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Articles from December 8, 2015

A Gift from YouTube to Marketers ; Companies Are Turning to Makers of 'Unboxing' Videos, Including Children
YouTube says that this year people have watched videos unveiling items like toys and iPhones more than 1.1 billion times, for a total of 60 million hours.One day last year, Jessica Nelson was surprised to find her toddler, Aiden, watching videos online...
A Russian Revolt, Delayed
Could a major truckers' protest shake Putin?The revolution has been postponed again.On Friday afternoon, I was speaking with the anti-Putin organizer and anti-corruption activist Leonid Volkov. He was predicting the regime's impending collapse when he...
A Slow and Surly Transition ; President's Late Decrees Seem Designed to Make Life Difficult for Successor
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appears to be making the transition of power as difficult as possible for her successor, Mauricio Macri.In her last days in office, she has appointed ambassadors and signed decrees that will drain federal coffers....
At 38, Iginla Is Reaching for a Milestone ; as Veteran Forward Nears 600-Goal Plateau, Friend and Foe Voice Admiration
Now in his 19th season and closing in on 600 career goals, Iginla, the Colorado Avalanche forward, is thinking only of his next game.Closing in on 600 career goals, Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla is thinking only of his next game. "I'm definitely...
Before Attack, U.S. City Seemed Poised for Revival
The terrorist attack was another blow for this downtrodden working-class city an hour outside Los Angeles.Erika Flores knows this city's struggles, and she knows its reputation. She has lived here for five years. Five years pummeled by bankruptcy. A...
Beijing Posts Red Alert over Blanket of Smog ; for First Time, Officials Close Schools as Part of Efforts to Limit Pollution
Across the city, residents braced for the onset of another "airpocalypse" - the term that some English speakers here use for the most toxic bouts of air pollution.Officials in the Chinese capital declared on Monday evening that the thick smog blanketing...
Biden Offers Aid and Assurances to Ukraine
The United States will not sacrifice Ukraine in pursuit of Russian cooperation in Syria, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. told Ukrainian leaders on Monday.The United States will not sacrifice Ukraine in pursuit of Russian cooperation in Syria, Vice...
Bob Ross's Strange Afterlife: A Trail of Happy Accidents ; 20 Years after His Death, the TV Teacher and Artist Has Achieved Cult Status
Twenty years after his death, the TV teacher and artist has achieved cult status.People who were out and about at various Chicago night spots one evening in September happened upon something surreal. They watched a throng of men and women, wearing frizzy...
Change Isn't as Easy as the Flip of a Switch ; Adding Renewable Energy Requires Planning That Reflects a Country's Need
While renewable energy is extremely popular among the German public, power lines are not.The spinning blades of wind turbines produced 9 percent of Germany's electricity in 2014.Most of those turbines are in the north of the country, near Denmark and...
Christie's Loses a Star to Sotheby's
Mr. Porter, a top executive and dealmaker at Christie's, will join Sotheby's in a high-ranking business position that has yet to be announced.In a major coup for Sotheby's, the auction house has stolen away Marc Porter, one of the central players at...
Cleaner Cars, but a Billion More on Roads ; Number of New Drivers by 2030 Es Could Offset Carbon-Cutting Efforts to Cut Carbon
With a billion additional cars coming to the world's roads in coming decades, reducing the carbon footprint of autos faces an uphill journey.As United Nations climate conferees meet near here, Eric Feunteun wishes everyone could agree: If the world is...
Cleaning Up after Volkswagen
The latest revelation shows the company meddling in the design of Europe's emissions tests.Revelations of the extent of Volkswagen's efforts to hide the true level of its automobile emissions just keep piling up, yet the company appears incapable of...
Coffee Giant Grows with $13.9 Billion Keurig Deal ; Heirs to Benckiser Fortune Pay Premium for Maker of Single-Serving Machines
JAB Holding Company, the investment arm of the Reimann family, announced its $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain on Monday.A billionaire European family is on a caffeine-fueled binge to roll up the global coffee industry, with a huge bet...
Critic of Fed Policy Gains Global Attention ; French Economist Claims Bond-Buying Program Hurt Emerging Markets
Helene Rey, a professor at the London Business School, contends that the impact of Fed policies has left emerging markets largely powerless to cope with large investment flows in and out of their economies. Helene Rey, a professor at the London Business...
