U.S. Company Supplying Russian Military Seeks Exit, Caught Between Sanctions and Kremlin

Arconic runs a huge Russian metal plant, bought in an era of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia. Now it is struggling, after years of increasing Russian military aggression.

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Baseball Is Dying. The Government Should Take It Over.

A modest proposal for saving our national pastime.

#baseball, #major-league-baseball, #nationalization-of-industry

Hundreds of Planes Are Stranded in Russia. They May Never Be Recovered.

Western companies that own the planes face little prospect of getting them back, meaning billions of dollars in losses.

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Mexico Is Buying a Texas Oil Refinery in a Quest for Energy Independence

President López Obrador wants to halt most oil exports and imports of gasoline and other fuels. Critics say he is reneging on Mexico’s climate change commitments.

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Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

Venezuela’s oil reserves, the world’s largest, transformed the country and the global energy market. Now its oil sector is grinding to a halt — perhaps never to recover.

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Politics Through the Looking Glass: Virus Scrambles the Left-Right Lines

A huge federal disaster response, new urgency around health care and a debate over social distancing have muddled the nation’s ideological debate.

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Defense Production Act Has Been Used Routinely, but Not With Coronavirus

The Defense Production Act has been invoked hundreds of thousands of times in the Trump years. But with the pandemic, the president sees it as a “break the glass” last resort.

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