Stock Markets Tumble Amid Worries Over Tech Firms and Trade Tensions

Supported by Business Day Stock Markets Tumble Amid Worries Over Tech Firms and Trade Tensions A broad market sell-off hit Wall Street on Monday, with major stock indexes slumping more than 2 percent by the early afternoon as a recent blitz of bad news about technology companies and festering worries about a trade war between the United States and China continued to leave investors jittery.
Shares in major tech firms were among those hit hardest.
Amazon’s stock price was down 6 percent by midday after President Trump, who has repeatedly assailed the online retail giant over what he says is its abuse of the Postal Service and failure to pay adequate taxes, took another swipe at the company on Twitter.
Market Snapshot View Full Overview Facebook, which has experienced a rash of defections by users since becoming embroiled in a scandal over data privacy last month, saw its shares drop more than 3 percent.
Shares of the electric carmaker Tesla slid about 8 percent after the company’s..

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! You’re Graffiti

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! You’re Graffiti Photo New works depicting Peanuts characters by Kenny Scharf, Rob Pruitt and Nina Chanel Abney, from left. Credit Kenny Scharf, Rob Pruitt and Nina Chanel Abney Kenny Scharf’s oozing, vividly colored cartoon figures have covered billboards in downtown Manhattan for decades. Now, his whimsical psychedelia will appear in New York in the forms of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang, as part of a new public art project bringing Charles M. Schulz’s characters to cities around the world.
The project was commissioned by Peanuts Worldwide, which oversees all representations of Schulz’s indelible comics. Seven artists were chosen to form the Peanuts Global Artist Collective and interpret the characters. Nina Chanel Abney, for example, has created a digitalized, geometric rendering of Snoopy and Woodstock riding skateboards. The provocateur Rob Pruitt, known for startling juxtapositions, has placed Snoopy next to a panda bear, while t..

Latest Uproar in Brazil’s Raw Political Debate: A Netflix Series

Latest Uproar in Brazil’s Raw Political Debate: A Netflix Series Photo Supporters of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil say his depiction in a new Brazilian docudrama is inaccurate and unfair. Credit Washington Alves/Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO — A new Netflix series about a sprawling corruption investigation has muscled its way into Brazil’s heated politics, outraging supporters of a leftist former president who is trying to make a comeback and stirring debate about how closely a docudrama should adhere to the facts.
The series, “The Mechanism,” has drawn heat since it was released on March 23. Critics say its inaccuracies are unfair to a former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is a leading candidate in the polls for the election this fall. Others see in the show a more or less fair, if depressing, depiction of an intricate investigation that has so far seen more than 100 people convicted, including senior political figures like Mr. da Silva.
Still others say the..