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(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 edged closer to a record high on Tuesday, matching its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose after some encouraging earnings reports and on hopes that the United States and China could resolve their tariff dispute. At its session high, the S&P 500 was 0.14 percent shy of its…


Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Chieh Huang spent years trying to get grocery industry executives excited about the technology at Boxed, his grocery e-commerce company. He regularly gave tours of the company’s state-of-the-art fulfillment centers, featuring a custom software system and roving bands of autonomous carts. But interest in Boxed, which is not profitable and crossed $100 million in revenue…

Tech Tip: Keep Your Electronic Communications Really Secure

TECH TIP Standard SMS text and email may not protect the privacy of your correspondence, but apps that encrypt your chats lock up your messages from those who might read them. Q. What are the advantages of using a messenger app like Signal? Does everybody I want to communicate with have to use it as…

Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment

Because the same society that taught them some people they were heroes, saviors, inheritors of the Manifest Destiny ideal, taught me I only existed in the background of their stories, doing their nails, diagnosing their illnesses, supporting their love interests — and perhaps the most damaging — waiting for them to rescue me. And for…

Summer of Scams: A Bunch of Men Got Tinder-Pranked in Union Square

And a familiar culprit is involved. CreditIllustration by Tracy Ma/The New York Times In June, Amir Pleasants, a 21-year-old resident of Montclair, N.J., matched with someone new on Tinder. But after he and the woman, Natasha Aponte, sent a few messages back and forth, she abruptly cut off the exchange. She told him that a…