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New Orleans Port Expansion Shows Optimism on Future of Global Trade

NEW ORLEANS — The pandemic-era collapse of supply chains spurred speculation that globalization was on the decline, as companies vowed to become less reliant on foreign providers of goods and […]




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China’s Economy Stumbled Last Year With Covid Lockdowns Hobbling Growth

The Chinese economy had one of its worst performances in decades last year as growth was dragged down by numerous Covid lockdowns followed by a deadly outbreak in December that […]




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Auburn Banned TikTok, and Students Can’t Stop Talking About It

One former sorority sister at Auburn, for example, “did a new TikTok dance every day promoting Auburn Zeta Tau Alpha so people would see how much fun she was having […]




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Why China Is Changing Its Tone on Business

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, used his annual New Year’s Eve address in 2021 to laud the patriotic achievements of the Chinese people. In a year marked by crackdowns on tech […]




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U.S. Pours Money Into Chips, but Even Soaring Spending Has Limits

In September, the chip giant Intel gathered officials at a patch of land near Columbus, Ohio, where it pledged to invest at least $20 billion in two new factories to […]




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As China Drops Travel Rules, Wariness Rises Over its Covid Outbreak

For the past three years, China largely shut its borders and kept its people home, retreating from the global engagement that was the foundation for its rise.As the country now […]




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Qatar Extends Its Natural Gas Dominance at Russia’s Expense

“The Qataris are not going to let a big European energy crisis go to waste,” said Jim Krane, an energy expert at Rice University. “They’re locking in a new long-term […]




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Away From the Spotlight, a Debate Rages Over a Postwar Ukraine Economy

With Russian missiles pounding apartment buildings, power plants, schools and roads, a glimmering vision of a reconstructed postwar Ukraine seems impossibly far off. But an urgent battle of ideas has […]




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Russia’s Economy Is Threatened by War and Sanctions

KALUGA, Russia— Valery Volodin, a welder at a sprawling Volkswagen plant in western Russia, relaxed for most of the summer at his dacha, or weekend house, planting his garden and […]




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E.U. agrees on Russian oil price cap of $60 per barrel after fraught talks.

The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine, which was raided by Ukrainian security services in November.Credit…Brendan Hoffman for The New York TimesKYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine called […]