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Kevin Hagen for The New York Times

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.

So-called phone porting attacks are exposing a vulnerability that could be exploited against anybody with valuable emails or other digital files.

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED

The California-based energy company has agreed to pay $9.45 billion for the bankrupt power giant, the subject of a tussle between two billionaire investors.

Breakingviews

By LAUREN SILVA LAUGHLIN

The power company has bested Warren E. Buffett. But the transaction looks rushed and leaves Sempra with undisclosed partners and limited control.

DealBook

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

Despite their symbolic moves, many C.E.O.s will continue to advocate positions in person and through lobbyists, while people in Mr. Trump’s inner circle face a harder decision.

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and COLIN MOYNIHAN

The jury thought Mr. Shkreli committed fraud, a juror said, but did not find “that he had the intent and purpose” to cause anyone to lose money.

By VICTORIA FINKLE

Critics say internal financial courts tip the scales against the defendants.

White Collar Watch

By PETER J. HENNING

After a recent Supreme Court decision, the question now is how much evidence the government needs to prove charges against those who receive tips.

By JACK EWING and KEITH BRADSHER

A deal would give the Chinese auto industry a foothold abroad and help it become an industry force. But Fiat Chrysler said there had been no overtures.

By CHAD BRAY

The sale would increase Total’s overall production by 160,000 barrels a day in 2018 and make it one of the largest operators of offshore rigs in northwest Europe.

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED

The lender, Prodigy Finance, said Monday that it had also secured a $200 million credit line from an undisclosed bank.

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON

The billionaire investor’s views on environmental regulations had raised criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

Breakingviews

By ROBERT CYRAN

Activists succeed by pursuing clear, deliverable goals. Urging the employer-services giant to become an agile software company is nothing of the sort.

By SUI-LEE WEE

The announcement by China’s cabinet is the strongest signal yet that Beijing wants to rein in runaway debt that could pose a threat to its economy.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Stocks had turned higher following reports that President Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, left his White House post, but slumped in the final minutes of trading.

By CHAD BRAY

The venture capital firm Benchmark spent years as a low-profile backer of start-ups. Now, it’s trying to challenge Uber.

Fair Game

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

Allan Dunlap was among 800,000 Wells Fargo borrowers wrongly charged for auto coverage. The bank admits errors, but he’s had to fight to be made whole.

By BILL VLASIC and NEAL E. BOUDETTE

Plaintiffs’ lawyers thought they had a deal with a trust for the prebankruptcy General Motors to benefit their clients. Then the new G.M. intervened.

By STEVE LOHR and LANDON THOMAS Jr.

As the president’s advisory councils were disbanding, a few corporate chieftains made a case in terms of business self-interest, patriotism and pragmatism.

Breakingviews

By LAUREN SILVA LAUGHLIN

The hedge fund is said to have enough debt in Energy Future Holdings to block Warren Buffett’s bid. Yet the move makes little sense in the absence of an alternative.

Insight & Analysis
Street Scene


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