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The Rise of the Fat Start-Up

For much of the past decade, tech investors have been enamored of software companies that could grow very quickly for little money — like Instagram, which raised less than $60 million before it was bought by Facebook for $1 billion. Even Uber, which has raised billions of dollars for expansion, has attracted investors on the promise of eventual low operational ...

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How to Read the C.B.O. Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert

Will it lower the deficit? In practical terms, this is the most important question that the C.B.O. needs to answer for the bill to move forward. Republicans are passing their health overhaul bill through a special budget process in order to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. That process comes with a number of special rules. Continue reading the main ...

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One-Line Reviews of Roger Moore’s ‘James Bond’ Movies

Photo Roger Moore on set in 1972. Credit Associated Press The British actor Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond in seven films, has died at 89. The Times reviewed each of Mr. Moore’s outings as Agent 007. Below are our takes. A thread that runs through a dozen years of coverage: Mr. Moore didn’t make the best Bond ...

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Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

Polyester, one of the most common fibers, is a plastic derived from crude oil. The long fibers that make up polyester thread are woven together to make fabric. Extracting the oil and melting the plastic require energy. Continue reading the main story Perhaps a bigger concern is what happens when synthetics get into the hands of consumers. Synthetic fibers shed ...

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Kyrie Irving Scores 42 to Help Cavaliers Rally Past Celtics

Photo Kyrie Irving going up for a layup against Al Horford of the Celtics on Tuesday. Irving led the Cavaliers with 42 points in their Game 4 win. Credit Gregory Shamus/Getty Images CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved to within one win ...

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In the Bars of Berlin, Both the Drinks and Design Are Bracing

From the menu of classic and original cocktails, I tried an Ohio (a kind of rye manhattan topped with Champagne), a Beuser and Angus Special (a sort of chartreuse sour) and a Twin Lions (which contains bourbon and Scotch). Each was flawless. Continue reading the main story Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro, the owner of Buck and Breck, once worked at ...

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Former C.I.A. Chief Tells of Concern Over Possible Russia Ties to Trump Campaign

“It raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals,” he said, adding that he did not know whether the Russian efforts were successful. Continue reading the main story He added, “I don’t know whether such collusion existed.” It was the first time he publicly acknowledged that he was concerned about possible ...

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How to Make It Known There’s a Problem With an App

Q. Is there any way to report problems or get technical support for a mobile app? A. Apps are software, so if you need help or want to report an issue with the program’s developer, there are a couple of places to look for the contact information. Open the problematic app on your device and check its menus for a ...

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These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space

Photo Mouse sperm, freeze-dried and in flown space for nine months, was successfully used to fertilize eggs, creating healthy litters of “space pups,” researchers from Japan are reporting. Credit National Academy of Sciences Litters of healthy mice — “space pups” — prove that mouse sperm can be freeze-dried, flown around on the International Space Station for nine months and then ...

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Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Home during the winter was the 115-room Mar-a-Lago estate, which was bought by Donald J. Trump in 1985 and converted into a private club. (Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump slept in the same children’s suite that Ms. Merrill had used.) Continue reading the main story As a child, born into the American aristocracy of money and high society, Ms. Merrill ...

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