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  • Pompeo Says Trump Admin Eager for End to Gulf Rift

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed at the 3rd annual strategic dialog between the United States and Qatar on Monday that a solution should be found to resolve the three-year rift between Qatar and other Gulf states, saying that “the Trump administration is eager…
  • The Tenet Experiment Didn’t Work

    Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was supposed to be a boon for movie theaters, a light in the darkness after the coronavirus pandemic shut down cinemas for months. Here was an original film from a beloved director, one of the biggest titles of our postponed summer-movie season—surely…
  • ‘The Markets’ Are Amazing

    Commentary People who don’t know me often ask, “What do you think of the markets?” or “Should I invest?” First of all: I think the markets are amazing at performing their primary function, which is helping all the world’s buyers and sellers come up with…
  • American Theaters Are Back in Business. Sort Of.

    The pandemic has suspended moviegoing in the U.S. for so long that it makes sense to bring it back with a work as crude as Unhinged. The first film to get a national release in theaters since mid-March, Derrick Borte’s thriller does not demand much…
  • US Home Construction Surges by 22.6 Percent, Beating Expectations

    Construction of new homes in the United States surged by a prediction-beating 22.6 percent last month as homebuilders continue their rebound from the COVID-induced slowdown and reinforcing the view that America’s housing market is a rare bright spot in the economic crisis triggered by the…