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Federal Shutdown’s Uneven Toll: Some Americans Are Devastated, Others Oblivious

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Image“It has been terrible,” said Andrea Caviedes, a furloughed loan processor in the Agriculture Department’s rural development program.CreditCreditMichael B. Thomas for The New York TimesST. LOUIS — Andrea Caviedes and her friend, Ximena Gumpel, live in the St. Louis suburbs, have two children and helped plan a Christmas party together, but when it comes to… Read More

Your Money Adviser: Year of Free Credit Report Monitoring Is Ending. Here’s What to Do Now.

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Your Money|Year of Free Credit Report Monitoring Is Ending. Here’s What to Do Now.Your Money AdviserImageCreditCreditBrian BritiganConsumers affected by Equifax’s huge data breach in 2017 may need to re-establish protections on their credit report if they “locked” their files as part of the company’s free credit-monitoring offer.People who accepted Equifax’s offer after the breach have… Read More

Carlos Ghosn Faces New Charges in Japan as Pressure Mounts

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ImageCarlos Ghosn, the former Nissan chairman, could spend months in custody while his attorneys and Japanese prosecutors prepare for a court battle.CreditCreditFred Dufour/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesTOKYO — Japanese prosecutors brought fresh charges of financial wrongdoing on Friday against Carlos Ghosn, the embattled global auto chief who sits in a Tokyo jail.The new allegations raise… Read More

What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers?

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The Upshot|What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers?Dense cities like New York have long promised higher wages, but now that is primarily true for workers with more education, a new analysis finds.ImageAt Baxter Laboratories, a manufacturer of medical supplies outside Chicago, in 1942. For many decades, Americans were able… Read More

It’s Final: Megyn Kelly and NBC Part Ways. And She Will Be Paid in Full.

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ImageMegyn Kelly on “Megyn Kelly Today,” a show that delivered middling ratings for NBC.CreditCreditNathan Congleton/NBCAfter a drawn-out negotiation period, NBC and Megyn Kelly have formally agreed to part ways.The network and the onetime cable news star reached a final agreement on Friday, nearly three months after she wondered aloud on-air why it was inappropriate for… Read More