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    The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures

    The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures


    Moises Martinez, with help from his grandson, cleaning out his home in San Juan, P.R., in October after Hurricane Maria destroyed it. A federal moratorium on housing foreclosures after the hurricane is due to expire in early...

    The island has been hammered by a financial crisis and a hurricane. Now, tens of thousands of people are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.
    Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?

    Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?


    With sexual harassment revelations rife and public spaces threatened, some women are wondering just why they wear these...

    With sexual harassment revelations rife and public spaces threatened, some women are wondering just why they wear these things.
    Exodus of Foreign Workers Leaves British Employers in the Lurch

    Exodus of Foreign Workers Leaves British Employers in the Lurch


    A farm run by Ross Mitchell in northern Scotland is struggling to find enough workers to pick fruit, a problem encountered by other employers since Britain voted last year to leave the European...

    Britain’s plan to leave the European Union has prompted thousands of Europeans to return to the Continent, forcing British employers to compete for a diminishing pool of workers.
    Retiring: Asked About Retiring, They Have a Simple Answer: Why?

    Retiring: Asked About Retiring, They Have a Simple Answer: Why?


    “I’m a better judge, in some respects, than when I was younger,” Judge Jack B. Weinstein says. At 96, he still works full time in federal criminal court in...

    A growing number of Americans are working well past the age of 75, for a variety of reasons: Some want to make a contribution, some need the income, and some just love their jobs.
    In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like ‘Meh’

    In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like ‘Meh’


    Laura Boldrini, center, president of Italy’s lower house of Parliament, turned Montecitorio Palace into a women-only institution on a recent Saturday, seeking to emphasize how sexual harassment and abuse against women are often ignored in the...

    Accusations of sexual harassment and assault have not been received with the same uproar and solidarity as in the United States and beyond.
    Uber Engaged in ‘Illegal’ Spying on Rivals, Ex-Employee Says

    Uber Engaged in ‘Illegal’ Spying on Rivals, Ex-Employee Says


    Pilot models of Uber’s self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. A letter by a former Uber security employee, detailing past actions designed “expressly for the purpose of acquiring trade secrets” from competitors, was made public in a federal court on...

    In a 37-page letter made public in court, a former Uber security employee detailed a massive intelligence-gathering operation that included tailing rival executives.
    What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You

    What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You


    Taxpayers will be able to deduct the interest paid on mortgage debt up to...

    Several expected changes made the final cut, including a big increase in the standard deduction and a reduction in state and local income tax breaks.
    Welcome to Chez Santa. Do You Have a Reservation?

    Welcome to Chez Santa. Do You Have a Reservation?


    Anabella Armendariz, 9, with Santa, played by Charles Cotten in Odessa, Tex., on...

    The annual trip to the department store has long been a Christmas tradition, but in 2017, you can’t just show up anymore.
    Governors Look to Save Nafta Amid Washington’s Tough Talk

    Governors Look to Save Nafta Amid Washington’s Tough Talk


    Robert Lighthizer, center, the White House trade adviser who is leading the Nafta negotiations, with Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, and ldefonso Guajardo, Mexico’s economy...

    More state officials are warning about the dangers of upsetting the North American Free Trade Agreement, but the White House so far appears unmoved.
    For Disney’s Iger, a Bold Move That Will Define His Legacy

    For Disney’s Iger, a Bold Move That Will Define His Legacy


    Robert A. Iger has made several high-profile purchases as Disney’s chief executive, but his deal for 21st Century Fox dwarfs them...

    Disney has achieved great success under the leadership of Robert A. Iger. But he is likely to be judged on the success of his 21st Century Fox deal.
    Critic’s Notebook: You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure

    Critic’s Notebook: You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure


    It seems every podcast company is starting its own counterintuitive take on history. But how effective are they at actually illuminating our...

    It seems every podcast company is starting its own counterintuitive take on history. But how effective are they at actually illuminating our past?
    Charities’ Fear Under Tax Bill: Less Money to Help the Needy

    Charities’ Fear Under Tax Bill: Less Money to Help the Needy


    A higher standard deduction means fewer taxpayers will itemize their deductions. Without the tax incentive, donations are expected to go...

