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Mnuchin: No reason to think Trump will fire Mueller

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he doesn't have any reason to believe President Donald Trump will fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You

Several expected changes made the final cut, including a big increase in the standard deduction and a reduction in state and local income tax breaks.

Customer Relations

Google Thinks I’m Dead

(I know otherwise.)


Fashion house Camuto Group taps turnaround advisor -source

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Camuto Group, the U.S. footwear, clothing and accessories wholesaler known for its Vince Camuto shoes, has hired a turnaround consultant after a deal to sell itself to Aldo Group Inc fell through, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Computers and the Internet

What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

Here is a guide to what will happen in the coming weeks (and maybe years), including potential changes from companies and numerous lawsuits.

Labor and Jobs

Op-Ed Contributor: What’s Stifling Pay Raises Is Also Curbing Economic Growth

As productivity growth lags, living standards for American workers do, too.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Allegations of F.B.I. Bias Are Overblown

An F.B.I. agent criticized President Trump during the 2016 campaign, and now conservatives are saying the agency is biased. Mr. Noah isn’t convinced.

Midterm Elections (2018)

Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

Alabama’s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.


While focus is on North Korea, China continues South China Sea buildup: think tank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install high-frequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its man-made islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday.

New York Times

‘Not a Day Goes by That I Don’t Think About Jerusalem’

Almost 600 readers wrote to us about what Jerusalem, or Al Quds, means to them.


Vivienne Tam scales fashion peaks with China Chic

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of us are fortunate to find a calling in life early on, and for Vivienne Tam it was literally by design.

RealReal Inc

Critical Shopper: Why You Should Love Secondhand Fashion Now

The RealReal, the luxury consignment site, has opened its first store.


With rate hike in the bag, Fed may hint at Trump effect on economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but, more significantly, it may give its strongest hint yet on how the Trump administration's tax overhaul could affect the U.S. economy.

Spokesman says Moore 'probably' thinks homosexual conduct should be illegal

Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett defends his candidate's views on homosexuality.

Young boxers think outside the ring

Growing up in Detroit was not easy for Khali Sweeney.

Climate Change (Album)

How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think

Globally, we throw out about a third of all food. That matters a lot in the fight against hunger, but reducing waste could also help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Social Conditions and Trends

Op-Ed Columnist: What’s Wrong With Radicalism

Today’s radicalism is unusual. For starters, we have radical anger without radical policies.


Serena hints at return, says 'be excited'

(Reuters) - American Serena Williams dropped a large hint that she could soon be back on court competing when she posted an Instagram photo of a pair of dazzling gold and white tennis shoes.


Newly minted bitcoin futures indicate more modest growth ahead

NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Newly launched bitcoin futures indicated on Monday that financial markets expect the cryptocurrency to climb further but at a far slower rate than in recent weeks as warnings of a bubble grew.


UPDATE 6-Newly minted bitcoin futures indicate more modest growth ahead

* Futures indicate less heady growth to come (Recasts, adds quote, updates prices)


WTO losing focus, must rethink development: U.S. trade chief

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.


Lighthizer says WTO losing focus, must rethink development

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.


What’s the Fastest Color? Olympic Speedskaters Now Say Blue

Even Norway, famously red, is wearing blue at major competitions. Was the change based on science? Gamesmanship? Something else?


UPDATE 2-Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures debut in sedate fashion

* Big U.S. banks, brokerages give launch a mixed reception (Updates throughout, adds comments)

Aldrin, Buzz

Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?

Buzz Aldrin has attached his name to a line of street wear — just one sign that space is exerting an outsize influence on pop culture.

Quick thinking saves lives from car fire


JPMorgan's Dimon taking customer pricing hints from Amazon

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co expects to offer more price discounts to its banking customers who buy multiple products, similar to the way gives extras to its Prime subscribers, chief executive Jamie Dimon said on Thursday.

Majority polled think there was probably improper contact

President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 32%, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center, matching the lowest level in any poll on his approval since he took office in January.


The Male Animal: What’s the Deal With That Guy’s Fluffy Hair?

