Financial news on February 16, 2019

Business and Financial news
All Oscars Will Be Shown Live, Academy Says in a Reversal

Four Academy Awards were going to be handed out during commercial breaks and aired later in a shorter form, but an uproar forced the latest retreat by the organization behind the show. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

In Amazon Fight, Progressives Showed What They Want: A New Economic Agenda

The clash has consequences beyond New York, going to the heart of a national debate likely to dominate the 2020 election: What is the best way to spread prosperity? Read more..

By PATRICIA COHEN - The New York Times

Payless Shoes to Shut All U.S. Stores and Wind Down Online Operation

The once-popular seller of inexpensive women’s footwear was a staple in many suburban shopping malls. But it struggled to stay relevant. Read more..

By MICHAEL CORKERY - The New York Times

The Week in Business: Amazon Breaks Up With New York, and Warren Buffett Takes Stock

Plus, tax season brings bad news, and the Fed offers more clues about its change of heart. Read more..

By CHARLOTTE COWLES - The New York Times

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