Thursday, September 23, 2021
THE CAREER OF China’s biggest property tycoon can be divided into two stages. Xu Jiayin started slowly, focusing on Guangzhou, a southern city. Then came the global financial crisis and the government’s response, a giant economic stimulus, launched a decade ago this month. For Mr Xu it was a signal to become far bolder. His…
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Android creator Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016.In a letter to employees, chief executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant was taking a "hard line" on inappropriate conduct.The letter was in response to a…
While the actions against the industry are alarming to the e-cigarette companies, they are also problematic for the F.D.A. In July 2017, as part of a broad plan to reduce tobacco deaths in the United States, the F.D.A. extended the deadline for e-cigarette makers to comply with new tough federal guidelines, which, among other things,…
Mac Miller Perseveres

Mac Miller Perseveres

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Photo: Christaan Felber for Vulture Mac Miller is nervous. He’s pacing, running scales and planning outfits in the Late Night With Stephen Colbert green room during a Monday taping where he’s the musical guest. It’s a windowless white space with two extraneous doors that don’t appear to move or lead anywhere; like a Scooby-Doo trap…
(Reuters) - Only one ticket matches all six numbers in the Mega Millions lottery draw in the United States for a jackpot worth a record-setting $1.6 billion, a lottery official said early on Wednesday. A man buys tickets for Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery drawing after the jackpot exceeded $1.6 billion in New York City, New…
The Economist at 175

The Economist at 175

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IReinventing liberalism for the 21st century IN SEPTEMBER 1843 James Wilson, a hatmaker from Scotland, founded this newspaper. His purpose was simple: to champion free trade, free markets and limited government. They were the central principles of a new political philosophy to which Wilson adhered and to which The Economist has been committed ever since.…
Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. through a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road, said a person familiar with the matter. The Japanese automaker will invest about $500 million in a deal that will value the ride-hailing company at $72 billion, said the person,…