Front Page: The New York Times – January 18, 2023

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As Debt Limit Threat Looms, Wall Street and Washington Have Only Rough Plans

A default would most likely rattle markets and carry big risks, no matter how the Federal Reserve and Treasury try to curb the fallout.

China’s Population Falls, Heralding a Demographic Crisis

Deaths outnumbered births last year for the first time in six decades. Experts see major implications for China, its economy and the world.

How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low

The National Restaurant Association uses mandatory $15 food-safety classes to turn waiters and cooks into unwitting funders of its battle against minimum wage increases.

Pentagon Sends U.S. Arms Stored in Israel to Ukraine

Israeli officials had initially expressed concerns that the move could damage its relations with Russia.

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