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Can Training Eliminate Biases? Starbucks Will Test the Thesis

The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, where two black men were arrested at a Starbucks store. Benjamin Norman for The New York Times On Monday, reeling from an incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia that prompted accusations of racial bias, Howard Schultz, the company’s executive chairman, called the head of ...

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U.S. Moves to Block Sales by Chinese Telecom Equipment Makers

The United States undercut China’s technology ambitions on Tuesday, advancing a new rule that would limit the ability of Chinese telecommunications companies to sell their products in this country. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to move forward with a plan that would prevent federally subsidized telecommunications carriers from using ...

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How Profiteers Lure Women Into Often-Unneeded Surgery

Jerri Plummer, who lives in Arkansas, had her vaginal mesh implant removed after a caller who knew her medical history said it was defective. Now she is suing the surgeon, the law firm that advised her to have the surgery and the lender that funded it. Jacob Slaton for The ...

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Victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme to Receive Millions More

Bernard L. Madoff, center, after a bail hearing in Manhattan in 2009. Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Victims of Bernard L. Madoff, the architect of one of Wall Street’s largest frauds, will receive another $ 504 million, proceeds from assets that the government seized after Mr. Madoff’s financial firm collapsed ...

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Criticized for Ignoring Violence in Myanmar, Zuckerberg Steps In

Last week, after frustrated activists from Myanmar sent an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, they got something unexpected: a reply. The activists, representing six civil society organizations, harshly criticized Mr. Zuckerberg in the letter, saying he had mischaracterized Facebook’s response to violence-inciting messages in Myanmar ...

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