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Hiring a third party to spread disinformation allows political groups to keep themselves at arm’s length. Image: iStock

Politicians are increasingly hiring private companies to spread disinformation online, according to researchers who found campaigns run by third-party(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

Companies have been urged to put public health professionals on their boards and in their top executive ranks to manage a pandemic threat that could hang over businesses for years. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

The dean of Harvard’s school of public health has called on companies to put public health professionals on their boards and in their top executive ra(...)

Markets exhibiting sharp price increases have a “substantially heightened” probability of crashing, a Harvard study says.

Nobel economist Robert Shiller, who famously spotted the dotcom bubble that burst in 2000 and the housing bubble that climaxed in the global financial(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Just 12 years after declaring history’s largest debt default, serial offender Argentina finds itself at risk of a repeat with potentially disastrous r(...)

The New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr, center, and Jill Abramson, right, who was sacked as editor of the New York Times last week, celebrate the four Pulitzers won by The Times in 2013. File photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

When you get fired, the most important thing is to put it swiftly behind you. That is going to be quite hard for Jill Abramson, who was sacked as edit(...)