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The Making of a No. 1 YouTube Conspiracy Video After the Parkland Tragedy

The Making of a No. 1 YouTube Conspiracy Video After the Parkland Tragedy

David Hogg, 17, has become a prominent student voice since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. A YouTube video that rose to the top trending spot on the service accused him of being an actor.

Tesla Fixes Model 3 Flaw, Getting Consumer Reports to Change Review

Tesla Fixes Model 3 Flaw, Getting Consumer Reports to Change Review

Tesla beamed a software update to Model 3s to improve their braking, which Consumer Reports had faulted. As a result, on Wednesday the car received a “recommended” rating that it had been denied just nine days earlier.

G.M. Says Its Driverless Car Could Be in Fleets by Next Year

G.M. Says Its Driverless Car Could Be in Fleets by Next Year

General Motors says its Cruise AV, with no steering wheel or pedals, could be ready for commercial ride services next year if it gets the necessary federal and state approvals.

Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela May Empower U.S. Rivals

Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela May Empower U.S. Rivals

An oil tanker sailing through the Persian Gulf as it transports crude oil to export markets in Iran. The Trump administration is working to reduce Iran’s oil exports, and it is trying to persuade China, India and other countries to join in oil sanctions.

Detroit Auto Show May Be Celebrating an Era About to End

Detroit Auto Show May Be Celebrating an Era About to End

A truck under wraps before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Trucks now make up two-thirds of all new vehicles sold, prompting some manufacturers to run those plants almost round the clock while slowing production at car plants.

When Regulators Are Blind to Rules

When Regulators Are Blind to Rules

Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, right, with the Fed chairman, Alan Greenspan, in 2000.

Alcoa Requests Reprieve From Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs

Alcoa Requests Reprieve From Trump’s Aluminum Tariffs

Alcoa has asked the Commerce Department for an exemption from the administration’s aluminum tariffs. The company imports some aluminum from its Canadian facilities.

Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

A joking tweet about President Trump purportedly demanding a “gorilla channel” spread across the internet this week.

Emerging Markets Are Worrying Investors, Again

Emerging Markets Are Worrying Investors, Again

A board in Istanbul displaying exchange rates on Wednesday, when the Turkish lira dropped by as much as 5 percent.

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Amazon’s Super Bowl commercial for its Alexa digital assistant. Amazon and Google say that their devices record and process audio only after users trigger them and that privacy is a priority.

Oil Price Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand

Oil Price Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand

Rig platforms stacked ready for scrapping in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, this month.

Coal’s Decline Seems Impervious to Trump’s Promises

Coal’s Decline Seems Impervious to Trump’s Promises

The Longview Power Plant in West Virginia, which the 4 West mine in nearby Greene County, Pa., has supplied with thermal coal. The most successful Appalachian mines these days produce higher-quality coal for steel making.

U.S. Tariffs, Aimed at China and South Korea, to Hit Targets Worldwide

U.S. Tariffs, Aimed at China and South Korea, to Hit Targets Worldwide

A solar panel project, at left, in Wuhan, China. The United States accuses China of swamping the market with cheap, subsidized solar panels. But those panels are increasingly made in other countries.

Trump’s State of the Union Ratings Don’t Match Obama’s (but Beat the Grammys)

Trump’s State of the Union Ratings Don’t Match Obama’s (but Beat the Grammys)

President Trump’s speech on Tuesday drew about two million fewer television viewers than President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address, but nearly 26 million more than the Grammys.

Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network

Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network

A natural-gas plant in North Dakota operated by Oneok, one of the companies affected by a cyberattack on a data network connecting gas-pipeline operators and their customers. The companies said the attack did not lead to any service interruptions.

Carlos Ghosn, Emerging in Public, Lays Out His Defense

Carlos Ghosn, Emerging in Public, Lays Out His Defense

Carlos Ghosn’s image on a TV news program in Tokyo on Tuesday. The former Nissan chief said he had “never received any compensation from Nissan that was not disclosed.”


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