Category: Business

A Director’s Apology Adds Momentum to South Korea’s #MeToo Movement

Women’s rights advocates have long warned that male supervisors exploit the country’s command-and-compliance work culture, where an employee’s personal...

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

Sinclair’s chief executive, Chris Ripley, has called Mr. Pai’s relaxation of media ownership rules a “landmark” development for his company and the industry. A...

L.L. Bean, Citing Abuse, Tightens Its Generous Policy on Returns

“A small, but growing number of customers has been interpreting our guarantee well beyond its original intent,” he wrote. Some people had sought “refunds for...

China Opens Inquiry Into U.S. Sorghum as Trade Tensions Worsen

The ministry’s initiation of the investigation “suggests that the government had it teed up and it’s not a response or demand from the industry for protection,”...

‘Gloomy.’ ‘Amazing.’ Trump’s Speech Divides the Pundits.

Van Jones, the CNN commentator, was castigated by his fellow liberals last year when he effusively praised Mr. Trump’s first joint address to Congress, describing one...

Davos Lauds China’s Climate Efforts Even as Emissions Rise

Those efforts won praise on Wednesday from Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, who said in an interview that China’s plans for a carbon market would help its...

How Corruption and Cronyism in Banking Fueled Iran’s Protests

Many of the institutions, including those that merged in 2016 to form Caspian, were allowed to gamble with deposits or run Ponzi schemes with impunity for years, in part...

Keith Jackson, Voice of College Football, Dies at 89

“You always know it’s a big game when Keith’s there,” Joe Paterno, the Penn State coach, once said. Mr. Jackson had the same reputation among his colleagues in...

Investors Spooked at Specter of Central Banks Halting Bond-Buying Spree

Bond markets appeared to be further spooked on Wednesday by a report that China’s central bank, which owns $1.2 trillion in United States Treasury bonds, may be poised...

New Jersey Is Last State to Insist at Gas Stations: Don’t Touch That Pump

Mr. O’Scanlon said that he frequently pumps his own gas, ignoring the Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act of 1949, the statute that first forbade civilians from...