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The Trump Tax Cuts Were Supposed to Depress Housing Prices. They Haven’t.

The Trump Tax Cuts Were Supposed to Depress Housing Prices. They Haven’t.

To the surprise of many economists, real estate experts and even the real estate lobby, Mr. Trump’s signature tax law does not seem to be affecting home sales or prices at all.

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.

Fed Minutes Suggest Few Worries of Economy Overheating

Fed Minutes Suggest Few Worries of Economy Overheating

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Fed policymakers last raised interest rates in March, by a quarter of a percentage point, and they are widely expected to raise them by the same amount at their next meeting in June.

A Family Model With the Chef as Father Figure

A Family Model With the Chef as Father Figure

Nobuyuki Matsuhisa looks for teamwork.

Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Reach a Deal

Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Reach a Deal

Kenya Barris and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris, at the Emmys last year.

Alex Jones and Infowars Are Sued for Defamation After Misidentifying Parkland Gunman

Alex Jones and Infowars Are Sued for Defamation After Misidentifying Parkland Gunman

A Massachusetts man sued Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory website Infowars, saying they falsely identified him as the gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

When Is a Burrito More Than Just a Burrito? When It’s a Lifestyle

When Is a Burrito More Than Just a Burrito? When It’s a Lifestyle

“Chipotle will become a brand that people want to know about, want to be a part of and want to wear as a badge,” the company’s chief marketing officer, Christopher Brandt, said.

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.

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.

Robots or Job Training: Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes

Robots or Job Training: Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes

Mike Steffel never went to college, instead finding low-paying factory jobs. Now he is an apprentice toolmaker, sponsored by his employer in a two-year certificate program, with a commitment to stay on for a year afterward.

Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming

Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming

Inside the DC Universe Experience at Comic-Con International in San Diego. DC Entertainment used the interactive experience to promote its upcoming streaming service.

‘How Long Can We Last?’ Trump’s Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S.

‘How Long Can We Last?’ Trump’s Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S.

A CP Industries plant in McKeesport, Pa. The company says tariffs on imported Chinese steel will increase its costs and make it less competitive in making cylinders for high-pressure gas.

Christmas May Be Over, but Holiday Shopping Is Not

Christmas May Be Over, but Holiday Shopping Is Not

Gina Mezzacappa shopping for shoes at the Galleria at White Plains. She went to return a pair of boots, and wound up spending $300 on other items.

Fox News Faces Criticism of Family Separation Coverage From Inside Murdoch Empire

Fox News Faces Criticism of Family Separation Coverage From Inside Murdoch Empire

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy,” said he was “embarrassed” to work at 21st Century Fox after the Fox News host Tucker Carlson told viewers not to trust other news networks.

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

Laurence D. Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, will tell companies they need to contribute to society to receive his firm’s support.

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

A video showing facial recognition software in use at the headquarters of the artificial intelligence company Megvii in Beijing.


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