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

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.

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

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?

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.

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