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Persuasive Business Leaders Parade Through White House by KATE KELLY


By KATE KELLY

Nearly 300 executives have visited this year, putting C.E.O.s on par with senior lawmakers as influences on President Trump’s thinking.

Published: April 29, 2017 at 05:30AM… 10 more words

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Travel Agents for Youth Sports Teams? Not All See It as a Perk by TAMMY La GORCE


By TAMMY La GORCE

A specialized type of travel agent coordinates travel arrangements for youth sports teams. But not all parents and coaches are thrilled. 14 more words

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Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks by NICOLE PERLROTH and MATTHEW HAAG


By NICOLE PERLROTH and MATTHEW HAAG

The hacker or hackers, known as “thedarkoverlord,” demanded ransom after stealing 10 episodes of the next season of “Orange Is the New Black.” 14 more words

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As Hollywood Writers’ Contract Ends, Studios Are More Vulnerable by JOHN KOBLIN and BROOKS BARNES


By JOHN KOBLIN and BROOKS BARNES

By Tuesday, TV and movie writers could create the entertainment industry’s first major work stoppage in a decade. But differences between the business climates now and then offer hope for a deal. 15 more words

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G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017 by NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

The government said gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter, a three-year low, as consumer spending let up.. 8 more words

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Time Inc. Decides Not to Sell Itself by SYDNEY EMBER


By SYDNEY EMBER

The company said it would remain independent and would pursue its strategic plan of digital growth and new revenue opportunities.

Published: April 28, 2017 at 05:30AM… 10 more words

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Thomas Forkner, Waffle House Co-Founder, Dies at 98 by DANIEL E. SLOTNIK


By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK

Mr. Forkner met his future business partner, Joseph W. Rogers, by selling him a house. They went on to build a chain of restaurants on all-night service and filling fare. 14 more words

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