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George Washington, the Whiskey Baron of Mount Vernon

George Washington, the Whiskey Baron of Mount Vernon

George Washington depicted as a farmer in an 1851 painting.

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

The 60th anniversary of Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in 2015. A few months earlier, a measles outbreak that originated there convinced California to reconsider its childhood vaccination policy.

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

A marijuana vape lounge in Oakland, Calif. The medical literature focuses on the potential harms involving smoked cannabis, but we know little to nothing about edibles.

The Fed Is Searching for a New Framework. New Minutes Show It Doesn’t Have One Yet.

The Fed Is Searching for a New Framework. New Minutes Show It Doesn’t Have One Yet.

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, continues to face a tricky situation in deciding what to do about interest rates.

Pave Over the Subway? Cities Face Tough Bets on Driverless Cars

Pave Over the Subway? Cities Face Tough Bets on Driverless Cars

A quiet moment on the New York subway. Because it's so hard to predict the future of transit, some technologists feel a key is to keep options open by laying concrete and letting innovators design what rides on top of it. By definition, rail precludes all possibilities other than a train.

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

A recent demonstration in Raleigh, N.C., over teacher pay and school funding.

When Health Insurance Prices Rose Last Year, Around a Million Americans Dropped Coverage

When Health Insurance Prices Rose Last Year, Around a Million Americans Dropped Coverage

Signing up for health insurance in Dallas last year during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period.

The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap

The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap

Even in families in which both parents work full time, women spend almost double the time as men on child care and housework.

Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market

Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market

Parcel surveys of Memphis have revealed that a majority of the most blighted properties belong to L.L.C.s. Many have effectively gone out of business without selling the homes, leaving their ownership in limbo.

Coaches Are So Close but Can’t See It: Just Run the Ball

Coaches Are So Close but Can’t See It: Just Run the Ball

Not everyone can be as passing-savvy as Niners Coach Bill Walsh and quarterback Joe Montana were (in 1982 in the week before the Super Bowl in Pontiac, Mich).

How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting

How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting

Jared Hunt and Dorian Kendal at home with their son, Jackson, 2, and dog, Parker. The two have been married four years, and they say they divide household chores based on their personal preferences.

Why Cities Can’t Stop Poaching From One Another

Why Cities Can’t Stop Poaching From One Another

Mitch Daniels, then the governor of Indiana, and the Nesquik Bunny exchanged high-fives after a ribbon cutting to officially open Nestle’s production and distribution facility in Anderson, Ind., in 2009.

In Panama Papers, Finding the Good News in Widespread Tax Cheating

In Panama Papers, Finding the Good News in Widespread Tax Cheating

Vladimir Putin with Sergei Roldugin, left, a longtime friend. Mr. Roldugin, a cellist, is a shareholder in some of Russia’s biggest companies, according to the Panama Papers.

Walmart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies Are Offering Paid Family Leave

Walmart and Now Starbucks: Why More Big Companies Are Offering Paid Family Leave

Supporters of Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he spoke to promote his paid family leave initiative at a rally in New York City in 2016. This month, New York became the fourth state to offer it.

Interview With a Fed Dissident: The Sole Vote to Raise Interest Rates

Interview With a Fed Dissident: The Sole Vote to Raise Interest Rates

Esther George at the Central Exchange in Kansas City last year. She became president of the Kansas City Fed in 2011.

What a Trade War With China Looks Like on the Front Lines

What a Trade War With China Looks Like on the Front Lines

President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last year.


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