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A new research paper tracked the political donations of thousands of C.E.O.s from 2000 through 2017. The results, Andrew writes in his latest column, reveal what top business leaders really think about politics.
They’re usually Republican. Nearly 58 percent of C.E.O.s showed a preference for the G.O.P., with just 18 percent designated as Democrats. (For executives to be counted as either, two thirds of their donations had to go to candidates affiliated with one party.)
About a quarter were considered neutral. The report doesn’t disclose who was in each category, but its authors told Andrew that Tim Cook of Apple was neutral, having donated to both Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan over the years.
The disparity was narrower in some sectors. Tech and internet companies had somewhat more Democratic-leaning C.E.O.s. And female leaders were nearly evenly split between the G.O.P., Democrats and neutral territory.
But the Republicans are quieter. The study found that there was a statistically significant association between a company having a Republican C.E.O. and less disclosure of political contributions.
Why it matters: “The opinions held by executives have always resonated beyond their own industries, but their importance is more pronounced today,” Andrew writes. “Mr. Trump, for example, has not hesitated to equate economic policy with foreign policy. It is, then, instructive to understand the political views of our business leaders.”
The U.S. and China will embark on another round of high-level trade talks in a final attempt to hash out an agreement, according to the WSJ.
• “U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to fly to Beijing next week to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Trump administration officials said.”
• “The following week, a Chinese delegation led by Mr. Liu is expected to continue talks in Washington.”
There are conflicting views on how far they’ve got:
America seems upbeat. President Trump yesterday said that talks were “going very well,” and Myron Brilliant, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said that “we’re in the endgame.”
But China may be wary. “Some U.S. negotiators are concerned that China is pushing back against American demands in trade talks,” Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources. It may walk back some promises because they didn’t prompt assurances about American concessions.
A deal could be ready by the end of April if the next talks go well, the WSJ estimates, about a month later than previously expected.
Meanwhile, in Europe: President Xi Jinping’s trip to Italy and France this week is drawing attention to Europe’s conflicted views on China.
After years of criticism, Facebook said it would no longer permit advertisers in key categories to show their messages only to people of a certain race, gender or age group, Noam Scheiber and Mike Isaac of the NYT report.
• Anyone advertising housing, jobs or credit would no longer have the option of explicitly aiming ads on the basis of those characteristics.
• The new rules also cover advertising on Instagram and Messenger, which Facebook owns.
• Facebook said it planned to carry out the changes by the end of the year.
• The changes are part of a settlement with groups that have sued Facebook over these practices in recent years.
The shift will annoy advertisers. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s C.O.O., told the NYT that the changes could make advertising on Facebook less efficient for some customers, but that it was “a cost well worth bearing.”
And it has limits. “I don’t think it solves the problem of the potential for biased serving of ads,” Pauline Kim, a professor of employment law at Washington University in St. Louis, told the NYT. She explained that Facebook’s algorithms could show any ad to a particular audience if that audience were determined to be likelier to click on it.
More Facebook news: Representative David Cicilline, the head of the House antitrust subcommittee, explains why he is calling on the F.T.C. to investigate the company. And are we asking it the wrong questions in the wake of the Christchurch shooting?
In the wake of two fatal crashes involving Boeing’s 737 Max 8 plane, a new focus for investigations is how the F.A.A. certified the jet as safe, David Gelles and Tom Kaplan of the NYT report.
• “The 737 Max was one of the first commercial jets approved under new rules, which delegated more authority to Boeing than had been the case when most previous planes were certified.”
• “Top F.A.A. officials, who are briefed on significant safety issues, were not aware” of an automated piloting system suspected in the crashes, Mr. Gelles and Mr. Kaplan report, citing unnamed sources.
• “The software did not elicit what are known as special conditions, usually applied to a novel feature that requires additional regulations before it can be certified as safe.” But other features, like non-rechargeable lithium batteries, received that designation.
