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Loretta Whitfield, Creator of a Doll With a Difference, Dies at 79

In the early 1980s, Melvin Whitfield was working for a health nonprofit in West Africa when he came to a realization: Few of the...

Why Plus Is a Minus When Naming Your Streaming Site

First there was e.Then came i.Now it’s +.With the proliferation of streaming platforms, the plus sign has become an all-purpose marker that signals endless...

Dad, a Death Sentence and the Planner Who Set Us Straight

My siblings and I had always gotten on quite well, but we feared a breakdown in overall family dynamics if we weren’t careful, even...

Home Buyers, Beware: ‘Views Are Not Guaranteed’

All kinds of things can go wrong, especially if you’re buying in an area you’re not familiar with. The advice from experts: Do your...

Jobless Claims Decline as Coronavirus Cases Ease

New claims for unemployment fell last week, the government reported on Thursday, the latest sign that the labor market’s recovery, however slow and unsteady,...

Unemployment claims report will offer a reading on the recovery.

An update on the labor market’s health is due Thursday morning when the Labor Department is scheduled to release its weekly report on applications...

Podcasting Is Booming. Will Hollywood Help or Hurt Its Future?

For 20 to 30 minutes each week, “What I’m Looking At” features Cross calmly describing random objects — her shoes, an apple, a box...

How New Jersey Averted a Pandemic Financial Calamity

“We must remember where we started, fiscally, before the pandemic mayhem because that’s exactly where we’re going to end up when it’s over,” Mr....

Pratt & Whitney Engines Must Be Inspected Before Flights Resume, F.A.A. Says

The Federal Aviation Administration said late Tuesday that Pratt & Whitney engines on Boeing 777 planes must be inspected before the jets can fly...

Powell Focuses on Economic Need at Key Moment in Markets and Politics

The economy is down nearly 10 million jobs since last February, prospects for a rapid recovery — while brighter — remain far from assured,...

Under Fire, a Portland Chef Tries to Build a Fairer Workplace

As Mr. Gourdet sat in the kitchen of Kann Winter Village last month, a side door was open to the outdoor “village” of 10...

Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny to Write Political Thriller

In Louise Penny’s upcoming thriller, a novice secretary of state faces the daunting task of rebuilding American leadership after years of diminishing influence abroad....

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Settle In for a Cuppa

Here’s how to develop a tea ritual all your own.Forget the fuss.This is not “Downton Abbey” cosplay. While ceremony, protocol and ritual infuse tea...

F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...