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Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras
Airlines had to pay more for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. Boeing now plans to make one of the features standard.... More >>

Levi’s Goes Public, With Jeans on the Trading Floor
Shares of Levi’s were priced at $17 each, giving the 165-year-old company a valuation of roughly $6.6 billion.... More >>

Tech Fix: I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).
Our personal tech columnist didn’t lose touch with his true friends — but strange things did occur, including Instagram thinking he was a woman.... More >>

Tech Fix: Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Facebook said it had found no evidence of abuse and it was not requiring users to change their passwords, but you should do it anyway.... More >>

Rent the Runway Now Valued at $1 Billion With New Funding
The company, known for lending designer dresses for special occasions, says its goal is to “create the Amazon Prime of rental.”... More >>

In Andrew Yang, the Internet Finds a Meme-Worthy Candidate
Mr. Yang’s presidential campaign has catapulted out of obscurity thanks in part to a devoted online following, including some fans he’d rather not have.... More >>

Faster Tax Cuts Could Be Backfiring on Republicans
Polling shows those getting smaller refunds are less likely to view the tax overhaul favorably, even if their take-home pay grew.... More >>

Nirav Modi, Fugitive ‘Jeweler to the Stars,’ Is Arrested in London
Mr. Modi, whose diamonds have adorned Hollywood stars, has been accused of a massive bank fraud in India.... More >>

A Deadly Blaze in the Alps Made a Biker a Hero and Tunnels Safer for All
Two decades ago, 39 people died inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel in a fire so horrific it changed safety standards forever. The truth eventually caught up to the legend of a man who rushed in.... More >>

Gawker Names Dan Peres as Editor in Chief, Hoping to Breathe Life Back Into Site
Mr. Peres, formerly the top editor at the now-defunct men’s magazine Details, will seek to revive after a high-profile legal battle.... More >>

Digital Hype Aside, Report Says Political Campaigns Are Mostly Analog Affairs
On average, candidates in the 2018 midterm races spent no more than 5 percent of their overall media budgets on digital advertising, according to a report by Tech for Campaigns.... More >>

Deer Park Fire: Officials Lift Shelter Order as Air Quality Improves
Officials had told residents to stay indoors for the second time in a week after a large chemical fire erupted at a storage tank on Sunday.... More >>

DealBook Briefing: The Fed Gave Trump What He Wants, Carefully
Central bank forecasts suggest that it won’t raise rates this year, and Wall Street couldn’t be happier.... More >>

How to Not Ruin Your Life (or Just Die of Embarrassment) With a Screen Share
There are settings to help you avoid this. Here’s how to use them.... More >>

The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work
If you’ve presented in a meeting, you know the potentially calamitous effects of projecting your laptop screen — your naked, interior world, that is — before unsuspecting co-workers.... More >>

A Painting Looted by and Returned to Nazis Finally Goes to Its Jewish Owners
The painting, “View of a Dutch Square,” had been bought by St. Victor’s Cathedral in Xanten without knowing that it had been looted, in 1963.... More >>

New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal
The New York Times and The Washington Post are among the publishers that opted out of the subscription service because of its terms, two people familiar with the plans said.... More >>

For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks
Mr. Schultz, a possible presidential contender, is best known for his wildly successful coffee company. But his time as an N.B.A. owner left a very different legacy.... More >>

Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening
With upstate casinos struggling and the state facing budget woes, a plan to allow full-fledged casinos in New York City is being weighed as a solution.... More >>

Ford to Build Self-Driving Vehicles in Michigan
The automaker also said it would build electric vehicles at its existing plant in Flat Rock, Mich., as part of a plan to invest $900 million in manufacturing in the state.... More >>

Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money
The high-end watch market is a strong investment vehicle for wealthy people.... More >>

Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker
After the company’s plans for a big New York presence ran into labor issues, a union says that an employee was fired for speaking out about working conditions.... More >>

Confusion, Then Prayer, in Cockpit of Doomed Lion Air Jet
Indonesian investigators described the sounds emanating from the cockpit as the flight crew fought to take control of a plane that seemed almost magnetically propelled toward earth.... More >>

