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The U.S. Says It Has a Tariff Deal With Brazil. Brazil Disagrees.

The U.S. Says It Has a Tariff Deal With Brazil. Brazil Disagrees.

Brazil accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of breaking off negotiations over the tariffs last week and issuing an ultimatum. According to the Brazilian authorities, the United States said the country’s steel and aluminum industries could opt for tariffs or quotas.

Trump Asks S.E.C. to Study Quarterly Earnings Requirements for Public Firms

Trump Asks S.E.C. to Study Quarterly Earnings Requirements for Public Firms

President Trump said Friday that he had asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study changing the schedule under which public companies report results to twice a year from quarterly.

Trump Seeks to Block Pay Raises for Federal Workers

Trump Seeks to Block Pay Raises for Federal Workers

President Trump acted Thursday to block pay increases for federal workers that are due on Jan. 1. He has sought to peel back the labor protections of civil servants, but ran into a legal setback last week.

In Blow to Sinclair, F.C.C. Chief Says He Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Tribune Deal

In Blow to Sinclair, F.C.C. Chief Says He Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Tribune Deal

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, wants a judge to review aspects of the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s plan to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion.

Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze

Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze

At Factory OS in Vallejo, Calif., individual segments of modular homes are built at a series of stations, each devoted to a specific part of the process. Two workers focused on the construction and placement of walls.

Economy Hits a High Note, and Trump Takes a Bow

Economy Hits a High Note, and Trump Takes a Bow

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday after Mr. Trump hailed the latest economic data. “Once again, we are the economic envy of the entire world,” he declared.

From Trump to #MeToo: A Dizzying Year in TV News

From Trump to #MeToo: A Dizzying Year in TV News

Matt Lauer, left, interviewing Bill O’Reilly in September. They were two of the powerful TV personalities dismissed because of sexual harassment claims in 2017.

T-Mobile and Sprint: How Fewer Competitors Could Increase Competition

T-Mobile and Sprint: How Fewer Competitors Could Increase Competition

The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint would combine the two weakest companies in the sector and create one viable competitor to the industry’s giants: Verizon and AT&T.

Holiday Retail Sales Soared, With Biggest Increase Since Recession

Holiday Retail Sales Soared, With Biggest Increase Since Recession

The holiday market at Columbus Circle in Manhattan last month. Overall sales results for the season exceeded the expectations of the National Retail Federation, which had forecast growth of about 4 percent.

Populism Is Waning, Which Is Reason to Party in Davos

Populism Is Waning, Which Is Reason to Party in Davos

The World Economic Forum, a gathering of global leaders, begins on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland. The last time the leaders convened for this meeting, they found themselves in an uncustomary position: in the cross hairs of a global insurrection.

Before There Was #MeToo, There Was Mary Cunningham

Before There Was #MeToo, There Was Mary Cunningham

Mary Cunningham Agee in her St. Helena, Calif., home, which contains a shrine to her husband William M. Agee, who died in December.

Wages Are Rising in Europe. But Economists Are Puzzled.

Wages Are Rising in Europe. But Economists Are Puzzled.

A clothing factory near Porto, Portugal. As the global economy has recovered, wages for most workers around the world have stagnated, but in Europe, that’s changing.

Trump Slaps Steep Tariffs on Foreign Washing Machines and Solar Products

Trump Slaps Steep Tariffs on Foreign Washing Machines and Solar Products

Workers installing solar panels in New Mexico. President Trump has approved solar tariffs for the next four years, a trade action aimed at Chinese imports.

Fighting Climate Change? We’re Not Even Landing a Punch

Fighting Climate Change? We’re Not Even Landing a Punch

The dry bed of Lake Poopó in Bolivia, where steady warming over the last 30 years evaporated what little water was left.

Doris Burke Has Game

Doris Burke Has Game

Doris Burke and her ESPN broadcasting partner, Mark Jones, at a Philadelphia 76ers-Milwaukee Bucks game this month. In September, after 27 years in the business, Ms. Burke became the first woman to land a regular job as an N.B.A. analyst on national television.


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