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Weighed by Nuke Construction Costs, Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy: ‘This Is a Fairly Big Deal’

New York Times: Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy, in Blow to Nuclear Power Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday,...Show More Summary

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

You’ve probably heard about the company in Maine that will end up shelling out around $10 million due to the lack of an Oxford comma. The New York Times explains it as follows: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers...Show More Summary

Golden Boy opens its ESPN2 slate in prime boxing time, Oscar De La Hoya says

The way Oscar De La Hoya sees it, his company has perfectly timed its entrance into a new cable deal to televise fight cards on ESPN2. In a month when Barclays Center in New York sold out for the Keith Thurman welterweight title victory over Danny Garcia and nearly 20,000 at Madison Square Garden...

Uber is about to lose its VP of mapping as well as its president

Uber's vice president of maps and business platform Brian McClendon is the latest executive to announce their departure from the taxi-hailing company. His exit was reported on Sunday by The New York Times just hours after Recode broke...Show More Summary

Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute

Daniel Victor, reporting for The New York Times: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford...Show More Summary

MAINE: Lack Of Oxford Comma In Wage Law Could Cost Company Millions In Class Action Overtime Lawsuit

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The New York Times reports: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. Show More Summary

Snap falls below $20 for the first time

Snapchat parent company Snap slipped below the $20 per share mark for the first time today, two weeks after the company started trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $24 per share. Up-to-the-minute stock alerts don’t reveal much about Snap — the stock may sink lower before the end of the day, or rebound slightly if […]

Does Monsanto collude with EPA to cast doubt on the carcinogenicity of Roundup

Yesterday’s New York Times reports about how the agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto is trying to cast doubt on evidence that its herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) is carcinogenic or otherwise harmful to human health. The Times based its analysis on documents unsealed by a federal court in a case in which people are claiming that glyphosate caused […]

When it comes to copying Snapchat, Facebook will only get so far (FB, SNAP)

In a great recent essay, The New York Times' Farhad Manjoo made a strong case that Snap, the company behind the social phenom Snapchat, represents a big bet that the camera is the new way to communicate. As of late 2016, even Facebook...Show More Summary

From The New York Times Company to American Media, Inc.

In this 40th anniversary year, a magazine that was launched in 1977 by The New York Times Company has found its latest owner-American Media, Inc. (AMI). For a purchase price of around ten times the amount the first owner's aggregate loss. This latest move also realigns the glossy magazine with some of other history. Back...

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“Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal),” “Ports of Call,” “Company B” Paul Taylor David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center New York, NY March 8, 2017 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2017 by Martha Sherman It’s not easy to report disappointment in the new work of Paul Taylor, a true giant of dance in the 20th century. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders lashed out at a drug company for potentially profiting from Zika (SNYNF)

Senator Bernie Sanders isn't happy about a potential deal between President Donald Trump and major pharmaceutical company. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Sanders said the Trump administration is "on the brink of making aShow More Summary

The 35 Percent Corporate Tax Myth: Corporate Tax Avoidance By Fortune 500 Companies, 2008 To 2015

New York Times, Profitable Companies, No Taxes: Here’s How They Did It: Complaining that the United States has one of the world’s highest corporate tax levels, President Trump and congressional Republicans have repeatedly vowed to shrink it. Yet if the level is so high, why have so many companies’ income...

Uber’s ghost map and the meaning of greyballing

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Uber is not only a scofflaw, but, as Mike Isaac of the New York Times reported last week, the company has been running an elaborate program to deceive and evade cops and other local officials in cities where its car service has been banned or lacks authorization to operate. The centerpiece of the scheme is a piece of software called […]

Uber backtracks on shady Greyball tool allegedly used to avoid authorities

As the hits keep on coming for Uber, a spokesperson has come out admitting the company used a tool to get around investigators. The New York Times reported Uber used an internal tool called Greyball to determine if a user was a government employee. Show More Summary

Uber Seeks to Prevent Use of Greyball to Thwart Regulators

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In the wake of a New York Times article about the tool, which appeared to allow drivers to avoid officers in Oregon, the company said it was conducting a review of how it is used.

Susan Wojcicki On YouTube’s Social Responsibility, What She Asks In Job Interviews

2 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Speaking at a New York Times conference yesterday in California, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki spoke about a range of topics, including how she seeks to navigate the company’s massive impact upon the world at large. Given YouTube’s vast...Show More Summary

Owner of L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune Close to Buying Popular Weekly Magazine

A weekly magazine that almost anyone who has spent time in a dentist’s waiting room has probably read is close to getting a new owner. The New York Post reports that Tronc, the company that owns the Los Angeles Times,...

SPY VS SPY: Uber has secret ‘Greyball’ tool to evade law enforcement and other opponents. A n…

SPY VS SPY: Uber has secret ‘Greyball’ tool to evade law enforcement and other opponents. A new report from the New York Times reveals Uber’s use of its Greyball tool, which operates under the company’s “violation of terms of service” (VTOS) program. This program aims to address legitimate concerns such riders who may intend to […]

Uber used secret tool to evade authorities

(Reuters) – Ride services company Uber for years has used a secret tool to avoid authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the company confirmed on Friday. The New York Times first reported the existence of the program, called Greyball, which uses data from the Uber app and […]

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