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Beyond 43 or 48

People’s memories fade over time. That is obvious. Numbers, dates, and names speak to this fading more than anything else. With that, it is nonetheless strange for a pillar of politics to forget the date of his country’s independence.

Can Goldman and Jamie Dimon Help Hong Kong Out of Quarantine?

Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

What It Will Take to Make the World’s Ships Run on Time

I spent nearly 10 years on the deep ocean — entirely out of sight of land. During the long voyages, I would track the massive civilian cargo ships and oil tankers sailing near my warships. An exquisite system keeps them running essentially 24/7, hustling cargoes among a network of global megaports.