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Ahead of Brexit, Paris Tries a Business Makeover
Hoping to woo companies that will move employees from London, leaders in Paris are trying to replace red tape with a red carpet.... More >>

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Specialize in Small Talk and Big Ratings
The homey “Live With Kelly and Ryan” sticks to light banter even as its NBC rival, Megyn Kelly, takes on weightier matters.... More >>

Volkswagen Chief Suggests Ending Subsidies for Diesel Cars
In a major turnaround, Matthias Müller said that Germany should consider phasing out tax breaks that have encouraged diesel’s popularity in Europe.... More >>

A Fed Rate Increase Is Expected. But What Comes Next?
The Federal Reserve has signaled its move this week. Investors, though, want to know whether the central bank will continue with its patient approach to rates.... More >>

Advertising: Reminding E-Commerce Customers Who Delivers
During the holiday season, the three giants of package delivery services — FedEx, United Parcel Service and the United States Postal Service — focus on the home.... More >>

Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport
Passengers described scenes of confusion and frustration at Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.... More >>

How the Fingerling Caught On (Robot Grip and All) as 2017’s Hot Toy
The motorized plastic monkey that grasps your finger is the must-have gift of the holiday season, thanks to marketing, pricing and, well, scarcity.... More >>

10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play
Hot toys are often like comets, lighting up the sky and fading quickly from view. But some have been more enduring. Here are some of the biggest hits.... More >>

Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You
The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.... More >>

Can Marriott Keep Starwood’s Culture of Cool, and Its Customers?
For the Marriott-Starwood combination to succeed, top-tier loyalty program members like our writer must not flee. Here’s what would keep him in the fold.... More >>

Janet Yellen Didn’t Set Out to Be a Feminist Hero
The Federal Reserve chair (don’t call her “chairwoman”) quietly achieved rock-star status. Now that she’s leaving, her many fans are sad to see her go.... More >>

Wealth Matters: Tax Changes Are Coming Next Year, but You Can Plan for Them Now
High-earning taxpayers cannot afford to wait and see what happens with the tax overhaul; they need to act this month before certain opportunities go away.... More >>

After 7 Years of Job Growth, Room for More, or Danger Ahead?
Payrolls grew by 228,000 last month and the unemployment rate was the lowest since 2000. Now, the economic challenge may be to prevent overheating.... More >>

From Ho, Ho, Ho to No, No, No! Office Parties Feel the Chill
The days of getting squeezed under the mistletoe after Bob in accounting had a few too many? They’re over, my friends.... More >>

The Week Ahead: Expect Fed to Raise Interest Rate and F.C.C. to Repeal Net Neutrality
Janet Yellen will most likely oversee her final major policy decision in charge of the Federal Reserve the same day that lawmakers discuss the tax overhaul plan.... More >>

Simeon Booker, Pioneering Reporter on Race Issues, Dies at 99
The first black reporter at The Washington Post, Mr. Booker left to become a Jet magazine columnist and Washington bureau chief for its parent company.... More >>

Net Neutrality’s Holes in Europe May Offer Peek at Future in U.S.
Telecom operators have been pushing boundaries in Europe, where loopholes have left net neutrality regulations weaker than intended.... More >>

Once the W.T.O.’s Biggest Supporter, U.S. Is Its Biggest Skeptic
The Trump administration isn’t alone in criticizing the World Trade Organization. But it may be the only country trying to subvert it.... More >>

Louis C.K. Will Buy Back ‘I Love You, Daddy’
The comedian will buy back the rights to his film, which was shelved by its distributor following allegations of sexual misconduct.... More >>

Holdover Films Chug Away at the Box Office as ‘Last Jedi’ Looms
In another quiet weekend at multiplexes, “Coco” was No. 1, “Justice League” continued to disappoint and “Wonder” crossed the $100 million mark.... More >>

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet
The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.... More >>

Max Clifford, Celebrity Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison
Mr. Clifford, once Britain’s highest-profile publicity agent, was serving an eight-year sentence for assaulting woman and girls as young as 15.... More >>

