that Mr. Rich was killed because he shared D.N.C. emails with WikiLeaks.... More >>

Jon Stewart and HBO Cancel Animated Shorts Project
The former late night host and the cable network have shelved a plan to create animated shorts that was in the works for 18 months.... More >>

Target to Pay $18.5 Million to 47 States in Security Breach Settlement
The agreement, which includes the District of Columbia, ends an investigation into how hackers obtained information about tens of millions of people in 2013.... More >>

U.S. Sues Fiat Chrysler, Accusing It of Using Software to Pass Emissions Tests
The move occurred days after the company acted to modify software that the government had said concealed the actual emissions from about 104,000 vehicles.... More >>

After Complaints, Fannie Mae Will Stop Selling Homes to Vision Property
Fannie Mae said it had stopped selling properties to the firm after conducting a review of the firm’s rent-to-own program.... More >>

Obama’s Fiduciary Rule, After a Delay, Will Go Into Effect
New protections requiring financial advisers to put customers’ interests first will take effect in June, even as regulators continue to review them.... More >>

News Analysis: Trump’s First Budget Works Only if Wishes Come True
President Trump’s first budget promises booming economic growth, sharp tax cuts and an end to federal deficits. Experts say it’s too good to be true.... More >>

Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs
The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.... More >>

Even Harley-Davidson Can’t Resist the Tug of Overseas Factories
Lauded by President Trump as a symbol of American manufacturing, the company hopes a new plant in Thailand will help it clear trade barriers to woo Southeast Asian buyers.... More >>

Glencore Makes Informal Takeover Approach to Bunge
The talks are at an early stage, but a deal would make Glencore a large player in the United States agricultural commodities market.... More >>

German Prosecutors Search Daimler Offices in Diesel Emissions Inquiry
The company is one of several European automakers that have attracted the attention of regulators on both sides of the Atlantic over environmental standards.... More >>

Apple Settles Legal Dispute With Nokia
The iPhone maker has agreed to a new licensing deal with the Finnish telecommunications company, ending a six-month battle over technology patents.... More >>

Your Money: When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them
There is a May 1 deadline for students to choose a college and place a deposit, but increasingly, the negotiations continue well beyond that.... More >>

Feature: Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire
Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious. Few know their landlord is the president’s son-in-law.... More >>

Despite Security, Concerts Provide ‘Target-Rich’ Environments
Security consultants and music promoters look ahead to what measures can be taken after the Ariana Grande concert attack.... More >>

Advertising: Networks Offer Taste of TV’s Ad Future. Marketers Are Hungry for More.
At this year’s presentations of coming fall lineups, there were signs that the networks were doing more to embrace viewers’ shift to digital platforms.... More >>

Malaysian Money. Opulent Ideas. But Now, for Park Lane, a Forced Sale.
The Park Lane Hotel in Manhattan was to become an ultraluxury tower. Now, amid global intrigue and money laundering charges, it will go to the highest bidder.... More >>

Square Feet: Transit Hubs: A Growing Lure for Developers
Young workers who prefer to walk or take the train are pushing up property values and reshaping developers’ plans.... More >>

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’
President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it.... More >>

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts
The package calls for spending more than $2.6 billion for border security — including $1.6 billion to begin work on a border wall — and slashing more than $800 billion from Medicaid.... More >>

Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy
In Utah, the 3.1 percent jobless rate has helped drive up wages, and the biggest problem is no longer a dearth of jobs but of people to do them.... More >>

Sketch Guy: A New Reader Service: Ask the Sketch Guy Anything
Carl Richards, our Sketch Guy columnist, will take selected questions about money and life, sketch out a reply and write a column explaining the answers.... More >>

Itineraries: Drink Up, Business Travelers. The Minibar Is on the Way Out.
As hotel chains revamp rooms, things like the minibar, desks and closets are disappearing.... More >>

Movie Ticket Sales Sagging? Time to Bring Out the Toys
With DVDs fast becoming relics and box-office numbers stagnating, movie studios are looking to toys and other licensed products to raise revenue.... More >>

Google’s AlphaGo Defeats Chinese Go Master in Win for A.I.
The software’s victory over the world’s best player of the Chinese game demonstrates how artificial intelligence can increasingly outperform humans at complex tasks.... More >>

White Collar Watch: Fifth Amendment Makes it Hard to Build a Case Against Flynn
The special counsel investigating the Russia matter must find an end-run to obtain documents that Michael T. Flynn refuses to turn over.... More >>

Executive for ‘Soup Nazi’ Company Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Tax Evasion
The chief financial officer for Soupman Inc., which licensed recipes of the chef made famous by “Seinfeld,” is accused of avoiding taxes by paying workers off the books.... More >>

Urban Studies: Seattle Climbs but Austin Sprawls: The Myth of the Return to Cities
The nation is continuing to become more suburban, with sprawling metro areas spreading out further. But the most dense places are tending to become denser.... More >>

Tech Tip: Doing a 180 on Facebook 360 Photos
Facebook converts many wide-angle panorama photos to 360-degree interactive images when they are uploaded, but you can revert to the original.... More >>

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