    A higher standard deduction means fewer taxpayers will itemize their deductions. Without the tax incentive, donations are expected to go down.
    A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It

    A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It


    Jessica Brescher of Dover, N.J., who works for a pharmaceutical company, said that even though a calculator showed she would get a modest tax cut next year from the Republican tax bill, she wasn’t sure what to...

    A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.
    Nelson Peltz Appointed to P.&G. Board, After All

    Nelson Peltz Appointed to P.&G. Board, After All


    Nelson Peltz, right, at Procter & Gamble annual meeting in October in...

    Mr. Peltz, an activist investor who has sought the seat since July, will also be nominated to the board during next year’s annual meeting, the company said
    <div>Doing the Harlem Shake, Ajit Pai as You’ve Never Seen Him Before </div>

    Doing the Harlem Shake, Ajit Pai as You’ve Never Seen Him Before


    Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, promoting the repeal of net neutrality rules in a video produced by The Daily...

    A video featuring the F.C.C. chief defending a repeal of net neutrality rules in a Santa suit and doing the Harlem Shake is attracting some disdain.
    1,000 Miles, Four Families, One Christmas Tree

    1,000 Miles, Four Families, One Christmas Tree


    Lisa Maichin, Keaton Babb (holding Karolina Babb) and Melissa Babb place ornaments on one of their Christmas trees in Ridgewood, Queens. The tree made a 1,000 mile commute from Silver Farms in Nova Scotia, Canada just days...

    A balsam fir tree’s journey from a farm in Nova Scotia to a living room in Ridgewood, Queens, reveals the hard work necessary to deliver holiday cheer.
    Life on the Meme Council: Meet the Internet’s Gatekeepers

    Life on the Meme Council: Meet the Internet’s Gatekeepers


    From left: the very meme-able “Bee Movie,” “Rick and Morty” and Johnny...

    Know Your Meme, a database for the internet’s inside jokes, runs with the help of 38 volunteer moderators known as the meme council. These are their stories.
    Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable

    Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable


    Ronald D. Moore, right, with David Eick, his fellow executive producer on last decade’s “Battlestar Galactica.” Mr. Moore’s new TV project is the third acquired by...

    With competition among streaming services growing, the tech giant added an untitled space drama from an executive producer of the rebooted “Battlestar Galactica.”
    E.U. Leaders Agree to Begin Next Phase of Brexit Talks

    E.U. Leaders Agree to Begin Next Phase of Brexit Talks


    Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, and other leaders of the bloc in Brussels on...

    Their acceptance of a “divorce deal” opens the way for discussions on a transitional period and the nature of trade relations with Britain
    Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules

    Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules


    Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission chairman, before the commission’s vote on Thursday on net neutrality...

    Writers from across the political spectrum on the vote Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle Obama-era rules on net neutrality.
    Why Did Disney Expand Its Sports Kingdom With Out-of-Favor Networks?

    Why Did Disney Expand Its Sports Kingdom With Out-of-Favor Networks?


    Disney’s chief executive, Robert A. Iger, now controls a massive portfolio of sports broadcasting...

    In its megadeal with 21st Century Fox, Disney acquired 22 regional sports networks that it believes will complement ESPN. It’s unclear how that will happen.
    Vocations: Don’t Look for Snacks in These Vending Machines

    Vocations: Don’t Look for Snacks in These Vending Machines


    Wudneh Akalu at IVM in Indianapolis. The company transforms vending machines and lockers into distribution containers for companies around the...

    A network support engineer installs machines and lockers for faster distribution of employee supplies in buildings that include nuclear power plants.

    Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You


    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. Here’s what you need to...

    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. Here’s what you need to know.
    Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Net Neutrality Is Gone

    Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Net Neutrality Is Gone


    Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, before the agency’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules on...

    Our reporters look at the week in tech, including the F.C.C.’s decision to repeal net neutrality and Bitcoin’s continued boom.
    BP, Once a Renewables Leader, Bets $200 Million on Solar

    BP, Once a Renewables Leader, Bets $200 Million on Solar


    BP has made a major investment in a European solar company, with an executive saying he expects 10 percent to 15 percent annual growth in solar power in the coming...

