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Charles T. Munger, Much More Than Warren Buffett’s No. 2, Dies at 99
Economy

Charles T. Munger, Much More Than Warren Buffett’s No. 2, Dies at 99

Charles T. Munger, who quit a well-established law career to be Warren E. Buffett’s partner and maxim-spouting alter-ego as they transformed a foundering New England textile company into the spectacularly successful investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, died on Tuesday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 99.His death, at a hospital, was announced by Berkshire Hathaway. He had a home in Los Angeles.Although overshadowed by Mr. Buffett, who relished the spotlight, Mr. Munger, a billionaire in his own right — Forbes listed his fortune as $2.6 billion this year — had far more influence at Berkshire than his title of vice chairman suggested.Mr. Buffett has described him as the originator of Berkshire Hathaway’s investing approach. “The blueprint he gave me was simple: Forget what you know about buyin...
CAR-T, Lifesaving Cancer Treatment, May Sometimes Cause Cancer, FDA Says
Health

CAR-T, Lifesaving Cancer Treatment, May Sometimes Cause Cancer, FDA Says

A Number That Sums It Up: Thousands of lives have been saved with CAR-T.CAR-T involves removing a type of white blood cell — T cells — from a patient’s blood, then genetically engineering to make proteins — chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) — which allow the T cells to attach to cancer cells and kill them. The engineered cells are then infused back into the patient’s blood.The F.D.A. has approved six commercial CAR-T products. Cancer specialists said the treatments have saved the lives of thousands of patients with blood cancers. Even if there is a causal link between the treatments and a small risk of a new blood cancer, the regulators said on Tuesday, the benefits of the treatment outweigh the risks. That sentiment was echoed by doctors involved in cancer treatment.While the hypothetical ...
Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times
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Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

Biden faces divisions over his support of IsraelPresident Biden is facing deep anger over his solidarity with Israel among his supporters and even from some staff members, particularly those with Arab or Muslim backgrounds, who have said they feel disenchanted with the president. And for many in the Arab community, his words and actions after the Oct. 7 attacks have left them feeling like an afterthought in the war between Israel and Hamas.Biden administration officials say the president’s support for Israel’s right to defend itself after Hamas’s deadly assault is only part of the story, and that Biden’s stance has allowed him to wield influence with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on issues like humanitarian aid and to make more forceful calls for the protection of Palestinian civilians...
Make Sure Your Google Accounts Are Active, or They Might Be Deleted
Technology

Make Sure Your Google Accounts Are Active, or They Might Be Deleted

If you have not used one of your Google accounts for a long time, you might want to this week. Inactive accounts will start vanishing on Dec. 1.Google announced in May that it would start deleting accounts that had been idle for two years and said the policy would begin in December.That means that anything stored in Gmail or other Google products like YouTube, Photos, Docs, Drive, Meet and Calendar could be deleted.Accounts are considered active if a user signs in and performs any one of a number of actions, including reading or sending an email, watching a YouTube video or using Google’s search. The user must be logged in to the account for the action to count.The company said when it announced the policy that it was for security reasons: Accounts that have not been used for a long time a...
‘Let everybody know who you are’: Jai Lucas builds on his family’s hoops legacy
Sports

‘Let everybody know who you are’: Jai Lucas builds on his family’s hoops legacy

DURHAM, N.C. — Jai Lucas needed to make one final call.It was April 2022, and the Kentucky assistant coach was debating whether to leave one blue-blood basketball program for another. He’d been offered a job at Duke, under first-time head coach Jon Scheyer.As he called his inner circle — including head coaches such as Marquette’s Shaka Smart, Texas’ Rodney Terry and SMU’s Rob Lanier — he gradually realized the stakes. Duke rarely hires an assistant coach who didn’t play there; that hadn’t happened in over two decades. Plus, in the wake of Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement, Lucas knew he’d be getting in at the onset of a new era and the kind of career springboard that could be. But was he really going to leave Hall of Famer John Calipari to work for a rookie head coach?Torn, he called the person...
Fed Officials Hint That Rate Increases Are Over, and Investors Celebrate
Economy

