Britain’s Economic Recession: Worse Than in Europe and North America
by Eshe Nelson on August 13, 2020 at 7:26 am
Seventeen years of economic growth have been wiped out in Britain’s late and long lockdown.
‘We Are the Guinea Pigs’: Hollywood Restarts Its Blockbuster Machine
by Nicole Sperling and Brooks Barnes on August 13, 2020 at 7:00 am
“Jurassic World: Dominion,” filming in England, is a chance for the movie industry to see if it can move past the financial woes caused by the pandemic.
Charleston Tourism Is Built on Southern Charm. Locals Say It’s Time to Change.
by Tariro Mzezewa and Kim Severson on August 13, 2020 at 3:24 am
A powerful visitors’ bureau has pushed the South Carolina city to the top of “best” lists by selling gentility. Critics say that has come at the expense of history and the city’s Black population.
Disney to Allow Virus Testing at Florida Resort
by The New York Times on August 13, 2020 at 2:02 am
Sumner Redstone, Hollywood Brawler
by Edmund Lee on August 13, 2020 at 1:13 am
He embodied the impolite era of the media mogul, a time before streaming, when movie theaters and cable TV were all the rage.
Google, Facebook and Others Broaden Group to Secure U.S. Election
by Mike Isaac and Kate Conger on August 13, 2020 at 12:56 am
More tech companies met with government agencies on Wednesday to fight disinformation on social media.
The Daily News Is Now a Newspaper Without a Newsroom
by Marc Tracy on August 13, 2020 at 12:30 am
Tribune Publishing said that it was permanently closing the tabloid’s office in Lower Manhattan. As its journalists work remotely during the pandemic, plans for a future workplace are uncertain.
QAnon Followers Are Hijacking the #SaveTheChildren Movement
by Kevin Roose on August 12, 2020 at 11:56 pm
Fans of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory are clogging anti-trafficking hotlines, infiltrating Facebook groups and raising false fears about child exploitation.
Mexico’s Former President Accused in Bribery Scandal
by Natalie Kitroeff on August 12, 2020 at 10:06 pm
Corruption allegations against past presidents have never led to prosecution. Will the latest claims about Enrique Peña Nieto lead to the first?
Bankrupt Brooks Brothers Agrees to Sale to Simon Property and Authentic Brands
by Sapna Maheshwari on August 12, 2020 at 9:48 pm
The retailer is seeking court approval of a $325 million sale to a group backed by the mall owner Simon Property Group and Authentic Brands Group, a licensing firm.
Postponed College Football Games Could Disrupt $1 Billion in TV Ads
by Tiffany Hsu on August 12, 2020 at 9:38 pm
Fox and Disney, which owns ESPN and ABC, prepare to take another hit from a pandemic that has already affected them with shutdowns and delays.
It Was Business, It Was Personal: The Redstones’ Father-Daughter Feud
by Tiffany Hsu and Edmund Lee on August 12, 2020 at 8:49 pm
A period of estrangement between Shari Redstone and her combative father, Sumner Redstone, ended with a reconciliation before his death and the daughter taking over the family empire.
Bike Shorts, It’s Your Time to Shine
by Eliza Brooke on August 12, 2020 at 8:49 pm
Are stretchy shorts an enlightened choice for the times, or a tumble into sartorial laziness? Either way, they work.
On the Shores of Cape Cod, Where the Oyster Is Their World
by Randy Harris on August 12, 2020 at 7:52 pm
Pollution, development and overharvesting have greatly diminished America’s natural oyster habitat. Aquaculture and adaptable farmers have changed the game.
The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price.
by Jennifer Steinhauer on August 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm
Governments and restaurant owners wanted to get back to business. But bars and restaurants have become a focal point for clusters of Covid infections.
Feel Like You’re Going Out of Your Mind? Consider Your Mind-Set
by Alina Tugend on August 12, 2020 at 7:03 pm
No one likes to make mistakes, but how you manage them can be a key to a stronger future.
Kamala Harris Has Wall Street and Silicon Valley’s Support
on August 12, 2020 at 2:26 pm
Joe Biden’s selection of a relatively moderate vice-presidential running mate seems to have been well received among the executive class.
