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Black customers and business owners have long loved the franchise, but does it love them back?

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A new book by a pair of academics explains how banks undermined post-WWII regulatory safeguards to sabotage the functioning of the free market

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The Nobel-winning economist and New York Times opinion columnist talks to Marker about tax cuts, trade wars, his new book, and more

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The Big Apple Circus is in its 42nd season at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, its home since 1981. Photographs: Andrew White

In 2016, New York City’s biggest circus went bankrupt. Here’s how the new owners are bringing it back.

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