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The holidays will look different at Macy’s this year. The Thanksgiving Day parade will proceed without spectators, and Santa Claus will not be reviewing Christmas wish lists from his usual perch on 34th Street.But while many of those traditions are likely to return once the...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to nominate Janet L. Yellen, the first woman to lead to the Federal Reserve, to be the next Treasury secretary, according to people familiar with the decision.If confirmed, Ms. Yellen would be the first woman to...

An overwhelming majority of the employees eligible to unionize at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, have voted to join the United Auto Workers, becoming one of the latest bargaining units within a leading American cultural institution.Election results were tabulated on Friday, showing a 90...

“Because of how Facebook’s algorithm functions, these superspreaders are capable of priming a discourse,” said Fadi Quran, a director at Avaaz. “There is often this assumption that misinformation or rumors just catch on. These superspreaders show that there is an intentional effort to redefine the...

NEW DELHI — On television, Lata and Kabir are clandestine lovers thwarted by faith and history. She is Hindu and he a Muslim in India in the early 1950s, in the wake of bloody sectarian clashes that echo through the country to this day. At...

These exchanges are a dramatic departure from the previous ownership group led by Fred Wilpon, his son Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz, each of whom shied away from engaging with fans in any public venues, probably to avoid being bombarded with laundry lists of grievances...

KABUL, Afghanistan — Rifle fire, hurried footsteps and distant explosions. The rat-a-tat of a firefight. Cars mangled from grenades. The young man was transfixed.It could have been any day in Kabul, where targeted assassinations, terrorist attacks and wanton violence have become routine, and the city...