This Week in Business: No More E-Cigarettes at Walmart, and an Attack on the World’s Oil Supply

This Week in Business: No More E-Cigarettes at Walmart, and an Attack on the World’s Oil Supply

Who knew the humble tailpipe could cause so much political rancor? Find out why, below, along with more business and tech news that you should know heading into the week. On that note, check out…

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What’s on TV Sunday: The Emmys and ‘Criminal’

What’s on TV Sunday: The Emmys and ‘Criminal’

What’s on TVTHE EMMYS 8 p.m. on Fox. Awards season kicks into gear with the 71st annual Emmys, television’s biggest night. With a whopping 32 nominations, “Game of Thrones” seems to be the front-runner for…

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An Improbable Relic of Auschwitz: a Shofar That Defied the Nazis

An Improbable Relic of Auschwitz: a Shofar That Defied the Nazis

The Auschwitz exhibition opened last May and has so far drawn about 95,000 visitors. It is set to move out in January unless extended.Dr. Schwartz’s story came to light after she visited the newly opened…

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In Ann Patchett’s New Novel, a Glass House and a Family With Things to Hide

In Ann Patchett’s New Novel, a Glass House and a Family With Things to Hide

That opening scene is lavish with literary allusions. The motherless child hiding in the curtains is from “Jane Eyre.” Children observing adults from the top of the stairs recalls Henry James’s “What Maisie Knew.” And…

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Escaping the Nxivm Cult’ and a Bill Gates Documentary

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Escaping the Nxivm Cult’ and a Bill Gates Documentary

What’s on TVESCAPING THE NXIVM CULT: A MOTHER’S FIGHT TO SAVE HER DAUGHTER 8 p.m. on Lifetime. This June, Keith Raniere, the leader of an organization known as Nxivm, was convicted on racketeering and sex…

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From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying

From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying

TIRUPUR, India — When Alan Greenspan ran a consulting firm and wanted to know where the economy was headed, he would often look at sales of men’s underwear as a guide.Mr. Greenspan, who later served…

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Inside Airbnb, Employees Eager for Big Payouts Pushed It to Go Public

Inside Airbnb, Employees Eager for Big Payouts Pushed It to Go Public

SAN FRANCISCO — Last summer, several Airbnb employees wrote a letter to the online room-rental start-up’s founders.On behalf of more than a dozen employees, they pleaded to be able to sell their Airbnb stock options….

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Suzanne Whang, Former Host of ‘House Hunters,’ Dies at 56

Suzanne Whang, Former Host of ‘House Hunters,’ Dies at 56

Suzanne Whang, an actress, comedian and former host of HGTV’s “House Hunters,” died Tuesday after a long battle with breast cancer, according to her longtime agent, Eddie Culbertson, on Friday. She was 56. “For thirteen…

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New Y.A. Crossover From Morgan Parker, Renée Ahdieh and More

New Y.A. Crossover From Morgan Parker, Renée Ahdieh and More

WHO PUT THIS SONG ON? By Morgan ParkerImageParker, an award-winning poet and essayist, drew from her high school journals and an unfinished memoir to create this loosely autobiographical Y.A. debut. “Who Put This Song On?”…

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Hollywood Is Fighting, but the Emmys Show Will Go On

Hollywood Is Fighting, but the Emmys Show Will Go On

LOS ANGELES — It’s the most celebratory weekend in television, a time for red-carpet looks, thank-you speeches and lavish parties. But as the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards approached this week, Hollywood seemed glum.“When the town…

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