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As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money

May 19, 2019 ImageWael Ghobrayal, an Egyptian immigrant, bought a taxi medallion for $890,000 and now…

San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is New, but the Controversies Aren’t

The long-raging debate around facial recognition software, with all the privacy worries it brings with it,…

Justice Dept. Stops F.D.A. From Regulating Death-Penalty Drugs

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has declared that the Food and Drug Administration lacks legal authority…

President Trump Touts His Rollback of Environmental Policies in an Energy State

HACKBERRY, La. — President Trump traveled to an energy state on Tuesday to boast about his…

Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees, Labor Board Says

The National Labor Relations Board, handing an important victory to Uber, has concluded that the company’s…

Stem Cell Treatments Flourish With Little Evidence That They Work

A surgeon recommended a hip replacement, but Kenneth Cevoli said no thanks. “They’re really quick to…

Former Top Financial Regulators Warn Against Move to Ease Oversight of Firms

Two former Treasury secretaries joined two former Federal Reserve leaders on Monday to warn that the…

Facebook Rejects Call for Its Breakup From Co-Founder Chris Hughes

Facebook pushed back Thursday after Chris Hughes, a billionaire co-founder of the company, argued in a…

Amazon Flunks Children’s Privacy, Advocacy Groups Charge

Amazon barreled into the children’s smart-speaker market last year with a brightly colored device called Echo…

E.P.A. Leaders Disregarded Agency’s Experts in Issuing Asbestos Rule, Memos Show

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Europe Is Reining In Tech Giants. But Some Say It’s Going Too Far.

LONDON — In Spain, activists were convicted for social media posts that violated an expanded antiterrorism…

Interior Dept. Loosens Offshore-Drilling Safety Rules Dating From Deepwater Horizon

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Tesla Seeks to Raise $2 Billion in Sale of Stock and Debt

Tesla, after a surprisingly sharp quarterly loss, said on Thursday that it would seek to raise…

Facebook Set to Create Privacy Positions as Part of F.T.C. Settlement

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is negotiating a settlement with Facebook that would create new…

Airbnb Backlash: Island Oasis Dreads Becoming Hamptons Hotbed

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