Financial news on May 19, 2019

Business and Financial news
As ‘Rocketman’ Prepares to Take Off, Hollywood Holds Its Breath

Depending on ticket sales, the R-rated musical fantasia about Elton John could have ripple effects for its star, its studio and the wider film industry. Read more..

By Brooks Barnes - The New York Times

Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts

Anti-money laundering specialists proposed filing “suspicious activity reports” about transactions connected to President Trump and his son-in-law. Bank managers said no. Read more..

By David Enrich - The New York Times

Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020

As a candidate, Donald Trump promoted a mystery Twitter account that falsely portrayed a protester as an ISIS terrorist. Nothing stops him from doing it again. Read more..

By Jim Rutenberg - The New York Times

Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses.

The great hope for people without a bachelor’s degree hasn’t yet spread beyond small-scale success stories. Read more..

By Steve Lohr - The New York Times

Who Is Robert F. Smith, the Man Paying Off Morehouse Graduates’ Loans?

Mr. Smith amassed a fortune estimated to be worth $5 billion by founding a private equity firm. He’s also the chairman of the board of Carnegie Hall. Read more..

By David Gelles - The New York Times

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