Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project

Amazon said on Friday that it would lease office space in Midtown Manhattan for more than 1,500 employees, increasing its presence in New York City less than a year after abandoning plans for a second headquarters in Queens in the face of stiff local opposition. The retail giant said it had a signed a lease for 350,000 square feet in …

‘The Irishman’ Drew 13.2 Million Netflix Viewers Over Thanksgiving

Martin Scorsese wanted everybody to see it in theaters, but millions of people have streamed his three-and-a-half-hour mafia epic on Netflix. The streaming platform bet big on “The Irishman,” and it appears to have paid off, with the film garnering an average audience of 13.2 million in the United States over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to data provided by …

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

Nearly one in three high school students has reported using a tobacco product recently, according to a new federal survey released on Thursday, evidence that concerns over nicotine addiction among teenagers are not limited to e-cigarettes. “The data released today on youth tobacco product use are deeply troubling and indicate that past progress in reducing youth use of these products …

G.M. Venture to Create Ohio Battery Plant and 1,100 Jobs

After idling its car plant in Lordstown, Ohio, this year, General Motors promised that it would bring jobs back to the once-mighty manufacturing region. On Thursday, its plans began to take a shape: It will build a factory to make electric-vehicle batteries along with a South Korean partner, LG Chem. The companies said they planned to invest a total of …

Huawei Sues the F.C.C., Ramping Up Fight With Critics and Foes

SHENZHEN, China — Huawei, the Chinese technology powerhouse, is suing the Federal Communications Commission for choking off its sales in the United States, the latest in the besieged company’s widening efforts to hit back at regulators and critics across the globe. The F.C.C. voted last month to bar American telecommunications companies from using federal subsidies to buy equipment from Huawei …

How Huawei Lost the Heart of the Chinese Public

On the first anniversary of her arrest in Canada, Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, issued an open letter describing how she experienced fear, pain, disappointment, helplessness, torment and acceptance of the unknown. She wrote at length about the support she received from her colleagues, about friendly people at a courthouse in Vancouver and …

Peloton Holiday Ad Criticized as Sexist

Peloton, the maker of high-end exercise equipment, faced backlash and ridicule after its new holiday commercial, a 30-second ad in which a man gives a woman one of the company’s stationary bikes as a holiday gift, was widely shared online this week. “A Peloton?” the woman exclaims after she uncovers her eyes and sees the bike in her large living …

Parking Lots, Once Asphalt Wasteland, Become Golden Opportunities

The other benefit is that surface lots are by definition empty. “There’s no pre-existing building conditions, so you don’t have to worry about demolishing something and, say, you find asbestos and all of a sudden you’ve got to encapsulate and do all sorts of crazy stuff,” said William Shanahan, chairman of CBRE’s New York City Capital Markets group. In fact, …

Conference Planners Seek Food Truck Experience (Actual Truck Optional)

Food trucks, once a novelty, are now seemingly on every city street corner. Lately, they’ve even been showing up at hotels and business meetings as conference organizers aim to give a group an “authentic” experience and a taste of the local culinary scene. “It’s intriguing to corporate planners who are thinking outside the box,” said Zoe Moore, a consultant in …

Trump Bars Bloomberg News Journalists from Campaign Events

President Trump’s re-election campaign said on Monday that it would bar Bloomberg News journalists from attending its rallies and political events, an attempt to retaliate against the news organization’s decision to cease investigating Democratic candidates in the wake of its billionaire owner’s entry into the 2020 presidential race. The Trump campaign broke from years of precedent in 2016 by revoking …