Wall Street nosedives on trade-war worries

Wall Street tumbled on Friday as investors, increasingly nervous about a potential U.S. trade war with China, shied away from risky bets going into the weekend as they looked for shelter from further...

The enfeebling of America

Donald Trump ran for president promising to "Make American Great Again." But the result of his presidency is almost certain to be a massive, unprecedented decline in American economic strength and geo...

US opposes taxes on big tech firms

The United States said Friday it “firmly opposes” any new tax aimed at big technology firms, in a sharp challenge to a European proposal aimed at American digital titans.

Arthritic Academic Advice

Mark Twain is supposed to have said of the prospect of being tarred and feathered that, “Except for the honor, I’d as soon skip it.” (Though with Twain you can never be sure. It may be in his case, as...

Desert Racquets

You can’t ask for much better than Del Potro vs. Federer, two of contemporary tennis’s best known faces, in the men’s final, and Osaka vs Kasatkina in the ladies’.

Americans don't pay enough taxes

As you filed your taxes this year, you might have spent some time grumbling. Why does it have to be so complicated? Am I paying too much? Couldn't the system be more fair? But it's at this time of yea...