Beijing wants global companies to back its power over the city, even as their workers join protests calling for greater say in the fate of their home.
A San Antonio program offers a rare American success story in helping workers attain better lives. Its guiding principle: “We will not let them fail.”
Food delivery apps are reshaping the restaurant industry — and how we eat — by inspiring digital-only establishments that don’t need a dining room or waiters.
Plus, WeWork takes steps to go public, and investigations into the Jeffrey Epstein case continue.
The freeze-up in business confidence, caused in part by the trade war, could wind up affecting consumer confidence.
A bet by investors that the future will be worse than the present.
A clear signal from the bond market that investors are pessimistic about the economy’s longer-term prospects.
Pharmacists can’t restock medicines; workers aren’t being paid. But the government still loves to block the internet for “peace and tranquillity.”
White House advisers discount warnings of a possible recession. But the president may be gambling that the Federal Reserve can ward off that prospect.
The policy director for a gay-rights group said the “proposed rule would permit taxpayer-funded discrimination.”
More than 30 around the world have acted in the face of recession fears. Economists warn of a currency-tied competition.
Jones Day is accused of unlawfully dismissing a lawyer who questioned a gender disparity in its policies, and underpaying his wife when she worked there.
Shares on Wall Street fell sharply after reports showed a slowdown in China and a contraction in Germany, partly reflecting the U.S. trade war’s impact.
Tax cuts and tariffs have not caused a significant return of factory activity, data from the government and other sources show.
President Trump pushed off imposing a new 10 percent tariff on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods until Dec. 15. Some other items were excluded altogether.
A search for historical parallels offers both reassurance and angst.
Thousands of demonstrators filled the arrivals hall at the airport, one of the world’s busiest, chanting and handing out pamphlets to travelers.
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A lawsuit over a Los Angeles bus deal highlights the challenges of ensuring compliance with job and wage commitments that help win government work.
With unemployment and inflation now low, it might seem that their relationship no longer matters. Not so fast, says the economist N. Gregory Mankiw.