Dazzling Works amid the Turmoil ; with a New Museum, Businessman Aims to Put Beirut on Global Art Map
Tony Salame and his new private museum have put Beirut on the global art map, reinforcing the city's place as a dynamic hub in a troubled region.On a warm evening this fall, the cultural scene here was in full bloom. Members of the international art...
Digital Ads Grow at TV's Expense
Television will account for 38.4 percent of the $503 billion global ad market this year, but its share could drop behind digital's within the next couple of years.Television has lost its longtime grip on advertising budgets as digital ad spending continues...
Election in France Lifts Far-Right Party ; National Front Far Ahead in 2 Regions and Leading in 4, Early Count Shows
The National Front, led by Marine Le Pen, has thrived on an anti- immigration message and is projected to win two of 13 regions.The far-right party of Marine Le Pen was poised to make major gains after the first round of voting in regional French elections in...
Even with Expected Fed Decisions, a Predictable Response Is Not Certain
It is exceedingly difficult to foresee the short-term directions of major markets, even when events seem to be entirely calculable.Humans don't behave like computers. That makes life interesting, but it has a serious downside for economists: It is exceedingly difficult...
G.E. Calls off $3.3 Billion Sale of Unit to Electrolux
The Justice Department had sued in July to stop the deal, saying the transaction would reduce competition and increase prices.General Electric has called off a deal to sell its century-old appliance division to Electrolux of Sweden for $3.3 billion after the...
How to Rein in Wall Street
We need to increase oversight of all big financial institutions.Seven years ago, the financial crisis sent our economy into a tailspin. Over five million people lost their homes. Nearly nine million lost their jobs. Nearly $13 trillion in household wealth...
In Long Run, Early I.P.O.S Can Win
Despite the languishing stock price of Box, it's possible that a few years from now, Box's I.P.O. will be seen as a masterly timed bit of corporate strategy.In early 2014, when the cloud storage company Box filed for an initial public offering, many...
In Our Pages
Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: A statue of Joan of Arc is inaugurated in New York in 1915; President Roosevelt promises aid to Greece in 1940.1915 Joan of Arc Statue Is UnveiledNEW YORK The inauguration of the equestrial statue...
In Pakistan, a 'Saudi Girl' Who Stood out in College ; California Attack Suspect Is Recalled as a Motivated, Visibly Devout Student
Teachers remember Tashfeen Malik as a polite and driven student who was visibly devout, always wearing the niqab face covering.As a tide of Islamist violence washed across Pakistan in recent years, Bahauddin Zakariya University in the southern city of...
John Rassias, Who Pioneered Language Teaching, Dies at 90
Mr. Rassias's immersive approach to teaching foreign languages rapidly has been used by thousands of teachers around the world since the 1960s.John Rassias, a Dartmouth professor whose theatrical, immersive approach to teaching foreign languages rapidly,...
Justice Dept. Pledges Inquiry of Chicago Police ; Review Comes as Mayor Denies Withholding Video of Black Teenager's Death
Attorney General Loretta Lynch promised a rigorous investigation by the Justice Department into reports of abuses at the Chicago Police Department.Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday promised a rigorous investigation by the Justice Department...
Learning to Play through a Sleep Disorder ; Golfer with Narcolepsy Wakes Up on the Green or While Driving (a Car)
Nicole Jeray's life has been anything but typical since 1996, when she learned she had narcolepsy. But she has persisted 20 years on the L.P.G.A. Tour.Nicole Jeray has heard all the jokes about sleeping on the job. Over the years, she has learned to...
Living on the American Frontier, in China ; Resort Community Mixes Modern Luxuries with a Strong Cowboy Aesthetic
On the outskirts of Beijing, more than 1,000 families have settled into a community modeled after an American frontier town.Yearning to breathe untainted air, the band of harried urbanites flocked to this parched, wild land, bringing along their dreams...
Martin Shkreli, the Bad Boy of Pharmaceuticals, Hits Back
By raising the price of a decades-old drug overnight to $750 a pill from $13.50, Martin Shkreli has become a caricature of pharmaceutical industry greed.Martin Shkreli was trying to explain himself, so he turned to YouTube.In the conference room at Turing...
