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1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb

1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb

Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, represents many retirees covered by multiemployer pension plans and fought for the creation of a select congressional committee to craft what could effectively be a federal rescue of as many as 200 of the plans.

In Vancouver, a Housing Frenzy That Even Owners Want to End

In Vancouver, a Housing Frenzy That Even Owners Want to End

Condominium towers in Vancouver, British Columbia, where housing costs are up by about 60 percent over the past three years. About a fifth of local homeowners in a survey said they’d like to see prices fall by 30 percent or more.

Children’s Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment

Children’s Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment

The “Maze Runner” author James Dashner was jettisoned by Random House after allegations that he had mistreated women.

Greece’s Bailout Is Ending. The Pain Is Far From Over.

Greece’s Bailout Is Ending. The Pain Is Far From Over.

Tourists at the Parthenon in Athens. Tourism in Greece has spiked in recent years, creating jobs and economic growth.

Reese Witherspoon’s Second Act: Big-Time Producer

Reese Witherspoon’s Second Act: Big-Time Producer

The Hello Sunshine production team, from left: Colleen McGuinness, Sarah Harden, Reese Witherspoon, Nichelle Tramble, Charlotte Koh and Lauren Levy Neustadter.

Companies Respond to an Urgent Health Care Need: Transportation

Companies Respond to an Urgent Health Care Need: Transportation

Workers at RoundTrip in Philadelphia, a start-up that organizes health care transportation. The company has 15 health care partners, many of which operate in dozens of locations, and 200 transportation organizations in its network in more than 23 states.

Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, speaking to reporters in August. Mr. Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company on Sunday and demanded that any victims of Harvey Weinstein be justly compensated.

Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles

Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to fundamentally change the way we live. But his path to success has been characterized by both great accomplishments and flirtations with failure.

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Marvin Parrish Jr., a foreman at Thor Construction in Minneapolis, working on a new mixed-use building in the city. At Thor, a black-owned builder, he said, “we aren’t just a quota or a goal.”

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.

Silicon Valley Faces Regulatory Fight on Its Home Turf

Silicon Valley Faces Regulatory Fight on Its Home Turf

A proposed California ballot measure that would provide consumers with increased data privacy rights is the passion project of an unlikely trio: Rick Arney, a finance industry executive, left; Alastair Mactaggart, a 51-year-old real estate developer, center; and Mary Stone Ross, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst.

G.E. to Spin Off Health Care Division as Part of Major Reshaping

G.E. to Spin Off Health Care Division as Part of Major Reshaping

A General Electric plant in Wisconsin. The company plans to focus on its aviation, power and renewable energy divisions.

Trump’s Charm and Threats May Not Be Working on China. Here’s Why.

Trump’s Charm and Threats May Not Be Working on China. Here’s Why.

On Monday, President Trump promoted his administration’s trade talks with China as a success, saying on Twitter that they would lead China to buy more American agricultural goods.

The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker

The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker

Online praise from Bill Gates, right, helped make a best-seller of “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” by Steven Pinker, left, six years after its original publication.

Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine

Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine

An expected $1 billion penalty against Wells Fargo would mark the toughest action that the Trump administration has taken against a major bank.


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