As the economy sputters, Congress and White House remain deadlocked on more aid.
by Alan Rappeport on August 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Luxury Homes Tie Chinese Communist Elite to Hong Kong’s Fate
by Alexandra Stevenson and Michael Forsythe on August 12, 2020 at 1:37 pm
Three top leaders of China’s Communist Party have relatives who own assets in Hong Kong, including more than $51 million in luxury real estate, a New York Times investigation shows.
Trump’s Push to Cut Payroll Taxes Opens a Democratic Line of Attack
by Annie Karni and Thomas Kaplan on August 12, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Because the taxes provide funding for Social Security, Democrats have seized on the issue as they try to erode support for the president among older voters.
Retail chains are abandoning Manhattan.
by Matthew Haag and Patrick McGeehan on August 12, 2020 at 10:33 am
We Tested Instagram Reels, the TikTok Clone. What a Dud.
by Brian X. Chen and Taylor Lorenz on August 12, 2020 at 9:00 am
TikTok might not be winning over President Trump, but it sure beats its Instagram copycat for making and sharing short videos.
Watchdog Says State Dept. Failed to Limit Civilian Deaths From Saudi Arms Sales
by Edward Wong and Michael LaForgia on August 12, 2020 at 6:43 am
The inspector general also found the State Department avoided congressional review by dividing sales of controversial arms into smaller packages.
Covering the Housing Market at a Tipping Point
on August 12, 2020 at 5:53 am
As experts fear a nationwide eviction crisis, a Times business reporter discusses the industry’s long-term problems and a nightmare in the making.
Pinterest Accused of Gender Bias in Suit by Former No. 2 Executive
by Erin Griffith on August 11, 2020 at 10:01 pm
Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment.
Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’
by Matthew Haag and Patrick McGeehan on August 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm
Some national chains, both retail and restaurants, are closing outlets in New York City, which are struggling more than their branches elsewhere.
New York Accuses Egg Producer of Price Gouging in Pandemic
by Will Wright on August 11, 2020 at 9:51 pm
New Yorkers may have paid quadruple what they should have for eggs at a time when virus cases were surging, according to a lawsuit by the state attorney general’s office.
Coronavirus Tests the Leadership Style of Goldman Sachs’s C.E.O.
by Kate Kelly on August 11, 2020 at 8:28 pm
The pandemic has given David Solomon a chance to try out a more open-minded approach in tune with the bank’s young work force.
In Victory for Qualcomm, Appeals Court Throws Out Antitrust Ruling
by Don Clark on August 11, 2020 at 8:01 pm
A three-judge panel reversed a 2019 ruling that found that Qualcomm had abused its monopoly position in wireless chips.
Zomato Draws Praise for Introducing Period Leave for Employees
by Geneva Abdul on August 11, 2020 at 6:33 pm
Zomato, a global food-delivery company based in India, drew praise for introducing the policy. Its chief executive says there is no “shame or stigma” in applying for the time off.
SoftBank Claws Back Into the Black After Historic Losses
by Ben Dooley on August 11, 2020 at 6:10 pm
Asset sales and a hot stock market have helped fuel a rebound for the beleaguered Japanese conglomerate, which runs the world’s largest tech fund.
Concrete, a Centuries-Old Material, Gets a New Recipe
by Jane Margolies on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm
A building block in most construction projects, concrete is responsible for about 8 percent of global carbon emissions. Several companies are working to create a greener mix.
11 Supposedly Fun Things We’ll Never Do the Same Way Again
by Bryan Pietsch on August 11, 2020 at 4:43 pm
The pandemic could change unexpected parts of our lives for years to come, experts say.
Trump’s Payroll Tax Holiday Order Gives Employers a New Dilemma
by Alan Rappeport and Gillian Friedman on August 11, 2020 at 3:24 pm
Businesses are grappling with difficult legal and logistical questions about how to respond to the president’s payroll-tax holiday order.
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
by Miles McKinley on August 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.
McDonald’s Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Severance Policy
on August 11, 2020 at 12:36 pm
The fast-food giant’s suit against its former C.E.O. may prompt other companies to review their pay and severance policies.
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