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State and Local Jobs Under Siege as a Middle-Class Gateway

OKLAHOMA CITY — The anxiety and seething anger that followed the disappearance of middle-income jobs in factory towns has helped reshape the American political map and topple longstanding policies on tariffs and immigration. But globalization and automation aren’t the only forces responsible for the loss of those reliable paychecks. So ...

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India’s A.T.M.s Are Running Out of Cash. Again.

NEW DELHI — For the second time in 18 months, India has a shortage of cash. And like last time, economists say, it’s primarily the government’s fault. Empty A.T.M.s and bank restrictions on withdrawals have been reported in eight states this week, and some bank managers said the cash crunch ...

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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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