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Mario Draghi’s First Speech as Prime Minister Calls for Unity

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 21:08
In Mario Draghi’s first speech as head of government, the former European Central Bank chief laid out plans for societal changes and a recovery from the pandemic.

Europe’s Pandemic Debt Is Dizzying. Who Will Pay?

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 20:02
Pandemic aid has cushioned workers and businesses from a severe recession. But as governments face trillions in debt, there’s no rush to rein it in.

This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously.

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 19:20
Corey Quinn has made it his business to understand Amazon’s cloud-computing charges and have some fun at the company’s expense.

Citigroup's $900 Million Defeat

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 18:03
Citi committed “one of the biggest blunders in banking history,” a federal judge says.

The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew.

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:32
Silvia Federici has been warning of what happens when we undervalue domestic labor for decades.

For My Next Trick … Opening a New Musical in Tokyo in a Pandemic

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:30
Our writer’s adaptation of “The Illusionist” was slated for a tryout run. Lockdown, a tragic death, cancer and quarantine got in the way, but didn’t stop the show.

How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Online

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:30
Fakes and little-known brands still abound, even as health officials have advised us to up our mask game. Here’s what to do.

Pete Wells's Odyssey as Restaurant Critic During Pandemic

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:30
To capture New York’s food scene in these times, I’ve adapted to many roles. But the essence of my job remains the same: hunting for a good meal.

Meet Me at the Virtual Water Cooler

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:30
Sick of boring grids of heads? A new crop of start-ups aims to bring some serendipity and spark to remote meetings.

The Rise of the Wellness App

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:30
They’re everywhere, but they can’t address the real problem: the alienation of 21st-century work.

Scientists to C.D.C.: Set Air Standards for Workplaces Now

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 10:31
The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.

Hedge Fund Reaches a Deal to Buy Tribune Publishing

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 07:02
Alden Global Capital’s move continues the financial industry’s acquisition of major newspaper chains. The Baltimore Sun, a Tribune paper, will be sold to a Maryland hotel executive.

Dozens Contract Covid-19 After Abundance 360 Conference

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 06:41
Peter Diamandis thought extensive testing could help create an “immunity bubble” for a conference in Culver City, Calif. It didn’t work. “I hope others can learn from my mistakes,” he said.

Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 04:43
Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

Stimulus Payments Have Been Sent, I.R.S. Says

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 04:14
Most eligible people should have received their payments by now. Those who did not receive one can recover the money in their tax return.

Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s Chief Executive, Dies at 62

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 03:56
Mr. Sorenson, the company’s third-ever C.E.O., was the first person outside the Marriott family to lead the hotel company, which grew to be the world’s biggest during his tenure.