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G.M. Recalls Impalas and Cadillacs Over Risk of Brake Fires

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:23
The parking brake on the affected vehicles may remain partly engaged, causing the pads to generate enough heat to cause a fire.






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Bits Blog: Former Hampton Creek Executive Says He Will Not Advise Company

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:22
The discrepancy between the accounts of Hampton Creek and Ali Partovi, a top executive who left after nine days on the job, suggests that the split between the two was not as amicable as the company has said publicly.






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Bits Blog: Pass the Word: The Phone Call Is Back

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:06
New messaging apps are celebrating the sound (and the nuance) of the human voice.






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Letters: How to Thwart a Texting Driver

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:31
Readers respond to “Hitting the Brake on Texting.”






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Inside Wealth: In Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China’s Rich

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:26
The land of Microsoft’s millionaires is now making room for Beijing’s. Wealthy Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of area real estate.






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Economic View: Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:24
An ambitious plan to create a better-informed marketplace for education doesn’t take into account how public universities are funded.






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Datapoints: In Checking Accounts, the Less You Have, the More You May Pay

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:23
The annual cost of a checking account can range from zero to more than $700, according to a WalletHub survey. The biggest fees may fall on those who overdraw their accounts.






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Pulse of the People: In Scotland and Beyond, a Crisis of Faith in the Global Elite

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:20
The independence movement in Scotland was another sign of widespread dissatisfaction with an established order that has failed to deliver.






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Zenefits’ Leader Is Rattling an Industry, So Why Is He Stressed Out?

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:17
Parker Conrad’s start-up, which helps small businesses navigate employee benefits, has shown phenomenal growth. Yet he is anything but sure of its success.






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Dancing With the Start-Ups

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:06
Some celebrities — both established and up-and-coming — are lavishing their promotional love on new companies rather than big brands. Often, the deals involve equity.






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Vocations: The Marine Program Leader: Underwater Inspiration

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:02
The seascapes program director for Conservation International says she has learned much “from the ocean and from the people whose lives are connected to it.”






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Strategies: A Taxi Financing Firm Isn’t Switching Lanes

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:50
Ride-sharing services are shaking its industry, but Medallion Financial likes its niche in the taxi medallion loan market.






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Corner Office: Steven Mollenkopf of Qualcomm: If You Don’t Know, Just Say So

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:40
“I really enjoy the unknown and uncertainty,” a C.E.O. says. “I like when things are up in the air or changing. That’s where I tend to feel most comfortable.”






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Fair Game: Slamming a Door on Hedge Funds

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:34
Critics of public pensions’ investments in hedge funds received a big boost when Calpers said it would divest its $4 billion portfolio of such funds over the next year.






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A Writerly Chill at Bezos’ Fire

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:41
Every fall, Jeff Bezos of Amazon hosts a literary weekend on condition that writers not discuss the event. Now Amazon’s battle with Hachette is sapping some of the good will.






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Air France Pilots Vote to Extend Strike

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:17
They agreed to extend the walkout until at least Friday and asked to meet with France’s prime minister to make their case.






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Guinter Kahn, Inventor of Baldness Remedy, Dies at 80

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:43
After a long, fierce legal battle, Dr. Kahn gained recognition for helping discover a baldness remedy that is sold under the brand name Rogaine.






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Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:17
Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses against hackers despite alarms from computer experts as far back as 2008.






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Indonesians, Optimistic About New President, Spend Freely

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:07
Any problems that may lie ahead, among them poverty and corruption, have failed to dent Indonesians’ confidence and willingness to splurge.
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Cadillac Makes Big Plan to Woo Luxury Market

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:32
The automaker will produce a new, larger sedan meant to equal the offerings of German rivals and to polish its reputation, particularly in China.






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