Mergers in Travel Industry Unsettling to Consumers
Consumers fear that mergers like that of Expedia's aquisitions of rival online booking companies and Marriott's takeover of Starwood Hotels and Resorts will drive away competition.The travel industry's 800-pound gorillas have been bulking up, and consumers...
Mixed Prospects for Nuclear Power ; China and Germany Illustrate Two Opposite Poles of Public Policy
As policies in Germany and China illustrate, there is a difference between the developing and developed countries when it comes to power sources.In July 2013, hundreds of people took to the streets in the southern Chinese city of Jiangmen to protest...
Muscling out Fannie and Freddie in U.S. ; Former Public Officials Push to Expand Banks' Role in Mortgage Lending
A behind-the-scenes effort of Wall Street banks to take over the mortgage market is driven by advocates who switch between roles in Washington and the private sector.Seven years after their dubious lending practices helped push the United States economy...
National Front Victory in France Shakes Up Political Landscape
A strong showing in regional elections made Marine Le Pen, the National Front's leader, a force to be reckoned with.President Francois Hollande has won widespread applause for his handling of multiple terror attacks in France this year, and after years...
New Report Signals Slowing Emissions
Industrial emissions of greenhouse gases rose just slightly last year and seem to be on the decline in 2015, though initiatives in India and China could upset that.Industrial emissions of greenhouse gases rose only slightly in 2014 and appear to be on...
New Transplant Offers Hope to Treat War's Hidden Scars
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins hope to ease a rarely discussed injury with an operation that has never been performed in the United States.Within a year, maybe in just a few months, a young soldier with a horrific injury from a bomb blast in Afghanistan will...
No More Prayers
Slow down, slow down, the mind wants to say - one absurd mass murder at a time. They all "make sense," eventually. Don't they?We never had enough time to rationalize, in the uniquely American way, why that middle-aged white man killed a cop, a mother...
Norfolk Southern Rejects Offer ; American Railroad Says Bid by Canadian Pacific Is Low and Carries Risks
The American railroad company said that the offer undervalued Norfolk Southern and that the chance of achieving regulatory approval was too low.Canadian Pacific Railways has been rebuffed in an another ambitious attempt to buy a large railroad operator,...
Obama Pleads for Patience in Face of Terror ; President Defends Actions against ISIS amid Calls for More Aggressive Effort
The president used his address Sunday night to make the case that his administration was ahead of the Islamic State, not playing catch- up.President Obama's speech to reassure the nation included no new strategy to contain or defeat the Islamic State....
Obama Tries to Calm Public Fears ; in TV Address, President Says Threat Is Real but U.S. 'Will Overcome It'
In an address, President Obama acknowledged worries after the attack in San Bernardino, Calif., and urged Americans not to give in to fear.President Obama is seeking to calm jittery Americans after the terrorist attack last week in California, delivering...
On Twitter, Driven Apart by Tragedy
To comb through the online reaction in the first hours after the attacks was to witness the depth and intensity of the divisions in America.It is an emerging national ritual: Word of a killing, like the one last week in San Bernardino, Calif., spreads....
Opposition Wins Venezuela Vote ; amid Economic Turmoil, Government Loses Its Grip on National Assembly
For the first time in years, government opponents have won most of the seats in the National Assembly, a setback to President Nicolas Maduro.Opponents of the Venezuelan government have surged to a rare victory in congressional elections framed by the...
Owner Guides Timbers to M.L.S. Title, with an Assist from His Father
The Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson bought the club with help from his father, Henry, a former Treasury secretary and Goldman Sachs chairman.When Merritt Paulson watches his Portland Timbers play, he is always joined in the owner's box by the...
Playoff Offers Fans Clear Title Picture ; Clemson Plays Sooners, and Michigan State Faces Alabama in Semifinals
The college football champion will be one of four teams: Clemson will play Oklahoma, and Alabama will face Michigan State. The winners will play Jan. 11.When Mack Brown left North Carolina after the 1997 season to become head football coach at Texas,...
