Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. LOS ANGELES — FaZe Clan could be called a media company, or an esports team, or an influencer marketing agency, or all of the above. “Something like who we are has never…

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The Weekend’s Best Beef Stew

Good morning. Big autumn energy along the Eastern Seaboard these days, air scented with smoke where I stay, and a bite to the breeze off the water. It leaves me wanting stew for dinner, and specifically David Tanis’s braised beef stew with Vietnamese flavors (above). I might make that tonight and let it cure into…

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Can a Company Be Virtuous and Profitable? Nestlé Says Yes

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Mark Schneider, the chief executive of the Swiss food giant Nestlé, gripped a bun-clad concoction that looked like a bacon cheeseburger but contained no actual bacon, cheese or beef. He took a bite. It was a faux-meat, dairy-free mouthful symbolizing what may be the future of the food industry. It was also…

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The Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals Of 2019

As a culture, we’ve decided that with the stroke of November 1, the holiday season officially begins. (So long, spooky season.) However, there’s nothing spookier than tackling your holiday shopping list. In a society that considers binging a whole season of a Netflix series a days work, why not conquer your yuletide to-dos in two?…

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Apple to Ban Vaping Apps From Its Store

Apple said on Friday that it would ban vaping apps from its online store, affecting 181 apps in total. The prohibition would affect apps that help people find vape stores or flavors, allow them to control their vape pens, or access games, news or social networks that promote vaping. “We take great care to curate…

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It Was Obvious from Day 1

A few months after graduating from Yale in 2010, Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim was home visiting her family in Los Angeles. Her sister, the actor Clementine Ford-Wilcox, hoping to encourage her to move back to L.A., took Ms. Shepherd-Oppenheim to a nightclub in Hollywood to meet people in the local L.G.B.T.Q. community. “I was looking for someone…

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Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is ‘rarely accurate’

Specialists warn that single number average survival estimates for advanced stage breast cancer are unhelpful and usually inaccurate. Instead, they advise doctors to provide several case-specific survival estimates to help people plan with realism and hope. Share on PinterestWhat is a more helpful approach when it comes to discussing survival rate estimates for late stage…

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Ho Chi Minh City’s Hilarious Side

Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, has long excelled at boundary-pushing night life. But now a vibrant new scene is creating late-night laughter across this city of 9 million: stand-up comedy. Started by English-speaking foreigners, stand-up comedy is increasingly becoming a new tradition among Vietnamese in the bustling city locally known as Saigon. Local…

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Luxury for Less: The Travel Advisor Gambit

After visiting the Grand Canyon with my 9-year-old daughter in August, I splurged on a two-night stay at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz., to cap off our mother-daughter trip. Upon arrival, we were upgraded to a two-bedroom, two-bath suite with a kitchenette, a fireplace and dual balconies facing the breathtaking red rocks of Boynton…

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