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They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties

They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties

“I didn’t feel like I had a prayer,” said Crystal Thompson of Eight Mile, Ala., whom Walmart accused — mistakenly, an employee later acknowledged — of shoplifting about $70 in groceries. A lawyer for Walmart threatened a lawsuit if she didn’t pay $200.

Fed Still Waving Caution Flag on Resuming Interest Rate Increases

Fed Still Waving Caution Flag on Resuming Interest Rate Increases

Recent remarks by Janet L. Yellen convinced many investors the Fed will not seriously consider raising rates until its June meeting.

Would You Pay $1 Billion for This View?

Would You Pay $1 Billion for This View?

This undeveloped property in Los Angeles, promoted as the Mountain of Beverly Hills, “is a crown jewel,” its listing agent, Aaron Kirman, said. “For that billionaire who wants that privacy on the highest peak of Beverly Hills, it’s a great opportunity.”

Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo Author, Labor Agency Says

Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo Author, Labor Agency Says

James Damore was fired from Google after writing a contentious memo on gender issues in the workplace.

Chipotle Will Test a Quesadilla, and a New Strategy

Chipotle Will Test a Quesadilla, and a New Strategy

A quesadilla is among the new items Chipotle will begin experimenting with at its test kitchen in Manhattan, along with nachos, chocolate milkshakes, avocado tostados and an updated salad.

Bankers Hate the Volcker Rule. Now, It Could Be Watered Down.

Bankers Hate the Volcker Rule. Now, It Could Be Watered Down.

The Federal Reserve and other regulators will soon propose significant changes to the Volcker Rule, making it easier for large banks to engage in trading that can be highly profitable but also very risky.

Orlando Pulls the Plug on Its Amazon Facial Recognition Program

Orlando Pulls the Plug on Its Amazon Facial Recognition Program

Amazon says its facial recognition technology can track people in a video even when their faces are not visible. Orlando, Fla., where the Police Department was using the system in a pilot program, let its contract with Amazon expire.

Booming Savannah Port Sees Trade Tensions as Just a Hiccup

Booming Savannah Port Sees Trade Tensions as Just a Hiccup

A container ship passes by a restaurant on River Street in Savannah on its way to the Garden City Terminal. The Savannah port has tripled its traffic since 2000.

Banks Adopt Military-Style Tactics to Fight Cybercrime

Banks Adopt Military-Style Tactics to Fight Cybercrime

Mastercard’s “fusion center” in O’Fallon, Mo., where company experts in fraud detection, network engineering and forensic analysis work alongside employees from the legal and customer service departments.

How Housing’s New Players Spiraled Into Banks’ Old Mistakes

How Housing’s New Players Spiraled Into Banks’ Old Mistakes

Ruskin, Fla., was hit hard by the 2008 housing crisis and has since attracted private equity investors.

Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer’s More Valuable Parts

Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer’s More Valuable Parts

Edward S. Lampert, whose hedge fund owns a controlling stake in Sears, has been trying for years to save the troubled retailer.

Teaching Gandhi’s Nonviolent Principles in a Violent Time

Teaching Gandhi’s Nonviolent Principles in a Violent Time

Maria Engels was adopted from an orphanage in Bangladesh at the age of 18 months. She joined the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence after attending a program the organization had sponsored.

Court Gives T.S.A. Screeners Immunity From Abuse Lawsuits

Court Gives T.S.A. Screeners Immunity From Abuse Lawsuits

Security lines at Denver International Airport. An appeals court has ruled that screeners with the Transportation Security Administration are not law enforcement officers and are therefore immune from being sued for misconduct.

What Amazon’s New Headquarters Could Mean for Rents

What Amazon’s New Headquarters Could Mean for Rents

Nashville has seen an influx of residents in recent years, with many of them moving into newly built downtown apartment complexes. Apartments line the streets of East Nashville.

Humanity as a Competitive Advantage

Humanity as a Competitive Advantage

A scene from "Terminator Genisys." A new book examines the role of human beings in the face of technological advances.

When All Else Fails, Tax Incentives Probably Will, Too

When All Else Fails, Tax Incentives Probably Will, Too

President Trump with Terry Gou, chairman of the Taiwanese electronics supplier Foxconn, at the White House in July after the company announced plans for a plant in Wisconsin.


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