OPEC+ Keeps Oil Curbs Despite Russia Price Cap

OPEC+ Keeps Oil Curbs Despite Russia Price Cap

OPEC+ said Sunday it would keep output steady ahead of a momentous week in global energy markets, as wealthy nations impose a price cap on Moscow’s petroleum exports, the European Union launches a ban on Russian oil and Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Saudi Arabia. The decision on Sunday allows the Organization of the Petroleum … Read more

Five Best: Books by Great Wits

Five Best: Books by Great Wits

1. Saki skewered the Edwardian ruling class with surreal humor and savage wit. In this masterly story-collection, a newly deceased young woman slaughters a loathed male acquaintance’s prized hens on the day of her own funeral when she returns reincarnated as an otter. Two women trying to gatecrash a garden party are confronted by a … Read more

Blackstone Limits Redemptions From Real Estate Vehicle, Stock Sinks

Blackstone Limits Redemptions From Real Estate Vehicle, Stock Sinks

Blackstone Inc. BX -7.09% shares took a big hit after the investing giant’s real-estate fund aimed at wealthy individuals said it would limit redemptions. Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc., more commonly known as BREIT, said Thursday in a letter posted to its website that the amount of withdrawals requested in October exceeded its monthly … Read more

12 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of November

12 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of November

A selection of the month’s most noteworthy books, as discussed by The Wall Street Journal’s reviewers. By R.J. Smith | Hachette America, for Berry, was a land of drive-ins, skyscrapers and ambition, where burgers “sizzle on an open grill night and day.” Review by Eddie Dean. Read the review The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys of … Read more

‘This Is What I Mean’ by Stormzy Review: Rap Spirituality

‘This Is What I Mean’ by Stormzy Review: Rap Spirituality

In the U.K., rapper Stormzy, born Michael Omari, is a superstar with chart-topping albums and a string of awards and nominations, an artist who appears on magazine covers and headlined the Glastonbury Festival in 2019. But while he’s far from unknown in the U.S., his profile remains relatively low. Some of this fame gap has … Read more

Dow Drops Nearly 500 Points on China Protests, Fed Comments

Dow Drops Nearly 500 Points on China Protests, Fed Comments

U.S. stocks pulled back Monday, pushed down by widespread protests across China and hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials about the path of interest-rate increases.  The S&P 500 fell 62.18 points, or 1.5%, to 3963.94. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 497.57 points, or 1.4%, at 33849.46. The Nasdaq Composite declined 176.86 points, or 1.6%, … Read more

Too Many Delightful Children’s Books to Buy

Too Many Delightful Children’s Books to Buy

Nov. 27, 2022 12:38 pm ET Meghan Cox Gurdon’s reviews of children’s books are a delight to read (“Holiday Gift Books: Reading for Children,” Nov. 19). But I’m steadily going broke with all these books she entices me to buy. I have several grandchildren and more are on the way. Maybe cut back on the … Read more

'Vermeer's Secrets' Review: A Master Under the Microscope – The Wall Street Journal

'Vermeer's Secrets' Review: A Master Under the Microscope – The Wall Street Journal

‘Vermeer’s Secrets’ Review: A Master Under the Microscope  The Wall Street Journal

Two Books on China’s Post-Mao Era

Two Books on China’s Post-Mao Era

Much Western wisdom on Communist China is of the conventional variety, with one belief in particular standing stubbornly unchallenged for decades. This is the view that Deng Xiaoping, the country’s paramount leader from 1978 to 1989, was the predominant architect of the China that we know today: an economic giant that aspires to challenge the … Read more

Inside the 290-Square-Foot London Cottage That’s Asking $1.4 Million

Inside the 290-Square-Foot London Cottage That’s Asking .4 Million

Five years ago, English real-estate developer Robin Swailes saw a newspaper article about a property claiming to be the smallest detached home in the London area. He was charmed by the roughly 290-square-foot cottage, and bought it for about $825,000. “I could see the opportunity to make it a really special place to live,” said … Read more