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Feature: The Professor and the Jihadi

April 5, 2017 - 5:00am
When a terrorist made a death threat against Gilles Kepel, France’s most famous scholar of Islam, it deepened his embroilment in a national debate over Muslim assimilation and extremism.

Feature: The Prophet of France’s Fracture

April 5, 2017 - 5:00am
With a hotly contested election looming, the country’s most famous scholar of Islam finds himself at the center of a tense debate over assimilation, extremism and what it means to be French.

Four Questions: Drama Club, a New Shop in Brooklyn With Eclectic Goods

April 4, 2017 - 2:32pm
The boutique in Greenpoint offers clothing by cool designers and other products from notable brands, all in a store with a neighborhood feel.

Itineraries: The Digital Nomad Life: Combining Work and Travel

April 3, 2017 - 11:19am
Dozens of new programs allow the experience of living and working in far-off places, weeks or months at a time.

Itineraries: The Digital Nomad Life: Combining Work and Travel

April 3, 2017 - 11:18am
Dozens of new programs allow the experience of living and working in far-off places, weeks or months at a time.

Entrepreneurship: Is It a Toy? Is It Art? Everyone Agrees It’s a Collectible

March 29, 2017 - 11:57am
Consumer demand for so-called designer toys has helped invigorate sales in the overall toy industry.

A Rabbi Walks Into a Bar — and Enforces the Law

March 28, 2017 - 3:17pm
For Jews in Jerusalem and around the world who wonder whether their cocktail is kosher, Rabbi Shmouel Semelman is the go-to guy.

Neighborhood Joint: Just Bulbs: Still Burning Bright on the Upper East Side

March 28, 2017 - 7:00am
At a time when many independent shops are folding, a beloved light-bulb shop moves into a larger space.

More Than Obamacare Repeal, Small Businesses Want Congress to Rein In Costs

March 26, 2017 - 4:05pm
Small-business owners have been among the Affordable Care Act’s most vocal opponents, but demolishing it without putting new guardrails in place is not, for most, the ideal outcome.

Entrepreneurship: Sparkly Eye Shadow? These (Male) Beauty Bloggers Are Experts

March 22, 2017 - 11:08am
Male beauty experts have attracted rabid followings — both among people seeking how-to tips and marketers looking to sell products.

Is This the Best-Kept Secret in Fashion?

March 15, 2017 - 3:02pm
The off-price retailer U.A.L. is largely unknown outside the South, yet it is a regular pilgrimage site for fashion insiders looking for high-end designer wear at dizzying markdowns.

Entrepreneurship: A Boom in Rock Climbing, Minus the Rocks

March 15, 2017 - 11:34am
More entrepreneurs are bringing their enthusiasm for climbing indoors: Gyms are sprouting across the country with walls for climbing and bouldering.

The President Changed. So Has Small Businesses’ Confidence.

March 12, 2017 - 5:47pm
Executives in Toledo, Ohio, say their prospects are better under President Trump, citing his promises of fewer regulations and lower taxes and health care costs.

Entrepreneurship: How a Facebook Executive Revived a Fading Surf Brand

March 8, 2017 - 11:16am
Birdwell Beach Britches, which makes hand-sewn board shorts, got a modern makeover that includes a distribution deal with J. Crew.

Wealth Matters: The Three Different Flavors of Family Businesses

March 3, 2017 - 10:12am
Two psychologists have identified distinguishing cultures — revolving around honor, individualism and obligation — that they say shed light on potential frictions.

In Paris, the Two Women Who Are Colette

March 3, 2017 - 5:00am
Sarah Andelman and Colette Roussaux created the well-known concept store, which turns 20 this month.

Hungry City: A Different Kind of Alexandria Library, at Little Egypt

March 2, 2017 - 2:14pm
A restaurant in Ridgewood, Queens, features shelves of groceries, a shrine to Egyptian history and fish from a chef who once worked by the docks.

Entrepreneurship: The Struggle and Payoff of Setting Up Shop in an Airport

March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Small businesses must jump through hoops to secure slots at airports, where snow delays increase sales, but those who have done it say it is worth the effort.

After a Devastating Fire, ‘the Black Lumberjack’ Forges Ahead

February 26, 2017 - 7:18pm
A shipping container has become the temporary workshop for Robert Rising, who has made a name for himself by turning old wood into custom furniture.

Entrepreneurship: How Small Firms Can Defuse a Political Threat and Blunt a Boycott

February 22, 2017 - 10:27am
Corporations have crisis management firms at their behest. Small-business owners have to rely on their own wits to respond to political animosity.


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