Canada Makes Marijuana Legal, and a National Experiment Begins
On Wednesday, Canada becomes the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, presenting the country with enormous public policy...
News Analysis: No, Trump’s Tax Cut Isn’t Paying for Itself (at Least Not Yet)
Federal revenues rose slightly in the 2018 fiscal year. But that doesn’t mean the $1.5 trillion tax cut is bringing in more revenue than it’s losing.
Your Money: The Public Student Loan Forgiveness Rescue Hasn’t Gone Well So Far
Federal relief for public servants needed its own relief effort. Nearly 30,000 have applied for the “temporary expanded” plan. Nobody has qualified...
Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year
Bankers have told Uber that its public offering could be worth $120 billion. That puts it in rare company with the likes of Facebook and Alibaba.
Netflix Keeps Adding Subscribers, and Market Investors Could Profit
Netflix’s report was the first from one of the big tech companies that helped drive the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index to a record last month.
Square Feet: With Change Bubbling, San Francisco’s Chinatown Strives to Stay Authentic
As leases run out and merchants retire, entrepreneurs are stepping in with upscale restaurants and shops, while aging enterprises strive to remain...
Delayed Obama-Era Rule on Student Debt Relief Is to Take Effect
A federal judge has opened the door for tens of thousands of borrowers to have their debt forgiven, delivering a blow to the Education Department,...
What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?
Twitter has barred hundreds of right-wing accounts for posing as soulless, “nonplayable” liberal activists.
NPR Names The Houston Chronicle’s Nancy Barnes Its Editorial Director
Ms. Barnes will take over a position last officially held by Michael Oreskes, who resigned last November amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires. But Who Wins When the Lights Go Out?
Citing safety concerns, power companies in California are shutting down electricity when and where the hazard is greatest. Consumer advocates see a...
Dreams of Big Profits as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada
The decision by Canada to become the first major economy to fully legalize marijuana this month has created a new, multibillion dollar industry.
Will Your Face Be Enough to Get You on a Plane?
According to a new proposal from the T.S.A., facial recognition might eventually replace passports and other forms of ID at airport security...