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Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Over Offensive Tweets

Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Over Offensive Tweets

James Gunn is the creative force behind the two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, which have collected a combined $1.6 billion worldwide.

Vincent Bolloré, French Billionaire, Faces a Rare Corruption Inquiry

Vincent Bolloré, French Billionaire, Faces a Rare Corruption Inquiry

The French billionaire Vincent Bolloré is being investigated over whether his company got lucrative contracts in two African countries in exchange for helping their presidents get elected.

Town Fears G.O.P. Tax Plan Will Erode Its Egalitarian Pillars

Town Fears G.O.P. Tax Plan Will Erode Its Egalitarian Pillars

Columbia, Md., is a planned community created in the 1960s with the idea that a janitor could live alongside a chief executive.

Hot Wheels Hits the Road to Reach Its Fans

Hot Wheels Hits the Road to Reach Its Fans

“There is crazy enthusiasm around the brand,” said Chris Down, an executive at Hot Wheels.

Trump Promised to Kill Carried Interest. Lobbyists Kept it Alive.

Trump Promised to Kill Carried Interest. Lobbyists Kept it Alive.

From right, Gary D. Cohn, director of National Economic Council, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin with lawmakers in November to discuss tax legislation.

Economy Hits a High Note, and Trump Takes a Bow

Economy Hits a High Note, and Trump Takes a Bow

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday after Mr. Trump hailed the latest economic data. “Once again, we are the economic envy of the entire world,” he declared.

Bob Dylan’s Latest Gig: Making Whiskey

Bob Dylan’s Latest Gig: Making Whiskey

Bob Dylan in a promotional photo for his Heaven’s Door whiskey, which will be introduced next month.

Suzanne Scott Named First Female Chief Executive of Fox News

Suzanne Scott Named First Female Chief Executive of Fox News

Suzanne Scott, left, who joined Fox News at its inception in 1996, has been named chief executive of Fox News. She is shown, in 2014, with the model Carol Alt and Bill Shine, a former co-president of the network who was forced out in 2017.

The ‘Agitator in Chief’ of Dow Jones

The ‘Agitator in Chief’ of Dow Jones

“I try to be myself and I try to have people around me who are definitely better than me,” William Lewis says.

Walt Disney World Workers Reach Deal for $15 Minimum Wage by 2021

Walt Disney World Workers Reach Deal for $15 Minimum Wage by 2021

Union workers demonstrating in March in front of a Disney hotel in Orlando, Fla. Members will vote on the new contract, which stipulates gradual minimum wage increases, on Sept. 5 and 6.

As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

Marching on the Greek parliament in Athens to protest the government’s labor reforms. European Union officials are expected to unveil a plan in Brussels on Thursday to get the indebted country to stand on its own.

In Sparing Consumers Tariff Burden, Trump Hit Manufacturing

In Sparing Consumers Tariff Burden, Trump Hit Manufacturing

A Boeing 737 on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. Aircraft and their parts are the single largest American export to China, making Boeing a tempting target in a trade war.

Trump’s Trade War With China Is Officially Underway

Trump’s Trade War With China Is Officially Underway

China’s explosive rise was a shock to the global trading system. For decades, Western economies like the United States have struggled with the growth of this economic powerhouse.

How a Small Bank Became a Go-To Lender to the Trump Family

How a Small Bank Became a Go-To Lender to the Trump Family

The glass headquarters of Signature Bank in Manhattan. The bank has extended lines of credit to the Trump International Golf Club; lent money to President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and provided Mr. Trump and his business with checking accounts.

The Era of Easy Money Is Ending, and the World Is Bracing for Shocks

The Era of Easy Money Is Ending, and the World Is Bracing for Shocks

A decade-long era of easy access to money engineered by central banks in Asia, Europe and the United States is ending.

Horns Honk, and Censors in China Get a Headache

Horns Honk, and Censors in China Get a Headache

The headquarters of Bytedance, the Chinese company behind the Duanzi and Douyin mobile apps. It has become one of the most highly valued technology start-ups in the world, but it has to manage the material on its platforms carefully to stay on the right side of China’s censors.


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