5 New Standout Resorts in the Caribbean

When the monstrous hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through the Caribbean in 2017, the damage was devastating. Some islands are still recovering. Others, like Puerto Rico, are reeling again from recent disasters. The 2017 storms forced hoteliers to regroup and rebuild — which has, according to leading travel advisers, ushered in a new age of…

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As New Virus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight

WUHAN, China — A mysterious illness had stricken seven patients at a hospital, and a doctor tried to warn his medical school classmates. “Quarantined in the emergency department,” the doctor, Li Wenliang, wrote in an online chat group on Dec. 30, referring to patients. “So frightening,” one recipient replied, before asking about the epidemic that…

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Coronavirus Thwarts Business Travelers Who ‘Need to Be in the Room’

Alex Richter had a choice: Stay or go. As the director of an industrial parts supplier in Toronto, Mr. Richter does a lot of business in China. This month, he was scheduled to visit several Chinese cities to conduct quality-control assessments and meet with local partners. But the recent spread of the deadly coronavirus, which…

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Jay-Z Takes on the Super Bowl

A few years ago, the National Football League approached Jay-Z about performing at the Super Bowl halftime show. To perform “Run This Town,” he was asked if he would bring Rihanna and Kanye West, who appear on the track, along with him. “Of course I would have,” Jay-Z said, “but I said, ‘No, you get…

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Questions for a Wedding D.J.

Monique Proctor became known as DJ Smiles Davis 11 years ago. “My career as a D.J. happened organically,” said Ms. Davis, 35, who grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich., in the 1980s and was introduced to music at her grandparents’ record store there. In her early 20s, she began working at Amoeba Music, where she…

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A Wedding Day That Left Them Shook

Just hours after Lauren Schneider and Lawrence Moss were married on Jan. 28 at Sandals South Coast, a resort in Whitehouse, Jamaica, they received phone calls from many friends and family who couldn’t attend. They weren’t congratulatory calls. They were calls of concern. A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck at 2:10 p.m. in the Caribbean Sea…

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Somewhere Between a Shared Cab and a Private Jet, It’s the Commuter Helicopter

Private jets are the ultimate symbol of our new Gilded Age: Ever more popular with the very wealthy, they have induced a sort of hand-wringing among more progressive-minded billionaires. Abigail Disney now eschews them; famous environmentalists including Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Harry have been publicly pilloried for using them. Still, they’re selling better than ever…

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When Dressing for Work is Part of the Job

Barneys New York and Opening Ceremony may be closing, but fashion e-tailers are doing just fine. Last fall, Moda Operandi, the luxury site where customers can order clothes directly off the runways of fashion week, opened a 30,000-square-foot office in Industry City in Brooklyn. It serves as the company’s creative hub, and scores of Moda…

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A Former F.B.I. Negotiator and His Tips for Travel

When Chris Voss showed up at his hotel in Los Angeles recently before the official check-in time, the clerk informed him there would be an early check-in fee. Minutes later, he left the reception desk with the fee waived and a key to an upgraded room. A former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the F.B.I.,…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. and Australia Tighten Controls as Toll Passes 250

Here’s what you need to know: U.S. and Australia bar foreigners who’ve recently been to China. ImageTravelers at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Friday. The United States will funnel all flights from China to just a few airports, including Kennedy, O’Hare and San Francisco International.Credit…Johnny Milano for The New York Times The United…

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