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.... More >>

Workspace: A Dentist’s Office Disguised as an Undersea Playground
A dental practice for children on Long Island has created a space that is designed to calm, and even entertain, its patients.... More >>

For Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means ‘Starting From Zero,’ Even at 90
As a dire economy drives migration, Venezuelans in their retirement years are joining the exodus, a journey fraught with worries over health care, employment and leaving a country they love.... More >>

Retiring: Leave the Bucket Lists to Those Ambitious Boomers. It’s Tee Time.
Many retirees are “looking to achieve more of their potential,” but that can be a lot of pressure. Instead, some are taking a leisurely cue from their parents’ generation.... More >>

CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’
The erroneous report involving Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks came at a time when the media faces public skepticism and frequent criticism from the White House.... More >>

Breakingviews: Focus on Shareholders Holds Back U.S. Wage Growth
President Trump claims the Republican tax bill will lead to big raises, but most companies plan to spend profit on buybacks and dividends.... More >>

Apple Said to Be Acquiring Shazam, the Song Identifying App
The app, which can identify a song just by hearing a few seconds of it, has lost some of its shine but is still used by “hundreds of millions of people.”... More >>

Mickey Gurdus, Who Eavesdropped on the World, Dies at 73
An Israeli, Mr. Gurdus monitored private and public communications over the air to create his own journalistic niche and score reportorial scoops.... More >>

Supplements Claiming to Ease Opioid Addiction Come Under Scrutiny
Advocacy groups and the F.D.A. have warned that companies are capitalizing on the epidemic by offering unproven remedies.... More >>

Songs, Music Publisher of Lorde and Diplo, Bought by Kobalt
The deal is the latest sign of a frothy market for music rights, as streaming has given a boost to the valuations of music catalogs.... More >>

Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene
Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.... More >>

‘Big Little Lies’ to Return for a Second Season
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will return for another seven episodes of the HBO show, which was a hit with critics and audiences.... More >>

Dina Powell, Influential Foreign Policy Adviser, Is Set to Exit White House
Ms. Powell, a deputy national security adviser to President Trump, has been a key player on a variety of issues and a top ally of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.... More >>

My Space: A Tour of Bill Whitaker’s High-Rise Living Room in Harlem
The “60 Minutes” correspondent has filled his home with furniture and art bought while covering news around the globe.... More >>

France Investigates Lafarge Executives for Terrorist Financing
One of France’s biggest companies faces claims it helped finance the Islamic State and several armed groups when it operated in Syria from 2012 to 2014.... More >>

My Workout: How Andy Dunn of Bonobos Tackles His Workday
The fashion entrepreneur may start his day with light yoga and vegan eggs, before a whirlwind day of meetings and after-work drinks.... More >>

Economic View: An Economist Explains: How to Sort Facts From Fictions
Numbers are not always reliable, and politics get in the way. Here is advice from an expert on the most solid sources for tracking the economic debate.... More >>

Your Money Adviser: How Some States Are Helping First-Time Home Buyers
Rising house prices have made it harder for buyers to save enough for down payments. Six states have set up tax-favored accounts to encourage saving.... More >>

Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: The Big Bitcoin Boom
In this week’s tech newsletter, our correspondents discuss Bitcoin, Amazon and the tech industry’s ongoing problems with sexual harassment.... More >>

E.U. and Japan Reach Deal to Keep ‘Flag of Free Trade Waving High’
The agreement would cover more than a quarter of the world’s economy. Leaders on both sides said it carried strategic as well as economic importance.... More >>

Wage Growth Remains ‘Pedestrian’: DealBook Briefing
The United States economy added 228,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. But earnings growth continued to disappoint.... More >>

The Workologist: The Trouble With Anonymous Feedback
Including critiques from unidentified colleagues into the annual performance review process can make that dreaded ritual even worse.... More >>

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening
Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.... More >>

Southeast Asia’s Ride-Hailing War Is Being Waged on Motorbikes
In Indonesia’s traffic-ridden capital, one start-up makes it easy to get around — or not to have to in the first place.... More >>

Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men’ Director, Is Accused of Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman said that in 2003, when he was 17, Mr. Singer sexually assaulted him at a party on a yacht.... More >>

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