They’re Some of Hollywood’s Top Publicists. Just Don’t Ask Them Why.

Meet the women of the Lede Company.

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Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Cancels 10 Fund-Raisers

One of them was sponsored by a contentious public relations executive, Ronn Torossian.

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David Finn, Co-Founder of a Public Relations Power, Dies at 100

While running Ruder Finn, with big clients like Philip Morris, Exxon and Coca-Cola, Mr. Finn pursued a parallel career as a painter, photographer and sculptor.

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Bobby Zarem, ‘Superflack’ and Maker of Stars, Dies at 84

As a spirited impresario of public relations, he promoted entertainers, films and the “I Love New York” tourism campaign.

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Sally Rooney Book Swag and the Hype for ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’

Ahead of the release of Sally Rooney’s third novel, bucket hats, tote bags and “status galleys” are the talk of the literary internet.

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Ad Agencies Step Away From Oil and Gas in Echo of Cigarette Exodus

A queasiness has set in among some people who have made ads promoting fossil fuels. One executive likened the shift to the ad industry’s move away from tobacco.

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Howard J. Rubenstein, Public Relations Impresario, Dies at 88

He polished the tarnished images of the rich, the famous and the flawed, with clients that included Donald J. Trump, Rupert Murdoch and George M. Steinbrenner.

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Here Are the Hundreds of Sites in a Pay-to-Play Local News Network

We are publishing the full list so readers can see whether the sites target their area.

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Investigation of Medicare Chief Exposes Underside of Washington

A yearlong investigation into Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, showed the cozy relations that fuel the nation’s capital at taxpayer expense.

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Food Brands Tweet #BlackLivesMatter, but What’s Behind the Words?

In addition to declaring solidarity, the fast-food industry could make changes to protect the health and safety of black employees.

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