From Bernie Sanders to Graydon Carter, men of a certain age embrace an unruly hairstyle that suggests mad genius or regal slob.

If you think Pence rule is a good idea, think again


Trilobites: You Should Think of Hummingbirds as Bees With Feathers

Scientists say it will be easier to understand hummingbirds in some cases if we use insights gained from the study of bees.


Apple suppliers gain after Broadcom hint on iPhone

(Reuters) - Shares in Skyworks Solutions Inc , Cirrus Logic Inc , and Qorvo Inc traded higher on Thursday after fellow Apple supplier Broadcom Ltd hinted the late launch of iPhone X would help revenue rise.

Coats and Jackets

What’s Next for Bode Miller After Skiing? Hint: Think Fashion

The newly retired skier teamed up with Aztech Mountain, a sports apparel start-up, and will be an NBC commentator during the Winter Games.

Chris Ruddy on Mueller investigation: Trump 'thinks there's nothing to it'

President Donald Trump thinks his involvement in the special counsel investigation "will be wrapped up pretty soon," according to Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a longtime friend of the President.

Fashion and Apparel

In London, Empowerment and Emotion at the Fashion Awards

The big winners were Donatella Versace, Jonathan Anderson and Raf Simons, but the message was political.

Ball: I think my son has had enough

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, LaVar Ball explains why he pulled his son, LiAngelo, from UCLA, saying the punishment has been enough.

Ex-House Majority Leader on Moore: 'I think he deserves to lose'

Former GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore doesn't deserve to win the special election in Alabama.


Google's Hinton says AI poses new challenges to regulators

TORONTO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Expansion of artificial intelligence in financial services, healthcare, transportation and other fields poses new challenges to governments charged with regulating those industries, according to an executive with Google who is a pioneer in the field of machine learning.


China think tank calls for 'democratic' internet governance

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cyber governance, a top state-backed internet think tank said on Monday, calling for a 'democratic' internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalized developing nations.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What’s a Bigger Threat, ‘Normalization’ or Alarmism?

Right-wing populists thrive in a culture of tense polarization. We shouldn’t help them.

In the future, your kitchen will think for itself


The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness'

SEOUL (Reuters) - On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang.


Democratic Representative Gutierrez hints at 2020 U.S. presidential run

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez, who has announced he will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018, said on Wednesday he wanted to concentrate his energies "on the national level" and indicated he might be interested in a presidential run in 2020.

Web-Original Programming

Tech We’re Using: Why Old-Fashioned Tools Remain Key for Reporting

Emily Steel, a media reporter for The Times, uses encrypted messaging apps and plenty of new tech. But she still harbors a love for the telephone.


Tiffany's sales, profit top estimates on demand for fashion jewelry

(Reuters) - Jeweler Tiffany & Co's sales and profit beat market estimates, helped by strong demand for its fashion and high-end solitaire jewelry in its first full quarter under new Chief Executive Alessandro Bogliolo.


U.S. experts think North Korea could launch missile 'within days': government sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: What’s Going On at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

We look at the messy public fight for control of the government’s top consumer financial watchdog and at the deregulatory pressures it faces.

Vietnam War

Vietnam '67: Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’

How much blame does the whiz-kid defense secretary deserve for Vietnam?

Former consumer agency chief shares how he thinks power struggle will play out

Richard Cordray, who stepped down from the top Consumer Financial Protection Bureau position prior to the weekend, has his thoughts on how the power struggle for his old job will play out.


What’s in That Can of Chock Full o’Nuts? ‘No Nuts,’ Can Promises

The coffee maker’s nut-free disclaimer on its container is intended for consumers beyond New York who might be confused about what is inside.

Is Gwyneth Paltrow hinting she's engaged?


Victoria Beckham's fashion business raises $40 mln for expansion

LONDON (Reuters) - Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned luxury fashion designer, has raised 30 million pounds ($40 million) to expand her stores and e-commerce channel via a new funding...

Sen. Graham on tax reform: 'I think we'll get there'

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's hopeful about the GOP's chances of passing tax reform in the Senate before the end of the year.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany Embraces a Third Gender. What’s Next?

The country has taken a big step forward, but its politicized gender wars could lead to a backlash.

Thinking you have insomnia may cause health problems

Thinking you have a sleep problem -- even if you don't -- may be just as bad for your overall well-being as actually having a sleep disorder, a new review published in Behaviour Research and Therapy suggests.

If you think politics makes Thanksgiving dinner unbearable, you're correct


Johnson & Johnson drug succeeds in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients: study

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster multiple myeloma drug Darzalex when added to a standard therapy regimen reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50 percent compared with standard therapy alone in patients not previously treated for the blood cancer, according to data released on Tuesday.


Ethiopia bets on clothes to fashion industrial future

KOMBOLCHA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Checkered shirts for American chain Gap. Slate leggings for Swedish store H&M. Twill shorts for Germany's Tchibo. They are among a growing list of clothes being stitched together for big brands in Ethiopia.


Regulators rethink assessing risks at big insurers

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A global list of insurers that must comply with tougher rules won't be updated this year because its compilation could change, the Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday.


SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.

McConnell hints at Roy Moore replacement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests US Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be a potential write-in candidate to replace Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

Fashion and Apparel

Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

The designer insisted on his freedom and worked, argued, and cooked on his own schedule.


'King of Cling' fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

PARIS (Reuters) - Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed stars from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones and Lady Gaga, died in Paris at the age of 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion said on Saturday.

Income Inequality

Myths of the 1 Percent: What’s Putting People at the Top

Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.


A Good Appetite: Pizza for Breakfast, but Not What You Think

Topped with bacon and eggs, it’s perfect for breakfast or brunch, and even goes well with coffee.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Much of Al Franken’s Apologies

The “Late Show” host didn’t think “intended to be funny” was a sufficient excuse for the Minnesota senator’s behavior.


Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

Newly discovered exoplanet could support life

Newly discovered exoplanet Ross 128 b is only 11 light years away.  Astronomers found it using a planet hunting instrument called HARPS at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, and say that the temperate world could potentially support life.

What’s New on Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime This Weekend

Choose between a “Daredevil” spinoff, a comedy starring Jenny Slate, a tender romantic drama and more this weekend.


Has All of Opera’s Gold Already Been Mined? John Adams Thinks Not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.


METALS-Base metals slide as China data hints at slowdown

* GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: (Updates with official midday prices)

Companies learn the hard way: Think before you tweet

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life

You may want to get used to the name Ross 128 b. The newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest found to our solar system, only 11 light-years away. And it could support life.


CEE MARKETS-Oil stocks fall, no lift for currencies from hawkish hints

* Oil, energy stocks follow global decline, push down indices * Euro strength puts lid on currencies, crown at 12-day low * Czech rate setter Hampl, Polish Hardt hint at rate hike * Romanian government bonds take a pause after yield surge By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Energy, crude and metals sector stocks knocked Central European equities lower on Wednesday after a continuing decline in crude prices caused similar movements in Wall Street and elsewhere in

Saudi Arabia

What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Political Crisis?

A crown prince. An epic purge. A proxy war. Saudi Arabia's political crisis, explained.


Fashion retailer Forever 21 reports payment card security breach

(Reuters) - Fashion retailer Forever 21 said on Tuesday there had been unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at certain of its stores.


UPDATE 3-Fashion miss adds to TJX sales woes in hurricane-hit Q3

Nov 14 (Reuters) - TJX Cos Inc disappointed Wall Street, posting its worst quarterly same-store sales performance since 2009, as its fashion apparel failed to click with customers and fewer people bought winter clothes in an unusually hot fall season.


CORRECTED-Wal-Mart partners with Lord & Taylor to expand online fashion presence

CHICAGO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Monday it will offer Hudson's Bay Co- owned department store chain Lord & Taylor dedicated space on its website, as it looks to make deeper inroads into the fast-growing online fashion business.


Wal-Mart partners with Lord & Taylor to expand online fashion presence

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Monday it will offer Hudson's Bay Co- owned department store chain Lord & Taylor dedicated space on its website, as it looks to make deeper inroads into the fast-growing online fashion business.

Hess, Amanda

How the Internet Fuels Paranoid Thinking

Today’s conspiracies have taken on the contours of the online world.

Fashion and Apparel

Luxury in a Turbulent World: What’s Next?

The question, always a driving force in fashion, has become even more meaningful in today’s unpredictable environment.


Think bitcoin's getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.

Lebanese PM hints at rescinding resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who unexpectedly resigned last week during a trip to Saudi Arabia, saying his life was in danger, insisted Sunday he will return to the country soon to "unite the Lebanese people."

Fashion and Apparel

A New Fashion Hub? Eastern Europe

Young designers in countries like Poland, Hungary and Romania are finding success at home.

Judy Gold: You think you know Louis C.K.


European dealmakers leave as TPG Capital rethinks region -sources

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Three partners focused on investing in European companies have left TPG in recent months, leaving just two at the U.S. buyout firm in Europe working on new private equity deals, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks?

The talks in Bonn, Germany, will play a significant role in the world’s response to climate change. But what, exactly, is going on? Here are some answers.

Politics and Government

Lions of New York: David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?


More Americans think wealthy, not middle class, will benefit from tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are more likely to believe the wealthy will benefit most from the tax reform currently being pushed in the U.S. Congress by Republicans who insist their goal is to help the middle class, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Promotes Deals in China, but Hints at Long Trade Fight Ahead

Washington and Beijing are preparing to tackle thorny trade issues that went unaddressed by a meeting that stressed cooperation and muted rhetoric.

CNN poll: More Americans think sexual harassment stories will make a difference

In the month since news broke of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, about 1 in 5 Americans said close friends or family members shared stories about sexual harassment or assault on social media, according to a CNN poll.

Cops think new video shows kidnapped mom

Newly released video appears to show Sherri Papini, who was found bound and restrained on the side of the road last Thanksgiving, unshackled and running toward the highway, according to police.

Newly elected NJ governor reacts to Obama's tweet

Former President Barack Obama was among the Democrats celebrating their party's electoral wins, congratulating Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy.

New app backed by Kim K. wants to be fashion's Shazam


Teen fashion retailer Styles For Less files for bankruptcy

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Teen fashion retailer Styles For Less Inc filed for bankruptcy protection, joining a growing list of apparel retailers that have been forced to take the step following declining sales.

Fashion and Apparel

On the Runway: A Lot of Fashion Insiders Say Telfar Is the Brand to Know

The unisex line won the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award.


Saudi-Led Coalition Fighting in Yemen Hints at ‘Act of War’ by Iran

The countries united in fighting Houthi rebels said they would “temporarily” close all of Yemen’s ports of entry in response to the firing of a ballistic missile at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital.


The Stone: Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

It’s not a minor league philosophy of riddles and koans. And it can withstand logical scrutiny.

How colors change the way we think, feel and consume

Some Ancient languages didn't have a word for the color blue. In fact, ancient Egypt is believed to be the first civilization to describe it, having named the color of blue stones discovered while mining.

Melania Trump's got her own kind of fashion diplomacy

First lady Melania Trump exited Air Force One Sunday in Tokyo, Japan, dressed smartly in a coat by Italian fashion house, Fendi, a leather pencil skirt by her frequent couturier, Hervé Pierre, and her ubiquitous sky-high Manolo Blahnik heels.

Newly released batch of Kennedy files shows FBI analysis portrayed the civil rights leader negatively

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Pakistani Newlywed Accused of Poisoning Her Husband and 16 Others

The woman, Aasia Bibi, and her boyfriend were charged with murder, accused of having intentionally poisoned milk to escape an arranged marriage.


Google's Hinton outlines new AI advance that requires less data

TORONTO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Google's Geoffrey Hinton, an artificial intelligence pioneer, on Thursday outlined an advance in the technology that improves the rate at which computers correctly identify images and with reliance on less data.

United States Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Donald Trump Thinks It Takes to Be a Man

The president is a thoroughly modern man-child and his supporters can’t get enough of his act.


Russia sets out why it thinks U.N. wrongly accused Syria over sarin attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday set out why it disputed U.N. and Western allegations that the Syrian government had been behind a deadly chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in April that killed dozens.

Olympic Games (2018)

On the Runway: Olympic Fashion: Winning or Not?

For Ralph Lauren, Burton and The Hudson’s Bay Company, kitsch is out and streamlined is in.


Essay: Unspeakable Pursues Uneatable, Fashion Follows

A fashion philosophy informed by a childhood spent on horses.


Phys Ed: Running a Marathon? Think Hot Tub, Not Ice Bath, Afterward

Muscles recover better after exhausting exercise if they are warmed than if they are chilled, a new study finds.

First Ladies (US)

Yes, Breitbart News Has a Fashion Critic

That would be John Binder, whose acid-tongued commentary covers the runways and the beltway.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit)

What’s the Economic Cost of Brexit? Pineapples Tell a Tale

As Britain pursues an exit from the European Union, higher costs on imported goods and uncertainty about trade have conspired to weaken its economy.


UPDATE 5-Burberry parts ways with Bailey as new CEO refashions brand

* Shares down 1.1 pct to 19.01 pounds at 1623 GMT (Adds link to Reuters Breakingviews column, updates shares)


Burberry parts ways with Bailey as new CEO refashions brand

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Christopher Bailey, who fashioned trench coat maker Burberry into a global label, will part ways with the British company next year, leaving its new chief executive to...


UPDATE 3-Burberry parts ways with Bailey as new CEO refashions brand

* Shares down 1.3 pct to 18.96 pounds at 1427 GMT (Adds further reaction, background)


Burberry's Bailey quits, leaving new CEO to refashion brand

LONDON (Reuters) - Christopher Bailey, who fashioned British trench coat maker Burberry into a global label, will step down next March as a new chief executive tries to revitalize the brand.


Philippines police chief hints at possible run for presidency

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' top police chief who oversaw a bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos hinted on Monday at a possible run for the presidency.

What North Koreans think about Trump

North Koreans say they agree with their leader Kim Jong Un in saying that President Donald Trump is "deranged." CNN's Will Ripley reports.


Well : Thinking on Your Feet

Standing desks are good for our bodies, but are they good for our minds?


Bayer hints at shrinking cash call for Monsanto takeover funding

FRANKFURT, Oct 26 (Reuters) - German drugmaker Bayer on Thursday flagged it might reduce the size of its planned rights issue to fund the planned $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, citing proceeds from an antitrust-related asset sale to rival BASF

Analysis: This senator thinks it's not his job to say Trump is lying

This is a real exchange that happened on CNN on Tuesday night between Wolf Blitzer and Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch about President Donald Trump's casual relationship with the truth:


Old-fashioned retirement advice still works

NEW YORK (Reuters) - What is the best way to boost savings in workplace retirement plans?

Fashion and Apparel

On the Runway: In Britain, Few Surprises in 2017 Fashion Awards Nominations

Most of the nominees, like Jonathan Anderson, Alessandro Michele and Gigi Hadid, were repeats. But Kaia Gerber and Maria Grazia Chiuri did join the ranks.


Armani plans transfer of stake in fashion firm to his foundation

MILAN (Reuters) - Giorgio Armani's succession plans include a transfer of part of his high-end fashion empire to his charitable foundation in a bid to prevent any takeovers or a break-up of the...


Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for U.S. policy hints

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived in Ethiopia on Monday, among the first visits to Africa by a senior member of President Donald Trump's administration that diplomats hope will shed light on his plans to engage with the continent.

Opinion: Carter and Trump have more in common than you think

Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump make an unlikely pair. For Trump and his conservative base, Carter's presidency was defined by American decline. During the 2016 election, Carter said that Trump's campaign had "tapped a waiting reservoir... of racism."

United States Politics and Government

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources.


Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package.


Fed's Mester calls for balance on bank regulation rethink

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester on Friday laid out a set of guiding principles by which to approach changes to U.S. banking regulations, emphasizing the need to tailor rules to risk, to boost cooperation across borders, and to aim for simplicity but not over-simplification.

Education (K-12)

Op-Ed Contributor: What’s Really Keeping Pakistan’s Children Out of School?

Since 2010, the government has more than doubled its education budget. But it has misdiagnosed the problem.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: What’s the Matter With Republicans?

How the party of Trump became a liberal caricature.


News Analysis: After the Caliphate, What’s Next for ISIS? ISIS 2.0, Experts Say

With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.


U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.


IBM beats revenue estimates; hints at sales growth

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's shift to newer businesses such as cloud and security services helped it beat analysts' quarterly revenue estimates, and the technology major hinted at sales growth after nearly six years of declines.


Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight models and on the undeclared digital slimming-down of fashion images, amid concern that the measures are being routinely flouted even as they are adopted abroad.

Kurz, Sebastian (1986- )

Austria Shifts Right as Refashioned Conservatives Win in an Upset

Austria’s People’s Party claimed a surprise victory after a campaign focused on limiting immigration. To form a government, it may turn to the far-right Freedom Party as a coalition partner.


Transport minister doesn't think Britain will leave EU without a deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Chris Grayling said on Sunday he didn't think Britain would leave the European Union without a negotiated deal with the bloc.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Breaks Its Silence on Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Hollywood and the Democratic political world have turned against Harvey Weinstein. And yet fashion, his third circle of influence, has remained quiet.


Luxury jet buyers think resale value in tough market

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Members of the elite private jet set are customizing their planes with full-sized showers, beds and windows - but when it comes to decorating, an increasing number are steering clear of gold panels and gaudy features, opting instead for the airborne equivalent of beige.


EU mulls Brexit summit gesture, May hints on cash

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU governments wrangled on Friday over a goodwill gesture to Theresa May that some hope might break deadlock in Brexit talks but others fear may let Britain dodge demands for tens of billions of euros.

Fashion and Apparel

Unbuttoned: Fashion’s Gossip Addiction

There’s so much rumor and muckraking going on, it may be messing with designers’ ability to make good clothes.

They adopted her thinking she was abandoned. Then they learned the truth.

The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata's face, punctuating her excitement.

'I don't think I'm being fired today,' Kelly says

White House chief of staff John Kelly, making a rare appearance before reporters Thursday, rejected reports that he would soon be departing the White House.

Trump hinted at rescue last night, said it's a sign world respects US again

During a speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump hinted to the Taliban's release of a US-Canadian family.


Italian fashion house Gucci to stop using fur

PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives amid pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.

Fashion and Apparel

Bridal Fashion Week: What We Saw at New York Bridal Fashion Week

Here is a peek at some of the latest bridal collections from top designers.

Fashion and Apparel

T’s Best Images from Fashion Month

The 30 unusual, surprising pictures from the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Economics (Theory and Philosophy)

Op-Ed Columnist: The Art of Thinking Well

How do you persuade people? It’s not always by presenting the facts.


What’s that smell? Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have answered one of nature’s most pungent questions: what gives the world’s smelliest fruit its distinctive aroma.


UPDATE 1-French fashion group SMCP to price IPO at 20-25 euros/share

* SMCP enterprise value of 1.9-2.2 bln euros (Adds detail and background)

Opinion: The NRA thinks you're stupid

The National Rifle Association thinks you're stupid.

Fashion and Apparel

On the Runway: Can Paul Andrew Fix Ferragamo’s Fashion Problem?

The footwear designer is now in charge of women’s wear, too — even though he has not made clothes in his professional career.

McMaster hints to Senate Dems he's not behind Trump's Iran deal plan

H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, invited a small group of Democratic senators to the White House Wednesday to discuss the President's plans on the Iran deal, and hinted that he did not think decertifying is the right way to go, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.


Fall is right time to rethink your Medicare drug plan options

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forewarned is forearmed - and for U.S. seniors, the warning just arrived in the mail.


art review: MoMA Plunges Headfirst Into Fashion

With its first exhibition since 1944 on clothing design, the Museum of Modern Art gives the Met’s Costume Institute some healthy competition.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: What’s a Bump Stock?

We look at a device that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster, and at how it was used in the Las Vegas shooting.

Analysis: GOP senator just told world what he thinks of Trump

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker suggested Wednesday that Gens. John Kelly and James Mattis as well Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are the "people that help separate our country from chaos," a stinging criticism of President Donald Trump from a man once considered an ally in Washington.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: The Fashion Dialectic

Thesis and antithesis at Thom Browne and Miu Miu; synthesis at Louis Vuitton.

Hiring and Promotion

Any Questions?: What’s the Best Approach to Negotiating Your Salary?

A straightforward approach to ask for the salary you deserve in your next job interview.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: Eden in Extremis at Chanel and Alexander McQueen

Beauty in the shadow of tragedy from Karl Lagerfeld and Sarah Burton.


Las Vegas rampage could prompt casinos to re-think security - experts

NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A year ago casino magnate Steve Wynn warned that Las Vegas was a "target city" and disclosed a raft of new security measures, including invisible metal detectors and specially trained guards, designed to prevent a large-scale attack.


Guitarist Caleb Keeter rethinks gun control after Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American country music stars expressed horror after Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas turned a three-day open-air festival into a scene of carnage, and one said it forced him to change his opposition to gun control.

Kasich hints at leaving GOP if it's not 'fixed'

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that a time could come when he no longer supports the Republican Party.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: In the Russian Embassy with Comme des Garçons and Other Weirdness

The weekend also included a Janus turn at Balenciaga, Peter Pan collars at Undercover and Joseph Altuzarra’s joy at being back in Paris.

Labor and Jobs

What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs

Miners may have just the skills for scaling wind towers and putting solar panels on roofs. And that’s no small thing in Wyoming and West Virginia.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: Doom Is So Last Season

Hope is a good look at Rick Owens and Loewe; Balmain comes full circle.

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Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles

Wheels: In Taiwan, Modest Test of Driverless Bus May Hint at Big Things to Come

The small vehicles are being tested on a university campus and central Taipei. The city’s mayor hopes they will reshape transportation.

Republican senator: 'I think the President's mad as hell'

Patience is waning on Capitol Hill for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price who reportedly spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on privately chartered flights to travel around the country.

Why is Ikea buying TaskRabbit? Think about it


McDonald faces tough task to look good in M&S fashion

LONDON (Reuters) - Jill McDonald picks up something of a poisoned chalice when she starts as boss of clothing at Marks & Spencer on Monday, with little room to maneuver as she tackles one of the biggest jobs in British retailing on her first foray into fashion.


Newly found Rubens portrait of King James I lover unveiled in Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - A lost portrait by Rubens of the charming but unpopular Duke of Buckingham, a lover of King James I of England, has been found after an art historian spotted telltale signs of the Flemish master's hand under centuries of grime and overpainting.

Women and Girls

Saudis Wonder What’s Next After the King Allows Women to Drive

While the change does not take effect until next June, the announcement was so abrupt it stunned the country, and the world.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Thinks Twice About His Tweets, and Hits Delete

After he enthusiastically endorsed Senator Luther Strange on Twitter, President Trump deleted those tweets after Mr. Strange lost.


Newly discovered protein could help diagnose chronic brain disease: study

(Reuters) - Researchers have discovered a protein that could help diagnose a degenerative brain disease commonly found in athletes, veterans of military service and others who have experienced brain trauma, a new study published on Tuesday showed.

Catalonia (Spain)

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum: What’s at Stake?

The Spanish region is scheduled to vote on Sunday, despite fierce opposition from the central government in Madrid and from the courts.


Playful Dior brightens Paris Fashion Week with mirrors and mosaics

PARIS (Reuters) - Christian Dior brought fun and a touch of fairytale to the start of Paris Fashion week with a collection featuring multi-colored dragon motifs and glittering bodices reminiscent of...

Milan Fashion Week: The return of the '90s supermodel

Highlights from Milan's Spring-Summer 2018 shows.


Asymmetrical cuts by Japan's Ujoh close Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (Reuters) - Milan Fashion Week wrapped up on Monday with clean, asymmetrical cuts from Japan's Ujoh by designer Mitsuru Nishizaki, an enthusiast of the Italian fashion capital where he made his...

Analysis: 4 reasons Trump thinks NFL players are a good target

On Friday night, President Donald Trump began a full frontal assault against NFL players who refused to stand during the national anthem -- deriding them as "sons of bitches." On Sunday night, he was still at it, tweeting: "Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!"


Vietnam uses water cannon to disperse protest at global fashion brands supplier

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese authorities on Monday used water cannon and electric rods to end a five-month long protest by villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands, an official and a villager said.


Here’s What N.F.L. Fans Think of Trump’s Comments and Anthem Protests

We interviewed fans at several games on Sunday. Suffice to say opinions were wildly divergent.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: Anger Management at Prada and Moschino

Finally, the broader conversation around women made it to Milan.

Creepy? Facebook thinks it knows your religion

The Dick Gibson Show (Book)

American Beauties: A Late-Night Radio Drama, With Hints of the Internet to Come

Stanley Elkin’s “The Dick Gibson Show,” about a talk-radio host, is a landslide of language, offering gags, wordplay and flights of fancy, sexual and otherwise.

Fashion and Apparel

The Top 10 Moments of London Fashion Week

Highlights from the shows, including Burberry, which was “a little more honest, a little less polished.” And oh, minimalism is back.


Nigerian fashion magazine stirs debate about men in skirts

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerians who say a new online fashion magazine promotes homosexuality by featuring men wearing makeup or clad only in miniskirts have misunderstood its agenda, according to its...


Tommy Hilfiger closes out London Fashion Week with 'rock circus' show

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. designer Tommy Hilfiger closed out London Fashion Week with a rock-themed show held at a venue famous for classic rock concerts, featuring model and social media star Gigi Hadid as the centerpiece of the event.


Fashion doesn't need to kill animals: British designer MacDonald

LONDON (Reuters) - British fashion designer Julien MacDonald has apologized for using fur in his past collections - raising a hot topic that returned to rock London Fashion Week.


Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force.

Fashion and Apparel

Fashion Review: Old Hollywood Vavoom Dominated on the Emmys Red Carpet

Nominees and guests alike chose necklines dropping almost down to the waist, or dresses slit at the hip.

Fashion and Apparel

In Fashion, the Beauty (and Challenge) of Looking Back

Designers at top houses often find great inspiration in the archives. But is the history stifling?

New York Fashion Week

Diversifying Fashion Week

Designer Tracy Reese’s show is among the most inclusive at New York Fashion Week. For several years, more than half of her models have been women of color.

Fashion and Apparel

Inside Simone Rocha's All-Female Fashion House

At Simone Rocha's studio, women’s wear means practicality — not fantasy. We give you a tour during London Fashion Week.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Trump Teams With Democrats on DACA: What’s the Logic?

Mixed messages, backtracking and a bit of verbal combat after a bipartisan meeting between President Trump and the Democratic Party leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have added confusion to the already confusing fate of DACA. Three New York Times reporters, Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker, and Glenn Thrush, explain what happened, and what it means.

Fashion and Apparel

5 Styling Tips From New York Fashion Week

From oversize shirts to sneakers with dresses, tricks to take away from the shows in New York this week.

McBride, Danny

A Word With: Danny McBride Is Not Who You Think He Is

Mr. McBride, a star and writer of HBO’s “Vice Principals,” talks about his foulmouthed characters, moving to the South (again) and remaking a horror classic.

New York Fashion Week

The Top 10 Moments of New York Fashion Week

Highlights from the shows, including a celebrity-packed front row at Calvin Klein and a trek to Bedford Hills, N.Y., to see Ralph Lauren’s vintage cars.

New York Fashion Week

T’s 25 Best Photos of New York Fashion Week

Highlights from Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and more — on (and off) the runway.


Happy music linked to creative thinking

(Reuters Health) - Listening to happy music while working may spark the kind of divergent thinking that’s associated with creativity and problem solving, a recent study in the Netherlands suggests.

New York Fashion Week

Fashion Review: Marc Jacobs — He’s Still Here

The final show of New York Fashion Week was a litmus test for the continued relevance of the city’s favorite designer son.


Marc Jacobs closes New York Fashion Week echoing Arabian Nights

(Reuters) - Outfitting models in knotted turbans, veteran designer Marc Jacobs showcased a bold Spring 2018 collection with an Arabian flair.