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The Hot Pursuit of Kale and Its Trendy Friends, and Rumors of Shortages

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:19
Kale is fine, quinoa is tight, chia is in demand and a finicky grower. But the real shortage may be in an old favorite, the almond.

One Judge to Decide the Future of Detroit

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:16
In a trial set to open on Tuesday, nothing short of this city’s future is at stake, with a judge to decide whether to approve a blueprint to eliminate more than $7 billion of its estimated $18 billion in debts.

Recovery in Need of a Recovery: The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:39
The number of temps has reached a new high, and many are working in more dangerous situations than full-time workers.

DealBook: Top Bitcoin Proponent to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:40
Charles Shrem, a leading backer of Bitcoin, is to plead to one federal count of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business.

Arthur H. White, Gauged Public Opinion and Encouraged Reading, Dies at 90

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:51
Mr. White was a co-founder of the research firm Yankelovich, Skelly & White, who went on to help start many nonprofits, including Reading Is Fundamental.

Hal Finney, Cryptographer and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies at 58

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:27
Mr. Finney made advancing online privacy his life’s work, and he took part in the first Bitcoin transaction, when Satoshi Nakamoto sent him 10 Bitcoins.

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:10
A growing number of credit unions and nonprofit groups are using lotteries to encourage low-income families to save.

Fair Game: What the Arbitration Panel Didn’t Want to Hear

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:54
An employee of Deutsche Bank Securities is questioning the handling of an arbitration case he brought against the firm — and his lawyer is asking a state court to step in.

Dinner Lab Brings the Wisdom of Crowds to Haute Cuisine

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:36
A pop-up restaurant company is dedicated to the notion that high-end chefs should listen to their customers’ feedback.

Power Up: E-Sports Set Video Gamers Fighting for Real Money in Virtual Contests

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:18
Professional video gaming is becoming a worldwide spectator sport offering big prizes to competitors, helping the game industry gain even greater cultural and economic clout.

Prototype: No Canvas, No Leather: A Reboot for the Sneaker

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:18
Unconventional footwear materials, like Tyvek, are offering a new take on the minimalist shoe trend.

Workstation: ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’ Is Still Going Strong

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:59
The writer of the popular career guide, first commercially published in 1972, updates the book each year, but some of its original points are still true.

Letters: The Future of the Corporate Tax

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:47
Readers respond to “How to Fix the Corporate Tax? Repeal It” (Economic View, Aug. 24).

Corner Office: Lindsey Ueberroth of Preferred Hotels: When Running a Meeting, Speak Last

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:28
A C.E.O. says that to avoid swaying the conversation in meetings, “I’ve learned to throw a topic out, ask a lot of questions and get a lot of engagement before I speak my mind.”

Strategies: Midterm Election Mind-Reading: The Market Tends to Win

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:46
The halfway mark of a presidential cycle has often meant a rally on Wall Street, but investors shouldn’t count on it.

Bits Digital Diary: On Instagram’s Hyperlapse, and Fast-Forwarding to the Future

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:03
Instagram’s new tool for capturing time-lapse video could provide a new prism through which people view and present themselves to the world.

Bits Blog: Lyft Says Uber’s Recruitment Efforts Are Hurting Drivers

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:02
In instances when Uber ambassadors take rides to recruit Lyft drivers, those Lyft drivers experience a considerable drop in pay, according to company data.

Bits Blog: Apple Appeals Judge’s Decision to Deny a Ban on Samsung Products

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:01
The smartphone giants Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop patent suits against each other outside the United States, but their fight here clearly isn’t over.

Bits Blog: Getting a Clear Picture of a Computer Network’s Security

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:00
It may be impossible to keep hackers out of a computer network. But one company offers a way to monitor threats once they get through the firewall.

New Novartis Drug Shows Striking Efficacy in Treating Heart Failure

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:00
The drug reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes and the risk of being hospitalized for worsening heart failure by about 20 percent in a large trial.