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Read These 18 New Yorker Business Stories While You Still Can

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Here are BuzzFeed's favorite business stories from the New Yorker's newly free archives.

How Google grew up to be more than a search engine and learned to be political.

Sheldon Adelson made his billions in China, is one of the Republican Party's biggest donors, and has had more influence over Israeli politics than any other foreigner besides the president he so opposes.

The world's nicest e-commerce comany grew so quickly that Amazon had to buy it.

The story of how Steve Jobs, the man who became synonymous with innovative genius, got his greatest idea from a photocopier company's research lab.

Sheryl Sandberg's feminist awakening made the second-most important person at Facebook into one of the most important women in business.

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel's quest to abolish death and most of the federal government — and to pay some young techies to not go to college.

The "extreme reactions" provoked by the "global functional minimalist" furniture empire.

Ecuador fought Chevron in U.S. courts over environmental damage the country says was caused by oil exploration, but the only ones who lost were Ecuador's lawyers.

What the super-rich will do to avoid paying New York City's income tax.

Stanford isn't just adjacent to some of Silicon Valley's richest and fastest-growing companies, it is many ways another one of them.

Grocery store magnate, private equity investor, and Bill Clinton's ex-BFF. Ron Burkle's next stop was Hollywood.

Elisabeth Murdoch has a successful TV production business that her dad's company bought for $670 million. Is that enough for her — or him?

The homebuilding and insurance billionaire Eli Broad's quest to remake the art world, Los Angeles, and the American educational system.

A financier's plan to save homeowners from the foreclosure crisis — by getting the government to seize their houses.

Rio Tinto, one of the largest mining companies in the world, was given exclusive rights by the impoverished West African country Guinea to explore and develop a massive iron ore deposit. Eleven years later, a company run by secretive Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz won the license. It had never exported iron before.

The author best known for in-depth moral and historical examinations of journalists, artists, and thinkers turns her eye on the "cult of the interestingly plain."

The short life and quick death of a global "super firm."

Jeff Bezos created the world's largest bookstore, winning the loyalty and dollars of an untold number of readers. And now the book world lives in fear of him.

Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.

Contact Matthew Zeitlin at matt.zeitlin@buzzfeed.com.

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