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DealBook: Lending Club, Leader in Peer-to-Peer, Plans I.P.O.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:44
Lending Club, which has political heavyweights on its board and has raised money from the likes of Google, could rank it among the 10 biggest initial public offerings of an Internet company.

‘Poor Door’ Opens a Fight Over Affordable Housing

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:43
Cities are relying on developers to incorporate affordable units into projects built for the rich, often with separate entrances. Above, Victoriano Oviedo at the entrance for lower-income housing at the Edge, a Brooklyn development.

State of the Art: Technology and the Human Factor: The Future Could Work, if We Let It

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:54
A book offers an optimistic view of the effects of technology, but its arguments have one big blind spot: human behavior.

DealBook: Alibaba Profit and Mobile Revenue Soar Again as I.P.O. Nears

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:51
As it prepares for an I.P.O. in mid-September, the Chinese e-commerce reported a staggering $2 billion of profit on $2.5 billion in revenue for its most recent quarter.

The New Health Care: Medicare: Not Such a Budget-Buster Anymore

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:18
Estimates of future medical spending keep falling. The changes are projected to save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.

DealBook: Wall St. Prosecutors Bare Their Teeth, but Still Lack Bite

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:05
Securing admissions of wrongdoing is a step in the right direction, but there’s much work to be done to hold giant corporations accountable for their misdeeds, Jesse Eisinger writes in The Trade.

You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: The Knee Defender

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:50
Peanut-butter-and-jelly soda. Why tourists are flocking to Colorado. And what should women wear to the office?

Budget Office Raises Deficit Estimate for Fiscal Year to $506 Billion

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:08
The new projections still suggest a significant improvement on the previous fiscal year, when the government posted a $680 billion deficit.

Bearing Gifts, Local Officials Push for Chinese Factories to Move Inland

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:48
With foreign investment falling, inland provinces are in a cutthroat competition to attract local industries.

Everyday Economics: Don’t Want Me to Recline My Airline Seat? You Can Pay Me

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:22
I fly a lot. When I fly, I recline. I don’t feel guilty about it. And I’m going to keep doing it, unless you pay me to stop.

Markets Edge Lower in Early Trading

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:55
Results from Tiffany & Company beat expectations and the stock was moving higher.

Time Warner Cable Says Outages Largely Resolved

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:20
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

Bits Blog: After Social Media Uproar, Zara Ditches T-Shirt That Looks Like Nazi Camp Uniform

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:55
After an uproar on Twitter, Zara’s parent company said it had stopped selling the shirt, which is called the “Sheriff,” and apologized.

App Smart: Get Cracking on Learning Computer Code

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:28
Apps use different approaches in teaching the basics of coding; some offer interactive lessons, while others take the form of a game.

You’re the Boss Blog: The C.E.O. of a Sales Software Company Faces Up to Sales Shortcomings

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:00
Matthew Bellows, a founder of Yesware, talks about how his efforts to turn around his sales team played out.

Spy vs. Spy: Uber’s Secret Agents: When Poaching Becomes Unethical

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:55
How the smartphone-based car service tried to lure drivers from its main competitor.

Christine Lagarde, I.M.F. Chief, Under Investigation in France

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:29
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund said she was being investigated for “simple negligence” in a business dealing that dates to her time as finance minister.

Food Safety Is Crucial in China Deal for Baby Milk

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:07
The New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, scarred in a past scandal in China, is the latest outsider to bet that it can turn a profit by bringing safer food to that country.

Nonprofit Hospitals’ 2013 Revenue Lowest Since Recession, Report Says

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
Moody’s Investors Service analyzed the results of 383 hospital systems and found that revenue growth slowed last year to a nominal low of 3.9 percent as hospital admissions fell for the first time.

A (Very) Basic Twitch Users Guide

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:15
A guide to the site for the nongamer.