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    HSBC's 2016 Profit Slumps 62 Percent on Writedowns, Hong Kong Shares Slide


    HSBC Holdings reported a 62 percent slump in annual pre-tax profit that fell way short of analysts' estimates as the British bank took hefty writedowns from its restructuring, sending its Hong Kong shares down 3.5...

    HSBC Holdings reported a 62 percent slump in annual pre-tax profit that fell way short of analysts' estimates as the British bank took hefty writedowns from its restructuring, sending its Hong Kong shares down 3.5 percent.
    Milo Yiannopoulos’s Pedophilia Comments Cost Him CPAC Role and Book Deal

    Milo Yiannopoulos’s Pedophilia Comments Cost Him CPAC Role and Book Deal


    Milo Yiannopoulos last month in Boulder, Colo. The Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded its invitation for him to speak to the group after his comments about...

    The publication of a video in which the contentious Breitbart News editor condoned sexual relations with boys seemed to be more than conference organizers could tolerate.
    How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor

    How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor


    A coal mound in Kentucky. A blog post by a former federal climate scientist fed disagreement over the existence of climate...

    A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling.
    Greeks Turn to the Black Market as Another Bailout Showdown Looms

    Greeks Turn to the Black Market as Another Bailout Showdown Looms


    Dimitri Tsamopoulos, a tax consultant, has been busy helping people close the books on their businesses. Many, he said, are deciding to work in the black market...

    With taxes rising, many Greeks are closing their books but, as they join a shadow economy, not their businesses.
    With Snap’s I.P.O., Los Angeles Prepares to Embrace New Tech Millionaires

    With Snap’s I.P.O., Los Angeles Prepares to Embrace New Tech Millionaires


    The Venice sign spans the intersection of Windward and Pacific Avenues in the Los Angeles neighborhood. It is a replica of the original sign from 1905, which was hung by the developer to lure buyers. The neighborhood is undergoing change now as tech...

    That prospect has real estate agents, money managers and luxury goods purveyors excited for a potential business windfall, of the sort often seen in Silicon Valley.
    Europe Combats a New Foe of Political Stability: Fake News

    Europe Combats a New Foe of Political Stability: Fake News


    Emmanuel Macron, center, a French presidential candidate, in southern France on Friday. The head of his party said Mr. Macron had been targeted by Russian news...

    The rise of sophisticated hacks and a torrent of fake news coincide with angry populist movements across the Continent, and officials are nervous.

    White Collar Watch: Signs of a Step Back in Financial Regulatory Enforcement


    The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are the targets of efforts to change how they enforce the...

    The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are the targets of efforts to change how they enforce the law.
    Itineraries: Which ‘Trusted Traveler’ Program Is Right for You?

    Itineraries: Which ‘Trusted Traveler’ Program Is Right for You?


    The T.S.A. PreCheck line at La Guardia Airport. An alternative, Clear, which also allows passengers expedited security, recently opened at La...

    Several fast check-in programs accommodate various domestic and international travelers, and even baseball fans.
    Eurozone Agrees to Greece Talks in Exchange for Bailout Payments

    Eurozone Agrees to Greece Talks in Exchange for Bailout Payments


    Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, left, and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. They have taken contrasting positions on debt relief toward...

    The agreement falls short of an all-encompassing deal, but is a positive sign ahead of a meeting this week between Germany and the International Monetary Fund.
    WhatsApp’s New Feature Continues Facebook’s Snapchat Mimicry

    WhatsApp’s New Feature Continues Facebook’s Snapchat Mimicry


    WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application owned by Facebook, updated its Status feature, a move that follows a string of actions by Facebook to emulate...

    With Facebook and some of its top apps trying to tap into popular features pioneered by Snapchat, WhatsApp unveiled a version of its Status feature that focuses on sharing images.

    Tech Tip: Changing the Windows 10 Default Browser


    Microsoft’s Edge browser was designed for Windows 10, but a different program can be...

    Microsoft’s Edge browser was designed for Windows 10, but a different program can be chosen.
    Sidebar: On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump

    Sidebar: On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump


    Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, center, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. His decisions in libel and related cases show no inclination to cut back on protections for the...

    President Trump pledged to “open up” libel laws, but his nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, has shown no inclination to cut back on protections for the press.
    Uber Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims by Ex-Employee

    Uber Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims by Ex-Employee


    Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief, said the company would investigate an employee’s claims of sexual harassment. An engineer said that the human resources department ignored those claims even after she had reported...

    The employee, who left Uber in December, wrote on her blog that she had been harassed by her supervisor and that her complaints were ignored.
    With New Invention, Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real

    With New Invention, Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real


    Sarah Topham, left, and Ashley Hess taking part in the Void, a virtual reality experience, in Lindon, Utah. The start-up has refined the concept of mapping a virtual world over a physical...

    The Void, a Utah-based start-up, bets that by making V.R. both social and spontaneous, it can draw throngs and make a mint. Some big names are taking notice.
    Mediator: In Trump’s Volleys, Echoes of Alex Jones’s Conspiracy Theories

    Mediator: In Trump’s Volleys, Echoes of Alex Jones’s Conspiracy Theories


    Alex Jones on Friday before hosting his radio show in Austin, Tex. His platforms have gotten record traffic in the Trump...

    President Trump is lending credence to out-there Jonesisms, adding another “pinch-yourself-this-is-happening” element to our national journey into the upside-down.
    Bits: How Tech Policies May Evolve Under Republicans and Trump

    Bits: How Tech Policies May Evolve Under Republicans and Trump


    Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota, leader of the commerce committee that oversees the technology and telecommunications...

