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Before There Was #MeToo, There Was Mary Cunningham

Advertisement In the tightknit community of St. Helena, Calif., Mary Cunningham Agee is known as the Tomato Lady. She grows the best heirlooms, giving them out, along with basil, cabbage and cauliflower, to her Napa Valley neighbors. Vineyards line both sides of her 4,000-square-foot farmhouse, the one with the soft ...

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With Waymo Settlement, Uber C.E.O. Makes His Mark

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — For weeks, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive, and some of his lieutenants had worked behind the scenes to repair the ride-hailing company’s fractious relationship with Waymo, the self-driving business spun out of Google. A Waymo lawsuit over autonomous car technology, in which it accused Uber of ...

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Stocks Plunge as Market Enters ‘Correction’ Territory

Advertisement After watching stocks march higher for nearly nine years, investors are suddenly confronting a new reality: The long, smooth ride is over. And it doesn’t feel good. Major stock indexes suffered a steep drop in late trading on Thursday, the second-straight day that stocks dived shortly before the markets ...

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The Stock Market Is Worried About Inflation. Should It Be?

Advertisement To the degree the recent wild swings in the stock market are rooted in economic fundamentals, these are the fundamentals to fear: that the already strong economy may overheat, inflation may spike, and the Federal Reserve may then raise interest rates more aggressively to try to combat that higher ...

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Ignore the Stock Market. The Economy Looks Fine.

Advertisement What is the stock market telling us with its precipitous drop over the last several days? In all likelihood, not much of anything. That’s because the stock market, though crucial in the long run for individuals accumulating wealth and companies raising capital, is so erratic as to be useless ...

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Even in Family-Friendly Scandinavia, Mothers Are Paid Less

Advertisement Scandinavia is supposed to be a family-friendly paradise. We imagine fathers and mothers spending their children’s early months together at home. Then they enroll them in high-quality, government-subsidized child care, from which they pick them up at the end of the world’s shortest workdays. But it is not as ...

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Live Coverage of the Super Bowl 2018 Commercials

Advertisement • Last year’s Super Bowl featured several ads that were political in nature. This year, companies have been focusing more on humor and nostalgia. • An ad for the automaker Ram that used a Martin Luther King Jr. speech drew criticism online. • Cindy Crawford, Peter Dinklage, Morgan Freeman ...

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Stocks Fall to End a Bad Week, and a Boom Begins to Look Shaky

Advertisement Investors have spent much of the last year shrugging off geopolitical and economic risks, from the threat of nuclear conflict with North Korea to a potential trade war with China. Instead, they have focused on the strength of the United States economy, driven by banner corporate profits and President ...

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Federal Reserve Shackles Wells Fargo After Fraud Scandal

Advertisement The Federal Reserve on Friday imposed unusually harsh penalties on Wells Fargo, punishing it for years of misconduct and barring it from future growth until the bank fixes its problems. The central bank blasted Wells Fargo’s board for failing to oversee the bank, and it announced that the company ...

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