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Advertising: Voice of Soccer Calls the Action Well Off the Field

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:45
Ian Darke, a Briton who grabbed American fans by calling their team’s victory over Algeria at the last World Cup, will be calling big games in this year’s round. ESPN is trying to raise his profile.

Dual Turning Point for Biofuels

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:45
Abengoa Bioenergy and other companies are constructing plants for ethanol made from corn stalks and wheat straw, but the market is saturated already.

Steep Drop in Ratings as ‘Mad Men’ Begins Its Final Season

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:42
The AMC drama averaged just 2.3 million viewers at 10 p.m., down from 3.4 million from the premiere a year ago.

March Retail Sales Surged, Bolstering Hopes for Rebound

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:33
After a harsh winter that kept retail sales low, consumers spent more in March than they had in 18 months — a signal that growth in the quarter could be strong.

Frequent Flier: A Christmas Day Flight, With a Reindeer for a Captain

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:31
Albert Herrera, senior vice president for global product partnerships at Virtuoso, a travel network, says a good flight crew can make travel great.

Etsy to Take On the Role of Wholesaler

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:19
The company, known for its small-scale artisans and handmade goods, will help some sellers get bigger, and take a commission.

Budget Office Lowers Estimate for Cost of Expanding Health Coverage

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:06
A Congressional Budget Office report shows the Affordable Care Act costing less in part because of the broad slowdown in the growth of health care costs.

Bits Blog: Huge New York Development Project Becomes a Data Science Lab

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:57
The developers of the Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side are forming a partnership with the researchers at N.Y.U.’s Center for Urban Science and Progress to create a “quantified community” that uses data science to study and improve the urban environment.

Bits Blog: Google Buys High-Altitude Drone Maker

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:55
Following in Facebook’s footsteps, Google said Monday that it had purchased Titan Aerospace, the maker of high-altitude drone satellites, which will be used to take photos of the earth and to connect people to the Internet.

Bits Blog: Mozilla Names Interim Chief

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:42
Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox web browser, announced Monday that it had appointed Chris Beard the interim chief executive of the company.

Coverage of N.S.A. Documents and Boston Attack Win Pulitzer Prizes

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:08
The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York City.

More Renters Find 30% Affordability Ratio Unattainable

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:45
More households are being priced out of more areas: An analysis found 90 cities where the median rent is more than 30 percent of the median gross income.

Wall Street Is Lifted by Strong Retail Sales Data and Citi Earnings

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:50
Citigroup shares rose after its quarterly report, and retail sales recorded a significant gain in March.

New Role for Tax Preparers: Health-Coverage Advisers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:48
As tax professionals help with tax returns, they are also offering advice on costs of premiums and potential fines under the Affordable Care Act.

You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: Mobile Yoga

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:40
Why Yemeni entrepreneurs are thriving in Buffalo. A growing marijuana business is straining family relationships. Why baby boomers like E.S.O.P.s.

On the Road: In China, Owning a Big Jet Means You’ve Arrived

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:27
Among China’s business elite, bigger appears to be better, as sales of corporate jets are rising despite a dearth of airports to handle private flights.

Bits Blog: Twitter’s Biggest Shareholders Say They Won’t Sell Stock

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:15
Top officers and directors of the social network, as well as its largest outside shareholder, say they will hang on to their shares when they get their first chance to sell in May.

For the Auto Industry, a Showcase for Change

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:06
The New York International Auto Show, which starts two days of press previews on Wednesday, promises dozens of new and updated models.

Sketch Guy: Investors Trying to Beat the System Invariably Are Disappointed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:00
The more the risk, the better the reward. Changing the nature of a stock, a bond or cash is ultimately fruitless, a financial planner writes.

DealBook: Blackstone and Goldman to Buy Ipreo, a Financial Information Provider

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:51
The deal with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is the latest instance of private equity firms buying holdings from one another.