A Look at Davos Through the Years

1971 The first meeting of the World Economic Forum, then called the European Management Symposium, convened in Davos, Switzerland, organized by Klaus Schwab, in collaboration with Hilde Stoll. (They married shortly afterward.) 1973 Aureilo Peccei, an Italian industrialist, delivered a speech calling for balancing economic goals with environmental concerns. 1974 Political leaders were invited for the first time, and the …

These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.

BuzzFeed News; Getty Images In September 2015, Uber brought thousands of employees to Las Vegas for a global all-hands retreat that had all the hallmarks of its infamous hard-charging culture: drug-fueled parties, a private performance from Beyoncé, and speeches from CEO Travis Kalanick and other executives. One evening during a group outing to a nightclub attended by a handful of …

Health Care Costs Are Rising. Fund Returns Are Less Reliable.

The diversity of the health care industry can add to its appeal. Its innovations aren’t limited to genetically engineered cancer cures. Also promising are the digitization of medicine, through services like UnitedHealth’s Optum, a pharmacy benefit manager, and the push to make care more accessible to consumers, through outfits like CVS’s in-store MinuteClinics, said Eddie L. Yoon, manager of the …

Here’s How To Find Out Who Has Your Data On Facebook

Tristar Pictures Wormwood Motors from Matilda. On Facebook under Settings, there’s a page in the Ads section where you can view your Ad Preferences. Most of this is fairly straightforward — choices about how you’ll allow ads and how advertisers target you based on things like what pages you’ve liked. But there’s one section there that will probably surprise you: …

Trump Hopes Trade Deals Will Boost Growth. Experts Don’t Agree.

First, the deal calls for China to begin purchasing what the administration says will be $200 billion worth of American crops and other exported goods and services. Those purchases should increase exports from the United States to China, which, all else being equal, would promote growth. Second, and perhaps more important, administration officials appear to be counting on the agreement …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges To Invest $1 Billion In India

Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News NEW DELHI — After he strode out on stage in front of a packed auditorium, Jeff Bezos shared some chitchat with Amazon’s India head. “My grandfather made his own needles,” the Amazon CEO said about his childhood on a ranch in Texas. He talked about his interest in space —“a childhood passion”— and the climate …

DealBook: We Still Have Questions About Today’s Trade Truce

Good morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) What the U.S.-China trade deal leaves out President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He of China will meet at the White House today to sign a phase-one trade agreement meant to ease tensions between Washington and Beijing. But there are still plenty of unresolved issues. • A big one …