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Advertising: For a New Burt’s Bees Line, Check Your Calendar

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:08
The personal care brand Burt’s Bees is promoting anti-aging products in messages that will appear as appointments in electronic calendars.

Netflix Says It Opposes Comcast’s Merger Bid

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:03
It was the clearest statement on the merger from Netflix, nearly two months after it agreed to pay Comcast for a more direct connection to the cable operator’s Internet backbone.

On the Road: The Value of Unused Tickets? Airlines Won’t Say

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:51
Ralph Nader, the consumer activist, is pushing airlines to disclose the size of the windfall from expired tickets.

Frequent Flier: Answering an Emergency Call: Yes, There Is a Doctor on Board

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:45
Suber Huang, a retinal surgeon at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, said he once looked after a woman needing care on a flight.

Linking the Los Angeles Airport

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:29
A surge of rail construction could bring a project closer to fruition after years of disagreements.

‘Saudi America’: Mirage?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:24
The United States, Canada and Mexico — for different reasons — show renewed promise as producing nations, if significant hurdles can be overcome.

Supreme Court Weighs Aid to Holders of Argentine Debt

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:11
Holders of defaulted Argentine bonds are seeking subpoenas to document its assets and collect on court judgments.

Shunning Gas Hogs, Athletes Green Their Rides

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:01
Some of the best-paid athletes, who can afford any car, are shunning gas guzzlers and driving hybrids and electric vehicles with minimal or no tailpipe emissions.

Skeptical Justice Scolds Coca-Cola on Juice Label

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:56
A lawyer for Coca-Cola remained poised under sometimes harsh questioning on its Pomegranate Blueberry juice blend, which contains only notes of either fruit.

Ice or Molten Salt, Not Batteries, to Store Energy

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:52
Batteries have their uses for storing electricity, but accumulating power at night when the wind blows or during the day when the sun shines is still not economically feasible on a large scale.

Drones Are Becoming Energy’s New Roustabouts

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:43
Drones are now being used to monitor power lines, inspect oil and gas pipelines, check wind turbines for defects and pinpoint malfunctioning solar panels.

DealBook: William Ackman and Drug Maker Prepare Bid for Botox Maker

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:55
The effort to do a deal for Allergan, with a market value of $42 billion, is an unusual pairing, putting together one of the most prominent hedge fund managers with a drug maker known for its serial acquisitions.

Ford Reported to Tap Mulally Aide as Chief

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:45
The automaker is said to have chosen Mark Fields, its No. 2 official, to succeed Alan R. Mulally, possibly before the end of the year.

Netflix to Raise Prices as Streaming Business Grows

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:39
The company, in a letter to shareholders, said it would impose “a one or two dollar increase” for some new customers later this quarter.

Challenges Lie Ahead for North American Oil Production

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:35
The United States, Canada and Mexico — for different reasons — show renewed promise as producing nations, if significant hurdles can be overcome.

HBO Renews ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Veep’

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:20
The two half-hour comedies on Sunday night follow “Game of Thrones,” which continues to draw some of the largest audiences in the network’s history.

DealBook: Barclays Poised to Announce Exit From Commodities

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:04
The British bank Barclays will join other large investment banks that have recently sold or closed parts of their commodities operations amid heightened regulatory scrutiny and falling profits.

Wall Street Moves Higher in Early Trading

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:49
The markets were in a lull between a strong rally last week and a full slate of earnings reports this week.

Auto Workers Union Drops Appeal in VW Vote

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:21
The United Automobile Workers appeal of a vote against union representation at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had been scheduled to be heard Monday.

In Hong Kong, Some Bankers Back an ‘Occupy’ Movement

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:03
Several dozen members of Hong Kong’s financial class hope more of their number will join Occupy Central, which plans protests demanding unfettered elections.