Jessye Norman: the American soprano has died aged 74. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Jessye Norman, the soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at opera houses around the world, died on Monday in New(...)

Since it first opened in 1982, the deli has expanded to 10 interlinked food businesses with more than 750 employees, and over $65 million (€58.5 million) in annual revenue

Anarchism would seem to be the antithesis to capitalism, and yet it is the very basis of the astounding success of Zingerman’s, a tiny delicatessen in(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

A 3.8 million-year-old skull of an early human, known as ‘MRD’, which belongs to the species Australopithecus anamensis, displayed during its presentation in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images

The discovery of a 3.8 million-year-old skull is a “game changer” in the understanding of human evolution, scientists say. Researchers have discovere(...)

Mr Powell was speaking at the high-profile Jackson Hole gathering of US central bankers.  Photograph: Reuters

Jay Powell, Federal Reserve chairman, said that fitting trade uncertainty into the central bank’s policy framework was “a new challenge”, emphasising (...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

A clear wallet and its contents used in a study of how people in 40 countries decided to return, or not return, lost wallets. Photograph: Christian Zünd/Science/AFP/Getty Images

It’s obvious: someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular peop(...)

Men need to step up to the plate and do their fair share of housework. Photograph: Getty Images

We need to talk about housework. To be honest, I’d rather not. In common, I suspect, with the vast majority of the population (with the exception of (...)

US supreme court justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, both appointed by President Donald Trump, arriving for Mr Trump’s State of the Union address in Washington in February 2019.  Photograph:  Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s two supreme court appointees went to the same Jesuit high school in the Washington suburbs – at the same time. After atten(...)

The Flint river which city authorities began using as a water supply in 2014. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Five years ago this month, the US city of Flint began its descent into water hell. In April 2014 emergency administrators, charged with saving the cas(...)

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