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Real Estate Crisis Is at the Heart of China’s Economic Troubles

For decades, buying property was considered a safe investment in China. Now, instead of building a foundation of wealth for the country’s middle class, real estate has become a source of discontent and anger.In more than 100 cities across China, hundreds of thousands of Chinese homeowners are banding together and refusing to repay loans on […]

Can Disney Do Better? – The New York Times

Dan Loeb takes on Mickey’s minders, againThird Point, the hedge fund led by Dan Loeb, has bought a new stake in the entertainment...

The Reinvention of the Tank Top

The first look at Matthieu Blazy’s much-anticipated debut for Bottega Veneta was none other than a plain ribbed cotton tank top. At Prada, a slim-fitting undershirt-style white tank, this one featuring a small triangular logo at the scooped neckline, opened the brand’s fall 2022 show (it’s available on the Prada website for $995). On Chloé’s […]

‘Frustration and Stress’: State Officials Fault Rollout of Monkeypox Vaccine

Roughly 5,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine intended for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., left the national stockpile’s warehouse in Olive Branch, Miss., on July 19. They somehow ended up in Oklahoma.Then Tennessee. Then Mississippi again. Then, finally, Florida.In Idaho, a shipment of 60 vaccine doses disappeared and showed up six days later, refrigerated rather than frozen, as […]

C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Eliminating Quarantines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 community and school guidance on Thursday, loosening several key recommendations.People who are exposed...

Parechovirus Sickened 23 Infants in Tennessee, C.D.C. Says

Over six weeks this spring, 23 children were admitted to a Tennessee hospital for treatment of parechovirus, a common virus that in rare...

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, Who Provided Abortion to Ohio 10-Year Old, Speaks Out and Pays a Price

Three weeks before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, donned her white lab coat, put her...

Russia Fights Efforts to Declare It an Exporter of ‘Blood Diamonds’

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to global soul-searching about overreliance on Russian oil and gas, but a new drama is unfolding over another of Russia’s major exports: diamonds.Russia is the world’s largest supplier of small diamonds. For years, engagement rings, earrings and pendants for sale in the United States and beyond have included diamonds […]

Shark or Orca: Which Should You Fear More?

In the wild, is a human more likely to survive an encounter with an orca or a great white shark?— Kameryn F., Yardley,...

When It Comes to Lightning, Don’t Pass the Salt

One of nature’s most intense spectacles can be tamed with humble sea salt, the same stuff that graces some dinner tables. Researchers recently...

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! These Climate Activists Get Paid to Go.

They’ve taken hammers to gas pumps and glued themselves to museum masterpieces and busy roadways. They’ve chained themselves to banks, rushed onto a...

For N.F.L. Kickers, Showing Too Much Leg Could Hurt Their Pockets

The N.F.L.’s uniform policy has long been a source of some of the league’s most inane “controversies.” The immense list of restrictions for what players can wear has resulted in fines over everything from cleat color (Saints running back Alvin Kamara was fined $5,000 for wearing red and green shoes in a Christmas Day game) […]

‘We Are Here Because of Him’: The Runner Who Defied Apartheid

DURBAN, South Africa — On a balmy Sunday morning in late August, Kgadimonyane Hoseah Tjale stood below a stadium full of roaring fans...

When the American Dream of the Open Road Hits Traffic

The clip has the uncanny feel of a dream. We’re watching, or so it seems, from behind the windshield of a racecar as...

At Saratoga Race Course, It’s the Summer of the Jockey

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The jocks’ room here is cramped, often sounds like the translators’ room in the United Nations and is home...

What to Know About the WNBA Playoffs

The Chicago Sky are set to begin their bid to become the first back-to-back W.N.B.A. champions since the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001...

Can a Tennis Player Share His Heart, and Courts, With Pickleball?

Allow me to begin with an admission. I haven’t exactly been a fan of pickleball, the sport that is sweeping America like thorny...

Tech Hacks to Make Traveling Right Now Less of a Headache

Anyone who has gone on a trip in the last year probably has a horror story. Canceled flights have abounded. Customer service wait times with airlines can be hours long. In some places, the costs of rental cars and plane tickets have become astronomical.Many of the economic problems birthed by the coronavirus pandemic — including […]

A Timeline of Trump’s False and Misleading Statements on the Mar-a-Lago Search

In the days since former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida home was searched by federal agents last week, he has posted dozens of...

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

The climate and energy package awaiting final approval by Congress aims to achieve two goals that are not always compatible: Make electric vehicles...

Change These Default Settings and Be Happier With Your Tech

Many default settings buried deep inside our technology make us share superfluous amounts of data with tech companies. In my last column, I...

Ford Raises Prices of F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

Ford Motor on Tuesday became the latest automaker to raise the price of electric vehicles when it significantly increased prices of its popular...

Plug-In Hybrid Cars Gain Ground in Race With Electric Rivals

In late 2010, General Motors sought to seize the high ground from Toyota’s successful Prius hybrid with the Volt plug-in hybrid — a...