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A mochi shop in Kyoto is 1,020 years old. It and many of Japan’s other centuries-old businesses have endured by putting tradition and stability over profit and growth.

“What’s that company?” Marc Benioff, Salesforce's chief executive, said when he was asked about competing with Microsoft. “How do you spell it?”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was quizzed for a second day by lawmakers about his decision to end some Federal Reserve emergency lending programs

An American start-up became the first to win government approval to sell meat grown in a lab. The city state of Singapore has granted Eat Just, a San Francisco-based company, permission to sell what the startup calls “cultured chicken.”

“It’s all about putting heads in beds,” the chief executive of Milwaukee's convention center said

“This is a perverse world, where market realities do not affect city decision-making,” said a professor who studies convention centers

Senator David Perdue has made 2,596 trades during his six-year term — mostly stocks, some bonds and funds. His 2,596 trades roughly equal the combined trading volume of the next five most active traders in the Senate.

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the former president of France who came to power vowing to transform his country, but was thwarted by an economic slowdown and demographic shifts, has died


For some people in Hong Kong, the future is uncertain. Others see no future there at all.

Chinese police dragged Joanne Li from her house, manacled her to a chair, and interrogated her for three days. Her crime: sending a link on WeChat. A cornerstone of China's surveillance state, the app may soon be banned in America.

Twitter said it removed thousands of accounts that were part of a Chinese misinformation campaign that in part promoted Beijing’s pandemic response

John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, blames obesity on bad decisions by consumers rather than lack of access to healthy food. "It’s less about access and more about people making poor choices, mostly due to ignorance."

After staff members at The Ringer complained of the lack of diversity on the company's dozens of podcasts, the site's co-founder, Bill Simmons, said in an interview: “It’s a business. This isn’t Open Mic Night.”

F.D.A. has stopped routine food safety inspections of seafood, fruits, vegetables and many other foods because of the federal government shutdown, said F.D.A. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday.

China has come roaring back from Covid-19, and the United States, Europe and Japan are finding their feet. But not India.