• Skepticism about the F.A.A.’s approval process existed before the crashes. “In 2012, an investigation by the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General found that F.A.A. managers had not always been supportive of efforts by agency employees to ‘hold Boeing accountable.’ ”
• “The United States transportation secretary, Elaine L. Chao, on Tuesday called for her agency’s internal watchdog to open an inquiry into the process.”
More aviation news: President Trump nominated Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Air Lines executive, to lead the F.A.A. And an off-duty pilot reportedly helped save a Lion Air 737 Max 8 flight in software-driven trouble just one day before the same jet crashed.
The tech giant introduced a service yesterday that allows people to play high-definition games instantly over the internet. It’s hoping to lead a revolution in the 5 billion industry.
Think of it as Netflix for video games. “The new service, called Stadia, will work for anyone with a fast internet connection and a computer, phone or tablet,” Daisuke Wakabayashi and Brian Chen of the NYT write. “Users pay a subscription to access a library of games that they can immediately play, as opposed to the traditional model of paying for a disc or waiting to download a game.”
This isn’t the only game-streaming option. Sony offers one called PlayStation Now, and Microsoft plans to test something similar this year. The idea hasn’t yet hit the mainstream because streaming games is more technically demanding than streaming movies — and therefore prone to glitches.
Plenty of unanswered questions hang over the announcement. What games will be available? How much will the service cost? And more fundamentally, what is Google’s business model? None of that is clear.
But Google has not-so-secret weapons. “Using the global network of data centers that run its internet empire, it is set to unleash enough raw computing power to blow away the industry’s current way of doing things,” the FT writes, and it has “YouTube as a shop window.” Shares in Sony and Nintendo tumbled after the announcement.
More Google news: In Europe, the company is changing how it displays some search results, and is giving Android users a choice of web browser to stave off complaints — and potential fines — from antitrust regulators.
Disney now owns an enviable array of assets. It already runs blockbuster properties like Marvel, Lucasfilm and ESPN, and a huge global theme-park operation. But buying most of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire brings:
• The 20th Century Fox movie and TV studios, home to “X-Men” and “The Simpsons”
• The Nat Geo and FX cable channels
• Most of the Hulu streaming service
• Star, the fast-growing Indian video provider
The consequences could be huge. Smaller studios may have to merge. Theater owners could lose out on box-office splits. And Disney’s efforts to dominate streaming could pose big challenges to Netflix, Amazon and Apple.
But the stakes are high. “Mr. Iger and his lieutenants need to persuade investors to start viewing Disney more like a technology company, where near-term financial turbulence is often overlooked,” Mr. Barnes writes. And melding two corporate cultures isn’t easy.
Anheuser-Busch InBev named Marty Barrington, the former C.E.O. of Altria, as its new chairman. Alex Behring, the head of the investment firm 3G Capital, stepped down from the board.
Paul Ryan, the former House speaker, has joined the board of Fox.
WarnerMedia named Toby Emmerich, Peter Roth and Kimberly Williams as interim co-heads of Warner Bros. while it seeks a replacement for Kevin Tsujihara.
Kickstarter’s co-founder Perry Chen is stepping down as C.E.O.
Barclays has hired Bob Peck, who was global head of internet investment banking at Credit Suisse, as a chairman of global internet banking.
