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  1. PhotoTikTok is under scrutiny by consumer groups. CreditTony Luong for The New York Times

    Twenty consumer groups said the video app had failed to make some changes it agreed to carry out last year to settle federal charges.

    By Natasha Singer

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    The New New World

    A commercial extolling Chinese youths has set off a debate over whether they are too nationalistic — and their prospects too limited — for the country’s good.

    By Li Yuan

    1. PhotoA quiet office building in Tokyo on Thursday. CreditKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

      The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

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      Jerome H. Powell pointed to potentially dire consequences if a lasting economic downturn is not averted with forceful policies.

      By Jeanna Smialek, Jim Tankersley and Emily Cochrane

  1. PhotoThe employee parking lot at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, Calif., was full on Tuesday after Elon Musk said the plant would restart in violation of a county order. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times

    Mr. Musk opened his California factory this week in defiance of local orders. He has also criticized the response to the pandemic as “dumb” and “fascist.”

    By Niraj Chokshi

  2. PhotoAn assembly line for the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car in Zwickau, Germany. Carmakers may not be as motivated to sell electric cars in coming months. CreditHendrik Schmidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    Plunging sales could force factories to close and lead to takeovers and mergers, but also bolster sales of electric cars.

    By Jack Ewing

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    Online shopping surged after virus-related shutdowns. But even within the areas of rapid growth, the recent gains have not been spread evenly, new data shows.

    By Nathaniel Popper

  4. Wheels

    Photo“The front and rear seats are like living room furniture,” Richard Kim said of the vehicle he designed for Canoo. CreditMaggie Shannon for The New York Times

    Byton and Canoo offer radically distinct approaches to the way cars work for their owners. Canoo even does away with the idea of ownership.

    By Bradley Berman

  5. PhotoSince it went public in 2014, Grubhub has had to spend more to keep up with its competition. CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times

    A deal would unite two large players in food delivery as more people order in meals during the pandemic.

    By Mike Isaac and Kate Conger

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    Airlines and movie theaters are hurting. Grocery stores and streaming services are raking it in.

    By Lauren Leatherby and David Gelles

  2. PhotoAndy Beckstoffer in Rutherford, Calif. Napa Valley has unquestionably the best American terroir, and within it, the choicest land has his name on a billboard next to it. CreditCayce Clifford for The New York Times

    For 50 years, Andy Beckstoffer drove up the price of wine. Did the strategy work too well?

    By Ben Ryder Howe

  3. Photo CreditThe New York Times

    The U.S. jobless rate for April is put at 14.7 percent, with 20.5 million jobs lost, figures that almost certainly understate the economic devastation.

    By Nelson D. Schwartz, Ben Casselman and Ella Koeze

  4. PhotoThe Broadwalk Restaurant in Hollywood Beach, Fla. Restaurants generally have tight profit margins even in the best of times.  CreditScott McIntyre for The New York Times

    The heated debate over when to restart the economy has obscured an issue that could prove just as thorny: How to do it.

    By Ben Casselman

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    With many stuck at home during the pandemic, Americans have been spending more of their lives online. This is how our habits have changed.

    By Ella Koeze and Nathaniel Popper

  1. M.I.T. Closes ‘Food Computer’ Project After Scientists Raised Doubts

    The OpenAg project, which promised crops that could be grown in thin air, faced scrutiny at the same time that Jeffrey Epstein’s financial ties to the M.I.T. Media Lab came to light.

    By Noam Cohen

  2. Federal Retirement Fund Halts Planned China Investment Under Pressure

    The change in plans for the $600 billion Thrift Savings Plan for federal workers comes as the Trump administration ramps up criticism of China.

    By Ana Swanson


  3. Anti-Lockdown Protesters Get in Reporters’ (Masked) Faces

    Journalists covering the pandemic have faced the wrath of people who are against social-distancing restrictions.

    By Marc Tracy

  4. Officials Move to Block Concert Billed as First Since Virus Hit

    Arkansas officials said they would not approve the planned Friday concert by Travis McCready as the promoters announced a second show in nearby Missouri.

    By Graham Bowley

  5. on tech

    Where Is My Driverless Car?

    The technology is tricky, and driverless cars may never fix all the problems we hoped they would.

    By Shira Ovide

  6. DealBook Newsletter

    Uber’s Bid for Grubhub Shows That Deals Aren’t Dead Yet

    Mergers are taking a hit during the pandemic, but there’s still an appetite for certain types of transactions.

  7. Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order

    President Trump pushes to reopen schools, and criticizes Dr. Fauci’s warnings about moving too quickly. The administration weighs extending some border restrictions indefinitely.

  8. Quarantine Dispatch

    Three Months, Two Continents and Four Stints in Quarantine

    A reporter got a close-up look at how different governments handled the developing pandemic. Some were more impressive than others.

    By Amy Qin


  9. Helping the Environment, One Small Sensor at a Time

    New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.

    By Ellen Rosen


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