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The Great American Cardboard Comeback
‘No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.’... More >>

Corner Office: Indra Nooyi: ‘I’m Not Here to Tell You What to Eat’
In her conservative Brahmin family in India, education was everything. That prepared her to thrive in corporate America and rise to become chief executive of PepsiCo.... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Fed, Dimming Its Economic Outlook, Predicts No Rate Increases This Year
The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast to 2.1 percent this year, far less rosy than White House projections, as it detected signs of a slowing economy.... 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 >>

Racing Against China, U.S. Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer
Lab officials predict it will be the first American machine to reach a milestone called “exascale” performance, surpassing a quintillion calculations per second.... More >>

Trump Rebukes General Motors and Union Over Idling of Lordstown Plant
In a Twitter barrage, the president called on G.M. and the United Auto Workers to start talks that would put an Ohio factory back to work.... More >>

Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Is Dead at 58
A labor economist, Princeton scholar, Treasury official and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The police said the cause was suicide.... More >>

Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias
Survey findings are prompting the profession’s leaders to take action to prevent sex discrimination and physical abuse of female economists.... More >>

With Interest: The Week in Business: Boeing’s Big Mess and Brexit’s Next Steps
Plus, Facebook sheds two top executives and gains a criminal investigation.... More >>

Milton Moskowitz, ‘Best Companies’ List Maker, Is Dead at 91
He and a colleague first wrote about the 100 best places to work in 1984. The list they created has appeared annually in Fortune magazine since 1998.... More >>

Economic View: You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You
Trade wars, budget showdowns or anything else that scares people can spiral into a recession, the economist Austan Goolsbee says. It’s happened before.... More >>

What’s Driving Automakers Out of Europe?
Blame has been cast on events like Brexit, but there are other changes that are reshaping the industry globally.... More >>

‘We Know Them. We Trust Them.’ Uber and Airbnb Alumni Fuel Tech’s Next Wave.
As some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent start-ups prepare to go public, networks of their former employees are expected to plow big sums of money into a new generation of firms.... More >>

Uber Settles Drivers’ Lawsuit for $20 Million
Uber settled a lawsuit with drivers who sought employment status, resolving a longstanding legal issue ahead of its initial public offering.... More >>

Turkey Enters Recession, a Blow for Erdogan as Elections Near
Turkish government figures show two consecutive quarters of declining growth amid falling investor confidence, shrinking investment and rising prices.... More >>

Stores See a Future Without ‘May I Help You?’ (They’ll Already Have Your Data)
At a recent industry gathering, retailers talked of how collecting customer data will help them compete in a landscape dominated by the internet.... More >>

Defying Congress, Trump Plans to Renew Fight for Border Wall Funding
The president’s budget, to be unveiled Monday, asks for $8.6 billion to build border barriers while increasing military spending and cutting domestic programs.... More >>



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