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Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman

Advertisement Eric Schmidt joined Google in 2001 to provide what amounted to adult supervision for the company’s young founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. He helped take Google public in 2004 and built it into a colossus. In 2011, after being appointed executive chairman, he became a prominent emissary for ...

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In Tax Overhaul, Trump Tries to Defy the Economic Odds

Advertisement When PresidentTrump adds his distinctive signature to the tax bill, he will also be making a huge bet that the Republican strategy of deep cuts for businesses and wealthy individuals will fuel extraordinary growth across the board. Perhaps more than any other American political leader, Mr. Trump knows that ...

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Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

Advertisement It’s all about the patient. Or at least about keeping patients and the revenue generated for their medical care. As health care is rocked by deals aimed at shattering traditional boundaries between businesses, some of the nation’s biggest hospital groups are doubling down on mergers that seem much more ...

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What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You

Advertisement Republican lawmakers released the details of their tax code rewrite on Friday, which reconciles differences between the House and Senate bills. Several of the most anticipated changes — such as a significant increase in the standard deduction and the curtailing of state and local income tax breaks — made ...

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1,000 Miles, Four Families, One Christmas Tree

A balsam fir tree’s journey from a farm in Nova Scotia to a living room in Ridgewood, Queens, reveals the hard work necessary to deliver holiday cheer. Lisa Maichin, Keaton Babb (holding Karolina Babb) and Melissa Babb place ornaments on one of their Christmas trees in Ridgewood, Queens. The tree ...

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AT&T and Union Reach Accord on Job Protection for Workers

Advertisement Stemming the tide of rising economic insecurity for service workers, a major union has won significant job protection and increased pay for about 20,000 AT&T wireless employees, as well as a commitment to bring work back from overseas. The deal, struck Wednesday, comes as President Trump has made clear ...

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