Rubio, Switching His Focus, Aims to Halt Cruz's Momentum
In interviews, speeches and in stealthier ways, Mr. Rubio has abruptly changed the course of his campaign to zero in on Mr. Cruz.For months, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida ran an above-the-fray presidential race, high-mindedly dismissing his Republican...
Sarcasm and Doubt Cloud VW Inquiries ; German Investigators Might Hesitate to Take on a National Powerhouse
There is concern about the German government's possible reluctance to take on a company that is a symbol of the nation's economic success.With Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal nearing an important milestone -- the chief executive this week is...
Sculpture Calls Attention to Japan ; Paris Installation Targets Annual Whale Hunt That Has Been Declared Illegal
A life-size installation of a giant blue whale is serving as a reminder to negotiators at the international climate conference in Paris that the fate of threatened species is also in their hands.A life-size installation of a giant blue whale has been...
Small Vehicle, Mega Pollution ; Taiwan Company Markets 'Smart' Electric Scooter; Next Stop Is Amsterdam
A Taiwan-based startup called Gogoro has been using the scooter- filled streets of Taipei to test its Smartscooter, an electric scooter supported by a network of battery-swapping stations.Across Asia, motorized two-wheeled vehicles provide mobility for the...
Spike Lee's Latest: A Barbed Takedown of Gang Wars
Set in Chicago, this film is inspired by Aristophanes' "Lysistrata," in which women organize a sex strike to force men to end the bloodshed.Chi-Raq. Directed by Spike Lee.The laughs in Spike Lee's corrosive "Chi-Raq" burn like acid. Urgent, surreal,...
Taiwan Chip Maker Plans to Build Its Own Factory in China
The move is designed to protect its technology while playing to a Chinese market brimming with makers of inexpensive smartphones.As many of its competitors in the chip industry form partnerships in China, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing said on Monday...
The Feel-Good School of Philanthropy
We should not reduce our generosity to evidence- based, goal- oriented actions.This year, "Giving Tuesday," Black Friday's philanthropic cousin, kicked off America's most generous calendar month. Americans punch up their charitable donations in December,...
The Not-So-Bad Economy
Why America failed to fail (so far).According to the economist Kevin O'Rourke, who has been doing a running comparison between the Great Depression that began in 1929 and the Great Recession that began almost eight years ago, the world has just passed...
Those Floating Pop-Ups Risk Alienating the People They're Meant to Attract
They pop up, they expand, they take over, they even dance: As our screens have shrunk, online advertisements have grown ever more annoying.Ads pop up and play automatically, daring readers to shut them down with feats of fine motor control. The ads commandeer...
Trust and Money at Core of Climate Talks ; Deal Will Have Teeth If Nations Can Be Relied upon to Do as They Pledge
Whether governments can be relied upon to do what they say they will is the question that will determine whether a Paris climate change accord has teeth.The international climate change negotiations entering their second and final week encompass a vast...
U.S. Denies Syrian Claim That It Struck Military Site
Syria on Monday said a United States-led coalition had bombed a Syrian military base in the east of the country, but the United States said a Russian warplane was responsible.Syria on Monday said the United States-led coalition had bombed a Syrian military...
Vignettes on Life, Told in Graphic Detail
Death creeps in around the edges of this new book, casting a sometimes barely perceptible shadow.Killing and Dying. By Adrian Tomine. Illustrated. 121 pages. Drawn & Quarterly. $22.95."Graphic novel" is a perfectly serviceable phrase, but it expresses...
What Happened to France's Greens? ; after 2009 Success, Party Gradually Lost Center Stage on Climate
But Daniel Cohn-Bendit takes the long view for the movement despite its failure to build on its success in 2009 elections for the European Parliament, when he led the party to its highest vote total ever.The weeks leading up to the United Nations global...
With French Finesse, Plus Some Wine, She Brought 195 Nations Together
Laurence Tubiana, France's top climate change envoy, is deploying the full extent of her and her country's charms in hopes of facilitating an accord.As Laurence Tubiana, France's top climate change envoy, prepared for her government to host the high-stakes...
Women in Combat Jobs
The Pentagon's decision to break down the remaining gender barriers in the military is powerfully symbolic and sound policy.American women demonstrated that they were fit to serve and could excel in combat long before the Pentagon set out in 2013 to...
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