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    A College Investor Who Beats the Ivys

    A College Investor Who Beats the Ivys


    When Paula Volent took over Bowdoin College’s endowment in 2000, it totaled about $465 million. Since then, it has grown to $1.63...

    Paula Volent started in art conservation. But at Bowdoin, she has become one of the nation’s most successful financial managers of a college endowment.
    The Great American Cardboard Comeback

    The Great American Cardboard Comeback


    ‘No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one...

    ‘No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.’
    Buying Your First Home? Save, and Save Some More

    Buying Your First Home? Save, and Save Some More


    Mark Hildreth and Caitlin Saloka spent years saving and paying down school debt in order to buy their first home. With help from Mr. Hildreth's parents, they finally bought a one-bedroom apartment in the Fort George neighborhood of Washington Heights...

    The dream of owning a home in New York City can seem unattainable, especially for first-time buyers in need of a hefty down payment.
    New Clues on Tesla Sales Point to a Recent Drop

    New Clues on Tesla Sales Point to a Recent Drop


    A Tesla Model S on display in Denver. According to a compilation of data from 23 states, registrations of new Tesla vehicles dropped significantly from January to...

    A compilation of state data indicates a big decline for the electric-car maker after a federal tax credit was reduced.
    DealBook: Rajat Gupta Is Unrepentant for His Crimes

    DealBook: Rajat Gupta Is Unrepentant for His Crimes


    Rajat Gupta, a former McKinsey chief executive and Goldman Sachs board member, after his conviction for securities fraud. He disputed the verdict in his first interview since his release from prison in...

    After a stint in federal prison, the former McKinsey chief and Goldman Sachs director maintains he is innocent — and is trying to repair his reputation.
    After a Dip, Hong Kong Real Estate Again Eyes the Stratosphere

    After a Dip, Hong Kong Real Estate Again Eyes the Stratosphere


    High-rises in Hong Kong. From July to December 2018, home prices fell almost 10 percent, according to data from the city’s Rating and Valuation...

    Signs suggest that a monthslong slump in the world’s most unaffordable property market is ending.
    Taking Stock at Cartier

    Taking Stock at Cartier


    Cyrille Vigneron was brought back to Cartier in 2016, making a series of bold decisions to lead the company into the 21st...

    A new jewelry collection scheduled for April is just the most recent focus for the house’s chief executive.
    A Comic Book Publisher Creates Its Own Origin Story

    A Comic Book Publisher Creates Its Own Origin Story


    Axel Alonso, left, Jon Miller and Bill Jemas, the executive team of Artists, Writers & Artisans, which hopes to change the way the comic books business...

    A new publisher, AWA, will have a connected superhero universe as well as stand-alone comics.
    Digital Hype Aside, Report Says Political Campaigns Are Mostly Analog Affairs

    Digital Hype Aside, Report Says Political Campaigns Are Mostly Analog Affairs


    A new report finds that, on average, campaigns in the 2018 midterm election cycle spent no more than 5 percent of their overall media budgets on digital ads on platforms like Facebook and...

    On average, candidates in the 2018 midterm races spent no more than 5 percent of their overall media budgets on digital advertising, according to a report by Tech for Campaigns.
    Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras

    Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras


    Standard 737 Max planes are not equipped with a so-called angle of attack indicator or an angle of attack disagree light. The indicator will continue to cost airlines extra, but the light...

    Airlines had to pay more for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. Boeing now plans to make one of the features standard.
    JetBlue Faces Lawsuit Saying Pilots Drugged and Raped Flight Attendants

    JetBlue Faces Lawsuit Saying Pilots Drugged and Raped Flight Attendants


    Two JetBlue flight attendants said in a lawsuit that they were drugged, and one of them raped, by two pilots who also worked for the...

    The lawsuit says that two pilots drugged and raped flight attendants last year and that the airline took no action when it learned of the assault.
    Levi’s Goes Public, With Jeans on the Trading Floor

    Levi’s Goes Public, With Jeans on the Trading Floor


    Levi’s shares were priced at $17 each, giving the company a valuation of around $6.6...

