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At BlackRock, Machines Are Rising Over Managers to Pick Stocks

Score one for the machines.<p>The largest fund company in the world, BlackRock, has faced a thorny challenge since it acquired the exchange-traded-fund business from Barclays in 2009.<p>These low cost, computer-driven funds have exploded in growth, leaving in the dust the stock pickers who had spurred an …

Investing

In School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Bandages and an Antidote to Heroin

At every school in New Rochelle, just north of the Bronx, in Westchester, there is a locked medicine cabinet in the nurse’s office, stocked with things like EpiPens for allergic reactions, inhalers for asthma, Tylenol for aches and pains.<p>Now, those cabinets also include naloxone, an antidote for …

In Kansas City, Barbecue, Beer and Bargains

I had just learned my first lesson of Kansas City barbecue the hard way: Don’t just waltz right in at closing time expecting to be served. In my defense, I was coming pretty much directly from Kansas City International Airport, where I had landed on a Saturday night. I checked into my hotel, on the …

What the Repeal of Online Privacy Protections Means for You

SAN FRANCISCO — Congress on Tuesday moved to dismantle online privacy rules created during the Obama era. The rules, which were scheduled to take effect this year, would have required internet providers to get permission before collecting and selling a customer’s online information, including …

Pressure Builds for City’s Renewal Schools as State Tests Begin

The boy read the passage haltingly, pausing at words that he had trouble deciphering: “zigzagged,” “monastery,” “dominated.”<p>It was less than a week before students at his school and around New York would sit for the state reading tests. The boy, a fifth grader in a special education class, was …

Who Owns Your Face?

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.<p>It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person.<p>This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research. Tom Hanks, for …

Surveillance