April In New York

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Why China’s Response to Trump’s Tariffs Is So Muted

BEIJING — In a tit-for-tat trade battle with the United States, China’s response has so far been restrained.<p>But that is with good reason: As it waits to see how far President Trump plans to go in imposing sweeping tariffs on China, Beijing knows that it has more effective weapons in its …

I once wrote a hymn of praise to the achievements of the founding fathers. There’s still much to celebrate – but their inspirational vision needs an urgent update<p>There’s a million things to love about Hamilton, the musical that has opened in London to reviews as glowing as those that greeted its …

Donald Trump

Trump terminates remaining HIV/AIDS advisory council appointments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration has terminated the appointments of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, a statement from the council's executive director confirmed this week.<p>The dismissals come after six members resigned in June, citing "a President …

Workers could lose commuter benefits under new tax plan

Trump’s tax law may leave some straphangers feeling a bit strapped.<p>More than three-quarters of US workers could see their commuting costs rise under …

How the Modern U.S. Economy Was Launched

The merger wave of the late 1890s and early 1900s launched the modern American economy.<p>Fomented by John Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and …

Snazzy thief robs posh Midtown store

A well-dressed man used a stolen credit card to purchase items from a posh Madison Avenue boutique before lifting a designer $2,000 wallet.<p>The snazzy …

The Most Vexing Unanswered Questions of 2017

The year was littered with mysteries. Still, we suspected we knew many of the answers already. Are dogs smarter than cats? Yes and, no offense, but there’s a reason so many anthropomorphized pets are pooches. Did the Pentagon secretly sort of believe in aliens? Fox Mulder made us all want to …