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Universal Music is a hit

A ROCKSTAR’S WELCOME greeted Universal Music Group when it launched on Amsterdam’s Euronext exchange on September 21st in Europe’s largest listing of the year. Giddy investors all but threw their knickers at...

Peter Thiel, scourge of Silicon Valley

FOR A MAN who wants to live for ever, Peter Thiel has already done enough in his 53 years to leave mere mortals exhausted—and mostly frustrated. The venture capitalist, techno-Utopian and scourge...

A New Formula May Help Black Patients’ Access to Kidney Care

The prior algorithm adjusted calculations for Black patients—making it harder for them to qualify for transplants and other treatments.For decades, doctors and hospitals saw kidney patients differently based on their race. A...

Japanese companies want to win back their battery-making edge

WHEN YOSHINO AKIRA, a Japanese chemist, worked on rechargeable batteries in the 1980s, it was with a view to powering portable devices. His Nobel-prizewinning research led to the first commercial lithium-ion (Li-ion)...

A takeover in Britain shows shareholders still rule the corporate roost

FOR MOST people, coming into work is about more than picking up a pay slip. Not everyone aims to change the fate of humankind at the office. But even a sense that...

What Social Media Needs to Learn From Traditional Media

Government regulation will never fix everything wrong with online discourse. The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did. On October 10, 1999, The Los Angeles Times published a special issue...

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Paul Simon Surprise Caps Off Inspiring New York Edition of Global Citizen Festival

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Clemson has had some tight moments. But before this season, the Tigers would usually come through.RALEIGH, N.C. — For more than a decade, it...