A Comic Book Publisher Creates Its Own Origin Story
A new publisher, AWA, will have a connected superhero universe as well as stand-alone comics.... More >>

A Dating App for Three, Plus
Nonmonogamous coupling — and “thruppling” — has been lubricated by the internet.... More >>

On the Runway: Tom Ford on Melania Trump (and the Future of American Fashion)
The new chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America never said that thing about Melania Trump — and says American designers must look outward.... More >>

Tech We’re Using: Talking to Taffy Is Low Tech. And Intense.
Armed with an Olympus recorder, she’s spent time with Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper. Here’s how Taffy Brodesser-Akner of The New York Times Magazine tries to make herself unobtrusive in interviews.... More >>

Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules
The antitrust fine, the third imposed on Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforces Europe’s regulatory role as the world’s most aggressive tech watchdog.... More >>

DealBook Briefing: C.E.O.s Vote Republican With Their Wallets
Nearly 58 percent of C.E.O.s gave over two thirds of their political donations to Republicans.... More >>

The Fed’s Rate-Raising Days Are Over. Wall Street Couldn’t Be Happier.
Investors have finally started to chase this year’s stock market rally, which has been driven largely by the Federal Reserve’s sharp turn away from steady rate increases.... More >>

Understanding The Times: How The Times Decides What to Investigate
Rebecca Corbett and Dean Murphy, who lead our investigations team, answer questions about how they decide which projects to pursue, where they get tips and whether their jobs are as thrilling as the movies make them out to be.... More >>

In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by ‘Golden Visas’ and Tourism
Less than a year after the country ended a multibillion-euro international bailout, property buyers from China and Russia are helping to mend its economy.... More >>

Disney Moves From Behemoth to Colossus With Closing of Fox Deal
The $71.3 billion acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire is officially done. The ripple effects may not become clear for years.... More >>

Monsanto Weedkiller Roundup Was ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Man’s Cancer, Jury Says
The finding was the first verdict from a federal jury in thousands of similar cases against the company.... More >>

The New Social Network That Isn’t New at All
When an inveterate tweeter and social media hound decided to change his ways, what did he turn to? An email newsletter.... More >>

Square Feet: Another Role for Construction Cranes: Economic Indicator
To help its clients assess hiring trends, a construction consulting firm created a crane index, which also provides a snapshot of the economy.... More >>

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it’s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center.... More >>

Instagram Wants to Be Your Mall
Shopping has long represented a major opportunity for the platform. A new feature, introduced with Nike, Burberry, Zara and more, will grease the wheels by letting you buy without leaving the app.... More >>

Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review
The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns.... More >>

Trump Picks Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson as F.A.A. Chief
Mr. Dickson will be nominated amid calls for the aviation agency to explain its approval of the Boeing 737 Max, the jet involved in the two accidents... More >>

F.A.A. Approval of Boeing Jet Involved in Two Crashes Comes Under Scrutiny
A software system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes involving the same jet, the Boeing 737 Max, did not raise red flags during the approval process.... More >>

‘7 Rings’ Is a Hit for Ariana Grande, and a Knockout for Rodgers and Hammerstein
The company that controls the composers’ catalog cut a deal for 90 percent of the royalties for the singer’s remake of “My Favorite Things” just weeks before its release.... More >>

Myspace, Once the King of Social Networks, Lost Years of Data From Its Heyday
More than a decade’s worth of data was corrupted in a 2016 server transfer, the company said.... More >>

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation
“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.... More >>

Facebook Halts Ad Targeting Cited in Bias Complaints
The social media giant will stop allowing advertising of housing, jobs or credit to be aimed at those of a certain race, gender or age group.... More >>

Merkel Staying Out of Merger Talks Between Germany’s Top Banks
A potential merger between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank is a private economic affair and the government should stay out of it, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.... More >>

Local Food in Puerto Rico Finds Energy in Recovery
Two hurricanes slowed a budding effort to reclaim the island’s agricultural and culinary independence. But its chefs, farmers and entrepreneurs are rebuilding.... More >>

Skies Aren’t Clogged With Drones Yet, but Don’t Rule Them Out
A host of regulatory issues have slowed the progress of drone-delivery companies but they are making some progress and lots of tests are underway.... More >>

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