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Fed Raises Interest Rates, Showing Confidence in Health of Economy

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Showing Confidence in Health of Economy

Jerome H. Powell, the Fed chairman, defended the decision to raise the benchmark rate for the fifth consecutive quarter, a move made despite political pressure and financial market worries.
Tech We’re Using: ‘The Effects Cannot Be Overstated’: When Tech Invaded Media

Tech We’re Using: ‘The Effects Cannot Be Overstated’: When Tech Invaded Media

Jim Rutenberg, a media columnist for The New York Times. "I am so addicted to my iPhone that my fingers hurt," he said.
Renzo Piano Design Will Replace Collapsed Bridge in Genoa

Renzo Piano Design Will Replace Collapsed Bridge in Genoa

Renzo Piano, left, and the mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, with a plan for a new bridge in in September.
Matter: ‘Spirits Won’t Rest’: DNA Links Ancient Bones to Living Aboriginal Australians

Matter: ‘Spirits Won’t Rest’: DNA Links Ancient Bones to Living Aboriginal Australians

The Willandra Lakes region in New South Wales, Australia, is home to a number of Aboriginal groups.

Stocks Tumble After Fed Signals More Rate Rises in 2019

Stocks in the United States rose ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday, but those gains faded after the central bank raised rates.
Nevada Becomes First State With Majority of Women in Assembly

Nevada Becomes First State With Majority of Women in Assembly

Beatrice Duran, who has been involved in the Culinary Union in Las Vegas, will be part of a Nevada State Assembly that will be dominated by women.
China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Plan in Pakistan Takes a Military Turn

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Plan in Pakistan Takes a Military Turn

A Chinese rocket boosting two Pakistani satellites into orbit from Jiuquan, China, in July.
China Holds Third Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Crisis with the United States

China Holds Third Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Crisis with the United States

The Canadian detentions appear to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei.
As Manhattan’s Chinatown Changes, Food Vendors Keep a Bit of the Old With the New

As Manhattan’s Chinatown Changes, Food Vendors Keep a Bit of the Old With the New

Though an Asian grocery is near the author's apartment, she says she still goes to Chinatown for the range of foods and the bustle and energy of the neighborhood.
Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Overturn a $4.7 Billion Baby Powder Verdict

Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Overturn a $4.7 Billion Baby Powder Verdict

Krystal Kim is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. A jury awarded the women $4.69 billion in July, and that decision was upheld by a judge on Wednesday.
On Comedy: Should Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. Talk About Accusations Onstage?

On Comedy: Should Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. Talk About Accusations Onstage?

Aziz Ansari in his dressing room before a performance in 2014. His new set pokes fun at progressives who get furious online.

‘You’ve Got Mail’ Is Secretly a Tragedy, Too

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan starred in the film, which came out 20 years ago this week. It is about opposites attracting, but it is also about capitalism.
2018: The Year in Stuff

2018: The Year in Stuff

Lights, camera, stuff! A selection of the items that had their moment in the spotlight in 2018, including faux furs by House of Fluff, a Cardi B cropped puffer from Fashion Nova, natural wine and a

A New Comics Publisher Aims to Shake Things Up

TKO Studios, which has an impressive slate of talent, wants to change the way comics are sold and consumed.
Google’s Marketing of Children’s Apps Misleads Parents, Consumer Groups Say

Google’s Marketing of Children’s Apps Misleads Parents, Consumer Groups Say

A federal law prohibits children’s sites and apps from collecting a large swath of data from children under 13 without verifiable consent from a parent.
Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill That Would Avert Shutdown

Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill That Would Avert Shutdown

The bill was expected to pass the House on Thursday and be sent to President Trump before the midnight Friday deadline, when funding lapses for nine federal departments.
For Mo’ne Davis, a Social Awakening and a Commitment to Hampton

For Mo’ne Davis, a Social Awakening and a Commitment to Hampton

Mo’ne Davis, a 5-foot-5 guard, excels in multiple sports, but has committed to play softball at Hampton University in Virginia next year.