• Lyft’s I.P.O. is reportedly oversubscribed, just two days after it started pitching to prospective investors. (Reuters)
• Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany plans to stay out of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. (NYT)
• Apax and Warburg Pincus are leading a .3 billion takeover bid for Inmarsat, the satellite operator. (FT)
• Glossier, the online cosmetics company, raised 0 million from investors led by Sequoia at a .2 billion valuation. (Bloomberg)
• Hyundai shareholders are expected to back the company in its fight against Elliott Management, which aims to shake up the carmaker’s board. (Nikkei)
Politics and policy
• Joe Biden reportedly told supporters that he plans to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. (WSJ)
• Robert Mueller began investigating Michael Cohen’s emails in 2017, within months of starting as special counsel. (NYT)
• How billions of dollars from military projects across the country could be used for President Trump’s border wall. (Axios)
• The Trump administration has lost at least 63 court battles in the last two years, often for failing to provide clear explanations and allow public comment on decisions. (WaPo)
• Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain will seek a short delay — reportedly up to three months — to Brexit. (FT)
• The European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said that European leaders may decide whether to grant a delay next week. The current Brexit deadline is next Friday. (Guardian)
• Financial services companies may move an estimated £1 trillion, or .32 trillion, in financial assets out of Britain because of Brexit, according to the consulting firm EY. (FT)
• Apple is working with three nonprofits to develop anti-disinformation programs. (Axios)
• Instagram introduced a feature that lets users buy clothes within its app. (NYT)
• Myspace, the once-popular social network, says it may have permanently lost millions of photos, videos, and audio files from its peak period. (NYT)
• An argument against breaking up Big Tech: Innovation could stagnate. (FT op-ed)
• Airbnb hasn’t raised money in two years, so valuing it for an I.P.O. is tricky. (Recode)
Best of the rest
• Chinese companies are defaulting at “unprecedented” levels. (CNBC)
• Economists around the world are trying to find an alternative to G.D.P. as a measure of prosperity. Here’s how that’s going. (Axios)
• The S.E.C. plans to examine whether consolidation is reducing competition among U.S. asset managers. (FT)
