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Alexa, What Happened to My Car?

Alexa, What Happened to My Car?

Byton, a start-up electric-car maker, promoted its Alexa integration at the 2018 CES trade show in Las Vegas.

The U.S. Says It Has a Tariff Deal With Brazil. Brazil Disagrees.

The U.S. Says It Has a Tariff Deal With Brazil. Brazil Disagrees.

Brazil accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of breaking off negotiations over the tariffs last week and issuing an ultimatum. According to the Brazilian authorities, the United States said the country’s steel and aluminum industries could opt for tariffs or quotas.

How Wells Fargo and Federal Reserve Struck Deal to Hold Bank’s Board Accountable

How Wells Fargo and Federal Reserve Struck Deal to Hold Bank’s Board Accountable

Wells Fargo’s headquarters in San Francisco. The bank, in a settlement with the Federal Reserve, was banned from getting bigger.

A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash

A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash

Klamath Falls, Ore., which faced a $600,000 increase in its latest bill for the state pension fund, has had to cut back on street and bridge repairs.

Netflix Blocks Show in Saudi Arabia Critical of Saudi Prince

Netflix Blocks Show in Saudi Arabia Critical of Saudi Prince

In the episode of his show blocked by Netflix in Saudi Arabia, Hasan Minhaj says, “Now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and I mean that as a Muslim and an American.”

Her Father Loved Tequila. Now She Runs a Company That Makes It.

Her Father Loved Tequila. Now She Runs a Company That Makes It.

“Once I was in the tequila industry, I loved it,” said Melly Barajas Cárdenas, who opened her distillery, Raza Azteca, nearly two decades ago. “The smell, the taste, it was marvelous.”

Saudi Aramco Is Said to Postpone Its Potentially Record-Breaking I.P.O.

Saudi Aramco Is Said to Postpone Its Potentially Record-Breaking I.P.O.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, hoped to use a Saudi Aramco public offering to finance an ambitious effort to wean his country off its dependence on oil.

Future of MoviePass Is in Doubt After Service Outage, Experts Say

Future of MoviePass Is in Doubt After Service Outage, Experts Say

MoviePass, a subscription-based service for movie theater tickets, was forced to borrow $5 million last week after it said it could not pay its bills.

Japan Seeks Its Economic Mojo in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

Japan Seeks Its Economic Mojo in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

The cylindrical metal products made by Irie Koken are a departure from the gadgetry of previous Japanese innovations, but a focus on building precision components could help the country forge a new, critical role in the global economy.

Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans

Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans

Colleen Doering runs a small facilities maintenance business in Florida. “My paycheck has increased, and if I see it in my paycheck, then I know my employees are seeing it in theirs,” she said of the new tax law.

Zuckerberg Faces Hostile Congress as Calls for Regulation Mount

Zuckerberg Faces Hostile Congress as Calls for Regulation Mount

Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee pressed Facebook’s chief executive on data privacy, security and political bias on the social media platform.

From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy

From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy

Rubin York, an engineer with the Orlando Utilities Commission, examining data at a solar test site. Orlando wants to generate all of its energy from carbon-free sources.

Those Seatback Screens on Planes Are Starting to Disappear

Those Seatback Screens on Planes Are Starting to Disappear

Lindsay Renfro and her son Will McKinney, 6, at the Atlanta airport after arriving on a flight from Minnesota. She said she would not miss the seatback screens. “There are screens everywhere else in life.”

Inflation and Stocks Are Both Up, and That’s Stirring Some Worries

Inflation and Stocks Are Both Up, and That’s Stirring Some Worries

Outside the New York Stock Exchange, with the Charging Bull statue. The long-running bull market may be coming to an end — or perhaps not.

Spotify’s Wall Street Debut Is a Success

Spotify’s Wall Street Debut Is a Success

The music streaming service Spotify was valued at $26.5 billion at the close of its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.

Trump’s Tax Cuts in Hand, Companies Spend More on Themselves Than on Wages

Trump’s Tax Cuts in Hand, Companies Spend More on Themselves Than on Wages

Warren E. Buffett said that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, might consider buying back shares.


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