In the past 13 months, CBS has undergone a companywide reckoning in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has stretched from its morning show to its prime-time lineup, its news division to its executive suite. Three powerful men at the company — Leslie Moonves, its chief executive; Charlie Rose, its morning show anchor; and…
It was a message that federal authorities had grown accustomed to hearing: The global bank HSBC belatedly realized it had been processing financial transactions that might have run afoul of American law. HSBC had repeatedly been penalized for helping clients launder money. Now, though, there was a different problem. From 2009 to 2014, HSBC helped…
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The New Zealand government admonished Google on Friday for disclosing the identity of a man charged with killing a female British backpacker, highlighting the tension that arises when local courts order the suppression of information that can be easily found online. Google executives from the United States and Britain are set…
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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook announced on Friday that it had discovered a bug that allowed outsiders access to private photos, potentially affecting some 6.8 million people who use the service. “We have fixed the issue but, because of this bug, some third-party apps may have had access to a broader set of photos than usual,”…
LONDON — Belmond, a fast-growing company based in London, offers its wealthy customers some of the most opulent travel experiences money can buy in settings like the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Orient Express trains connecting major European cities. Now, in a sign of the growing importance such…
Annuities can be complicated. This column will not be. After I wrote two weeks ago about getting tossed out of the office of an annuity salesman, there was a surprising clamor for more information about this room-clearing topic. One group of readers just wanted a basic explainer on how annuities work. For that, read on.…
“I fell in love with the house,” Mr. John said. “We saw it, put in an offer and closed in less than 30 days.” He used an interest-only adjustable-rate mortgage to buy the house, which cost about $1 million. He looked at traditional fixed-rate loans as well, but the interest-only loan was half a percentage…
Google has also given $1 million to build the High Line and another $1.5 million to a cultural preservation project for the Stonewall Inn, a West Village bar and a symbol of the gay rights movement. In addition, the company has provided free Wi-Fi across broad swathes of Chelsea, including inside the subway station below…
Stocks fell on Friday as another week of volatile trading came to a close with uncertainty over the health of the global economy and the impact of the trade war continuing to grip financial markets. Wall Street was lower in early trading and markets across Asia and Europe also tumbled. Data on China’s retail sales…