Financial news on February 19, 2019

Business and Financial news
Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office

The tech giant put “too much focus” on art-house fare, said Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios. It will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including “sexy date-night movies.” Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Boston’s Work Force Draws Sneaker Brands. New Offices Raise the Competition.

Several athletic shoe companies have opened dazzling headquarters in the Boston area, as they vie for the most creative shoe and apparel designers. Read more..

By LISA PREVOST - The New York Times

Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor. Try Doing Nothing for a While.

Quit the cult of busy. If you work with your head, your brain needs rest just like a cook’s hands or a soccer player’s legs do. Read more..

By CARL RICHARDS - The New York Times

Housing Is Already in a Slump. So It (Probably) Can’t Cause a Recession.

A decline in residential real estate has led several recessions. With construction still in a multiyear slump, it seems unlikely to be the culprit this year. Read more..

By CONOR DOUGHERTY - The New York Times

Huawei Founder Slams U.S. Charges as ‘Politically Motivated’

Ren Zhengfei had previously avoided passing judgment on the case, citing respect for the legal process. Now he appears to be sharpening his language. Read more..

By RAYMOND ZHONG - The New York Times

Post-Gazette Appoints Writer of ‘Reason as Racism’ Editorial as Its Newsroom Leader

Stormy times continue at the Pittsburgh daily, where the publisher and newsroom employees are at odds. Read more..

By KIM LYONS - The New York Times

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York. Read more..

By ROSALIE R. RADOMSKY - The New York Times

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

What if stemming the tide of misinformation on YouTube means punishing some of its biggest stars? Read more..

By KEVIN ROOSE - The New York Times

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