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Colfax churns its business with $3.15 billion purchase of medical device maker

(Reuters) – Colfax Corp (CFX.N) made a big bet on the medical device industry with its $3.15 billion purchase of DJO Global Inc, but its shares fell 15.2 percent as investors worried about its shift away from its industrial roots to a completely new sector. Colfax said it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, […]

Opinion | Trump’s Border Stunt Is a Profound Betrayal of Our Military

A week before the midterm elections, the president of the United States announced he would deploy up to 15,000 active duty military troops to the United States-Mexico border to confront a menacing caravan of refugees and asylum seekers. The soldiers would use force, if necessary, to prevent such an “invasion” of the United States. Mr. […]

Opinion | Hong Kong Isn’t What It Was, Nor What It’s Supposed to Be

HONG KONG — For years, this city was neither genuinely democratic nor entirely authoritarian. Its politics had both democratic and authoritarian elements, though on balance those were more democratic than authoritarian. Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” arrangement with the Chinese government in Beijing afforded it a high degree of autonomy. The territory was able […]

Zayo attracts interest from Blackstone-Stonepeak group: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (ZAYO.N) has received takeover interest from a group of investors including funds managed by Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) and Stonepeak Partners LP, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Also part of the group that has expressed interest in a take-private deal for Zayo, which […]

Opinion | Eliminating All Student Debt Isn’t Progressive

Democrats won’t be able do much policymaking over the next two years, because of President Trump and the Republican Senate. But they can still use their House majority to do more than investigate Trump. Democrats can hold hearings and pass bills that make clear their party’s vision for 2020 and beyond. They can figure out […]

Opinion | The Men Who Want to Push Britain Off a Cliff

LONDON — I am scared. The markets are scared. The politicians I have been talking to are scared, or livid. A few days ago, Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her deal with the European Union. Within 48 hours, Britain’s government spun into crisis. Mrs. May’s survival is threatened as furious prominent Brexiteers go public with […]

Opinion | How Facebook Has Handled Recent Scandals

To the Editor: Re “Delay, Deny, Deflect: How Facebook Leaders Leaned Out in Crisis” (front page, Nov. 15): Perhaps we should add “Destroy” to the alliteration. Did we expect a generation of younger corporate owners and investors, having made their money so large and fast, to somehow live up to the values expressed in their […]

Opinion | Not Burned, but Suffocated

This morning, a long red shadow stretched over my desk. The sun rose with the unsettling neon color of an orange highlighter; the shifty outdoor air, with its brownish-blue tint, subtly promising another day of toxic air, of sour smoke. Like much of fire-ravaged Northern California, my hometown is engulfed in a smoggy haze. A […]

Opinion | Decades of Fake News, Courtesy of the Kremlin

On Nov. 12, The Times’s opinion video desk introduced “Operation Infektion,” a three-part series about Russian disinformation over the years. In response, we received a drawing from a reader in Missouri, as well as many comments, which are sampled here. The drawing refers to language in the video. To the Editor: I’m a mom in […]

Opinion | Theresa May Presents Her Brexit Deal

Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook, Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram, and sign up for the Opinion Today newsletter. Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for The New York Times. View more of his work, visit his website or follow him on Twitter. @PatChappatte Source: Read Full Article