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High & Low Finance: Loosening the Rules on Insider Trading

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:51
An appellate court seems inclined to change the rules on insider trading in a way that will make it easier for professional traders to escape liability.

Women's Wages: Flexibility Is the Reason for a Smaller Pay Gap in Tech Work

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:06
Female computer scientists make 89 percent of what men in the same occupation make, a significantly better percentage than in other professions.

Corner Office: Angus Davis of Swipely, on Working Around Flaws

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:39
Mr. Davis, the chief executive of Swipely, which sells software, says his flaws are “part of who I am, and it’s part of how we get things done.“






Verizon First Quarter Profit Surges on Vodafone-Related Gains

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:33
Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.






DealBook: I.S.S. Backs 2 Loeb Nominees for Sotheby’s Board

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:07
The report by Institutional Shareholder Services is the biggest show of support yet for Daniel S. Loeb in his campaign to force change at the 270-year-old auction house.






Despite Strong Earnings, Wall Street Mixed

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:57
Apple and Facebook’s results far outpaced expectations, and other companies also reported strong earnings, but stocks were mixed on Thursday.






DealBook: Zimmer Holdings to Buy Biomet for $13.35 Billion

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:52
The transaction, the latest in a wave of health care and pharmaceutical deals, will bring together two providers of orthopedic, surgical and dental products.






Strong Durable Goods Orders Buoy U.S. Growth Outlook

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:09
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the second quarter.






U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rise Broadly, Boost Growth Outlook

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:36
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the second quarter.

Times Co. Reports Increased Advertising and Circulation Revenue

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:30
Despite the revenue gains, The New York Times Company said first-quarter profit was down because of costs related to new digital subscription products.






G.M.’s Net Income Falls 85%

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:03
Costs from safety recalls and a one-time charge for Venezuelan currency changes weighed on the country’s largest automaker.






Bits | State of the Art: The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:46
The Supreme Court battle over Aereo could cast a pall over the cloud computing industry. For consumers, though, Aereo is too inefficient to become a useful service.






DealBook: Alstom Denies Report of G.E. Takeover Bid, but Its Shares Surge

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:26
Shares of the French industrial conglomerate Alstom soared after a news report said General Electric was seeking to buy the company for about $13 billion. Alstom said it was not aware of any takeover bid.






Time Warner Cable Profit Beats as Demand for Data Services Rises

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:51
Time Warner Cable Inc, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, reported first-quarter profit above analysts' estimates as it added more residential subscribers than expected for its high-speed data services.






Lilly Posts Sales Below Estimates, Trims Profit Forecast

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:45
U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, hurt by disappointing sales of its cancer and diabetes drugs, and trimmed its 2014 profit forecast.






Anti-Corruption Group Finds Fault With European Union

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:11
A report by Transparency International, calling for a more open approach to policy making, might provide fuel for the union’s critics.






DealBook: Investors Bet on Live-Streamed Spinning Classes in the Home

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:02
Peloton, which will announce a $10.5 million funding infusion on Thursday, sells a stationary bicycle with a tablet, for just shy of $2,000, and then broadcasts classes to clients’ homes.






F.D.A. Will Propose New Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:01
The federal government is also proposing to include cigars and tobacco pipes under its regulatory control.






Business Briefing: Canada to Phase Out Rail Cars Tied to Deadly Quebec Fire

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:50
Canada will require that older rail cars used for carrying crude oil be phased out by May 2017, the government said on Wednesday, moving ahead of the United States.






Business Briefing: Amedisys to Pay $150 Million in Medicare Billing Case

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:48
Amedisys, one of the nation’s largest home health providers, will pay $150 million to resolve accusations that it inflated Medicare billings, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.






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