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New Energy Secretary Fits Trend: Cabinet Dominated by Lobbyists

By Lisa Friedman

President Trump said he would “drain the swamp,” but with the elevation of a former auto lobbyist to be energy secretary, he is sticking to the trend of filling his cabinet with Washington insiders.

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Jim Mattis has fun with Trump's 'overrated' dig: 'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals'

By Brie Stimson

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis poked fun at himself and President Trump at the 74th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City on Thursday night, a day after the president called Mattis “the world’s most overrated general.”

Perry to Resign as Energy Secretary

By Maggie Haberman and Lisa Friedman

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas who has become enmeshed in the Ukraine scandal, said he would resign as secretary of energy.

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Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Depends Where You Are

By Heather Murphy and Aimee Ortiz

In the past year, at least five states and numerous cities and towns have joined a long list of places to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Hershey’s C.E.O. Knows How to Get Americans to Indulge

By David Gelles

Michele Buck started her career selling Funyuns, Munchos and Cheetos. Then she invented a new holiday for Cool Whip. Today, she runs one of the world’s biggest candy companies.

Renault Fires Its C.E.O., as the Post-Ghosn Shake-Up Continues

By Liz Alderman

The dismissal of Thierry Bolloré came after Nissan named a new chief. The automakers are part of an alliance once led by Carlos Ghosn, who was ousted as chairman.

Nissan Names a C.E.O., Makoto Uchida, to Lead Post-Ghosn Era

By Ben Dooley and Liz Alderman

Mr. Uchida takes over as the company faces its biggest challenges in nearly two decades. It comes a year after the ouster of former C.E.O., Carlos Ghosn.

Rick Perry denies resignation reports while facing questions over Ukraine call

By Louis Casiano

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied rumors that he would resign following his alleged connection to the controversy surrounding President Trump and Ukrainian officials. 

Trump defends decision to withdraw troops from Syria amid GOP criticism

By Andrew O'Reilly

President Trump vigorously defended on Monday his decision to withdraw United States troops from northern Syria ahead of a planned invasion of the region by Turkey, even as his Republican allies in both the Senate and House vehemently criticized the move.

House Dems subpoena Pentagon, White House budget office in impeachment inquiry

By Andrew O'Reilly

The chairmen of three powerful House committees on Monday issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House Office of Management and Budget for documents relating to President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in the latest escalation of Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Quartz Editor in Chief Steps Down in Shake-Up

By Marc Tracy and Edmund Lee

Kevin Delaney co-founded the digital publication in 2012.

Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up

By Karen Zraick

The group was founded by powerful women in Hollywood in the wake of the #MeToo movement. It aims to fight sexual harassment and assault in all industries.

New Nissan Pay Problems Point to Conflicts at the Top

By Ben Dooley and Liz Alderman

Two insiders who brought down Carlos Ghosn were involved with improper payments, an inquiry found. The company’s full board never heard about it.

Trump Uses Health Care Announcement to Brand Democrats as Socialists

By Annie Karni and Abby Goodnough

At the nation’s largest retirement community, the president announced an executive order that expands the benefits offered by private Medicare plans, contrasting it with “Medicare for all” plans.

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