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Snapchat’s Disappearing Act Leaves Venice Beach Searching for Its Future

LOS ANGELES — For a lot of Venice die-hards, the thing that irked them most about…

WeWork Takes Key Step Toward I.P.O., Citing Heady Growth and Huge Losses

WeWork, a real estate firm that leases shared office space, on Wednesday officially set in motion…

Short on Cash, Businesses in China Rely on I.O.U.s to Keep the Lights On

SHENZHEN, China — China was on the cusp of the biggest building boom the world had…

The Microhotel, a Category Seeing a Growth Spurt, Makes Small Stylish

They appeal to senior citizens and millennials, business travelers and backpackers. And they’re particularly attractive to…

Chinese Money in the U.S. Dries Up as Trade War Drags On

WASHINGTON — Growing distrust between the United States and China has slowed the once steady flow…

Justice Dept. Watchdog to Review Shift in Plan to Move F.B.I. Headquarters

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s top watchdog will review why the F.B.I. scuttled plans to erect…

Should Macy’s Build a Giant Tower in One of N.Y.’s Most Congested Neighborhoods?

Edward Assile started working for his family’s textile supply company near Macy’s landmark Herald Square store…

Austerity Has Ravaged U.K. Communities. It Has Also Spurred Reinvention.

PRESTON, England — In communities across Britain, funding from London was shrinking to nothing — the…

As E-Sports Grow, So Do Their Homes

The rise of e-sports is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry.…

Are Surfer Cafes and Green Markets What a Working-Class Beach Neighborhood Needs?

You will smell it before you see it. Goody’s, a 30-year-old West Indian restaurant known for…

Square Feet: A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry…

Square Feet: As Office Tenants Expect More Tech, Even the Windows Get Smart

Office developers and landlords once had to think only about supplying electricity, plumbing and heating to…

The Shed Is Finally Open. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Part of what makes this weekend’s official opening of the Shed so momentous is the sheer…

U.K. Defends Buying $16 Million New York Penthouse for Diplomat

LONDON — The British Foreign Office on Wednesday defended spending almost $16 million to buy an…

A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank

As President Trump delivered his inaugural address in 2017, a slight woman with feathered gray hair…