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Inside Uber’s Choice of a New C.E.O.

SAN FRANCISCO — By last Friday afternoon, most of Uber’s eight directors had gathered in San Francisco for a board meeting. Their agenda was simple: Pick a new chief executive for the ride-hailing company. What unfolded over the next 72 hours was anything but straightforward. In discussions at the Four ...

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Amazon Plans to Lower Some Prices at Whole Foods

SEATTLE — The era of Whole Paycheck, the derisive nickname for Whole Foods, may be drawing to a close. Amazon, which takes control of the upscale grocer on Monday, intends to slash prices the same day. The significance of the move goes well beyond the price of organic avocados, baby ...

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Business Groups Court White House Even After C.E.O. Defections

Last Wednesday, even as top executives were abandoning President Trump’s business advisory councils after his remarks on white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., other industry leaders were busy making their interests known to a business-friendly White House. Jerry Howard, chief executive of the National Association of Home Builders, a trade ...

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Mediator: Bannon Ready for #War With a Long List of Targets

Mediator By JIM RUTENBERG Stephen K. Bannon left the White House with a frightful howl indeed. While exiting stage far right on Friday, Mr. Bannon referred to himself as “Bannon the Barbarian” and declared that he was “jacked up” and ready to “crush the opposition.” In a conversation with Peter ...

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