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If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

A delivery robot rolled through a neighborhood in Philomath, Ore., in April. The robot’s inventor is a native of the town and hopes that with more people shopping online, such robots will take off, reducing traffic and pollution.

Trump Says N.F.L. Is Boring; It Has Actually Never Been More Exciting

Trump Says N.F.L. Is Boring; It Has Actually Never Been More Exciting

Quarterback Craig Morton and the Broncos threw for only 35 yards in a Super Bowl loss to Dallas in 1978.

Wages Up, Prices Low: Shake Shack’s Food for Thought for the Fed

Wages Up, Prices Low: Shake Shack’s Food for Thought for the Fed

Labor costs are going up at restaurant chains like Shake Shack, but the company is envisioning price increases of only 1 to 2 percent in early 2016.

Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market

Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market

Parcel surveys of Memphis have revealed that a majority of the most blighted properties belong to L.L.C.s. Many have effectively gone out of business without selling the homes, leaving their ownership in limbo.

The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

Denise Morrison was the chief executive of Campbell Soup Company until last Friday. With her departure, the number of female chief executives in the Fortune 500 declined 25 percent from last year.

Walmart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies Are Offering Paid Family Leave

Walmart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies Are Offering Paid Family Leave

Supporters of Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he spoke to promote his paid family leave initiative at a rally in New York City in 2016. This month, New York became the fourth state to offer it.

The Big Question for Markets: Is There a Kudlow or Powell ‘Put’?

The Big Question for Markets: Is There a Kudlow or Powell ‘Put’?

Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council director, being interviewed on TV outside the White House last Friday.

Why Trump’s Intense Focus on the Trade Deficit Could Cost the Economy in the Long Run

Why Trump’s Intense Focus on the Trade Deficit Could Cost the Economy in the Long Run

A soybean field in Indiana. Selling more commodities like soybeans to the Chinese would make U.S. farmers happy, and reduce the trade deficit, but would not accomplish much more than that.

A Look Back at the Super Bowl, and Three Reforms That Are Needed Now

A Look Back at the Super Bowl, and Three Reforms That Are Needed Now

In 2010, some football helmets used for testing helmet-to-helmet collisions were put on a rack at a laboratory in the Cleveland Clinic’s Lutheran Hospital.

When Health Insurance Prices Rose Last Year, Around a Million Americans Dropped Coverage

When Health Insurance Prices Rose Last Year, Around a Million Americans Dropped Coverage

Signing up for health insurance in Dallas last year during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period.

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

A recent demonstration in Raleigh, N.C., over teacher pay and school funding.

A Retro Super Bowl, Putting Defense and Running First

A Retro Super Bowl, Putting Defense and Running First

Peyton Manning is back in the Super Bowl, but it wasn’t his passing that put the Broncos there.

Why Markets Have Gotten So Jumpy

Why Markets Have Gotten So Jumpy

If you're wondering what happened to the steady bull market, a drought metaphor can help explain. New Mexico ranchers are dealing with a severe drought this week, above.

A Guide to Watching the N.F.L. Playoffs

A Guide to Watching the N.F.L. Playoffs

Keep an eye on players like Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59), trying to defend a pass against the Falcons' Julio Jones.

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

“I thought I was dying and I needed to go to the E.R.,” said Jason Salyers, of Ashland, Ky. His insurer, Anthem, paid his bill only after an appeal.

The Economy Can Handle Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. The Real Risk Is Erratic Policy.

The Economy Can Handle Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. The Real Risk Is Erratic Policy.

A worker measuring rolls of aluminum at a factory in Shandong Province in eastern China.


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