Friday, Nov 30


A Charming Cottage Perched in the Heart of London


Built in the 1840s, the home, which is close to central Hammersmith, is marked by its distinctively country-style exterior and gardens to the front and the back.

Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting, Darkening Clouds in China


The weather in China's economy is getting worse, rapidly. That raises the odds that some sort of limited cease-fire on trade will be brokered by President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday at the G-20 meeting in Buenos…


Please: Somebody Give Alabama a Game!


Alabama looks like it will roll to another college football title. Columnist Jason Gay is begging for competition.

Fed Signals Less Rate Certainty in 2019


WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve officials signaled plans to raise interest rates next month, but they appeared more uncertain about maintaining a pace of quarterly increases after that, minutes of the central bank’s recent policy meeting show.

Pending U.S. Home Sales Fell In October


WASHINGTON—The number of U.S. existing homes going under contract declined in October.

Robust Consumer Spending Lifts Economy


U.S. consumers, powered by strong income gains, spent more in October, driving economic growth as other sectors such as home building and exports show signs of softness.

Corrections & Amplifications


General Electric Co. held a triple-A credit rating until 2009. A Page One article on Nov. 15 about the company incorrectly said it lost the rating in 2015.


'Anna and the Apocalypse' Review: The Horrors of High School


In this musical with a high-school setting, zombies spatter a small town’s holiday cheer.

U.S. Tariffs Roil Global Steel Trade


U.S. tariffs have scrambled the global steel trade, with countries that can no longer sell into the U.S. sending their products into Europe at a record rate.

Wall Street Banks Line Up to Lend to Bytedance, One of China's Hottest Startups

One of China’s hottest technology startups is in talks to obtain a loan from banks that are hoping to win a role on its coveted initial public offering later.

OK, Computer: How Much Is My House Worth?

The battle between man and bot has a new front: your mortgage. Regulators have proposed loosening real-estate appraisal requirements to enable a majority of U.S. homes to be bought and sold without being evaluated by a licensed human…

The Horrors of High School


Simon Pegg, the star and co-writer of the cult classic “Shaun of the Dead,” once was asked why the zombies in his movie walked so slowly, rather than running like the ones in “28 Days Later.” “Because,” he famously replied, “death is not…

Overflowing With Life


Midway into the first episode of “America’s Mississippi” (begins Wednesday, 8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel), you’re confronted with a pair of eyes that seem to be looking warily, and a trifle beseechingly, into your own. There should be, by…

China's Manufactory Engine Starts to Sputter


China’s critical manufacturing sector appears to be stalling, with a gauge of activity ticking down in the latest sign of weakness for the economy.

'Mirai' Review: On the Cutting Edge of Cute


A Japanese boy searches for his place in a family that extends from past to future.

Another Bad Deal for Bayer

Bayer is selling off its big animal-health business and cutting 10% of its workforce after an unraveling of its $14 billion Merck acquisition.

Scott Opposes Trump Court Pick, Blocking Nomination

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott said he would vote against the nomination of Thomas Farr, President Trump’s controversial nominee to fill what is the longest-open vacancy in the federal judiciary.

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Commit to Alliance

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi said they were committed to their globe-spanning auto alliance as senior executives from all three met formally for the first time since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the partnership’s prime architect.


The Michael Cohen Show


Another Trump-Russia smoking gun emerges, or not.

U.S., China Exploring Deal to Ease Trade Tensions

The U.S. and China, looking to defuse tensions and boost markets, are exploring a trade deal in which Washington would hold off on further tariffs through the spring in exchange for new talks looking at big changes in Chinese economic…

Pentagon Contractor Charged With Illegal Iran Trade

Three men linked to Anham FZCO, including the company’s former chief executive, were charged in connection with an $8.1 billion U.S. military supply contract to supply food and water to troops in Afghanistan.

Cohen Says Trump Stayed Involved in Moscow Tower Project in Campaign

Michael Cohen told special counsel Robert Mueller he lied to Congress to play down President Trump’s involvement during the 2016 campaign in efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, raising the pressure on his former boss as investigators…

Reflections on Impeachment, 20 Years Later


It was a tragedy for Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and America. He could have averted it by apologizing.

The ABA Strikes Back


After a demotion from Trump, the lawyers guild smears judicial nominees.

Pakistan, Stop Coddling Terrorists


A decade after the Mumbai bombings, the attackers are still free. One top jihadist even ran for office.

Lettuce Try Not to Panic


Will a tragic overreaction topple Caesar and lead to the decline of the romaine empire?

HP Profit Surges as PC Business Remains Strong

An upswing in the personal-computer market helped HP Inc. more than double its profit in the latest quarter, and the company signaled strong growth in technology spending from corporate clients and consumers in 2019.

I Learned to Love Standardized Tests


They don’t have to be basic, boring or biased. A good question provokes deep engagement.

Don't Cut Military Spending, Mr. President


America’s troops shouldn’t have to make do with less than they were promised.

The Immigrant-Unicorn Connection


Most billion-dollar startups have foreign-born founders.