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After Pandemic, Film Industry’s Hollywood Ending May Have to Wait

LOS ANGELES — What awaits Hollywood on the other side of the pandemic? As vaccines have rolled out around the world, many film executives and theater operators have been predicting…

MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries

The billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has remarried after her high-profile divorce from Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos. In a letter posted to the website of the philanthropy nonprofit organization the Giving…

Child Tax Credit, Proposed in Stimulus, Advances an Effort Years in the Making

Welfare critics warn the country is retreating from success. Child poverty reached a new low before the pandemic, and opponents say a child allowance could reverse that trend by reducing…

Journalists Rebel at NewsNation, a Newcomer in Cable News

On Sept. 1, the day of the “NewsNation” premiere, Mr. Trump tweeted: “Good luck to Sean Compton, a winner at everything he does.” That night, the show drew an audience…

Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State

MEXICO CITY — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has never been short of criticisms about his predecessor’s legacy. But he has reserved a special contempt for the sweeping overhaul that…

To Juice the Economy, Biden Bets on the Poor

But unlike Mr. Biden, Mr. Trump pursued a top-down approach to reinvigorating economic and wage growth. He cut taxes for corporations and other businesses, alongside cuts in individual tax rates…

Hershel Shanks, Whose Magazine Uncovered Ancient Israel, Dies at 90

Mr. Shanks died on Feb. 5 at his home in Washington. He was 90. His daughter Elizabeth Alexander, a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, said the…

Spit Swapping, Hard Pants and Hope: New Ads Envision Post-Pandemic Life

If the tightly interlocked, orgiastic mass of bodies wasn’t enough to make the point, the trail of spit probably did the trick. As envisioned by a batch of new ads…

The Week in Business: Jobs Are Coming Back

Good morning. Here’s your quick rundown of the business and tech news to know for the week ahead. — Charlotte Cowles What’s Up? (Feb. 28-March 6) Compromises, Compromises The Biden…

When You’re a Small Business, E-Commerce Is Tougher Than It Looks

A chair sits in the middle of Holiday Market, a specialty grocer near Detroit, and if customers are lucky, they’ll find Tom Violante Sr. sitting in it. The 91-year-old founder…