Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport

Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport

Business December 11, 2017 0

“We’re very sorry that our customers’ travel plans have been affected by severe weather conditions,” the spokeswoman said in an email. “Heavy rain overnight and snowfall in the U.K. this morning, combined with a reduction in the number of flights able to land at Heathrow have caused disruption to... Read more
Max Clifford, Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison

Max Clifford, Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison

Business December 10, 2017 0

As a publicist, Mr. Clifford represented a roster of world-famous clients including both Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson. But he made his name from scandal, shepherding exposés of extramarital affairs that brought down at least one British government minister and filled the pages of tabloid newspapers in Britain and... Read more
Janet Yellen Didn’t Set Out to Be a Feminist Hero

Janet Yellen Didn’t Set Out to Be a Feminist Hero

Business December 10, 2017 0

Despite his unorthodox decision to replace her, even Mr. Trump has agreed that Ms. Yellen has performed well in the job. In the Rose Garden announcing Mr. Powell’s nomination, the president called Ms. Yellen an “absolutely spectacular person” and said she had “done a terrific job.” Photo Janet L.... Read more
10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play

10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play

Business December 10, 2017 0

The Fingerling Monkey may be this year’s hottest toy, but its popularity is far from unparalleled. A new must-have toy seems to arrive every holiday season. Richard Gottlieb, the chief executive of Global Toy Experts and publisher of Global Toy News, discussed some of the Fingerling’s craze-making predecessors over... Read more
Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You

Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You

Business December 9, 2017 0

So a decorator, an artist or a plumber would have a higher tax rate than an owner of a decorating business, an art shop or a plumbing supply store. A corporate accountant could have a higher rate than a partner in an accounting firm. In the House bill, the... Read more
Uber Agrees to Settle U.S. Lawsuit Filed by India Rape Victim

Uber Agrees to Settle U.S. Lawsuit Filed by India Rape Victim

Business December 9, 2017 0

The lawsuit cited several media reports that said Kalanick and others doubted the victim’s account of her ordeal. “Uber executives duplicitously and publicly decried the rape, expressing sympathy for plaintiff, and shock and regret at the violent attack, while privately speculating, as outlandish as it is, that she had... Read more
CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

Business December 9, 2017 0

Several news outlets, including Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, also inaccurately reported this week that Deutsche Bank had received a subpoena from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, for President Trump’s financial records. The president and his circle have not been shy about pointing out the errors.... Read more
Apps Soothe the Packing-Averse Traveler

Apps Soothe the Packing-Averse Traveler

Business June 12, 2017 0

When a trip is approaching, customers use DUFL’s website or app to select items from their personal closet in DUFL’s cavernous warehouse. (Photographs of every piece of clothing are uploaded.) DUFL then launders or dry cleans the clothes and packs them in a way Ms. McCall said reminded her... Read more
Cash Faces a New Challenger in Zelle, a Mobile Banking Service

Cash Faces a New Challenger in Zelle, a Mobile Banking Service

Business June 12, 2017 0

The casual payments that people make every day — $20 for the dog walker or $50 to split a dinner check with friends — have long been one of the American banking system’s thorniest problems. Instant person-to-person payments are common in many countries, but in the United States, sending... Read more
China’s COSCO Shipping Suspends Services to Qatar

China’s COSCO Shipping Suspends Services to Qatar

Business June 12, 2017 0

SHANGHAI — China’s COSCO Shipping Lines Co Ltd has suspended shipping services to Qatar, citing “uncertainties” after Arab countries severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf state and imposed port restrictions. The world’s fourth-largest shipping line joins Taiwan’s Evergreen and Hong Kong’s OOCL in suspending services after Saudi Arabia, Egypt... Read more