Opinion | Times Square Will Return. It Has Before.

To the Editor: Re “If There Are No Crowds, Is It Still Times Square?” (front page, Dec. 1): On New Year’s Eve 1991, when the Times Square Business Improvement District (now Alliance) began operations, you could have written “With Filth and Crime, Can Times Square Ever Be Times Square Again?” A third of all hotel rooms were empty; many theaters […]

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Opinion | A Return to Decency

This is an article from Turning Points, a special section that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead. President Trump is not yet gone, but he’s muted, marginalized and moribund. American democracy was challenged by Mr. Trump at its very heart — respect for truth — and resisted. Joe Biden will take office in […]

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Opinion | What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?

We’ve all been so concerned about the transition on Jan. 20 that many of us have forgotten another critical date for American democracy: Dec. 31. That’s when the federal eviction moratorium — which has held the pandemic-related eviction tsunami at bay — expires. After that date, more than 30 million Americans are at risk of losing their homes. Congress must […]

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Australia's Westpac sells general insurance unit to Allianz for $535 million

Slideshow ( 2 images )SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp will sell its general insurance arm to German insurer Allianz for A$725 million ($535 million), it said on Wednesday, further trimming its portfolio to beef up capital and focus on local business. The transaction is the latest in a series of sales of underperforming insurance assets by the country’s […]

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Opinion | The Supreme Court Was Right to Block Cuomo’s Religious Restrictions

The Supreme Court last week made a major move toward constitutional normalcy: It blocked enforcement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hyper-restrictive rules for in-person religious services in New York until the government provides logical justification for treating worship more harshly than seemingly comparable (or riskier) activities. Unfortunately, the substance of the decision has been drowned out by a single-minded focus on […]

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Delisting renewables company PNE would have a price, says top investor

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Activist fund ENKRAFT has urged the leadership of renewables firm PNE AG to ensure investors are adequately compensated in the event of a delisting by top shareholder Morgan Stanley.FILE PHOTO: A view of the Morgan Stanley London headquarters at Canary Wharf financial centre in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Russell BoyceMorgan Stanley last year tried to buy […]

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Opinion | Thanksgiving During a Pandemic? We Have a Plan for That

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For weeks now, as coronavirus case and hospitalization counts surged to unprecedented levels across the country, public health experts have been pleading with Americans to change their holiday plans. “The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year,” the Centers for […]

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Your Wednesday Briefing

Lessons from South Korea’s vaccine campaign. By Melina Delkic and Dani Blum Good morning. We’re covering how South Korea confronted fears around flu vaccines, what Biden will do in Taiwan and China’s mission to the moon. A game plan for the rollout of vaccines As scientists dealing with Covid-19 worry about the rise of the anti-vaccine movement, South Korea’s response […]

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