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Gene I. Maeroff, Education Reporter and Author, Dies at 75

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:46
A former education reporter for The Times, Mr. Maeroff found a second career working as an author, a researcher and an adviser on education issues.

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Business Briefing: Detroit Outlines Role of Post-Bankruptcy Monitor

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:42
Updates by the monitor will include quarterly reports on distributions, reserves, the status of bond settlements and litigation.

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Business Briefing: Bose Sues Beats Electronics Over Patents

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:38
Bose said Beats infringed upon five of its patents in some of its headphones and was seeking unspecified damages.

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Sorted Food, a Cooking Channel, Is a YouTube Hit

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:20
Recipe exchanges in a British pub have expanded into one of the most popular cooking channels on YouTube.

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Solar Industry Is Rebalanced by U.S. Pressure on China

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:13
The Commerce Department on Friday found that Chinese companies had dumped their products on the American market at below cost, and imposed duties of 10.74 percent to 55.49 percent.

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Ailing Grocer Open to Bids to Buy Chain

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:39
Arthur T. Demoulas, whose firing as president of the family-owned chain Market Basket prompted employee protests, has made an offer.

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Bits Blog: Bill to Legalize Unlocking Cellphones Passes Congress

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:27
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will make it legal for consumers to open the digital locks on their cellphones so that they can more easily switch wireless carriers.
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Bits Blog: Challenges for Amazon’s Cloud Computing Hopes

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:25
Amazon Web Services, the company’s Internet computing service, declined in quarterly revenue. The company blamed competition from Google, but there may be more to the story.
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Chevrolet Impala’s Air Bags the Subject of New Safety Inquiry

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:53
Federal safety regulators are looking into complaints that passenger-side air bags did not deploy in crashes involving the 2008 Impala sedan.

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Your Money: Insurance Coverage for Fertility Treatments Varies Widely

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:49
From 2006 to 2010, 7.4 million women used infertility services, like an evaluation by a specialist, drug therapy or in vitro fertilization.

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When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:38
Antitrust experts said that a merger of 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc. posed far more serious regulatory issues than Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal. Above, Bill Maher, whose show is produced on one of Time Warner’s cable channels.

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Off the Charts: A Drop in the Long-Term Unemployed

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:36
After lagging for years, the rate of those considered long-term unemployed — out of work for at least 27 weeks — is declining rapidly.

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Shortcuts: Employees Who Leave Are Increasingly Returning to the Fold

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:30
LeBron James is just one example of a boomerang employee — one who leaves a job only to return. The tactic is on the rise, and more welcome than it used to be.

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Unequal Returns: In Investing, 'When' Matters Just as Much as 'What'

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:40
More examples, this time from real life, of how the timing of stock market peaks and troughs can drastically affect retirement savings.

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The Workologist: The Boss Who Asks Too Much

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:37
A reader asks how to deal with a manager who wants staff members to drive him to meetings or to the airport, thus taking them away from their projects.
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DealBook: Taking Stock of Four Years of Dodd-Frank

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:32
Banks are still too big to fail and the regulatory framework is incomplete, writes Jennifer Taub, a professor at Vermont Law School.
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Alan C. Greenberg Is Dead at 86; Led Bear Stearns Through Its Rise and Fall

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:43
The hard-charging executive, who began at the brokerage as a $32.50-a-week clerk, was also a champion bridge player.

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Start-Ups in India Streamline Auto-Rickshaw Business

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:24
In a country with heavy traffic congestion and poor public transportation, companies are finding new ways to better connect drivers and passengers.

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India Threatens to Block Global Trade Deal

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:45
New Delhi is making its support for an agreement at the World Trade Organization conditional on addressing a dispute over its food security program.

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Retiring: The Special Challenges of Retiring From a Business You Own

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:35
To prevent organizational or financial hardships in retirement, owners must take time to prepare children or other relatives to take over, experts say.

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