    The energy giant is returning to a business it backed away from after the costly and reputation-tarnishing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    Jonathan Saunders Resigns Role at Diane von Furstenberg

    Jonathan Saunders Resigns Role at Diane von Furstenberg


    When he was hired in 2016, Jonathan Saunders was seen as the creative successor to Diane von Furstenberg...

    The Scottish designer abruptly announced his departure as chief creative officer 18 months after taking the job.
    Economic View: What Is Bitcoin Really Worth? Don’t Even Ask.

    Economic View: What Is Bitcoin Really Worth? Don’t Even Ask.


    Bitcoin’s price is supported by the “animal spirits” of those betting on it, not by economic fundamentals. No wonder the market has been...

    Bitcoin’s price is supported by the “animal spirits” of those betting on it, not by economic fundamentals. No wonder the market has been chaotic.
    The Getaway: New Tools and Tours for Solo Travelers

    The Getaway: New Tools and Tours for Solo Travelers


    Intrepid Travel's India tour, which includes a stop in Agra, is one of several trips the company designs for solo...

    As more people explore the world on their own, travel companies are beginning to find more meaningful ways to serve them.
    Common Sense: The Disney-Fox Deal Has Friends in High Places

    Common Sense: The Disney-Fox Deal Has Friends in High Places


    Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, embraces President Trump at an event in New York City in May. Each has described the other as “my good...

    The Justice Department moved to block AT&T’s attempted acquisition of Time Warner. So why would it approve this $52.4 billion megadeal?
    Labor Board Reverses Ruling That Helped Workers Fight Chains

    Labor Board Reverses Ruling That Helped Workers Fight Chains


    The National Labor Relations Board reversed a ruling that gave unions more leverage to challenge the labor practices at fast-food chains and other franchise...

    Newly under Republican control, the National Labor Relations Board changed the standard for holding a company responsible for a franchisee’s practices.
    The Streaming Landscape After Disney’s Deal

    The Streaming Landscape After Disney’s Deal


    Netflix has been able to attract subscriptions thanks to original programming like “Stranger...

    Netflix is the clear leader in the streaming wars, but Disney’s deal with 21st Century Fox changes things. Here’s a look at the various streaming services.
    China’s HNA Keeps Striking Foreign Deals as Banks Wince and Investors Flee

    China’s HNA Keeps Striking Foreign Deals as Banks Wince and Investors Flee


    Adam Tan, chief executive of HNA Group, sought to calm investor fears at a media event in Beijing in November. “We will not invest in anything the government does not support,” Mr. Tan...

    Executives at the deeply indebted conglomerate say it still enjoys support from lenders, even as bond prices fall and regulators raise questions.
    Stuart Evey, a Founding Force at ESPN, Is Dead at 84

    Stuart Evey, a Founding Force at ESPN, Is Dead at 84


    Mr. Evey in 2004. “There’s absolutely no way Getty would have gone into ESPN without me,” he...

    Mr. Evey persuaded his bosses at Getty Oil to invest in the start-up sports network and then helped manage it as it took wing.

    Murdoch Speaks on the Fox-Disney Merger


    Disney's deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox's assets started with an informal chat at Rupert Murdoch's...

    Disney's deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox's assets started with an informal chat at Rupert Murdoch's winery.
    Ford Chooses a Detroit Base to Take On Silicon Valley

    Ford Chooses a Detroit Base to Take On Silicon Valley


    A rendering of the renovated Detroit garment factory where Ford will base a team working on electric and self-driving...

    The automaker, long absent from the city proper, will create a hub there for work on self-driving and electric cars.
    ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Will Return for Season 10

    ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Will Return for Season 10


    Larry David, left, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The show has been renewed for a tenth...

    Larry David’s cringe humor sitcom, which returned this fall after a long hiatus, will begin production on a new season in the spring.
    Breakingviews: Disney Deal Should Erase the Murdoch Discount

    Breakingviews: Disney Deal Should Erase the Murdoch Discount


    The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of a large portion of 21st Century Fox is a historic deal for Rupert...

    Disney’s acquisition of a large portion of 21st Century Fox is a historic deal for Rupert Murdoch — and it should erase the discount afflicting his long-suffering shareholders.