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State Bill Targets Companies Like Disney with Highly Paid Execs

SACRAMENTO — California legislators are considering raising taxes on some of the country's largest companies, but the size of the tax increase would depend on how much its highest-paid executive makes compared to its employees. The bigger the gap, the bigge...
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Uber CEO Walks Back Comment on Khashoggi’s Slaying

NEW YORK — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomou...
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Juul Stops Advertising E-Cigarettes, Replaces CEO

Juul Labs is halting all U.S. advertising of its e-cigarettes and replacing its CEO amid a nationwide backlash against vaping. The largest e-cigarette maker also said Wednesday it won't fight a sweeping ban ...
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A Modest Proposal to Deregulate NCAA Sports

With every new college sports scandal or revelation of an assistant coach who makes more than a CEO, the term “student athlete” becomes even quainter than raccoon coats, goldfish swallowing or phone booth stuffing. (Remember phone booths?) Opinion ...
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Tesla Gears up for Fully Self-Driving Cars Amid Skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled ...