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Economic Scene: Forecasting the Scale of Health Spending’s Climb

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:27
The Affordable Care Act may well be on track to meeting its primary goal, but reining in health care spending still appears well beyond the grasp of Obamacare.

Square Feet: Hotel Brands Share Real Estate, Sometimes Uneasily

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:20
As developers squeeze into metropolitan areas, more hotel brands are sharing buildings and amenities while trying to maintain their individuality.

DealBook: Appeals Court Raises Doubts About Government’s Insider Trading Case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:20
A three-judge panel signaled it might overturn the convictions of two former hedge fund traders, which would represent the first crack in the United States attorney’s campaign to root out insider trading in the industry.

DealBook: Allergan Bid Charts New Territory in Takeovers

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:04
The $45.6 billion unsolicited offer for Allergan by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund is a new twist in the war between companies and shareholder activists.

The 30-Minute Interview: E.J. Burke

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:26
Mr. Burke is chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, a national organization based in Washington that represents the real estate finance industry.

Delaware Is Building a Strategy to Lift Local Economies

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:59
The state’s governor said it would cover up to 20 percent of the construction costs for developments in designated downtown districts in 15 cities.

Sales of Existing Homes Slip in March

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:58
The National Association of Realtors said sales edged down 0.2 percent, with rising prices and tight supply discouraging would-be buyers.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Aereo Case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:46
Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.

DealBook: Chernin Teams With AT&T in Online Video Investment Venture

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:32
Peter Chernin, the former News Corporation president, has joined with AT&T to commit more than $500 million to a new investment vehicle focused on online video.

Existing Home Sales Hit Lowest Level Since July 2012

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:51
Sales of existing homes in the United States fell in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end.

DealBook: 2 Italian Banks May Work With K.K.R. and Restructuring Firm on Distressed Loans

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:41
UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo have signed a memorandum of understanding “to optimize the performance and maximize the value” of a portfolio of corporate loans facing restructuring.

McDonald's Profit Slips Amid Weak Sales

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:03
McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S.

DealBook: Ackman and Valeant Bid $45.6 Billion for Botox Maker

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:56
The offer for Allergan by William A. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals marks an unusual pairing of activist investor and corporate buyer that could reshape the deal landscape.

Wall Street Edges Up With Strong Earnings Reports

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:55
Netflix was a strong performer in early trading, with shares up 6.5 percent.

Lockheed Boosts Profit as It Lifts 2014 Outlook

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:03
Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s largest supplier and maker of the F-35 fighter jet, reported a 23 percent jump in operating profit and earnings per share in the first quarter.

Comcast Reports Strong Earnings as Cable TV Subscribers Hold Steady

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:38
The cable operator’s quarterly report could bolster its fight to acquire Time Warner Cable.

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:30

Losing the Lead: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:38
After three decades of slow growth, median income in the U.S. trails that of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.

Everyday Economics: What Good Marathons and Bad Investments Have in Common

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:37
Sometimes we make bad economic decisions because we’re straining to avoid the pain of a loss.

DealBook: Novartis Unveils Major Restructuring in a Flurry of Deals

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:55
The deals, which come amid a flurry of notable transactions in the drug industry, include buying the cancer drug business of its British rival GlaxoSmithKline for up to $16 billion.