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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New York Times Business

Paid $75,000 to Love a Brand on Instagram. But Is It an Ad?

15 minutes ago
Companies are spending big to have celebrities praise their products to millions of social media followers, raising questions about disclosure rules. by SAPNA MAHESHWARI

Japan Top Government Spokesman Suga Signals Readiness to Stem Yen Gains

2 hours 6 minutes ago
The Japanese chief cabinet secretary said the government is watching market moves carefully and is ready to respond "appropriately." by REUTERS

Uber and Alphabet’s Rivalry Heats Up as Director Chooses Sides

David Drummond’s having a hand in each company became untenable as the two converge on mapping technologies, ride sharing and autonomous cars. by MIKE ISAAC

Mitsubishi Motors Said to Have Overstated Fuel Economy on Eight More Models

Japanese media report that the eight vehicle models were in addition to four others the embattled Japanese automaker already admitted to. by REUTERS

Shooting Scares Show a Nation Quick to Fear the Worst

False alarms around the country indicate that Americans are primed, when they hear a loud bang or see signs of panic, to think in terms of mass killings. by RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA, JACK HEALY and JENNIFER MEDINA

‘The Market Is Saturated’: Brooklyn’s Rental Boom May Turn Into a Glut

With 19 residential towers under construction or recently finished in just one section of the borough, developers worry about oversupply. by CHARLES V. BAGLI

Airbag Propellant Bound for Takata Factory Detonates en Route

The truck was carrying Takata airbag inflaters and ammonium nitrate, the propellant used in them, when it crashed and exploded in Texas. by HIROKO TABUCHI

Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry

The Senate minority leader, going beyond public comments by the Obama administration, says that the evidence suggests an intent to “falsify official election results.” by DAVID E. SANGER

Fox Wants Ex-Host’s Harassment Suit Sent to Arbitration

The former host, Andrea Tantaros, “is not a victim; she is an opportunist,” the network said in a motion filed in New York State Supreme Court. by JOHN KOBLIN

Apple Is Said to Owe Back Taxes to Irish Government

The potential clawback, estimated to be hundreds of millions of dollars, may stoke tensions between American and European officials over tax policies. by MARK SCOTT and JAMES KANTER

American's No. 2 Executive Departs for United Airlines

The president and No. 2 executive at American Airlines is leaving to take the same job with rival United Airlines. by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ratings Are No Hit for MTV Video Music Awards

The Sunday broadcast for this show had a 34 percent decrease in viewership from last year’s show, though MTV did point to gains online. by JOHN KOBLIN

Mondelez Abandons Plans to Combine With Hershey

The news dashed hopes for what could have been one of the biggest deals this year, combining the maker of Hershey’s Kisses with the owner of Oreo. by LESLIE PICKER

U.S. Moves Toward Anti-Dumping Duties on Truck and Bus Tires From China

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday truck and bus tires from China were being dumped in the United States at below-market prices, a potential step toward the imposition of duties. by REUTERS

Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’

Mr. Wilder’s neurotic comic persona added a special edge to numerous hits, like “Blazing Saddles,” “Stir Crazy” and “The Producers.” by DANIEL LEWIS

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