I went to NYTimes.com and didn't see any problems myself, so just suggestions from me.
1] Do other browsers show the same symptoms?
2] Scan your system with your (updated) anti-virus, and also with a couple of anti-malware scanners like the free versions of Malwarebytes Anti-malware and SUPERAntiSpyware.
3] Often problems with IE can be traced back to bad Add-ons. Try your IE with all add-ons disabled. IE has a version of that in your Start menu > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > "Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)".
If IE works better there, then close down that IE, open your normal one and start an elimination test in Tools > Manage Add-ons.
Hope that helps.
I am running window 7 which came preinstalled on this acer laptop. 3 days ago this started, my home page is interenet explorer with nytimes as my home page, My mouse is a logitech that I use to navigate and scroll with.as soon as the screen appears and I start to scroll down on the right hand margin something picks up a header or an ad or a video off of the page and starts it flickering very rapidly in the upper left corner of the page, it also happened when I just navigated to you cnet.com and it picked up your header and started it flickering and actually made it difficult to log on as your login is up in that area.I took a video of this dilema but I am not sure I can attach it to this for you to see. Thanks for any help , ideas or support as ever,