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Families Cheer, Some Doctors Worry as Nursing Homes Open Doors Wide to Visitors

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 19:30
The federal government recently lifted most visitation restrictions at nursing homes. But concerns linger that a full reopening could leave residents vulnerable to another coronavirus surge.

Booster Rollout for Nursing Homes Is Sluggish

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 18:30
Thousands of new cases have been reported among vulnerable elderly residents in the last several months, as the virulent Delta variant fuels outbreaks.

Where Will We Be in 20 Years?

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 18:30
Looking at demographic data can help us assess the opportunities and challenges of the coming decades.

Stocks and Oil Drop Amid New Coronavirus Variant

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 11:03
Stocks and oil futures slumped, while investors sought safety in government bonds.

Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 07:28
Former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law is trying to raise capital for his investment firm and is turning to a region that he dealt with extensively while in the White House.

Stocks and Oil Drop Amid New Coronavirus Variant

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 23:48
Stocks and oil futures slumped, while investors sought safety in government bonds.

Back to full capacity and on the hunt for Legos in New Jersey.

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 22:40
A father of three got some Christmas shopping done and the Garden State Plaza expected a busy day.

Theft Is Becoming an Increasing Concern for Retailers

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 22:00
About 69 percent of stores said they have seen an increase in organized theft in the past year.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hanukkah

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 21:01
What’s that reindeer doing with menorah antlers? Retailers want inclusive holiday merchandise, but hit a few snags.

In Europe, Trying to Find Fun and Games in Holiday Retailing

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 20:59
Black Friday discounts are now routine for European toy stores and other retailers, but pandemic restrictions remain a big presence in some areas.

See Black Friday Photos From Around the Country

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 20:58
Gaming consoles and TVs were among the most popular items at the beginning of the holiday shopping season.

The Return of the Holiday Party

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 19:30
A pair of caterers gear up for year-end celebrations at companies. “I think they really want to encourage people to think that returning to the office is a celebration of sorts.”

How Black Friday Got Its Name

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 16:00
Historians say the Philadelphia police took to calling the day before the annual Army-Navy football game Black Friday because officers had to work long hours and deal with bad traffic, bad weather and other miseries.

The Holiday Shopping Season Is Here, but Is It Back?

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 15:30
Shoppers are returning to stores in much bigger numbers than last year, but the atmosphere is not quite as carefree as the prepandemic days of 2019.

A Holiday Gift Guide to Beat Inflation

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 15:30
Prices are soaring for almost everything, but a few choice gifts are even cheaper than two years ago. Or show your love by going on your family’s annual “lard run.”

80 Years of Holiday Shopping in New York

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 22:30
Holiday shopping over the past 80 years as chronicled in photos from The New York Times archives.

As Young Kids Get Covid Shots, Families Feel a 'Huge Weight' Lifted

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 22:16
Many households with immunocompromised or vulnerable relatives are racing to get Covid shots for their 5-to-11-year-olds — and finally experiencing a long-awaited sense of relief.

Why Retailers Are Fighting a Vaccine Mandate Before the Holidays

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 21:13
The Biden administration has called on major companies to help fight the pandemic. Big chains want to get past the holiday staffing crunch first.

Rivian’s Electric Truck Is a Cutie and a Beast

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:30
The R1T can haul five tons, conquer brutal off-road trails and sprint to 60 miles an hour in a blink. And about that Camp Kitchen tucked inside …