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With Jobs to Fill, Businesses Play the Visa Lottery

With Jobs to Fill, Businesses Play the Visa Lottery

Jose Vera Ramirez is among the immigrant seasonal workers employed by Phil Steinhauer’s landscaping company in Centennial, Colo. Businesses were chosen by lottery to be able to hire workers under the H-2B visa program.

Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It

Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It

Laura Norén, who teaches a data science ethics course at New York University, said, “You can patch the software, but you can’t patch a person if you, you know, damage someone’s reputation.”

Apple’s Market Value Should Cross $1 Trillion and Keep On Trucking

Apple’s Market Value Should Cross $1 Trillion and Keep On Trucking

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, taking the stage at the company’s annual World Wide Developers Conference on Monday.

Belatedly, The Indianapolis Star Gets Its Due for Gymnastics Investigation

Belatedly, The Indianapolis Star Gets Its Due for Gymnastics Investigation

Marisa Kwiatkowski, a reporter for The Indianapolis Star who dug into the story about the sexual abuse of gymnasts. “At the end of the day, none of this would have happened if not for those women coming forward and sharing their stories with the public,” she said.

A Kushner Ally Was Up for a Federal Post. Then the F.B.I. Began Digging.

A Kushner Ally Was Up for a Federal Post. Then the F.B.I. Began Digging.

Ken Kurson, left, with Jared Kushner in 2015. Mr. Kurson was under consideration for a seat on the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Decade After Crisis, a $600 Trillion Market Remains Murky to Regulators

Decade After Crisis, a $600 Trillion Market Remains Murky to Regulators

The European headquarters of Goldman Sachs Group in London. Two subsidiaries there trade derivatives, but only one is required to report the trades to regulators in the United States.

A Primer on Private Equity

A Primer on Private Equity

Private equity buys up assets — everything from housing to ambulance companies — often at a bargain.

Oil Price Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand

Oil Price Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand

Rig platforms stacked ready for scrapping in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, this month.

A Family Lives in Limbo After an Amusement Park Accident

A Family Lives in Limbo After an Amusement Park Accident

Luke Gibbs and his children, Dylan, left, and Jake at their home in Maidenhead, Britain.

Seek Long-Term Aims Over Short-Term Results

Seek Long-Term Aims Over Short-Term Results

Nicolas Bos, chief executive of Van Cleef & Arpels, says that title is not important, and that he sets the tone and pushes for excellence.

California Wants to Reinvent the Power Grid. So What Could Go Wrong?

California Wants to Reinvent the Power Grid. So What Could Go Wrong?

The grid control center of the California Independent System Operator in Folsom, Calif.

Comcast Seeks Control of Broadcaster Sky, Countering Murdoch and Disney

Comcast Seeks Control of Broadcaster Sky, Countering Murdoch and Disney

Comcast said on Tuesday that it was making a $31 billion bid for the British satellite broadcaster Sky.

Bitcoin Plummets More Than 30 Percent in Less Than a Day

Bitcoin Plummets More Than 30 Percent in Less Than a Day

Bitcoin rose above $19,000 on Sunday, according to Coinmarketcap.com, but has fallen through the week.

Trump Has Promised to Bring Jobs Back. His Tariffs Threaten to Send Them Away.

Trump Has Promised to Bring Jobs Back. His Tariffs Threaten to Send Them Away.

At Billco Products in Holland, Mich., which makes furniture for hotels, costs have increased 10 percent since the tariffs were put in place, but the company has not been able to pass them on to customers.

Bags of Cash and Stealthy Deliveries: How Pot Start-Ups Pay Taxes

Bags of Cash and Stealthy Deliveries: How Pot Start-Ups Pay Taxes

Tai Cheng, the chief operating officer for Aloha Green Apothecary, in Hawaii, a state where marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes, runs his company almost completely in cash.

McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

McDonald’s uses 1.8 million plastic straws per day in Britain alone.


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