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WeWork Moves to Limit the Power of Its C.E.O.

The parent company of WeWork disclosed on Friday that it had reduced the control of its co-founder, chairman and chief executive, Adam Neumann. The changes suggest that the company, the We Company, a fast-growing purveyor of shared work spaces, intends to move forward with its plans for an initial public …

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Beto O’Rourke Urges Banks to Cut Services for Gun Sales

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday called on banks and credit card companies to address gun violence by refusing to provide services for some firearms sales. In a statement, Mr. O’Rourke’s campaign said he wanted the financial institutions to stop providing services for sales of assault-style weapons — …

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A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut Sales

Over the past year, Juul has retained hundreds of lobbyists to work in Washington and state capitals across the country, in an effort to fight statewide bans under consideration in California and elsewhere. It has also donated money to foundations that support African-American and Hispanic political causes, as well as …

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Partisans Dig In as Executives Call for Action on Guns

When a letter signed by about 150 leaders of some of the nation’s most recognizable companies called on Thursday for tighter gun control measures, the reactions cut largely along partisan lines. Democrats like Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said the letter, which was signed by companies including Levi Strauss, Yelp …

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