Business Leaders, Drawn Into Fray by Trump, May Step Back Under Biden

From the moment President Trump took office, big businesses were thrust into the culture wars like never before. In the days after Mr. Trump’s inauguration in 2017, companies protested his temporary ban on all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Months later, a slew of chief executives objected to the president’s decision to withdraw from … Read more

The Digital Nomads Did Not Prepare for This

For a certain kind of worker, the pandemic presented a rupture in the space-time-career continuum. Many Americans were stuck, tied down by children or lost income or obligations to take care of the sick. But for those who were unencumbered, with steady jobs that were doable from anywhere, it was a moment to grab destiny … Read more

How Claims of Dead Michigan Voters Spread Faster Than the Facts

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Fed Holds Rates Steady and Signals Continued Wariness

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials made only minor adjustments to their policy statement Thursday, leaving rates unchanged and pledging to act as needed to protect the economy and sustain its recovery from the depths of the pandemic-spurred recession. “Economic activity and employment have continued to recover but remain well below their levels at the beginning … Read more

Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Contractors

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Ant Group’s I.P.O. Is Halted by Shanghai Stock Exchange

Ant Group challenged China’s state-dominated banking system by bringing easy-to-use payments, borrowing and investing to hundreds of millions of smartphones across the country. On Tuesday, Chinese officialdom reminded the company who was really in charge. In a late-evening announcement that stunned China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange slammed the brakes on Ant’s initial public offering, which … Read more

It’s the End of an Era for the Media, No Matter Who Wins the Election

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