Here are the key annual reports from the New York Times for Thursday, March 11th. Unless otherwise stated, they should be postponed until 9:00 p.m. CET. To contact the New York Times News Service, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the news service on Twitter: @NYTNewsService. For information on photos and graphics, please email email@example.com.
ON THE BUSINESS COVER
JAPAN-NUCLEAR (Suttsu, Japan) – 10 years after a massive earthquake and tsunami that caused the collapse of three nuclear reactors in Fukushima Prefecture, the worst nuclear disaster in the world since Chernobyl, deep concern remains in Japan. The black mark on Japan’s nuclear industry has a profound impact on the country’s ability to power the world’s third largest economy while meeting its commitments to tackle climate change. By Ben Dooley and Hisako Ueno.
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CHINA-TECH (undated) – China is releasing tens of billions of dollars to allow its tech industry to borrow. It catalogs the sectors where the US or others might restrict access to key technologies. And when the heads of state and government released their key economic plans last week, they set out their ambitions to become an innovation superpower with no obligation to anyone. By Paul Mozur and Steven Lee Myers.
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PAPER-SOURCE-BANKRUPTCY (undated) – Paper Source, the stationery chain with 158 branches, is the youngest retailer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the pandemic. A process that companies use to keep their brands alive while getting out of leases and reducing debt. It differs from Paper Source in that vendors say the company placed significant new orders for cards and gifts in advance of the submission. It is now unclear how much money the salespeople, mostly creative women who run small businesses alone or with a handful of employees, will get back. From Sapna Maheshwari.
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ROBLOX IPO (undated) – The booming impact of the pandemic on video game makers was seen this week when Roblox, a kids-focused gaming platform, went public. Roblox opened its first day of trading on Wednesday at $ 64.50 per share, up more than 43% from the $ 45 reference price set on Tuesday. The company’s performance was yet another sign of an increasingly hot IPO market and the euphoria about video games in general. By Kellen Browning.
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ADDITIONAL BUSINESS STORIES
CONGRESS-STIMULUS (Washington) – Congress finally approved President Joe Biden’s nearly $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package on Wednesday as the Democrats cracked down on a unitary Republican opposition to push through an emergency chemicals bailout, the one enormous expansion of the country’s social safety net. With a vote of 220-211, the House passed the measure and approved it for Biden’s signature. It cemented one of the largest injections of federal aid since the Great Depression. By Emily Cochrane.
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ECON-INFLATION (undated) – As the Biden administration’s stimulus plan progressed through Congress, proponents insisted that giving away $ 1.9 trillion to households and businesses would not cause inflation. Fed officials responsible for balancing Americans’ labor needs with price pressures that could undermine their purchasing power said there was little to worry about. But as legislation neared the finish line, the inflation outlook increasingly influenced political commentary and trading on Wall Street. By Nelson D. Schwartz and Jeanna Smialek.
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STIMULUS MIDDLE CLASS (Washington) – The economic aid plan that hits President Joe Biden’s desk has been billed as the United States’ most ambitious anti-poverty initiative in generations. But there are plenty of perks for the mid-range in the $ 1.9 trillion package too. Whether it is direct stimulus payments, a range of tax breaks, or an extension of the Affordable Care Act, the bill will be a big boost to middle-income families. By Alan Rappeport.
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NY-PANDEMIC-SCENES (New York) – New York City, the largest metropolis in the country and engine of the US economy, is more than just another victim of the coronavirus. It’s a canvas that played out almost every element of the pandemic, from the collapse of tourism and employment to the rise in crime to the strain on urban services. The New York Times spent months documenting the changing city as its economy was frayed and divided during the pandemic. By Ashley Gilbertson and Nelson D. Schwartz.
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JOURNALIST-PROTEST-ACQUITTAL (undated) – An Iowa jury on Wednesday acquitted a journalist in a highly unusual trial of a reporter arrested last spring for covering a protest against racism and police violence. Andrea Sahouri, a public safety reporter for The Des Moines Register, was arrested on May 31 while covering a sometimes chaotic demonstration in Des Moines. By Katie Robertson and Rachel Abrams.
VACCINE-MISINFORMATION-MINORITIES (undated) – Black and Hispanic communities, harder hit by the pandemic and whose vaccination rates lag behind whites, face vaccine conspiracy theories, rumors and misleading news on social media. Some activists go door to door to counter this. From Sheera Frenkel.
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DIGITAL IMPERSONATIONS (undated) – For those who fear a future where real video is indistinguishable from fake, two recent developments could have been alarming. A tool that can animate old photos and viral videos of a Tom Cruise impersonator have re-drawn attention to the potential of synthetic media, which could lead to significant improvements in the advertising and entertainment industries. The technology could also be used to cast doubt on legitimate videos and create “deepfake” pornography. By Daniel Victor.
TECH TIP (undated) – If you’re planning a move, there is plenty of prep you can do to make unpacking and decorating, if any, smoother. (If you’ve already visited your new home to take photos and take measurements, use this information.) 3D models and augmented reality apps let you design your rooms, choose a color scheme, and even try out virtual furniture. Here is a guide. By JD Biersdorfer.
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RUSSIA TWITTER (Moscow) – The Russian government said on Wednesday it was slowing down access to Twitter, accusing the social network of failing to remove illegal content, and signaling that the Kremlin is escalating its offensive against American internet companies that have long been one Providing refuge for freedom of expression. It was a milestone that wasn’t without its problems: when media regulators tried to slow down access to Twitter, dozens of government websites went offline for about an hour, a crash that some experts said was most likely due to a technical glitch State attributed Move against the social network. By Anton Troianovski and Andrew E. Kramer.
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FULFILLMENT BOOK REVIEW (undated) – The Amazon depicted in Alec MacGillis’ Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America is both a cause and a metaphor. It is an actual engine behind the regional inequality that has made parts of the United States “incomprehensible to one another,” he writes. And not just because most jobs don’t pay a lot, although that’s part of it. The company is also tightening economic concentration and directing money to more affluent parts of the country. Review by Jennifer Szalai.
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