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British company bosses warn against 'race to the bottom' in listing review

LONDON (Reuters) – British corporate lobby group the Institute of Directors on Wednesday said relaxing rules to attract more stock market listings to London could put at risk the UK’s strong track record on corporate governance.FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen outside the entrance of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain. Aug 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter […]

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Opinion | Three Generations. One Georgia Family. A Split Vote.

One Family. Three Generations. Living in Georgia. Photographed by Wulf Bradley Text by Kristin Lin Supported by Leading up to the state’s U.S. Senate runoffs, the Gamel family shared their thoughts on voting and the current political climate. By Kristin Lin Photographs by Wulf Bradley Ms. Lin is a fellow with the Opinion section. Mr. […]

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Opinion | Why Should China Make Everything?

The panic in the United States over the lack of masks and ventilators for Covid-19 has mostly eased, but please, don’t let those scary few weeks fade too quickly. The scramble for medical equipment was a telling moment for the American economy because it revealed something alarming: The United States can no longer produce what […]

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Echoes of a tumult… from South-east Asia 50 years ago

Brace yourself for another year of tumult. Geopolitical shifts are ongoing between one great incumbent power and another emergent. The United States faces conflict abroad as well as sharp divisions domestically. Across our region, countries face pressures from both outside and within, with many political and social divisions. The pandemic adds to these pressures and accelerates […]

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Your Tuesday Briefing

A terrorism suspect, disguised as a refugee. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering a German far-right terrorism suspect, a register for Spaniards who refuse the vaccine and a united front of former enemies in Tigray. The double life of Franco A. For 16 months during the height of the migrant crisis in Europe, Franco […]

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The Most-Read Stories of 2020

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. We’re looking back on the stories that drew the most readers this year. What were the most-read stories in The New York Times this year? You may not be surprised to learn that two topics — the election and the pandemic — dominate […]

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Opinion | The 48 Mountains That Held My Grief

On the first day of 2020, my anxiety roared as I approached the summit of Mount Pierce in northern New Hampshire. At about 4,300 feet elevation, the wind was picking up, the visibility dropping to near zero. I was about to turn around in defeat when I heard faint voices ahead of me: two women, […]

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Opinion | With Hacking, the United States Needs to Stop Playing the Victim

There is indignant howling over what is surely Russia’s role in infiltrating, again, the networks of the U.S. government and corporations — this time through a tainted software update by the company SolarWinds. Politicians of both parties have called it a virtual act of war. “America must retaliate, and not just with sanctions,” Senator Marco […]

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Opinion | $1 Trillion, Too Little, Too Late

We now know that millions of unemployed workers won’t be kicked off unemployment insurance (for at least 11 weeks) and will now get $300 every week in addition to their current state benefit; a vast majority of Americans will receive $600 direct payments from the government; and small businesses will have access to a modest […]

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Opinion | The Pandemic’s Inhuman Demands

Emotional respite has become a scarce public resource. Credit…Carolyn Drake/Magnum Photos Supported by By Michelle Goldberg Opinion Columnist The journalist Anne Helen Petersen recently asked, on Twitter, for articles about the “long-term psychological effects” of the pandemic. She soon noticed that many of the replies were about the damage it was doing to children. Seeing […]