Deepening economic damage from China’s coronavirus epidemic is forcing its leadership to confront an agonizing decision: when to ease quarantine restrictions that are strangling growth, even as they help contain the virus’s spread.35 minutes ago
The man atop the world’s biggest tech fund paid for a campaign that included negative news stories, a concocted shareholder campaign and a sexual trap, people familiar with the matter say. A Misra spokesman said he did not orchestrate the effort.325 minutes ago
As the offshore oil industry’s federal regulator completed its overhaul of a major well-drilling safety rule in 2018, the agency’s director picked up the phone to a staff engineer to order up some changes.88
Nearly 17 years after U.S. troops largely pulled up stakes from Saudi Arabia, the U.S. is back, launching F-15 fighter jets and manning Patriot missile batteries at a base southeast of Riyadh, despite extremism that flared last time the kingdom hosted American forces.125
U.S. regulators voted to block a plan from mining companies Peabody Energy and Arch Coal to combine their operations in a major coal-production region, saying it would limit competition and raise prices.8 minutes ago
Two of the world’s largest funds have begun selling down stakes in coal miners citing environmental concerns, leaving some of the companies’ shares concentrated in the hands of a few large U.S. investors.6
Governments are increasingly relying on machine learning and data analytics to analyze troves of data as they seek to detect tax evasion, respond to taxpayers’ questions and make themselves more efficient.31
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and ruling party came under sharp criticism from Indian courts and political rivals after four days of some of the worst communal violence in India’s capital city in decades left at least 27 dead and more than 200 injured.40
Canadian retail tycoon Peter Nygard stepped down as chairman of his company after authorities raided the firm’s Manhattan offices as part of an investigation into sex-trafficking allegations against him.
Egil and Birgitte Greve built a vacation retreat with two mansions, two infinity pools and enough rooms to house their family nearly four decades after getting engaged on the country’s southwestern coast.