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Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Jessica Boer, 26, kissing her cat Kip at her home in Portage, Mich. Like an increasing number of people in her generation, she does not plan to have children. “Now we know we have a choice,” she said.

What Should You Do About a Falling Stock Market? Nothing

What Should You Do About a Falling Stock Market? Nothing

A nap can be a good strategy when the market nosedives. An investor getting some sleep at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October.

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).

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.

The Non-Quarterback, Non-Running Back Heisman

The Non-Quarterback, Non-Running Back Heisman

Notre Dame's Leon Hart, a rare lineman to have won the Heisman Trophy, in 1949.

Have You Ever Seen Someone Be Killed?

Have You Ever Seen Someone Be Killed?

A county jail in Tennessee. A question on a study following newly released prisoners in Massachusetts revealed that being a witness to deadly violence as a child was surprisingly common among the study participants.

A Guide to Watching the N.F.L. Playoffs

A Guide to Watching the N.F.L. Playoffs

Keep an eye on players like Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59), trying to defend a pass against the Falcons' Julio Jones.

The Stock Market Is Worried About Inflation. Should It Be?

The Stock Market Is Worried About Inflation. Should It Be?

In November, people in Caracas started lining up at midnight outside a bodega that was rumored to have received a shipment of cornflour. Venezuela has been plagued by high inflation.

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.

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.

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.

The Economy Can Handle Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. The Real Risk Is Erratic Policy.

The Economy Can Handle Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. The Real Risk Is Erratic Policy.

A worker measuring rolls of aluminum at a factory in Shandong Province in eastern China.

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?

The World Economic Outlook news conference at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington on Wednesday. “The present good times will not last for long,” said Maurice Obstfeld, chief economist of the I.M.F.

What Should You Do About a Falling Stock Market? Nothing

What Should You Do About a Falling Stock Market? Nothing

A nap can be a good strategy when the market nosedives. An investor getting some sleep at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October.

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

A delivery robot rolled through a neighborhood in Philomath, Ore., in April. The robot’s inventor is a native of the town and hopes that with more people shopping online, such robots will take off, reducing traffic and pollution.

What to Keep in Mind When Thinking About the Midterms

What to Keep in Mind When Thinking About the Midterms

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, a Democrat, lost a special election in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District this week. But she lost by a surprisingly small margin, considering how strongly Republican the district has been.


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