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E.V. Sales Are Slowing. Tesla’s Are Slumping.

As sales of Teslas drop and demand for electric vehicles cools — even as more models enter the market — an increasing number of automakers are competing for a slice of a shrinking pie. Nearly 269,000 electric vehicles were sold…

British Watch Brands Stage a One-Day Fair

Nearly half of the exhibitors had created special timepieces for the event. There was, for example, a one-off creation from Mr. Smith: a 38-millimeter wristwatch with a single-wheel coaxial escapement in a red gold case. It was sold by lottery,…

How Oil Markets Are Reacting to Iran’s Attack on Israel

Oil markets shrugged off the growing tensions in the Middle East, after Iran launched a barrage of missiles and drones against Israel over the weekend. On Monday morning, prices for Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, fell by about 1…

Why Better Times (and Big Raises) Haven’t Cured the Inflation Hangover

Some 64 percent of Pennsylvanians responding to a Quinnipiac poll in early January described their financial situation as excellent or good; 24 percent characterized it as “not so good,” and only 9 percent called it poor. But in the same…

‘Civil War’ Is No. 1 at Box Office

Hollywood executives — not all, but most — have insisted for years that uncomfortable, thought-provoking, original movies can no longer attract big audiences at the box office. Moviegoers continue to bust that myth. Alex Garland’s dystopian “Civil War,” set in…

News Outlets Urge Trump and Biden to Commit to Presidential Debates

A group of major news organizations — including The Associated Press and the five big broadcast and cable networks — issued an unusual joint statement on Sunday urging President Biden and former President Donald J. Trump to commit to participating…

Stocks Suffer Sharpest Weekly Decline of 2024

Stocks slumped to a second consecutive weekly loss on Friday, as intensifying tension in the Middle East prompted caution among investors, adding to concerns about lingering inflation that had set off a retreat earlier in the week. The S&P 500…

Roberto Cavalli, Designer Who Celebrated Excess, Dies at 83

Roberto Cavalli, the Italian fashion designer who celebrated glamour and excess, sending models down the runway and actresses onto red carpets wearing leopard-print dresses, bejeweled distressed jeans, satin corsets and other unapologetically flashy clothes, has died. He was 83. His…

That Giant College ‘Sticker’ Price Isn’t What Most Students Pay

For more than a decade, the report found, the typical net price at private colleges has increased just for higher-income students. But that still doesn’t mean college is affordable for low- or moderate-income families. Students from families with incomes of…

Despite the Watch World’s Secrecy, Data Services Expand

Unlike the consumer goods, beverage or retail sectors, the note continued, there are no large consultancies publishing market share data on the Swiss watch sector. “This is due to the impracticality of conducting such surveys and the discreet nature of…