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Lufthansa’s Superstar Pilot Goes from Hero to Zero

Just two years ago, Carsten Spohr was named Germany’s manager of the year after delivering stellar returns. Now he’s just delivering profit warnings.

Pfizer’s $11 Billion Cancer-Drug Deal Takes Pricey Path to Growth

Its takeover of Array Biopharma brings promising treatments, but at a cost that makes the payoff less certain.

Women who can’t park cars, men who can’t change diapers: Britain bans ads depicting harmful gender stereotypes

The guidelines prohibit ads that play on roles deemed more female or male, as well as derogatory messages around body image.

Facebook’s Answer to Bitcoin Poses a Double Threat

Mark Zuckerberg’s Libra cryptocurrency project may just strengthen his stranglehold on our user data. Financial stability is another huge concern.

Huawei says U.S. ban will cost it $30 billion in sales

The Trump administration last month barred companies from selling U.S. technology to Huawei amid fears that the company could tap into and monitor sensitive U.S. communications through its network technology.

Everything You Need to Know About the Extradition Bill Rocking Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s government has suspended efforts to pass a law that would for the first time allow extraditions to mainland China. The proposal generated massive opposition and a series of protests.

Trump’s plan for more China tariffs sparks business uproar

The avalanche of complaints suggests that industry patience with the president’s tariff-heavy trade policy is evaporating.

Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran’s nuclear capabilities have been the subject of global hand-wringing for more than two decades. While Iran’s leaders long insisted the country was not building nuclear weapons, its enrichment of uranium and history of deception created deep mistrust. After more than two years of negotiations and threats to bomb the country’s facilities, Iran and world powers agreed in 2015 to settle the di...

Don’t get hosed when looking for a plumber

Getting the full price estimated upfront can be like pulling teeth, but having a service agreement helps stem disagreements once the work is complete.

Cyberattacks Make Smart Grids Look Pretty Dumb

An outage in South America is a reminder that connected devices can become easy entry points for hackers.

All About the U.K.-China Plan to Link Stock Markets

The U.K. and China are linking their stock exchanges. The London-Shanghai Stock Connect, as it will be known, will allow companies listed on one venue to issue shares on the other. It’s the latest cross-border push by China to increase access to its financial system and broaden the reach of its companies and currency. But don’t expect a surge in late-night trading.

Forced or Not? Why U.S. Says China Steals Technology

It’s one of the most contentious fronts in the U.S.-China trade war: so-called forced technology transfers. The term refers to a spectrum of practices through which foreign companies that want to operate in China are induced to part with their know-how. That may be simply through a requirement to form a joint venture with a local firm, or more insidious bureaucratic methods like overly intrusiv...
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