Reuben Klamer, Mastermind of the Game of Life, Dies at 99

Reuben Klamer, an inventor who dreamed up the Game of Life and many other toys and games that entertained young baby boomers in the pre-internet 1950s and ’60s, as well as their children in the ’80s and ’90s, died on

Meat industry warns production could be hit by CO2 shortage

Britain’s meat industry is warning of a shortage of carbon dioxide gas without which the food manufacturing process could grind to a halt. Representatives of the industry have been in emergency talks with the government over the crisis which is

Global debt is soaring — and we need to talk about it

This month the thorny topic of debt is creeping back, belatedly, onto the political radar in Washington. Last week Janet Yellen, Treasury secretary, warned that the US government will run out of money in October unless Congress raises the debt

Why Taxing Stock Buybacks Is the Wrong Fix for Executive Pay

The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme every weekend, providing reporting and analysis that offer a better understanding of an important issue in the news. This week, the financial journalist Roger Lowenstein weighs in on a plan

China's factories, retailers stumble on COVID-19 disruptions

BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s factory and retail sectors faltered in August with output and sales growth hitting one-year lows as fresh coronavirus outbreaks and supply disruptions threatened the country’s impressive economic recovery.FILE PHOTO: An employee inspects a circuit board on the