Commentary: Despite Brexit, I’m proud to be a Brit


This is a fine time to be British. Indeed, to be proud to be British. You would not, to be sure, think so from this past week in London – as the House of Commons humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May by throwing out her plan […]

Opinion | How Will the Pandemic Affect the Presidential Race?


Readers discuss President Trump’s rising approval numbers, how Joe Biden is “sidelined” and whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be drafted as the Democratic nominee. To the Editor: Re “Trump Is Hurting His Own Re-election Chances” (column, March 30): Shortly after David Leonhardt’s insightful column first […]

Opinion | Enough With the Baby Steps on Coronavirus


It’s not too late to start protecting jobs or to make medical care for Covid-19 free. By Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman The authors are economists at the University of California, Berkeley. The coronavirus pandemic is laying bare structural deficiencies in America’s social programs. The […]

Australia's Healius rejects Partners Group's $1.3 billion buyout offer


(Reuters) – Australia’s Healius Ltd (HLS.AX) on Monday turned down a A$2.12 billion ($1.31 billion) takeover offer from private equity firm Partners Group (PGHN.S), saying it undervalued the medical center operator. Healius, however, said it was open to further talks with Partners Group to get […]

Coronavirus grounds dealmakers seeking to brave market turmoil


(Reuters) – Even as the market rout fueled by the coronavirus brings most corporate dealmaking to a halt, buyout firms are competing fiercely to acquire Air Liquide SA’s (AIRP.PA) disinfectant making unit Schuelke, as demand for hand sanitizers and medical cleaning supplies surges due to […]