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Can a Beautiful Website of Facts Change Anybody’s Mind?

Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, wants to improve the national political debate with a treasure trove of facts about government. The post-truth age might not be so receptive.

How Office Culture Can Crush Women’s Ambitions

Women often report less interest in senior roles. But that may be because of how they're treated, not a lack of motivation.

Could Trump's Financial Ties Have Influenced His Phone Call With Erdogan?

The president’s property in Istanbul looms over his interactions with Turkey’s leader, whether he wants it to or not.

The Silent Crisis of Retail Employment

What to do when department-store jobs—or mining and manufacturing jobs—go away

What Is Janesville, Wisconsin, Without General Motors?

Eight years after its GM assembly plant closed, the city of 63,500 is still trying to answer that question.

Can a Business-Friendly State Protect the Environment?

North Carolina residents whose drinking water is contaminated say the government hasn’t done enough to enforce environmental regulations.

How to Trick People Into Saving Money

Inside Walmart’s curious, possibly ingenious effort to get customers to build up their savings accounts

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.

How the Tax-Filing Process Confuses Americans About Tax Policy

The vexed relationship people have with IRS forms tends to make them more conservative.

What Would It Take for Customers to Boycott United?

A new poll tested Americans’ threshold for avoiding the airline in the wake of its PR debacle.

Why Tesla’s Future Is So Hard to Predict

The auto industry’s fate rides on the answers to three unresolved questions: driven or self-driving? Electric or gas? Private or shared?

Frank and Steven’s Excellent Corporate-Raiding Adventure

Two law professors tried to mimic big activist hedge funds, investing their retirement savings in a small, languishing public company and trying to shake it up. Here’s what happened.

Why Airlines Can Get Away With Bad Customer Service

As much as other types of companies might want to ignore their lowest-margin patrons, most don’t have that luxury.

The Fight Over Trump’s Tax Returns Isn't Over

Protests in nearly 200 cities are set for Saturday to demand that the president release his personal financial documents.

Why People Are So Upset About Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl'

The sculpture is currently set to remain on display until 2018, but critics are calling for its immediate removal.

Amazon Is Making It Easier for Companies to Track You

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos wrote about how the company is making machine-learning tools widely available.

What the Gig Economy Looks Like Around the World

An Oxford professor talks about the costs and benefits of digital freelance work.

Getting High-School Grads Into the Closed-Off World of Tech

A Silicon Valley program is matching young, lower-income workers with employers eager to diversify their ranks

President Trump Reverses on Candidate Trump’s Economic Views

In an interview on Wednesday afternoon, the president revised his positions on the Federal Reserve’s chair, the Export-Import Bank, and China’s monetary policy.

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