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The Coronavirus Is Unwinding Global Economic Gains

The disease outbreak in China continues to spook investors around the world, though fears appear to be moderating slightly.

Trump Expands Steel Tariffs, Saying They Are Short of Aim

The president plans tariffs on metal items like nails and cables after his earlier move raised the cost of making those products in the United States.

Stocks Have Worst Day Since October Over Coronavirus Worries

U.S. stocks followed European markets down amid concerns that the coronavirus could hurt the global economy.

A $100 Million Bet That Vacationland Can Be a Tech Hub, Too

A benefactor’s big gift will create a research center in Portland, Maine, testing a small city’s ability to prosper as a magnet for innovation.

Kobe Bryant’s Death Cuts Short a Budding Business Career

The N.B.A. great was known for his feats on the court. But he had also been building a reputation as an investor and entrepreneur.

A Call for Investors to Put Their Money Toward a Green Future

For wealthy Davos men and women, as well as people from less rarefied air, targeted investing is one way to force change on carbon-emitting companies.

Goldman’s Playbook for More Diverse Corporate Boards

The bank said that it would only work on an I.P.O. if the client had at least one “diverse” board candidate, an attempt to increase women and minority directors.

Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders

Some executives at small companies have reservations about President Trump, but also concerns about Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Arnold Aronson, Who Revitalized Saks in the ’80s, Dies at 85

He transformed a venerable retail chain with a “dowager image” by courting baby boomers, renovating its flagship store and expanding its national reach.

Renault Chooses Volkswagen Executive as New C.E.O.

Luca de Meo, a marketing specialist, will need to repair the French carmaker’s troubled alliance with Nissan.

She’s Taking on Elon Musk on Solar. And Winning.

As the head of Sunrun, Lynn Jurich won’t rest until the photovoltaic cell module is as common as the fireplace.

Fears Over New Coronavirus Grip Davos

As China closes off cities affected by the growing viral outbreak, business leaders at the World Economic Forum fear a replay of the SARS epidemic.

People Are Calling SWAT Teams to Tech Executives’ Homes

Online forums carry personal details of potential targets like industry leaders and their families. The police are struggling to find a solution.

Major Insurers Pledge $55 Million to Try to Lower Generic Drug Prices

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and others say they have agreed to invest in a nonprofit’s effort to develop and sell cheaper drugs.

PG&E Announces Deal to Exit Bankruptcy, but Governor Balks

Even before the California utility said it had an accord with bondholders, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that the plan didn’t meet the public interest.

Tesla Value Hits $100 Billion. Will Elon Musk Get a Big Bonus?

The chief executive could get a stock award worth hundreds of millions if the carmaker’s market capitalization is sustained in the months ahead.

Jeff Bezos’s Lesson: Beware WhatsApp Accounts Tied to M.B.S.

A new report says the Amazon chief’s device was attacked using malware sent from a WhatsApp account tied to Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler.

Netflix Reports a Subscriber Bump as Disney Poses a New Threat

The streaming giant behind “The Crown” and “The Irishman” now has more than 167 million subscribers around the world.

This Company Says It Will Fix Your Smile. It May Shush You if It Doesn’t.

SmileDirectClub, which sells teeth aligners online, has worked to limit information about customer dissatisfaction.

Davos Warms to Trump’s Results (if Not Him Personally)

Many of the elite who gather at the World Economic Forum were horrified by his election. But most seem to have come to accept the U.S. president.