Ariel Investments says backs Tegna in fight with Standard General


(Reuters) – Ariel Investments LLC, the 11th-largest shareholder of U.S. regional TV station operator Tegna Inc (TGNA.N), said on Monday it was backing the company’s board in its proxy contest with hedge fund Standard General LP. “We have been very happy with (Tegna’s) performance. They […]

The hope in China's uphill task to reboot its stricken economy


Following his trip to Wuhan last month that signalled a turning point in China’s fight against Covid-19, Chinese President Xi Jinping travelled last week to the coastal province of Zhejiang in another symbolic tour. As the coronavirus outbreak in China abates and the number of […]

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 […]