Aug 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon Communications Inc, T-mobile US Inc , Sprint Corp and AT&T Inc and asking them to transfer control of a victim's phone number to a device under the control of the hackers. nyti.ms/2vYNZAr
- Tronc Inc, the parent company of The Los Angeles Times, abruptly replaced the newspaper's top leadership on Monday. Ross Levinsohn, a longtime media executive who held a senior position at Fox's digital group and was once considered a top candidate to lead Yahoo, was named publisher and chief executive of The Times. nyti.ms/2xn2jlZ
- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company's trademark Johnson's Baby Powder on her perineum for decades. nyti.ms/2vk41mu
- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which was conducting a scientific study of the public health risks of mountaintop-removal coal mining said in a statement they were ordered to stop work because the Interior Department was conducting an agencywide budgetary review. nyti.ms/2x8iDrw
- Statements and evidence provided to German investigators by Zaccheo Giovanni Pamio, former head of thermodynamics in Audi's engine development department, suggest that knowledge of emissions fraud reached higher in the ranks of management than Volkswagen has admitted. No members of the company's management board have been charged, although investigations are continuing. nyti.ms/2wz8fuN (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)