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John Scalzi, Science Fiction Writer, Signs $3.4 Million Deal for 13 Books

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 21:00
Mr. Scalzi’s books include a series known as the “Old Man’s War” and “Redshirts,” a Hugo award winner about characters on the original “Star Trek.”

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New York Real Estate Executive With ‘Access to Politicians’ Is at Center of Scandals

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:58
Charles C. Dorego, general counsel for Glenwood Management, figures prominently in federal criminal complaints against Sheldon Silver and Dean G. Skelos that involve payoffs, graft, fraud and solicitation of bribes.

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Hold the Mimosa. I’ll Have a Biscuit.

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:46
A bill before the New York State Legislature would give restaurants the option of allowing dogs into back gardens and sidewalk patios when accompanied by a human diner.

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A Shifting Middle: Public-Sector Jobs Vanish, and Blacks Take Blow

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:41
As public sector employment, once a dependable pathway to success for many blacks, was cut in the downturn, African-American communities suffered an outsize toll.

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Fiat Chrysler Raises Hackles by Refusing to Fix Some Recalled Jeeps

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:36
The carmaker’s unwillingness to fix some rusty Jeeps comes as the highway safety agency is preparing for a hearing on the automaker’s recall practices in general.

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Sony Terms With Spotify Uncovered in Contract

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:26
Sony’s relationships with digital services were exposed last week when a now outdated licensing contract with Spotify was leaked online and friction with SoundCloud spilled into view.

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European Central Bank Expands Mandate as It Struggles to Keep Zone Intact

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:11
Top central bankers and economists convened this weekend to discuss unemployment and other economic issues that extended beyond the bank’s edict to contain inflation.

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The Week Ahead: Law Firm Fraud Trial; Silk Road Sentencing

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:56
Business news this week will include opening arguments in the trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives and a prison sentence for the founder of Silk Road, an online drug bazaar.

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The Poetry of Raymond Carver Makes a Leap to E-Books

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:19
Ten books by the noted author, who died nearly 27 years ago, will be published digitally for the first time this week.

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John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:12
The narrative of Dr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.

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Bits Blog: Behind the Downfall at BlackBerry

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 18:35
A new book by two reporters from The Globe and Mail offers details about the emotional and business turmoil surrounding BlackBerry’s near collapse.

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Obama Weighs Strategy as Data Laws Run Out

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 18:30
The Obama administration is reconsidering its counterterrorism initiatives as three laws that allow for surveillance of citizens and suspected terrorists are set to expire in June.

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Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of May 25

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:47
The following tax-exempt fixed-income issues are scheduled for pricing this week.

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In Britain, Libor-Rigging Conspiracy Case Is Also a Test for Regulators

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:45
The investigation into the rigging of global benchmark interest rates at last yields a trial, which may also prove a measure of British controls on the finance industry.

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The Heat Is on Greece’s Alexis Tsipras, From Inside and Out

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:22
A leftist faction in Mr. Tsipras’ party demanding a harder line in debt negotiations was narrowly defeated in committee vote.

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Amazon to Stop Funneling European Sales Through Low-Tax Haven

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:03
Pressure is mounting for American tech companies, including Google, to stop using complex tax structures and pay more on their European operations.

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Fusion Media Aims at Millennials, but Struggles to Find Its Identity

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:34
Disney and Univision’s fledgling network it isn’t delivering concrete results, raising concerns that it’s not connecting with the youthful, diverse audience it covets.

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In Busy Silicon Valley, Protein Powder Is in Demand

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:58
Protein-packed drinkable meals come in powder form, are inexpensive, and are quick and easy to make so tech workers don’t actually have to eat.

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The Taste That Doesn’t Really Satisfy

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:54
A sampling of protein powder shakes affirms that taste is secondary to the convenience they provide: allowing tech workers to stay put while working.

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The Working Life: Long Hours at Work Leave Her Little Time for Brother in Need

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:18
A security guard who puts in 60-hour weeks at a Manhattan museum has difficulty finding time to spend with her sibling or to oversee his care.
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