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Deal Professor: Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:19
Companies are invoking their attorney-client privilege to keep their in-house lawyers from speaking about possible crimes.

DealBook: Detroit Mum on Proposal to Use Its Art as Collateral

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:17
A confidential report to the bankrupt city offers a loan of $500 million to $3 billion, collateralized by pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts.

A Newly Valuable Virtual Address

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:12
As video is watched on smartphones and laptops the .tv suffix has become a chance for some companies to signal that they are showing video the way people are increasingly used to seeing it.

Speed and Spectators Lead to Twitch, a Gaming Nexus

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:55
Twitch.tv, bought by Amazon for over $1 billion, flourished with increasing data speeds and a growing community, taking over the start-up that created it.

DealBook: For 1st Time, S.&P. 500 Closes Above 2,000

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:48
The latest record came on a day when new data showed growing consumer confidence in the United States, but that was tempered by signs that the real estate market’s recovery appears to be slowing.

California’s Embrace of Anti-Theft Technology in Smartphones Puts a Squeeze on Thieves

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:40
The devices, which allow an owner to remotely deactivate a phone that has been stolen, appear to have been a factor in a decline in thefts.

Business Briefing: Best Buy Shares Fall on Lower Quarterly Revenue

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:08
Second-quarter net income fell 45 percent from a year earlier, when it benefited from a $229 million legal settlement.

Advertising: Comfort of Longtime Brands Inspires Campaigns

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:27
Marketers want to take advantage of the longevity of some venerable brands.

Square Feet: Tech Tenants Filling a Slice of Brooklyn Called Dumbo Heights

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:54
The Jehovah’s Witnesses have moved their headquarters upstate, and their Watchtower complex in Dumbo is attracting tech start-ups.

The 30-Minute Interview: Richard Wood

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:24
Mr. Wood, 55, is the chief executive and president of Plaza Construction, which provides construction management and building and renovation services.

Fresh Air for Conventions

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:22
Convention centers are adding outdoor areas to show off their cities, keep participants on-site and increase food and beverage revenue.

U.S. Economy Shows Renewed Strength

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:50
New data suggests an increased demand by businesses for manufactured goods in July, as well as rising consumer confidence.

Deal Professor: Inversion Critics and Investors May Be Misjudging Burger King Deal

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:09
Tax strategy does not appear to be the primary driver of the acquisition of Tim Hortons and the reaction of investors in Burger King may be too optimistic.

DealBook: In Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal, Consumer Reaction Could Be Crucial

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:26
Most Burger King customers are not looking to make a political statement when they buy a hamburger, Victor Fleischer writes in the Standard Deduction column.

Turner Broadcasting Offers Buyouts to Nearly 600 Employees

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:21
The buyouts are the first step in an ambitious effort to overhaul a portfolio of cable networks that have struggled with declining ratings.

Dollars and Doughnuts: Don’t Get Mad if Burger King Gets Canadian

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:59
Sometimes a corporate merger is just a corporate merger, not a disguised attempt to escape U.S. taxes. Here’s one such case.

You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: The Problem With Passion

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:55
Stanford offers a free online course on how to build a business. Some merchants use Bitcoin A.T.M.s to attract customers. And meet a business owner who loves air travel (even turbulence).

Volvo Introduces Its First S.U.V. Made Under Chinese Ownership

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:52
At an event in Stockholm, Volvo managers portrayed the new XC90 sport utility vehicle as Scandinavian to the marrow.

Real Estate and the Recovery: Why a Slowdown in Housing Prices Is Great News

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:14
It’s a sign are that home prices are starting to align with local factors like job growth and housing policy, which is how the market should work.

India Fines 14 Carmakers Over Competition Violations

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:51
The companies, including Ford and General Motors, were found to have broken fair-trading rules in the spare parts and after-sale services market.