Latest News How Smarter Living Taught Me to Be an Adult 2018-05-21T16:39:46.000000000+00:00 Four things I’ve learned that can help you, too. Trump’s Charm and Threats Aren’t Working on China. Here’s Why. 2018-05-21T16:29:56.000000000+00:00 President Trump threatened tariffs on $150 billion in goods, then tried conciliation. Beijing’s response either way: Rebuff the offers and avoid specific pledges. U.K. Unlikely to Block Comcast’s Proposed Sky Takeover, Minister Says 2018-05-21T16:26:45.000000000+00:00 The decision by Britain’s culture secretary is the latest twist in a takeover battle between Comcast and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for control of the British satellite broadcaster. Supreme Court Upholds Workplace Arbitration Contracts Barring Class Actions 2018-05-21T16:14:26.000000000+00:00 The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s more conservative justices in the majority. The court’s decision could affect some 25 million employment contracts. Meet the Members of the ‘Shadow N.S.C.’ Advising John Bolton 2018-05-21T16:13:39.000000000+00:00 The new national security adviser has been quietly taking advice from a few longtime associates. Some have business interests that overlap with the N.S.C. Coming to Netflix: The Obamas Sign Deal to Produce Shows and Films 2018-05-21T16:10:32.000000000+00:00 Mr. Obama has told associates that he does not intend to use the new platform to wage a public campaign against his successor in the Oval Office. Meghan Markle and the Bicultural Blackness of the Royal Wedding 2018-05-21T15:33:00.000000000+00:00 Many elements of Saturday’s ceremony bridged Meghan Markle’s African-American identity with the black British one that she was about to enter. Trump Swears in Gina Haspel as C.I.A. Director, Praising the Agency as ‘Most Elite’ in the World 2018-05-21T15:29:27.000000000+00:00 The president’s praise of the intelligence agency came amid his assault on what he perceives as the intelligence community’s improper actions as part of investigations into his campaign. In China, Photo of Trade Talks Embodies ‘Young’ Country Passing Aging U.S. 2018-05-21T15:16:58.000000000+00:00 Social media users noticed a distinct age gap between the Chinese delegates and the American lawmakers who met them in Washington. Trump Defends Administration’s Trade Strategy With China 2018-05-21T15:11:11.000000000+00:00 The president praised his approach, and criticized Democrats, in a series of tweets on Monday following a three-day negotiation session that ended with little clarity.