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Emails reveal close rapport between top EPA officials, those they regulate

On the morning of April 1, 2017, Environmental Protection Agency appointee Mandy Gunasekara welcomed to her office a team of lobbyists representing the makers of portable generators. For months, the...

Crash and burn. Watch Japanese entrepreneur’s unmanned rocket launch end in a huge fireball

TOKYO — Talk about crash and burn. A rocket developed by a controversial Japanese entrepreneur burst into flames and crashed to earth in a fireball over the weekend. The MOMO-2...

‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans...

The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully. A loan, it said. Smaller...

Top EPA ethics official discloses that he has urged additional investigations into Scott Pruitt

The Environmental Protection Agency’s chief ethics officer, who initially had approved a $50-a-night condo rental and other decisions by administrator Scott Pruitt, disclosed this week that he has urged...

The working-class struggles that propelled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to victory

BRONX — When Ali Ahmed is not running the convenience store he owns in Queens, he is criss-crossing the city as an Uber driver. The side job helps him to...

Facebook offers fresh detail about its ties to dozens of outside companies in more...

Facebook shared user information with 52 hardware and software makers, including some based in China, under agreements designed to make its social media platform work more effectively on smartphones...

Trump presses Saudis to increase oil production in face of rising gas prices

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump said Saturday that he has asked Saudi King Salman to increase oil production to help ease pressure on rising gas prices, which have threatened...

California, home of the first soda tax, agrees to ban them

The beverage industry scored a defining victory in its battle against soda taxes this week as California lawmakers voted to bar future local taxes on sugary drinks. The state had...

GM says new Trump auto tariffs threaten American jobs

General Motors came out swinging Friday against President Trump’s proposed tariffs on foreign automobiles, saying they risked weakening the company’s global competitiveness and would lead to job cuts at...

SpaceX is flying an artificially intelligent robot named CIMON to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Unlike HAL, it won’t be able to open the pod bay doors. Its programming is limited, capable of conversation and technical support but not much...