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It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town

Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis.Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.“No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.”The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build…

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The week ahead: U.S.-European Trade Talks Resume, and New Apple Devices Are Unveiled

AdvertisementThe week aheadAlso this week, a Census Bureau report will give a snapshot of median household income, a climate summit is set for San Francisco and the European Central Bank meets.ImageTim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, during the iPhone announcement event last year. The company will announce the latest models on Wednesday.CreditCreditJosh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBy The New York TimesSept. 9, 2018Here’s what to expect in the week ahead:TRADEU.S. and European officials seek a trade pact.Senior trade officials from the United States and the European Union will meet on Monday in Brussels in an effort to avert an all-out trade war. Robert Lighthizer, the United…

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