    Shares of Levi’s rose 33 percent in their first day of trading, giving the 165-year-old company a valuation of roughly $8.6 billion.
    Deer Park Fire: Benzene in Texas City’s Air Briefly Forces Everyone Inside

    Deer Park Fire: Benzene in Texas City’s Air Briefly Forces Everyone Inside


    People in Deer Park, Tex., watching firefighters battle a petrochemical blaze on Tuesday. The city ordered residents to shelter in place on Thursday, the second time it had issued such a...

    Officials had told residents to stay indoors for the second time in a week after a large chemical fire erupted at a storage tank on Sunday.
    A.I. Can Improve Health Care. It Also Can Be Duped.

    A.I. Can Improve Health Care. It Also Can Be Duped.


    Scientists worry that with just tiny tweaks to data, neural networks can be fooled into committing “adversarial attacks” that mislead rather than...

    As medical insurers and billing companies begin using machine-learning software, they can learn to game the underlying algorithms for profit.
    MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over ‘Misleading’ Bud Light Ad

    MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over ‘Misleading’ Bud Light Ad


    The occupants of the Bud Light castle delivered a barrel of corn syrup to its rightful owners in a Super Bowl ad by...

    The lawsuit says the commercial, which first aired during the Super Bowl, implies that there is corn syrup in Coors Light and Miller Lite in order to “frighten” consumers into choosing Bud Light.
    Drug Company Protections Are Latest Stumbling Block for Nafta Rewrite

    Drug Company Protections Are Latest Stumbling Block for Nafta Rewrite


    Although former President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, left, President Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada signed off on the new trade pact last year, it must be ratified by legislators in their...

    Democrats say intellectual property provisions in the deal are a boon to the pharmaceutical industry and could undermine their push to make American health care more affordable.
    Nirav Modi, Fugitive ‘Jeweler to the Stars,’ Is Arrested in London

    Nirav Modi, Fugitive ‘Jeweler to the Stars,’ Is Arrested in London


    The jewelry designer Nirav Modi at one of his boutiques in Hong Kong in 2017. On Wednesday, a judge in London denied him bail, citing “substantial grounds” that he would...

    Mr. Modi, whose diamonds have adorned Hollywood stars, has been accused of a major bank fraud in India.
    Faster Tax Cuts Could Be Backfiring on Republicans

    Faster Tax Cuts Could Be Backfiring on Republicans


    President Trump with the tax bill at a signing ceremony at the White House in December...

    Polling shows those getting smaller refunds are less likely to view the tax overhaul favorably, even if their take-home pay grew.
    Rent the Runway Now Valued at $1 Billion With New Funding

    Rent the Runway Now Valued at $1 Billion With New Funding


    Workers at Rent the Runway’s warehouse in Secaucus, N.J. The company is planning to open a second distribution facility in Dallas and an 8,000-square-foot store in San...

    The company, known for lending designer dresses for special occasions, says its goal is to “create the Amazon Prime of rental.”
    The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work

    The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work


    If you’ve presented in a meeting, you know the potentially calamitous effects of projecting your laptop screen — your naked, interior world, that is — before unsuspecting...

    If you’ve presented in a meeting, you know the potentially calamitous effects of projecting your laptop screen — your naked, interior world, that is — before unsuspecting co-workers.
    For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks

    For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks


    Howard Schultz, the former chief executive of Starbucks, in Seattle. He is considering running as an independent candidate in the 2020 presidential...

    Mr. Schultz, a possible presidential contender, is best known for his wildly successful coffee company. But his time as an N.B.A. owner left a very different legacy.
    A Deadly Blaze in the Alps Made a Biker a Hero and Tunnels Safer for All

    A Deadly Blaze in the Alps Made a Biker a Hero and Tunnels Safer for All


    The Italian side of the Mont Blanc Tunnel. While the legend of the biker was exaggerated, the horror of the fire there 20 years ago — and its impact on tunnel safety — cannot be...

