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Inside VW’s Campaign of Trickery

This article is adapted from “Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal” by Jack Ewing, the European economics correspondent for The New York Times based in Frankfurt. The book, to be published May 23 by W. W. Norton, reveals new details of a broad conspiracy within Volkswagen to cover up the ...

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Regulator in China Takes Aim at Anbang Insurance Group

SHANGHAI — A Chinese regulator announced on Friday that it had taken disciplinary measures against the Anbang Insurance Group, a financial behemoth that has tried to invest tens of billions of dollars overseas, for the improper sale of two investment products. The moves by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission come ...

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Once a Lace Capital, Now Riven by French Politics

CALAIS, France — The clang of giant weaving looms ricocheted across a cavernous factory one recent afternoon at Desseilles Laces, one of the oldest lace makers in France. A handful of workers flitted among the machines, guiding gossamer threads into a floral confection destined for luxury lingerie and couture dresses. ...

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Cloud Produces Sunny Earnings at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet

SEATTLE — The moneymaking machines at the core of Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, are notably different. But the respective kings of online retailing, software and internet search should all credit a relatively new line of business for lifting their financial results. In their quarterly earnings ...

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