How the ‘Temp’ Economy Became the New Normal

How the ‘Temp’ Economy Became the New Normal

Louis Hyman’s history describes the business forces that throughout the 20th century led to a job economic situation of perilous and also expendable labor.

Read More … DealBook Briefing: Goldman’s New Boss Won’t Start a Revolution David Solomon will formally replace Lloyd Blankfein later this year, but the modifications he makes at the helm of the company will be refined.

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Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It

Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It

Tax breaks, land deals and cheap energy have spurred cryptocurrency mining in Georgia, which wants to be a digital data leader.

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Thomas L. Phillips, C.E.O. Who Diversified Raytheon, Has Died

Carrying his born-again faith into the executive suite, he transformed a weapons manufacturer into a maker of refrigerators, aircraft and more as well.

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A Starring Role for Hollywood’s Sexual Zelig

A Starring Role for Hollywood’s Sexual Zelig

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” details the story of Scotty Bowers, who says he ran a gay and bisexual prostitution ring for the stars for decades.

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In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining the Military

A surge in spending on the armed forces has opened new avenues for the graft and cronyism that many see as Ukraine’s most dangerous enemy.

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A New York Times Company Town Deep in the Ontario Wilderness

A New York Times Company Town Deep in the Ontario Wilderness

In the 1920s, The Times as well as Kimberly-Clark built an enormous paper mill in Kapuskasing, together with the town to offer it. The mill and community endure.

Read More … A New History of Native Americans Responds to’Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’David Treuer’s “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” shows the history of American Indians as greater than victimhood.

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Double Takes Amid the Devastation: Reporting on a Hurricane’s Surreal Aftermath

Double Takes Amid the Devastation: Reporting on a Hurricane’s Surreal Aftermath

As our journalists navigate roads damaged by Hurricane Michael, Sheri Fink recalls indelible images from her coverage of Hurricane Florence: traveling by boat on a highway, watching floodwaters swallow roofs, ferrying survivors whose lives were fo…

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The Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

Near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hydroelectric power plants provide electricity that could guard against deforestation and revitalize the war-torn country.

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Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Charting Jobs That Are Similar to Yours

Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Charting Jobs That Are Similar to Yours

Many of the skills needed in fading jobs are more applicable to growing jobs than it might first appear.

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An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War

A trip along the Euphrates reveals damaged and depopulated towns, and an uneasy front held by a tenuous American presence.

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Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.

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Everyone Is Canceled

It only takes one thing — and sometimes, nothing — for fans to dump a celebrity.

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Across Senegal, the Beloved Baobab Tree Is the ‘Pride of the Neighborhood’

Across Senegal, the Beloved Baobab Tree Is the ‘Pride of the Neighborhood’

Baobabs have endured for centuries as essential cultural symbols. But significantly, they are endangered by environment adjustment, urbanization and an expanding population.

Read More … U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

American operatives are messaging Russians servicing disinformation campaigns to allow them know they’ve been determined. It’s a calculated step to keep Moscow from escalating.

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DealBook Briefing: Goldman’s New Boss Won’t Start a Revolution

DealBook Briefing: Goldman’s New Boss Won’t Start a Revolution

David Solomon will officially take over from Lloyd Blankfein later this year, however the adjustments he makes at the helm of the company will certainly be refined.

Read More … A New York Times Company Town Deep in

the Ontario Wilderness In the 1920s, The Times and Kimberly-Clark developed a massive paper mill in Kapuskasing, together with the town to serve it. The mill and town endure.

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