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Global Health: New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city’s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.

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Advertising: Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them

By JANET MORRISSEY

Apps have become a critical part of companies’ financial strategies, but people are getting savvier about them and less forgiving if they think their performance is subpar.

Jon Bon Jovi Gets Into the RosΓ© Business

By KATHERINE ROSMAN

“Preseason’s over,” he said. “It’s game time.”

Nonfiction: What Silicon Valley Could Use More Of: Inefficiency

By GAL BECKERMAN

In “The Efficiency Paradox,” Edward Tenner considers why technologies intended to improve our lives often end up complicating them instead.

Can Facebook Be Cut Down to Size?

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Using social media doesn’t have to risk national security. Facebook’s power is the problem.

Book Entry: Review: β€˜The Book of Why’ Examines the Science of Cause and Effect

By JONATHAN A. KNEE

A longtime U.C.L.A. professor delivers not only a valuable lesson on the history of ideas but provides the conceptual tools needed to judge just what big data can and cannot deliver.

Facebook Back on the Defensive, Now Over Data Deals With Device Makers

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, CECILIA KANG and SHEERA FRENKEL

Facebook is fending off questions from lawmakers and regulators about partnerships that allowed device makers access to data on users and their friends.

Facebook Back on the Defensive, Now Over Data Deals With Device Makers

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, CECILIA KANG and SHEERA FRENKEL

Facebook is fending off questions from lawmakers and regulators about partnerships that allowed device makers access to data on users and their friends.

Facebook’s Device Partnerships Explained

By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LaFORGIA

Here’s what we know about the deals that gave makers of phones and other devices access to Facebook data on users and their friends.

Advertising: A Sign of β€˜Modern Society’: More Multiracial Families in Commercials

By JOANNE KAUFMAN

A few years ago, Cheerios was the subject of racist vitriol online after showing a multiracial family in an ad. Now more companies are showing these relationships as a way of signifying their values.

β€˜I’ll Have the Cake.’ The Music Made Me Do It.

By RONI CARYN RABIN

People were more likely to pick unhealthful or calorie-laden items when the ambient music was loud, and healthful items when softer music was played.

Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company Helped Shape Saudi Arabia’s Reform Movement

By DANNY HAKIM

The government of Saudi Arabia, trying to diversify its economy and open up its society, called in the SCL Group, a secretive consulting firm, to help plot the kingdom’s reform plans.

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