Nelson Schwartz

New York Times

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Nelson Schwartz is an economics reporter and a former European economics correspondent for the New York Times.

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Some Americans are paying up to 80,000 dollars a year to get immediate attention from doctors, including specialists, and hospital rooms that cost more than New York’s high-priced…

Medical care, behind the velvet rope

Some Americans are paying up to 80,000 dollars a year to get immediate attention from doctors, including specialists, and hospital rooms that cost more than New York’s high-priced…

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Last week, Donald Trump tweeted progress on a campaign promise: Carrier Air Conditioning might not move 2000 jobs to Mexico after all.

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Last week, Donald Trump tweeted progress on a campaign promise: Carrier Air Conditioning might not move 2000 jobs to Mexico after all.

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President Obama's approval ratings are on the rise, despite widespread concern about the economy — which is a major issue in the presidential campaign.

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President Obama's approval ratings are on the rise, despite widespread concern about the economy — which is a major issue in the presidential campaign.

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