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India Promises to End Slowdown with New Budget

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:43
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the economy would expand at an annual rate of 7 to 8 percent in three to four years, ending the longest slowdown in a quarter of a century.

Bits Blog: Cloud Computing Giants Add to Open Source Credentials With Kubernetes

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:00
Google has given up its secret sauce in a battle with Amazon Web Services for cloud computing customers. Now Microsoft, IBM and others are helping out. It looks like a strategy to blunt Amazon.

Business Briefing: Standard & Poor’s Cuts Rating for Puerto Rico Electric Power

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:33
The ratings service slashed its rating on the utility’s revenue bonds by four notches to B- from BB.

Dish Asks F.C.C. to Block 2 Big Mergers

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:14
A merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable and a joining of AT&T and DirecTV would both pose competitive threats, Dish said.

Advertising: Rock in Rio Founder, Roberto Medina, Is Taking the Festival to Las Vegas

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:10
Thirty years after its first edition in Brazil, the festival will go to Nevada in 2015, but some are unsure if it can be successful in the United States.

Former Cuomo Aide Hired as Executive at Airport Business

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:42
Howard Glaser, who recently resigned as director of state operations — a post that includes acting as liaison to the Port Authority — has joined OTG Management.

Business Briefing: Harley-Davidson Issues Recall Over Brake-Line Problems

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:36
The company is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

DealBook: Daniel Gitner, the Defender Who Ended Prosecutors’ Winning Streak in Trading Cases

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:16
The lawyer who stopped Preet Bharara’s perfect record in prosecuting insider trading cases overcame public anger with Wall Street to win a not-guilty verdict for Rengan Rajaratnam.

Longyearbyen Journal: A Harsh Climate Calls for Banishment of the Needy

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:05
While the rest of Norway has generous welfare programs, in the frigid territory of Svalbard unemployment and homelessness are illegal, which officials say reduces crime.

Race Is On to Profit From Rise of Urgent Care

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:05
A growing category in health care promises an alternative to the hospital emergency room and perhaps the family practitioner, with low fees and extended hours.

Campaign Atmosphere Amid Detroit Vote on Debt Plan

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:57
The deadline is Friday for public workers and retirees to cast ballots on a plan that depends in part on cutting their benefits.

Health Insurers Are Trying New Payment Models, Study Shows

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:50
The sector is spending more than $65 billion a year in new “value-based” payment models, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study, which looked at 350 programs.

E.U. Nations Counting Sex and Drug Trades Toward G.D.P.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:07
With countries obliged to reduce their debt as a percentage of their economies, the quantifying of vice is expected to make growth rates look rosier.

Op-Docs: ‘A Threat to Internet Freedom’

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:44
New rules proposed by the F.C.C. could divide the Internet into fast lanes and slow lanes, violating the central concept of “net neutrality.”

Detroit’s Art May Be Worth Billions, Report Says

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:43
The appraisal said that the price tag of $2.7 billion to $4.6 billion would never be attained at sale because of factors including donor suits and weakness in the market for some kinds of paintings.

DealBook: Start-Ups Make Political Organizing Mobile-Ready

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:13
Companies like Phone2Action and CrowdHall are providing services that were once the province of legislators and political parties.

Glamour Photos Replace Selfies for Personal Branding

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:04
Professional photography comes to social media.

In Trials, 2 Drugs Soothe Eczema and Psoriasis

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:53
An experimental drug for eczema relieved severity of symptoms in 85 percent of those who took it. A drug for psoriasis cut severity of symptoms in as many as 82 percent of those who took it.

Bits Blog: IBM Wants to Invent the Chips of the Future, Not Make Them

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:48
IBM will spend $3 billion over the next five years on computer chip technology, with an eye toward moving beyond the silicon era.

Disruptions: Tangled Web of Memories Lingers After a Breakup

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:42
Scrubbing painful memories from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites can be a challenge.