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Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move on a Valid Issue

Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move on a Valid Issue

A shipment of soybeans at the Chinese port of Nantong. Many economists say the use of tariffs to address trade grievances with China will backfire on the United States, raising costs to its businesses and consumers and inviting retaliation against its exporters.

Tronc Names New Editors at The Daily News and The Los Angeles Times

Tronc Names New Editors at The Daily News and The Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles. The departing editor in chief of the newspaper had held the position for less than three months.

Oscars to Add ‘Popular Film’ Category, Creating Questions

Oscars to Add ‘Popular Film’ Category, Creating Questions

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony in March, staged at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, ran nearly four hours. The Oscars organization is pledging to keep it to three.

‘Big Red Flag’: Automakers’ Trade Secrets Exposed in Data Leak

‘Big Red Flag’: Automakers’ Trade Secrets Exposed in Data Leak

Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., plant. Company records were among the auto industry documents exposed in a breach discovered this month by a security researcher.

Hey, Brothers, Can You Spare a Cough Drop?

Hey, Brothers, Can You Spare a Cough Drop?

A new campaign for Smith Brothers cough drops features a descendant of the brand's namesake siblings.

Walt Disney World Workers Reach Deal for $15 Minimum Wage by 2021

Walt Disney World Workers Reach Deal for $15 Minimum Wage by 2021

Union workers demonstrating in March in front of a Disney hotel in Orlando, Fla. Members will vote on the new contract, which stipulates gradual minimum wage increases, on Sept. 5 and 6.

Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?

Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?

A simulator used for training pilots in Singapore. Some think automation could obviate the need for human pilots, but experts say the technology, the industry and the passengers are not quite ready for fully autonomous flying.

How Private Equity Found Power and Profit in State Capitols

How Private Equity Found Power and Profit in State Capitols

The average loan from Springleaf Financial Services, now known as OneMain Financial, carries a 26 percent interest rate.

In N.R.A. Fight, Delta Finds There Is No Neutral Ground

In N.R.A. Fight, Delta Finds There Is No Neutral Ground

After ending a promotional discount for N.R.A. members, Delta Air Lines found itself in the rare position of being openly dressed down — and potentially punished — by Republicans who control Georgia’s statehouse.

Trump’s Power to Fire Federal Workers Curtailed by Judge

Trump’s Power to Fire Federal Workers Curtailed by Judge

Demonstrators in New York this year after the Supreme Court dealt public-sector unions a major blow by ending mandatory union fees for government workers nationwide.

Jeremy Gold, Actuary Who Warned of Pension Crisis, Dies at 75

Jeremy Gold, Actuary Who Warned of Pension Crisis, Dies at 75

Jeremy Gold in 2015. He questioned the conventional wisdom on financing pensions and embarked on a mission “to save my profession.”

European Companies Rushed to Invest in Iran. What Now?

European Companies Rushed to Invest in Iran. What Now?

A Peugeot 206 at the state-run Iran Khodro automobile manufacturing plant near Tehran. European officials want to protect their companies by finding ways to shield them from American sanctions while they continue doing business in Iran.

Do You Know Where Your Pride T-Shirt Was Made?

Do You Know Where Your Pride T-Shirt Was Made?

A sequined cap from Primark and a pride tank top from Target.

If Party Conventions Seem More Like Infomercials, Blame Nixon

If Party Conventions Seem More Like Infomercials, Blame Nixon

The entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. introducing President Richard Nixon during the 1972 Republican convention in Miami Beach. The backdrop of young people was intended to remind viewers that Nixon had prodded Congress to stop the military draft and lower the voting age to 18.

Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office

Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office

The study center at the Serenity Mountain adolescent treatment branch of the ReStart internet and video game addiction center in Monroe, Wash.

China Cuts Tariffs Ahead of U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Visit to Beijing

China Cuts Tariffs Ahead of U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Visit to Beijing

China announced Thursday evening that it would sharply cut tariffs on a range of goods. China has a $375 billion bilateral trade surplus with the United States.


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