Stocks fell on Friday as another week of volatile trading came to a close with uncertainty over the health of the global economy and the impact of the trade war continuing to grip financial markets. Wall Street was lower in early trading and markets across Asia and Europe also tumbled. Data on China’s retail sales…
■ An argument often made against antitrust action is that the technology industry is dynamic, and that today’s dominant predator can become tomorrow’s prey. Nokia once dominated mobile phones but lost its standing to Samsung and Apple in the smartphone era. Similarly, Intel, once so overwhelming a force in the semiconductor industry that it was…
DONGGUAN, China — China’s consumers and businesses are losing confidence. Car sales have plunged. The housing market is stumbling. Some factories are letting workers off for the big Lunar New Year holiday two months early. China’s economy has slowed sharply in recent months, presenting perhaps the biggest challenge to its top leader, Xi Jinping, in…
PARIS — Last Saturday, Thomas Mirallès donned a yellow vest in his hometown in southern France and headed out to protest President Emmanuel Macron and high taxes. Afterward, he and other demonstrators around the country returned home, just as they had done every weekend for the past month. But though they were no longer gathered…
TORONTO — The United States and China are embroiled in a tense trade war that seemed headed for escalation after the United States accused a top Chinese technology executive of fraud. Who has China lashed out at? Canada. Furious at the arrest in Vancouver of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Huawei, the Chinese technology…
William Newsom III, a former California judge and environmental advocate and the father of California’s governor-elect, Gavin Newsom, died on Wednesday at his home in San Francisco. He was 84. His death, less than a month before his son is scheduled to be sworn in as California’s 40th governor, was announced by Nathan Click, a…
Trade headlines have kept investors on tenterhooks in recent weeks and left stock markets on Wall Street and across much of the world down. Not in China though. The benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indexes hit their lows for the year on Oct. 18 after China’s government reported that the country’s economy grew at its…
VAULX-EN-VELIN, France — Ce mercredi-là au collège Henri Barbusse, près de Lyon, les adolescents de la 3ème G s’apprêtent à assister à un cours un peu particulier. Au tableau sont affichés cinq tweets. La question posée aux élèves : lesquels sont fiables, lesquels sont suspects? Rapidement, ils portent leur attention sur un tweet de la…
In the past decade, North Carolina has been a central battleground for the partisan fight over voting restrictions. Since their takeover of the state’s General Assembly in 2010, Republicans have devised district maps and pushed through voter identification laws that have prompted a series of high-profile court cases. In a state that retained literacy tests…
“The younger you start, the better,” said Serge Barbet, who heads Clemi, the main program within the Education Ministry coordinating the effort. “That’s why we’ve been pushing for more media education in recent years. It’s become a vital need and a threat.” France saw the need for expanded media and internet literacy before many countries.…