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Overcoming the Confidence Gap for Women

Overcoming the Confidence Gap for Women

Lynne Doughtie, the next chief executive of KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Businesses Look at Washington and Say, ‘Never Mind, We’ll Do It’

Businesses Look at Washington and Say, ‘Never Mind, We’ll Do It’

Executives including, from left, Jeff Bezos, Warren E. Buffett and Jamie Dimon “are now thinking much more about how to solve larger social problems,” said Aaron Chatterji, a professor at Duke University.

How Private Equity Found Power and Profit in State Capitols

How Private Equity Found Power and Profit in State Capitols

The average loan from Springleaf Financial Services, now known as OneMain Financial, carries a 26 percent interest rate.

Trying to Flip the House, ZIP Code by ZIP Code

Trying to Flip the House, ZIP Code by ZIP Code

Michelle Finocchi, left, the chief marketing officer of Swing Left, a political group trying to shift control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats in the 2018 elections, talked to Ethan Todras-Whitehill, the group’s executive director, and Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, at a recent event in Manhattan.

Playing Catch-Up With Walmart, Amazon Offers Digital Grocery Pickup at Whole Foods

Playing Catch-Up With Walmart, Amazon Offers Digital Grocery Pickup at Whole Foods

Shoppers who pay the Amazon Prime subscription fee can order their groceries online and pick them up 30 minutes later at a Whole Foods.

Thinking About the Little Things and Trusting Your Gut

Thinking About the Little Things and Trusting Your Gut

Mathieu Jaton, chief executive of the Montreux Jazz Festival since he was 25.

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging

Production at a Chinese steel plant. Americans are about evenly split on the steel and aluminum tariffs that President Trump announced last month, according to a survey for The New York Times.

Gun Makers Are Reeling Even as Threat of Regulation Recedes

Gun Makers Are Reeling Even as Threat of Regulation Recedes

A customer holding an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle at an Orem, Utah, gun store. F.B.I. background checks for gun purchases fell 8 percent last year.

The Delicate Dance of a Progressive C.E.O. in the Trump Era

The Delicate Dance of a Progressive C.E.O. in the Trump Era

J. Clifford Hudson, center, the chief executive of Sonic Drive-In with members of his leadership team. From left, Lori Abou Habib, the chief marketing officer; Christina Vaughan, president of Sonic restaurants; Jose Dueñas, the chief brand officer; and Anita Vanderveer, the senior vice president of people.

Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S.

Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S.

People have used the handwritten signature to prove their identity, but it has also become an expression of personality in addition to being a sign of growing into adulthood. But now, the signature may be going out of style.

Xi Jinping Promotes Openness at a China Forum Rife With Restrictions

Xi Jinping Promotes Openness at a China Forum Rife With Restrictions

Reporters watched President Xi Jinping of China delivering his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia on Hainan island on Tuesday. He pledged to ease tariffs and open China’s markets.

Goldman Sachs Is Said to Be Under U.S. Scrutiny in Malaysian Inquiry

Goldman Sachs Is Said to Be Under U.S. Scrutiny in Malaysian Inquiry

The Goldman Sachs headquarters in Manhattan. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are investigating what role the firm may have played in the so-called 1MDB scandal.

Trump Takes a Rare Presidential Swipe at the Fed

Trump Takes a Rare Presidential Swipe at the Fed

Jerome H. Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, testifying on Capitol Hill this week. The Fed is on track to raise interest rates twice more this year.

You Know Your Diamond’s Cut and Carat. But Does It Have Ethical Origins?

You Know Your Diamond’s Cut and Carat. But Does It Have Ethical Origins?

Tiffany & Company is starting a program to give customers information on the source of their diamonds.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Puts Burden on State and Private Money

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Puts Burden on State and Private Money

A $3.6 billion reconstruction project at Salt Lake City International Airport. The $200 billion infrastructure program that the White House unveiled on Monday is intended to attract a huge amount of additional money from states, localities and private investors.

5 Steps to Take if the Market Drop Has You Thinking of Unloading Stocks

5 Steps to Take if the Market Drop Has You Thinking of Unloading Stocks

Wall Street’s decade-long surge has even the most rational investors wondering whether they should change their investment strategies.


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