    Two decades ago, 39 people died inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel in a fire so horrific it changed safety standards forever. The truth eventually caught up to the legend of a man who rushed in.
    Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker

    Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker


    Justin Rashad Long accuses Amazon of firing him for speaking out about working conditions in its Staten Island...

    After the company’s plans for a big New York presence ran into labor issues, a union says that an employee was fired for speaking out about working conditions.
    Confusion, Then Prayer, in Cockpit of Doomed Lion Air Jet

    Confusion, Then Prayer, in Cockpit of Doomed Lion Air Jet


    A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 on the tarmac of Soekarno Hatta International airport near Jakarta,...

    Indonesian investigators described the sounds emanating from the cockpit as the flight crew fought to take control of a plane that seemed almost magnetically propelled toward earth.
    Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening

    Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening


    The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack, which operates video lottery terminals that resemble slot machines, is seeking to become a full casino with table games and actual slot...

    With upstate casinos struggling and the state facing budget woes, a plan to allow full-fledged casinos in New York City is being weighed as a solution.

    The Fed’s Rate-Raising Days Are Over. Wall Street Couldn’t Be Happier.


    Investors have finally started to chase this year’s stock market rally, which has been driven largely by the Federal Reserve’s sharp turn away from steady rate...

    Investors have finally started to chase this year’s stock market rally, which has been driven largely by the Federal Reserve’s sharp turn away from steady rate increases.
    A Painting Looted by and Returned to Nazis Finally Goes to Its Jewish Owners

    A Painting Looted by and Returned to Nazis Finally Goes to Its Jewish Owners


    Henriette Hoffmann-von Schirach, in 1958. The Bavarian government had sold the painting back to her, as the heir of the Nazi official who bought it during the...

    The painting, “View of a Dutch Square,” had been bought by St. Victor’s Cathedral in Xanten without knowing that it had been looted, in 1963.
    Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

    Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules


    European regulators said Google had violated antitrust rules by imposing unfair terms on companies that used Google’s search bar on their websites in...

    The antitrust fine, the third imposed on Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforces Europe’s regulatory role as the world’s most aggressive tech watchdog.
    Ford to Build Self-Driving Vehicles in Michigan

    Ford to Build Self-Driving Vehicles in Michigan


    A Ford truck plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford plans to build its first autonomous vehicles at a new production center in...

    The automaker also said it would build electric vehicles at its existing plant in Flat Rock, Mich., as part of a plan to invest $900 million in manufacturing in the state.
    New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal

    New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal


    The Wall Street Journal plans to join a new subscription news service run by Apple, even as some other major publishers balked at the terms, two people familiar with the plans...

    The New York Times and The Washington Post are among the publishers that opted out of the subscription service because of its terms, two people familiar with the plans said.
    Tech We’re Using: Talking to Taffy Is Low Tech. And Intense.

    Tech We’re Using: Talking to Taffy Is Low Tech. And Intense.


    Taffy Brodesser-Akner loves an Olympus recorder and pick-up...

    Armed with an Olympus recorder, she’s spent time with Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper. Here’s how Taffy Brodesser-Akner of The New York Times Magazine tries to make herself unobtrusive in interviews.
    A Dating App for Three, Plus

    A Dating App for Three, Plus


    Nonmonogamous coupling — and “thruppling” — has been lubricated by the...

    Nonmonogamous coupling — and “thruppling” — has been lubricated by the internet.

    Understanding The Times: How The Times Decides What to Investigate


    Rebecca Corbett and Dean Murphy, who lead our investigations team, answer questions about how they decide which projects to pursue, where they get tips and whether their jobs are as thrilling as the movies make them out to...

    Rebecca Corbett and Dean Murphy, who lead our investigations team, answer questions about how they decide which projects to pursue, where they get tips and whether their jobs are as thrilling as the movies make them out to be.
    In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by ‘Golden Visas’ and Tourism

    In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by ‘Golden Visas’ and Tourism


    The Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, where international investors have bought apartments to convert into short-term rental properties, which some Greeks say is putting pressure on the residential rental...

    Less than a year after the country ended a multibillion-euro international bailout, property buyers from China and Russia are helping to mend its economy.