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A Times analysis shows that General Motors repeatedly used technical service bulletins as a stopgap safety measure instead of ordering timely recalls.

A corruption inquiry targeting the retired Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang and his family could challenge a tacit rule that has allowed elite clans to accumulate vast wealth.

Laboratoires Servier, the pharmaceutical company founded by Mr. Servier, was hailed as a champion of French business until its diabetes drug was withdrawn from the market.

With his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” Thomas Piketty has written a blockbuster in the world of economics.

David Cohen, Comcast’s executive vice president, is the point man for moving deals like the one for Time Warner Cable past regulatory hurdles.

Technology has the potential to affect the value of items that are now rare and expensive, everything from diamonds to paintings and autographs.

The idea of a new lottery in Slovakia is to encourage citizens to collect sales receipts and register them with the government, forcing restaurant and shop owners to pay the taxes they owe.

Banks are fighting imposition of a part of the Volcker Rule that restricts trading in collateralized loan obligations, or C.L.O.s.

A chief executive, explaining why she does not have an office, says: “When you’re sitting in the open with everybody, you pick up a lot.”

A federal judge has rejected an effort by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees. American, which is in bankruptcy, wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost.

The ownership ties between a Utah bank and a Ghanaian company raise questions about the role of sanctions.

Monte dei Paschi di Siena is fighting to avoid nationalization and bracing for stress tests of its balance sheet by European regulators.

The bug that rattled the Internet last week exposed the paradox that some of the web’s most crucial coding depends on the efforts of volunteers.

The rise in shares in both Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service, and Sabre, a technology services provider, came after they scaled back the sizes of their offerings.

Paul J. Taubman has single-handedly accounted for $175 billion in deals over the last year, which has had Wall Street bankers buzzing with a mix of admiration and envy.

Some chief executives like to sugarcoat bad results, but the interim chief executive of the Co-operative Group felt no such need when reporting the firm’s results.

An investigation by New York authorities is part of a broad national crackdown on businesses seeking to turn a quick profit by exporting luxury cars from the United States to China.

Of all the major industrialized countries, only Germany and Japan have managed to return to their 2007 employment levels.

The company’s global problems add to the bumps the company face in the United States, including opposition from taxi groups and driver complaints.

Companies across the globe have long tried to attract viewers to live Internet broadcasts, with X-rated sites the only real success stories. China appears to have cracked the code.

On April 15, as individual taxpayers file, taking a look at a few opportunities for corporations that they may find slightly irksome.

The presence of a United States-flagged aircraft in Iran is highly unusual these days, especially when it’s owned by a small Utah bank.

The suit, filed by several big record companies on Thursday, accuses Pandora of violating common-law copyright protections for songs made before 1972.

Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.

Under an agreement with a French regulator, the company will to make it easier for rivals to produce single-serving capsules for Nespresso machines.