Category: News

Hiring Is Very Hard for Restaurants These Days. Now They May Have to Fire.

Facing one of the most severe labor shortages in decades, restaurants across the country are trying virtually everything to recruit cooks and dishwashers, from offering quarterly bonuses to providing training programs for ex-convicts. Now, the specter of increased immigration enforcement is putting many of those restaurants in a more fraught situation: let go of trusted […]

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Never Mind Brexit. Peppa Pig and British Pubs Are Attracting Buyers.

Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union appear stuck. Businesses have loudly complained about post-Brexit uncertainty. The British economy is shrinking. And yet, businesses and investors from around the world are still lining up to spend billions on major London-listed assets. In the last week, Greene King, a large British brewer that owns 2,700 pubs, […]

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All she wants to do is her yoga

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Joe Walsh Confirms He Will Challenge Trump for Republican Nomination

Joe Walsh, the conservative radio show host and former Republican lawmaker from Illinois who rode the 2010 Tea Party wave to serve one-term in Congress, announced on Sunday that he is running for president, challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination. Mr. Walsh announced his candidacy in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This […]

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Hong Kong Police Use Water Cannon for First Time Since Protests Began

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Sunday used water cannon trucks for the first time since protests began and fired rounds of tear gas at protesters who threw bricks, bringing nearly two weeks of restraint crashing to a halt with a weekend of violent clashes. The confrontations in the Tsuen Wan area followed […]

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What They Left Behind: Toons, the Snurfer and ‘Macho Man’

Obituaries in The New York Times give account of the lives of the people around us — what they accomplished and how they lived — and reading them can be an exercise in discovering, or rediscovering, the marvelous things they left behind. Here is a sampling of such legacies from recent weeks. A World of […]

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Falling Into Each Other’s Arms, a Step at a Time

Melissa Fernandez and Lyvan Verdecia met through social media in the spring of 2015. She was living in Harlem and had been performing for three years with Ballet Hispánico, a contemporary dance company in Manhattan. He was in Miami working as a day laborer, hopping on trucks bound for South Florida fields in need of […]

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How a Comedian on the Rise (With a Day Job) Spends Her Sundays

Although Julia Lindon, a writer, performer and producer, just moved to Fort Greene, Brooklyn, she still visits her old place in the West Village. “I actually still have a key because my girlfriend moved in with my best friend and former roommate — it’s not a movie; it’s my life,” said Ms. Lindon, 28. “I […]

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A Return to Beloved Hippie-Era Beauty Products

The current trend for natural skin care, from rosehip face oils to rhassoul clay masks, owes a great deal to the first wave of the movement, which gained momentum in the 1960s and ’70s when earthy, do-it-all formulas made with uncomplicated plant-derived ingredients — and a certain free-spirited, hippie mentality — abounded. Such products captured […]

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