Would that all journeys were on foot: writers on the joy of walking

Will Self on London, Fran Lebowitz on New York, Helen Garner on Melbourne and other writers love letters to urban pedestrianism For Walking the City week exploring all aspects of urban walking, good and bad writers tell us where they walk and why. Will Self watches the world go by…

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Samsung Unveils Note 9, Upgraded Watchand Home Speaker

Apple Inc.’s upcoming iPhones over the holidays. The 6.4-inch screen Note 9 will start at $999.99 and max out at $1,249.99 — becoming, at about $100 above the iPhone X’s upper limit, one of the world’s most expensive consumer phones. It looks similar to last year’s 6.3-inch Note 8 but…

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Turkeys Cratering Markets Stoke Speculation Over Extreme Measures

Desperate measures are in the air in Turkey: Trading rooms are awash with talk of a bailout by the International Monetary Fund and potential capital controls. But there’s a vacuum at the core of economic policy making. The central bank and government have remained largely silent as the currency plummeted…

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SEC Review of Musk Tesla Tweets Likely to Focus on Truthfulness

U.S. regulators are likely to focus on whether Elon Musk was telling the truth when he said on Twitter that he’d secured funding to take electric-carmaker Securities and Exchange Commission is questioning the company whether the chief executive officer’s tweets were statements of fact and why he chose to make…

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Freaked-Out Americans Desperately Seek to Escape the News

Last week, Jen Wrenn, a children’s literacy advocate in San Diego, attended her first political protest after reading about the Trump administration policy of separating small children from their immigrant parents at the border. She had heard Deadline. “A character like Fred takes us back to how we treat each other.”…

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in…

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Starbucks Pumps the Brakes in Its Home Market

Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end. The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough. The cafe chain Source: Company data, Bloomberg Note: Data is for fiscal…

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Manafort Heads to Jail After Judge Faults Witness Tampering

Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday by a federal judge who said she couldn’t turn a blind eye to claims that he attempted to tamper with witnesses, adding pressure on President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager to cooperate with a U.S. probe of Russian election meddling. U.S. authorities immediately…

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Lawyer Who Ranted Against Spanish-Speakers Is Evicted, Named In Disciplinary Complaint

Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg is facing serious consequences after video footage captured his bigoted diatribe about workers and customers who were speaking Spanish to each other in a Manhattan restaurant on Tuesday. Since the video of his outburst went viral, the Trump supporter has been evicted from his law offices, named in a disciplinary…

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Apple Beats Sales Estimates; Shares Rise

Revenue grows the most since 2015; sales of wearables jump IPhone sales meet projections; Apple sees more revenue gains Apple Inc. reported revenue and profit that beat analysts’ estimates and projected continued sales momentum, calming concern about demand for the iPhone, its most-important product. The Cupertino, California-based company also raised…

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Michael Cohen Hit With New Taxi Taxes, Owes New York $282,000

Michael Cohen’s Other Woe: Mounting Unpaid Taxes on NYC Cabs Cohen, a former silence in the run-up to the 2016 election. Before he started working for Trump, Cohen built his wealth in the taxi business in New York and Chicago. Cohen claims the taxes are owed not by him but…

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