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Unloved 2-Point Conversions, Carolina’s Lucky Loss and a Strange Coin Flip

Unloved 2-Point Conversions, Carolina’s Lucky Loss and a Strange Coin Flip

Antonio Brown of the Steelers about to haul in a 2-point conversion pass in September. Over all, the 2-point conversion hasn't quite caught on with coaches.

Coaches Are So Close but Can’t See It: Just Run the Ball

Coaches Are So Close but Can’t See It: Just Run the Ball

Not everyone can be as passing-savvy as Niners Coach Bill Walsh and quarterback Joe Montana were (in 1982 in the week before the Super Bowl in Pontiac, Mich).

The Economy Can Handle Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. The Real Risk Is Erratic Policy.

The Economy Can Handle Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. The Real Risk Is Erratic Policy.

A worker measuring rolls of aluminum at a factory in Shandong Province in eastern China.

How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting

How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting

Jared Hunt and Dorian Kendal at home with their son, Jackson, 2, and dog, Parker. The two have been married four years, and they say they divide household chores based on their personal preferences.

Walmart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies Are Offering Paid Family Leave

Walmart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies Are Offering Paid Family Leave

Supporters of Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he spoke to promote his paid family leave initiative at a rally in New York City in 2016. This month, New York became the fourth state to offer it.

Super Bowl Preview, and the Silly Complaints About Celebrations

Super Bowl Preview, and the Silly Complaints About Celebrations

Cam Newton of the Panthers. Is there such a thing as too much fun?

Pave Over the Subway? Cities Face Tough Bets on Driverless Cars

Pave Over the Subway? Cities Face Tough Bets on Driverless Cars

A quiet moment on the New York subway. Because it's so hard to predict the future of transit, some technologists feel a key is to keep options open by laying concrete and letting innovators design what rides on top of it. By definition, rail precludes all possibilities other than a train.

The Stock Market Is Worried About Inflation. Should It Be?

The Stock Market Is Worried About Inflation. Should It Be?

In November, people in Caracas started lining up at midnight outside a bodega that was rumored to have received a shipment of cornflour. Venezuela has been plagued by high inflation.

Finally, Some Answers on the Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Finally, Some Answers on the Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, back to camera, got a hug from State Senator Emmett W. Hanger Jr. last month after signing state budget bills that included Medicaid expansion.

A Look Back at the Super Bowl, and Three Reforms That Are Needed Now

A Look Back at the Super Bowl, and Three Reforms That Are Needed Now

In 2010, some football helmets used for testing helmet-to-helmet collisions were put on a rack at a laboratory in the Cleveland Clinic’s Lutheran Hospital.

Italy’s Political Crisis: The Danger It Poses for the Global Economy

Italy’s Political Crisis: The Danger It Poses for the Global Economy

An honor guard outside the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, the presidential residence.

Sports Sharpen the Presidential Image

Sports Sharpen the Presidential Image

George Tames/The New York Times

The Era of Very Low Inflation and Interest Rates May Be Near an End

The Era of Very Low Inflation and Interest Rates May Be Near an End

Gas prices on display last week in New York. A rise in the price of oil is likely to be passed along to consumers in the months ahead.

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits Mean for the Economy.

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits Mean for the Economy.

When he was running as a Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2012, Paul Ryan spoke in front of a national debt clock.

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

The World Economic Outlook news conference at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington on Wednesday. “The present good times will not last for long,” said Maurice Obstfeld, chief economist of the I.M.F.


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