    Senator John Thune of South Dakota, who leads the commerce committee that oversees tech and telecommunications, explains efforts to roll back Obama-era actions.
    Advertising: PewDiePie Dust-Up Shows Risks Brands Take to Tap Into Social Media

    Advertising: PewDiePie Dust-Up Shows Risks Brands Take to Tap Into Social Media


    Felix Kjellberg, known to his 53 million subscribers as PewDiePie, had recently included anti-Semitic jokes in his comedy videos to the apparent delight of neo-Nazi...

    Online stars, called influencers, can connect businesses to coveted audiences, but they can also bring companies closer to topics they’d rather not broach.
    Hear This: Class Pay Gap in Britain Shows Snobbery Persists

    Hear This: Class Pay Gap in Britain Shows Snobbery Persists


    Afternoon drinks in Leadenhall Market in London’s Financial District. A pay gap in Britain based on social class is especially wide in the financial and medical professions, a government study...

    It’s not just accents — a government report says a pay disparity makes clear the nation’s elitism.
    Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions

    Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions


    A look at 10 billionaires’ money reveals one thing the superrich have in common: a large amount of cash and liquid...

    A look at 10 billionaires’ money reveals one thing the superrich have in common: a large amount of cash and liquid securities.
    Who Are the Richest of the Rich?

    Who Are the Richest of the Rich?


    There are 2,473 billionaires in the world by a new count, and how they got their money and what they plan to do with it are matters of global...

    There are 2,473 billionaires in the world by a new count, and how they got their money and what they plan to do with it are matters of global importance.
    Trump’s Dual Roles Collide With Openings in Dubai and Vancouver

    Trump’s Dual Roles Collide With Openings in Dubai and Vancouver


    Workers prepared for Saturday’s gala celebrating the opening of Trump International Golf Club, Dubai, in the United Arab...

    Two new developments highlight the complications created when the president of the United States owns a sprawling real estate company.
    Why You May Want to Be Your Own Boss

    Why You May Want to Be Your Own Boss


    Changes are afoot in business taxes. Even if you can’t start a company, you may want to shift from being an employee to an independent...

    Changes are afoot in business taxes. Even if you can’t start a company, you may want to shift from being an employee to an independent contractor.
    Retiring: How to Make Your Money Last as Long as You Do

    Retiring: How to Make Your Money Last as Long as You Do


    Vickie Bajtelsmit, a professor of finance at Colorado State University, whose research focuses on retirement and financial...

    Nobody can predict how long they will live, but there are sound financial strategies for increasing the odds of a successful retirement plan
    Essay: Tax Advice From Lawmakers Turned Lawbreakers

    Essay: Tax Advice From Lawmakers Turned Lawbreakers


    The politicians who not only write laws but also break them know the ins and outs of the tax system. Why not study their examples for a little smart...

    The politicians who not only write laws but also break them know the ins and outs of the tax system. Why not study their examples for a little smart advice?
    The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States

    The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States


    A view into Unit 4 at the Alvin W. Vogtle generating station in Georgia. The complex plans to use AP1000 reactors from...

    A nuclear renaissance fizzles as costs soar, green energy makes gains and regulatory pain rises.
    Revalued: Eco-Friendly, Nontoxic and Vegan: It’s a Condom

    Revalued: Eco-Friendly, Nontoxic and Vegan: It’s a Condom


    Jeffrey and Meika Hollender, the father-daughter team behind Sustain condoms, which are free of nitrosamines, possible carcinogens found in many popular...

    The market for natural alternatives to household staples like diapers, hand soaps and paper towels has another niche business: condoms.
    Opinion: An Elegy for the Library

    Opinion: An Elegy for the Library


    “Google can bring you 100,000 answers but a librarian can bring you the right...

    “Google can bring you 100,000 answers but a librarian can bring you the right one.”
    Tips for Whittling Down Your Tax Bill

    Tips for Whittling Down Your Tax Bill


    You’re obligated to pay what you owe in taxes but no more. Tips from the pros might help to pare back your...

    You’re obligated to pay what you owe in taxes but no more. Tips from the pros might help to pare back your bill.
    Review: Tax Software: The Basics Work, but Peace of Mind Costs Extra

    Review: Tax Software: The Basics Work, but Peace of Mind Costs Extra


    These programs have gotten much better, and are now selling added, and perhaps unnecessary, features. What’s next? Tax reviews over...

    These programs have gotten much better, and are now selling added, and perhaps unnecessary, features. What’s next? Tax reviews over cocktails?
    Transgender Doll Based on Jazz Jennings to Debut in New York

    Transgender Doll Based on Jazz Jennings to Debut in New York


    To match the outfit that Jazz Jennings wears on the cover of her second book, the doll will be wearing a pink top and jean...

    Ms. Jennings, 16, star of “I Am Jazz” on TLC, vaulted into the national spotlight after being interviewed by Barbara Walters 10 years ago.
    A Bee Mogul Confronts the Crisis in His Field

    A Bee Mogul Confronts the Crisis in His Field


    Bret Adee’s family operation provides more than two billion bees to farmers who need to pollinate their crops. Before the hives are moved to the California almond groves where they are used in January and February, they are kept on a cattle ranch at a...

    Beekeeping on an industrial scale is central to American agriculture, and “colony collapse” has proved to be a severe test.

    Out of the Office: More People Are Working Remotely, Survey Finds


    Gallup found that flexible scheduling and work-from-home opportunities play a major role in an employee’s decision to take or leave a...

    Gallup found that flexible scheduling and work-from-home opportunities play a major role in an employee’s decision to take or leave a job.
    Vocations: A Doctor Treats Children in Their Homes

    Vocations: A Doctor Treats Children in Their Homes


    Michelle Chien, a pediatrician with Heal, speaking with a patient and her father in their home in Walnut Creek,...

    Michelle Chien saw a pediatrician until she was in her 20s, then she became one herself.