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James D. Wolfensohn, who led World Bank through tumultuous decade, dies at 86

The urbane investment banker helped right the finances of major U.S. cultural institutions, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, before guiding the World Bank from 1995 to 2005.
  • Nov 25, 2020

Federal Reserve to review how it supervises major banks

The probe is meant to ensure that “divergent views” about the state of large banks are adequately aired.
  • Nov 20, 2014

When a factory leaves town: in the shadow of Silicon Valley, a city reels from job losses

Workers in one California town have become collateral damage in the push for globalization.
  • Aug 22, 2014

A city in economic doldrums seeks to reinvent itself

After losing companies and jobs, Fremont, Calif., looks to create new opportunities and hopes.
  • Aug 22, 2014

Social Dance as exercise: Just do-si-do it

Social dance combines a night out with a little exercise.
  • Apr 29, 2014

Martial-arts training in Washington

The best local martial-arts schools aren’t just schools of hard knocks.
  • Mar 25, 2014

With protections set to lapse on advanced drugs, U.S. presses strict rules overseas

Critics argue that tougher rules will keep prices too high for the poorest nations
  • Mar 14, 2014

As talk of Russia sanctions heats up, business draws a cautionary line

Business groups begin quiet lobby on Russia sanctions, to avoid footing the bill on their own
  • Mar 7, 2014

RadioShack’s back to the ’80s culture meets 2014: Company to close 1,100 stores

Radio Shack parodied itself in a Super Bowl ad, but now comes a reckoning as 1,100 stores to close
  • Mar 4, 2014

Conflict in Ukraine stirs unrest on markets, drives up prices of oil, gold, food

Conflict could hurt the Russian economy, but could be a chance to fix problems with Ukraine
  • Mar 3, 2014