by Stacy Cowley For decades, most American companies have paid their workers once every week or two, minimizing the administrative costs of frequent paydays and maximizing the interest the companies earn by keeping the money in the bank. And for equally long, workers have complained about the unfairness of waiting for their paychecks. But now, ...Read more
By JULIE CRESWELL and DAVID SEGAL Early in her pregnancy, Whitney Peak traveled to Rio de Janeiro for her job with Leblon Cachaça, a liquor company based in Brazil. That was in October, before much was known about Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through South America and that scientists say may be linked ...Read more
By ROB LIEBER There is no better — or sadder — way to explain how Zak Stone’s father died in a vacation rental than how he did himself this week, so this is how he began the essay he wrote for the online magazine Matter. “The rope swing looked inviting. Photos of it on Airbnb ...
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By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN MOGADISHU, Somalia — Islamist militants stormed a popular hotel in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, on Sunday, blowing up the front gate with a car bomb, shooting guests and hotel workers, and then battling with security forces from the hotel’s rooftop for several hours. Somali government officials said ...Read more