Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne’s health suddenly deteriorated following surgery, the company announced.
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China is Africa’s largest trading partner, and it opened its first military base on the continent last year in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, which this month launched a China-backed free trade zone it calls the largest in Africa.
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Vice President Pence addresses NASA employees from in front of the SpaceX Dragon, NASA's Orion and Boeing's Starliner at Kennedy Space Center. (Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/AP)
Vice President Pence addresses NASA employees from in front of the SpaceX Dragon, NASA's Orion and Boeing's Starliner at Kennedy Space Center. (Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/AP)
The discovery of a propellant leak with the spacecraft during a test of the emergency abort system in June probably will delay the launch schedule. Boeing is one of two companies under contract from NASA to fly astronauts to the space station.
Perspective
The worse a charismatic leader acts, the more fiercely his fans defend him, say experts who study the psychological dynamics of “followership.”
Perspective
It has become axiomatic that inequality is the United States’ leading social problem, but what if inequality is the wrong metric.
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Organizers want to play matchmaker between public-sector jobs and upcoming graduates. (Eamon Queeney for The Washington Post)
Organizers want to play matchmaker between public-sector jobs and upcoming graduates. (Eamon Queeney for The Washington Post)
These start-ups aim to jump-start a generation of leaders in state and local governments, which have suffered from cutbacks in entry-level jobs, reduced training budgets and the perception that they are bureaucratic places to work.
Analysis
The designs were supposed to get people to interact more. One study shows that workers have found new ways to avoid each other.

The company discovered propellant leak during a test of the emergency abort system in June, the latest setback in a program designed to restore human spaceflight from U.S. soil.

Experts fear for the survival of the reclusive creature, the world’s most trafficked mammal.

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Industry executives and lawmakers fear that Trump’s approach could leave American companies with less access to the Chinese market, not more.

Maurice Rucker says a customer responded with racist insults when he was asked to leash his dog in the store.

Found guilty of violating Iran sanctions, the company will get to duck tough Commerce Dept. penalties.

These start-ups want to recruit new college graduates for two-year fellowships in state and local government.

The largest collection of Russian disinformation tweets reveals a strange surge on Oct. 6, the day before Wikileaks first released the emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. This has fueled a mystery: What were the trolls up to? And why did they target mainly left-wing Twitter users?

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What if inequality is the wrong yardstick?

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Corporate leaders are failing to explain to their employees why having women in leadership positions is good for a company’s bottom line, according to a study. This could cause employees to tune out of corporate diversity efforts.

The most surprising thing about President Trump breaking the unwritten rule against presidents criticizing the Federal Reserve might be that it’s taken him this long to do it.

For the second day in a row, the president broke with norms by weighing in on the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates.

President Trump told CNBC he’s “not thrilled” the U.S. central bank under Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is continuing to raise interest rates, suggesting they may undercut his efforts to grow the economy. “I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I see rates going up,” he said.

The last judge rejected “fundamental principles of economics”.

“What was done was not fair, just or right in most cases," lawmakers say.

Thousands of artificial intelligence experts are calling on governments to take preemptive action before it’s too late.

The news ends at least one chapter of the rivalry between Comcast and Disney, two megaliths that had been fighting over Fox assets.

Analysts say the company can use the moment to show of styles beyond the iconic clog.

Dispute comes amid controversy over President Trump’s meeting with Russia’s Putin.

The 30-year fixed-rate average continues to hover around 4.5 percent. It was 4.52 percent this week.

Democrats have called Kathy Kraninger unqualified to lead the watchdog agency.

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