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Fair Game: Lessons From the Collapse of Banco Popular
When Spain’s fifth-largest bank failed this month, Banco Santander swooped in to the rescue, and regulators breathed easy. They should have been scared.... More >>

A Street Fight Among Grocers to Deliver Your Milk, Eggs, Bananas
Bananas can’t get cold. Milk mustn’t tip. Online food delivery still trips up companies. A day on the truck shows why.... More >>

Outside Collectors for I.R.S. Are Accused of Illegal Practices
A group of Democratic senators obtained call scripts from companies collecting overdue tax debt and found what they said were a variety of abuses.... More >>

Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as U.S. Takes Protectionist Path
The European Union and Japan are close to an agreement that would bring together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy.... More >>

From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg’s Alter Ego in Compensating Victims
Camille Biros has helped her small but influential law firm set up payment protocols tied to the BP oil spill, mass shootings and other catastrophes.... More >>

Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering
Programmers are selling digital currencies redeemable for services that do not exist. Where some see a financing revolution, others see trouble.... More >>

The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing
The White House Correspondents’ Association is pushing back against Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, and his new, less informative briefings.... More >>

F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort and Son-in-Law
It was not clear if the inquiry was part of a broader investigation that has ensnared Paul Manafort, who once served as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman.... More >>

European Central Bank Moves to Wind Down Two Italian Banks
Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza have effectively failed because of a lack of capital. Another bank may buy their healthy parts.... More >>

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market
A carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge.... More >>

OSHA to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Mineral at Construction Sites
The workplace safety agency says it will ease Obama-era limits imposed on the use of coal slag, which contains beryllium, a potentially deadly mineral.... More >>

‘Nobody Is Perfect’: Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick’s Exit
More than 1,000 workers supported a petition asking the company’s board to bring back the former chief in an active role.... More >>

Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting
After years of complaints by privacy advocates, the company said it will stop the practice on its free email service to eliminate confusion around its advertising policies.... More >>

E.C.B. Seeks Control Over London Trading After ‘Brexit’
The central bank’s action was an example of how Britain’s vote to leave the European Union could force a realignment of financial markets.... More >>

A Trump Bump for Law Firm of President’s Lawyer
Kasowitz Benson Torres, the firm founded by Marc E. Kasowitz, made Vault’s list of the nation’s top 100 prestigious firms this year, coming in at No. 99.... More >>

7 of Our Best ‘Brexit’ Pieces, a Year After the Vote
Before the referendum and over the past year, we’ve delved into questions of identity, economics, finance and politics surrounding “Brexit.”... More >>

Your Money: Does God Want You to Spend $300,000 for College?
The retail price of joining Father John. I. Jenkins at the University of Notre Dame is climbing ever higher. Here, the last in a series on faith and finance.... More >>

Values Revealed: The Health Debate Shows What Both Parties Care About Most
What role should government have in health care, and who should pay for it? A political fight lays bare a philosophical one.... More >>

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Uber Isn’t Everything
Uber dominated tech headlines this week, but a few other things happened in techland, too.... More >>

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’
In May, a so-called ransomware attack hit computers in over 150 countries. But two weeks earlier, one security expert found something a lot worse.... More >>

Retiring: Would You Trust Tom Selleck With Your Life Savings?
Companies that market to older Americans choose their celebrity spokesmen or spokeswomen with an eye toward the sensibilities of retirees.... More >>

Corner Office: Joe Andrew on Building a Culture to Encourage Creativity
The global chairman of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, says that people have to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas.... More >>

Prototype: Feel the Noise: Homemade Slime Becomes Big Business
The market for slime — a sticky substance in a multitude of colors — is thriving in a cottage industry run by fourth-graders, teenagers and young adults.... More >>

Wealth Matters: How to Make the Family Business Work Across the Generations
Lessons from families in the sushi, boot-making and wallpaper businesses.... More >>

Your Money Adviser: Tips for Adding a Teenage Driver to Your Auto Insurance
Rates for teenagers are a bit lower than they once were, and there are plenty of consumer safety websites to offer advice.... More >>

Economic View: In Long Run, There’s No Such Thing as an Einstein Investor
In investing, as in physics, the insights of outstanding individuals and of crowds of experts are both valuable. But following any approach blindly leads to trouble.... More >>

Common Sense: An Index-Fund Evangelist Is Straying From His Gospel
Burton Malkiel, author of “A Random Walk Down Wall Street,” says looking for market inefficiencies can beat passive investing, which he long endorsed.... More >>

The Workologist: When You’d Rather Not Be a Reference
A friend re-entering the work force wants your endorsement, but your feelings are mixed, at best. Here’s how to proceed.... More >>

Warren E. Buffett Comes to the Aid of a Big Canadian Mortgage Lender
Berkshire Hathaway, run by Mr. Buffett, agreed to buy a stake in Home Capital, which has struggled amid accusations of fraud.... More >>

Marion Goldin, Award-Winning ‘60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 76
Ms. Goldin, a trailblazer as a TV newswoman, was long paired with Mike Wallace on memorable investigative pieces.... More >>

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