Fed Officials Hint That Rate Increases Are Over, and Investors Celebrate

Federal Reserve officials appear to be dialing back the chances of future interest rate increases, after months in which they have carefully kept the possibility of further policy changes alive for fear that inflation would prove stubborn.Several Fed officials — including two who often push for higher interest rates — hinted on Tuesday that the central bank is making progress on inflation and may be done or close to done raising borrowing costs. Economic growth is cooling, reducing the urgency for additional moves.Christopher Waller, a Fed governor and one of the central bank’s more inflation-focused members, gave a speech on Tuesday titled “Something Appears to Be Giving,” an update on a previous speech that he had titled “Something’s Got to Give.”“I am encouraged by what we have learned ...
France to Ban Smoking in Forests, on Beaches and Near Schools
Health

France to Ban Smoking in Forests, on Beaches and Near Schools

France will ban smoking on beaches, near public buildings like schools and in public parks and forests next year, the French government said on Tuesday, as it unveiled plans to curb the habit by making it slightly more expensive and far less attractive, especially to younger people.“We have won battles,” Aurélien Rousseau, France’s health minister, said at a news conference in Paris. Noting that the smoking rate for 17-year-olds had already dropped to 16 percent in 2022 — down from 25 percent in 2017 — he added that “tobacco remains a major public health scourge.”The government’s plan is part of an ambitious effort to produce the first “no-tobacco generation” by 2032.While anti-smoking campaigners welcomed some of the measures announced by Mr. Rousseau, they said that lofty objective would...
Israel-Hamas War Live News: 12 More Hostages Released as Truce Appears to Hold
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Israel-Hamas War Live News: 12 More Hostages Released as Truce Appears to Hold

Hamas released a group of 12 hostages on Tuesday, most of them Israelis or dual nationals but also including two Thai nationals, all of whom had been kidnapped during the Hamas-led Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in Israel.It was the fifth group to be released since Friday, when a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect.Here’s what we know about the Israeli hostages released on Tuesday.Clara Marman, 63; Mia Leimberg, 17; Gabriela Leimberg, 59Clara Marman, Mia Leimberg and Gabriela Leimberg.Credit...Hostages and Missing Families ForumMs. Marman, 63, a member of Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak, was taken hostage on Oct. 7, along with her partner, Luis Norberto Har, and three visiting family members: a brother, Fernando Marman, 60; a sister, Gabriela Leimberg, 59; and Ms. Leimberg’s 17-ye...
For Sports Illustrated, Report About Fake Authors Is Latest Stumble
Technology

For Sports Illustrated, Report About Fake Authors Is Latest Stumble

Three years ago, journalists at Sports Illustrated were worried that the venerable magazine’s new owners and operators were drastically lowering its standards. They noted reports of plagiarism, and worried about substandard writing and the use of freelance reporters with little due diligence. The journalists also wanted better pay, greater transparency during the hiring process and a guarantee that all work published on the Sports Illustrated website would be edited.It appears that things have not improved since then.On Monday, the science and technology publication Futurism reported that Sports Illustrated had published product reviews under fake author names with fake author biographies. Futurism could find no evidence that the supposed authors were real, and the photographs with the bio...
Ranking 133 college football teams after Week 13: Conference title clashes will tell all
Sports

Ranking 133 college football teams after Week 13: Conference title clashes will tell all

The 2023 season comes down to conference championship weekend. We could have the simplest and most impressive College Football Playoff field in the 10-year history of the event, we could have complete chaos or we could have something in between, with a little bit of last-minute drama.Michigan’s win against Ohio State moves the Wolverines up to No. 2 in this week’s rankings and leaves four undefeated Power 5 teams entering the weekend. If Georgia, Michigan, Washington and Florida State win, it’s an easy selection. But the SEC, Pac-12 and ACC games could be very competitive and see undefeated teams lose, giving the committee its hardest decisions since 2014.Oregon still likely has the strongest case among one-loss teams. The Ducks were the top-ranked one-loss team by the committee last week,...