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Applied Science: Yes, Flexible Hours Ease Stress. But Is Everyone on Board?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:50
A study shows that working from home can make you happier. Face time at the office, however, has value, too.

Vocations: The Baseball Groundskeeper: How to Polish a Baseball Diamond

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:45
The director of field operations for the San Diego Padres says his job involves both art and science.

Corner Office: Julie Myers Wood: Eat Your Sushi, and Expand Your Horizons

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:45
A chief executive says she wouldn’t try sushi on an early visit to Japan, but later came to love it. “The point,” she says, “is to be willing to try things that are unfamiliar.”

Datapoints: Two Countries, Two Vastly Different Phone Bills

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:30
If your monthly cellphone bill seems high, it may be because American cellphone service is among the most costly in the world. A comparison of two phone plans.

Narendra Modi Likely to Choose U.S. Economist

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:46
Arvind Subramanian, a United States-based economist, has criticized the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for policies that seem unfriendly to investors and markets.

Legal Woes of Owners Help Put the Plaza Back in Play

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:08
Though the Sultan of Brunei denied putting down $2 billion to buy the Manhattan landmark and two other high-end hotels, the Plaza’s tangled ownership history appears set to take a new turn.

Card Cheater Learns Invisible Ink Was Not

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:29
Bruce Koloshi of Summit, N.J., pleaded guilty to cheating at gambling in Connecticut, where he had marked cards at the Mohegan Sun casino.

Bits Blog: U.S. Finds ‘Backoff’ Hacker Tool Is Widespread

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:58
The Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that more than 1,000 businesses had been infected with the cash register malware used in the Target data breach and others, leading to the theft of data from millions of customers’ payment cards.

DealBook: Goldman to Pay $3.15 Billion to Settle Mortgage Claims

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:50
Goldman Sachs had been accused of unloading low-quality mortgage bonds onto Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the run-up to the financial crisis.

Blood Industry Shrinks as Transfusions Decline

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:24
Medical advances have increased efficiency, but the trend is forcing an enormous wave of mergers and job cutbacks.

Efforts to Revive Rich California Mine Hit Strong Resistance

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:02
Where forty-niners once roamed, a plan to dig up 240,000 ounces of gold is vehemently opposed by local residents who fear damage to the environment and their way of life.

Critic Said to Be Choice for India’s Chief Adviser

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:35
Arvind Subramanian, a United States-based economist, has criticized the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for policies that seem unfriendly to investors and markets.

Business Briefing: McDonald’s Names New President of U.S. Unit

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:30
The company Mike Andres as president of its struggling United States division, marking the second change in two years.

Business Briefing: American Steel Producers Win Anti-Dumping Case

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:28
The United States has approved anti-dumping duties against South Korea and other producers of steel pipes for the energy sector.

Your Money: An Emerging Price War in the World of Investment Advice

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:01
The pricing from big-name firms is particularly striking given the recent emergence of low-cost start-ups like Betterment and Wealthfront.

Your Money Adviser: For Student Loan Borrowers in Default, Redemption Just Got Easier

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:26
Income, expenses and family size help determine the size of monthly payments for loans in rehabilitation under federal rules enacted on July 1.

Draghi Calls for Less Austerity and More Stimulus in Europe

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:54
In a change in tone, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Europe needed long-term action to shore up its economy.

Common Sense: Possible Deal in HP Suit May Mean Big Payoffs (for the Lawyers)

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:03
When Hewlett shareholders sued over “unlawful behavior” in the takeover of Autonomy, they didn’t expect to be shut out in a possible settlement.

Bits Blog: Android Phones Hit by ‘Ransomware’

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:30
Hackers have figured out how to lock people out of their Android devices and demand money in exchange for letting them back in.

Economic View: Lesson From Old India: When an Economy Just Doesn’t Get Better

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:25
The Industrial Revolution left an economic giant in the dust. Today, trade shocks could do the same to some Western countries.