Latest News Buffett’s Annual Letter: Berkshire Records $29 Billion Gain From Tax Law 2018-02-24T17:26:29.000000000+00:00 Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders and it discussed why the conglomerate largely avoided big deals last year. European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine 2018-02-24T17:25:42.000000000+00:00 Mr. Manafort paid 2 million euros to former European officials to lobby for Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government, a new indictment says. The True Source of the N.R.A.’s Clout: Mobilization, Not Donations 2018-02-24T16:38:41.000000000+00:00 The group is often perceived by opponents as bankrolling its preferred candidates. But its influence is derived from a muscular electioneering machine. Companies Cut Ties to the N.R.A., but Find There Is No Neutral Ground 2018-02-24T15:53:25.000000000+00:00 Caught in an angry social media storm, a number of marketers have ended promotions linked to the N.R.A. But it’s unclear whether boycotts have a lasting impact. Opinion: Guns and Opioids Are American Scourges Fueled by Availability 2018-02-24T15:46:56.000000000+00:00 Alarming numbers of people are dying because of vast supplies of firearms and drugs — and the mistaken belief that there are easy fixes. John Shuster and the U.S. Curling Team Win First Gold Medal 2018-02-24T15:37:49.000000000+00:00 Shuster’s crew won its first-ever gold medal in curling after a huge, 5-point end against Sweden, the top-ranked team in the world. As Medals Pile Up, Norway Worries: Are We Winning Too Much? 2018-02-24T15:22:12.000000000+00:00 After a historic performance at the Olympics, some Norwegians fret that they dominate their favorite sport so much that they are ruining it. Malaysia’s Leader Stirs Up a Tempest in a Quinoa Bowl 2018-02-24T15:19:55.000000000+00:00 Malaysians were not happy when Prime Minister Najib Razak said he preferred quinoa because it was “better than rice,” the national staple. After a Massacre, a Question of One More Death: The Gunman’s 2018-02-24T15:16:26.000000000+00:00 Nikolas Cruz’s guilty plea would spare his life and the community a lengthy trial. Will the prosecutor take him up on it? Op-Ed Contributor: Australia’s Gun Laws Are Not a Model for America 2018-02-24T14:49:01.000000000+00:00 Australians are scared of guns. Americans love them.