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G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

The industrial giant is investing big in an effort to adopt the nimble habits and digital wizardry of Silicon Valley. And, its C.E.O. says, there is no Plan B.

Original post by STEVE LOHR and plugin by Elliott Back

Breitbart Rises From Outlier to Potent Voice in Campaign

The renegade opinion and news site, once a curiosity of the fringe right wing, is now an increasingly powerful voice for millions of disaffected conservatives.

Original post by MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and JOHN HERRMAN and software by Elliott Back

Breitbart Rises From a Curiosity to a Potent Voice in Campaign

The renegade opinion and news site, once a curiosity of the fringe right wing, is now an increasingly powerful voice for millions of disaffected conservatives.

Original post by MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and JOHN HERRMAN and software by Elliott

Another Fight in the Redstone Family Feud Is Defused

Sumner M. Redstone has agreed to meet with his granddaughter, who joined a lawsuit against him, another step toward ending a persistent family feud.

Original post by EMILY STEEL and software by Elliott

Amtrak’s Answer for Aging Acela Fleet: 160 M.P.H. Trains

The railroad service is getting a $2.45 billion federal loan to buy 28 high-speed trains, to be made by a French company, for the busy Northeast Corridor.

Original post by MICHAEL D. SHEAR and software by Elliott Back

John Ellenby, Visionary Who Helped Create Early Laptop, Dies at 75

Mr. Ellenby founded Grid Systems, where the Compass was produced. It went on to become a tool for big corporations, government spies, White House officials and astronauts.

Original post by JOHN MARKOFF and software by Elliott Back

Abbott’s No Good, Very Bad M&A Week

Abbott is acquiring Alere, which makes medical tests, and St. Jude Medical, which makes cardiovascular devices. The deals have been hampered by inquiries into sales practices and concerns over some devices being vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Original post by LESLIE PICKER and plugin by Elliott Back

U.S. Proposes Immigration Rule Aimed at Entrepreneurs

The proposal, which doesn’t require congressional approval, would grant temporary entry for up to five years to people building start-ups in the U.S.

Original post by STACY COWLEY and a wordpress plugin by Elliott

A Manhattan Diner’s New Management Has Servers Singing a Defiant Tune

On Friday, workers at Ellen’s Stardust Diner said they had formed a union to fight new policies that they say led to many firings and fundamentally altered what had been a haven for performers.

Original post by SARAH MASLIN NIR and a wordpress plugin by Elliott

Nathan Hill Is Compared to John Irving. Irving Compares Him to Dickens.

Mr. Hill’s first novel, a piece of social satire called “The Nix,” already has admirers in high places.

Original post by ALEXANDRA ALTER and software by Elliott