Estonia Never Needed to Import Gas by Ship. Until It Did.

In Paldiski, Estonia, abandoned Soviet-era bunkers, splattered with graffiti and overgrown with weeds, are a reminder of the centuries-long domination that Russia once exerted over the Baltic region. Now this…

Salman Rushdie Attack Recalls Murder of His Japanese Translator

TOKYO — The attack on Salman Rushdie in western New York State on Friday prompted renewed interest in previous attacks on people connected to his 1988 novel, “The Satanic Verses,”…

Trader Joe’s Workers Vote to Unionize at a Second Store

Workers at a Trader Joe’s in Minneapolis voted on Friday to unionize, adding a second unionized store to the more than 500 locations of the supermarket chain. Employees at a…

Inflation, Stock Market and Business News: Latest Updates

The Russian economy contracted steeply in the second quarter as the country felt the brunt of the economic consequences of its war in Ukraine, in what experts believe to be…

Inflation Reduction Act to Rewrite Embattled Black Farmer Relief Program

WASHINGTON — A $4 billion program to help Black and other “socially disadvantaged” farmers that never got off the ground last year amid legal objections will be replaced with a…

U.S. Gas Prices Fall Below $4 a Gallon, AAA Says. Here’s Why.

Gas prices in the United States fell below $4 a gallon on Thursday, retreating to their lowest level since March, a sign of relief for Americans struggling with historically high…

Airfares Tumbled as Jet Fuel Prices Fell

Airline ticket prices fell sharply in July after peaking in recent months, fueled by high costs, high demand and a limited number of flights. Fares fell 7.8 percent in July…

How New Zealand’s Climate Fight Is Threatening Its Iconic Farmland

GISBORNE, New Zealand — Horehore Station, a sheep and cattle ranch, sprawls across 4,000 acres on New Zealand’s North Island, its jagged expanse of uneven hills and steep gullies blanketed…

Inflation Cooled in July, Welcome News for White House and Fed

Inflation cooled notably in July as gas prices and airfares fell, a welcome reprieve for consumers and a positive development for economic policymakers in Washington — though not yet a…

The Boy Bosses of Silicon Valley Are on Their Way Out

Leaving as billionaires, they have emanated Silicon Valley’s relentless positivity. Pinterest “is just getting started,” Airbnb “is in the best hands it’s ever been in” and Instacart has a “enormous…