Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the presidency. The next year he paid the same again, while he had paid none at all in 10 of the previous 15 years – largely because he has consistently reported losing hundreds of millions of dollars more than he made. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/ EPA

The picture emerging from the New York Times’s leak of President Trump’s tax filings appears to be of a businessman who defies the laws of economic gr(...)

On a purely nutritional level alone Starbucks should be banished. A cup of black coffee contains 2 calories; some of Starbucks’ coffees contain over 500 calories a cup. Photograph: Alan Betson

Inspiring and nurturing the human spirit-one person, one cup, one neighborhood at a time. Such a sweet and sincere Starbucks mission statement. But t(...)

The Empire State Building in New York. Malkin Holdings has sought to create a publicly traded real estate investment trust on the New York Stock Exchange through the roll-up of the landmark skyscraper and other New York-area properties in its portfolio.   Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The owner of New York’s Empire State Building has secured nearly three-quarters of the votes needed to move forward with a controversial $1 billion(...)