In Malaysia itself, the haul has been immense. Just days after Mr. Najib was voted out, the police raided six residences connected to him. They seized 35 bags of cash in 26 currencies, and it took 22 officers three days to determine their full value — about $30 million. There were bags of gold (25),…
This article was reported and written in collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit journalism organization. One is dean of Yale’s medical school. Another is the director of a cancer center in Texas. A third is the next president of the most prominent society of cancer doctors. These leading medical figures are among dozens of doctors who…
“Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’ — mmm, nope. Not at the same time. That’s a lie. It’s not always enough to lean in, because that [expletive] doesn’t work.” — Michelle Obama When Mrs. Obama spoke these words this week at a Brooklyn…
At Mother’s Garden, the nursing home in Kashiwa, where Christmas decorations blanketed the halls, Mr. Goto, the director, said he worried about cultural clashes between Japanese and incoming foreign workers. “I think it might be difficult for foreigners to understand” Japan’s spirit, he said. But Kanako Matsuo, the nursing home’s facilities director, said the handful…
Stocks on Wall Street dropped again Friday, pushing the S&P 500 into negative territory for the year, as investors continued to fixate on how much the economy and corporate profits could slow next year. Until recently, the American stock market had been something of a standout performer among global markets. The S&P 500 was up…
Ms. Sassin and Ms. Mosed were released on $100,000 bond on Nov. 30. Ms. Welbes, whose bail was set at $100,000, was also released. Mr. Buccanion, whose bail was set at $250,000, remained in the Wayne County jail on Friday. A court hearing for the four defendants was scheduled for Friday morning. A court-appointed lawyer…
The Russian energy minister, Alexander Novak, said his country’s output, 11.4 million barrels a day in October, would be reduced by around 230,000 barrels. Chris Midgley, global director of analytics for S&P Global Platts, which tracks energy and commodities markets, said the deal reflected “sensible diplomacy” by the Saudis in the face of American pressure.…
The decision in Brussels last month to give the European Union more power to block such acquisitions was, in large part, inspired by the Kuka deal and the inability of political leaders to protect sensitive technology. European leaders are also worried that China is trying to disrupt European unity. Since 2012, China has been holding…
Ironically, places with more competition tend to have slightly higher prices for people with subsidies, and more insurers have entered the market this year in some parts of the country. “There are fewer zero-dollar plans because there is competition,” said Katherine Hempstead, a senior adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Still, for most people…
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