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Bits Blog: Rand Paul Talks Tech

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:18
The libertarian senator told a group of young, conservative techies that tech will make obsolete much government regulation. He told them to tailor the message: Not no government, just minimal government, maximum tech.

DealBook: Paul Singer’s Hedge Fund Expected to Consider Activist Options for EMC

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:16
Elliott Management, the fund, has built up a position in the computer storage company worth at least $1 billion, hoping to push for a breakup, people briefed on the matter said.

Grooming a President, and Styling Seatmates

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:59
The founder of Mizu Salons had shaky hands when styling a photo shoot of President Clinton, but he’s a calm passenger in bad flying weather.

DealBook: In Takeover Bid, Valeant Complains to Regulators About Botox Maker

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:51
As a bitter takeover battle drags on, Valeant Pharmaceuticals contends that Allergan has made false statements about the sales of some Valeant products.

Weinstein Company Plans to Release ‘One Chance’ on Yahoo’s Free Streaming Site

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:08
The film, which had its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, will arrive in theaters in the fall, after it appears on Yahoo Movies.

Sketch Guy: An Eye to the Past Can Help Guide the Future

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:08
A survey finds financial health is higher among those who dwell on the past, compared with those who live in the moment or even plan for the future.

DealBook: British Prosecutor Joins Extensive Foreign-Exchange Inquiry

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:35
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is joining various regulators who are investigating allegations of abuse in the multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market.

DealBook: Ex-Executive of Autonomy Seeks to Block HP Settlement Over Disastrous Deal

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:33
Autonomy’s former chief financial officer, Sushovan Hussain, sought a judge’s intervention to block the proposed settlement between HP and some shareholders over the takeover.

Tesco Taps Outsider to Spearhead Turnaround

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:32
Britain’s biggest retailer replaced its chief executive after a warning that its profits would be lower than expected.

White Collar Watch: The Difficulty in Holding Executives Accountable

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:51
A Senate bill aims to hold executives responsible for failing to report dangerous product defects, but hurdles to a prosecution remain.

Trending: Attractive People Sharing Upbeat News About Tibet

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:03
An advocacy group has identified nearly 100 fake accounts on Twitter whose sole purpose appears to be sharing treacly stories about Tibet and Xinjiang.

Wall Street Moves Lower as Global Tensions Dominate

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:05
Ukraine and the Middle East weighed on markets, but Halliburton shares rose after it reported a 20 percent increase in quarterly profit.

Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Meat Supplier of McDonald’s and KFC Gets the Ax

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:33
A television news program said it had captured footage of workers at a meat processing facility using out-of-date chicken and beef to make products for the fast-food outlets.

Karl Albrecht, a Reclusive Founder of Aldi, Dies at 94

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:16
The German billionaire and his brother built their mother’s World War II-era corner shop into a global grocery empire known for bare-bones ambience enlivened by cut-rate prices.

DealBook: Russia’s Severstal to Sell U.S. Plants to American Steel Makers

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:00
The company, in an effort to cut costs, is selling a facility in Mississippi to Steel Dynamics for about $1.6 billion, and a plant in Michigan to AK Steel for $700 million.

Hasbro Selling ‘My Little Pony’ Fan Art

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:03
The toy company, along with other brands and big retailers, is starting to use the technology to lure shoppers, while manufacturers see opportunity in mass customization.

Comics Sales Rise, in Paper and Pixels

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:54
A new report finds that 2013 sales of comic books, both in print and digitally, increased substantially.

A Tough Corporate Job Asks One Question: Can You Hack It?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:51
To combat the growing threat of online breaches, companies and governments are hiring chief information security officers — executives whose main responsibility is to make sure data systems are secure.

The Media Equation: Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:50
To the extent that 21st Century Fox’s unrequited bid for Time Warner Inc. offered a crystal ball on the future of media, print doesn’t seem as if it will be much a part of it.

Whirlpool Wants Congress to Ban Class-Action Suits Tied to Energy Star Program

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:40
The appliance manufacturer is threatening to pull out of the troubled labeling program unless Congress bans class-action lawsuits.