• The center fielder Mike Trout is reportedly near a 0 million deal with the L.A. Angels, which would be the biggest contract in North American sports history.. (ESPN)
• Bill Gates has joined Jeff Bezos in the club of centibillionaires. They’re the only members. (Bloomberg)
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【乐】【游】【在】【忘】【川】【谷】【上】【空】【徘】【徊】【了】【好】【半】【天】，【没】【发】【现】【任】【何】【异】【常】，【终】【是】【抓】【了】【抓】【头】【发】，【怏】【怏】【地】【转】【身】，【回】【到】【凡】【人】【界】。 【女】【娲】【造】【人】，【同】【时】【也】【创】【造】【了】【不】【同】【时】【空】。 【而】【不】【同】【时】【空】【的】【时】【间】【流】【逝】，【也】【或】【多】【或】【少】【存】【在】【着】【差】【异】。 【而】【作】【为】【人】【界】【最】【高】【的】【存】【在】，【净】【空】【神】【域】，【则】【是】【这】【其】【中】【时】【间】【流】【逝】【最】【为】【缓】【慢】【的】【地】【方】。 【举】【个】【例】【子】，【乐】【游】【这】【回】【从】【人】【界】【返】【回】【神】
【林】【汉】【架】【住】【她】【一】【条】【手】【臂】，【拉】【着】【她】【跑】。【后】【来】【周】【七】【架】【住】【她】【另】【一】【条】【手】【臂】，【两】【个】【人】【拉】【着】【她】【跑】。 【再】【后】【来】，【凤】【小】【强】【只】【能】【听】【到】【自】【己】“【呼】【哧】【呼】【哧】”【粗】【重】【的】【喘】【气】【声】。【脑】【子】【嗡】【嗡】【嗡】【的】【响】，【视】【线】【模】【糊】。 【最】【后】，【林】【汉】【和】【周】【七】【架】【着】【凤】【小】【强】【走】【够】【了】【一】【百】【圈】。 【凤】【小】【强】【整】【个】【人】【像】【从】【水】【里】【捞】【出】【来】【的】【一】【样】。【她】【瘫】【倒】【在】【地】，【天】【在】【旋】【地】【在】【转】。 【赫】【刚】【的】【声】鞍山娱网棋牌【夜】【色】【冰】【凉】【如】【水】，【前】【方】【一】【白】【色】【身】【影】【掠】【过】【树】【冠】【已】【不】【见】【踪】【影】，【黑】【衣】【蒙】【面】【人】【紧】【跟】【其】【后】【隐】【入】【树】【冠】【中】，【月】【亮】【跳】【出】【云】【层】【照】【亮】【四】【周】，【这】【里】【正】【是】【西】【城】【郊】【外】，【林】【林】【总】【总】【分】【布】【着】【数】【家】【庄】【园】。 【刚】【才】【的】【白】【色】【身】【影】【就】【消】【失】【在】【眼】【前】【的】【高】【墙】【大】【院】【内】。 【黑】【衣】【蒙】【面】【人】【身】【材】【瘦】【弱】，【武】【功】【不】【弱】【转】【眼】【已】【飞】【身】【跳】【入】【院】【内】，【前】【面】【几】【间】【房】【屋】【黑】【灯】【瞎】【火】【不】【像】【有】【人】，【黑】【色】【身】
【她】【似】【乎】【把】【自】【己】【丢】【失】【十】【多】【年】【的】【仇】【都】【报】【复】【回】【来】。 【木】【家】【难】【以】【置】【信】，【虽】【然】【他】【们】【当】【初】【弄】【丢】【了】【木】【零】，【可】【那】【是】【意】【外】，【这】【么】【多】【年】【来】，【木】【家】【也】【从】【未】【放】【弃】【过】【她】。 【每】【年】【都】【耗】【费】【大】【比】【资】【金】，【大】【海】【捞】【针】【一】【样】【寻】【找】【木】【零】。 【甚】【至】【为】【了】【她】【特】【意】【成】【立】【了】【一】【个】【基】【金】【会】，【就】【是】【为】【了】【帮】【助】【天】【底】【下】【丢】【失】【孩】【子】【的】【父】【母】【寻】【找】【自】【己】【的】【孩】【子】。 【他】【们】【善】【待】【他】【人】，【也】
【这】【个】【世】【界】【的】【人】【虽】【然】【骁】【勇】【好】【斗】，【崇】【拜】【强】【者】，【打】【架】【斗】【殴】【那】【是】【常】【态】。 【但】【是】【也】【恰】【恰】【如】【此】，【在】【这】【个】【世】【界】【没】【有】【人】【会】【瞧】【得】【起】【持】【强】【凌】【弱】【之】【人】。 【这】【个】【跟】【这】【个】【世】【界】【人】【类】【的】【历】【史】【有】【关】，【纵】【观】【人】【类】【的】【历】【史】，【都】【是】【一】【路】【被】【欺】【负】【成】【长】【的】。【早】【些】【年】【甚】【至】【是】【别】【人】【的】【盘】【中】【餐】。 【这】【种】【血】【泪】【史】【使】【得】【人】【类】【极】【其】【鄙】【视】【那】【些】【欺】【负】【弱】【小】【者】。【而】【另】【一】【方】【面】【弱】【小】【没】【关】
【巨】【大】【耸】【立】【的】【建】【筑】【安】【静】【地】【立】【在】【凝】【固】【的】【黄】【昏】【里】，【四】【周】【没】【有】【一】【点】【声】【音】，【仿】【佛】【这】【只】【是】【一】【副】【油】【画】。 【穿】【行】【于】【这】【样】【的】【环】【境】【中】，【戴】【里】【克】.【伯】【格】【竟】【比】【探】【索】【黑】【暗】【深】【处】【别】【的】【地】【方】【更】【为】【紧】【绷】，【背】【部】【汗】【毛】【都】【一】【根】【根】【立】【了】【起】【来】。 【进】【入】【黄】【昏】【笼】【罩】【的】【地】【方】【后】，【整】【支】【探】【索】【小】【队】，【包】【括】【首】【席】【科】【林】.【伊】【利】【亚】【特】【和】“【牧】【羊】【人】”【长】【老】【洛】【薇】【雅】【在】【内】，【都】【不】【可】【避】【免】【地】