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Challenges Lie Ahead for North American Oil Production

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:35
The United States, Canada and Mexico — for different reasons — show renewed promise as producing nations, if significant hurdles can be overcome.

HBO Renews ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Veep’

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:20
The two half-hour comedies on Sunday night follow “Game of Thrones,” which continues to draw some of the largest audiences in the network’s history.

DealBook: Barclays Poised to Announce Exit From Commodities

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:04
The British bank Barclays will join other large investment banks that have recently sold or closed parts of their commodities operations amid heightened regulatory scrutiny and falling profits.

Wall Street Moves Higher in Early Trading

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:49
The markets were in a lull between a strong rally last week and a full slate of earnings reports this week.

Auto Workers Union Drops Appeal in VW Vote

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:21
The United Automobile Workers appeal of a vote against union representation at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had been scheduled to be heard Monday.

In Hong Kong, Some Bankers Back an ‘Occupy’ Movement

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 05:03
Several dozen members of Hong Kong’s financial class hope more of their number will join Occupy Central, which plans protests demanding unfettered elections.

Ukrainian Gas Broker Faces Scrutiny

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:59
Dmytro Firtash has made billions brokering gas deals, but he now faces both a criminal indictment and a racketeering lawsuit in United States courts.

California’s Thirsting Farmland

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:48
California farmers have never relied only on rain. But given a prolonged drought and environmental regulations, the jockeying for water is becoming more intense.

The Media Equation: Aereo Case Will Shape TV’s Future

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:22
A lot of people will be watching to see how the Supreme Court rules over the legality of Aereo because of what it could mean for the broader media ecosystem.

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Are Expected to Expand

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:05
The lawyer whose client says he was drugged and raped in 1999 by Bryan Singer, the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director, said defendants in the new suits had ties to Hollywood.

Starting in June, ‘Today’ Will Simulcast on SiriusXM

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:03
NBC is announcing a deal with the satellite radio service that will bring all four hours of its franchise morning news show to radio.

In Silicon Valley Thriller, a Settlement May Preclude the Finale

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:00
Four leading tech companies are pushing to settle a class-action suit with several noteworthy angles, including questions over employee rights and the death of a programmer who helped set the case in motion.

Many Auto Show Visitors Unfazed by G.M. Recalls

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:32
One reason for an apparent lack of concern, analysts said, is that all of the 2.6 million cars recalled because of ignition switch are out of production.

San Bernardino Battles Calpers Pension Demands

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:31
After having declared bankruptcy, San Bernardino wants to make a deal with Calpers to reduce the amount of money it owes the pension system.

Treasury Auctions for the Week of April 21

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:17
The following tax-exempt, fixed-income issues are scheduled for pricing this week.

The Week Ahead: Insider Trading Cases and Automakers’ Earnings

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:09
An appeals court will look at two hedge fund traders’ convictions, G.M. and Ford will release their first-quarter earnings, and Facebook, too, will post its quarterly results.

$250,000 Grant to Finance Website Tied to PBS Series

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:36
The Knight Foundation plans to give money to the PBS series “How We Got to Now” to create a site aimed at encouraging idea-sharing among civic leaders, urban planners, designers and others.

Bits Blog: Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:52
By using social media bots, celebrities, politicians and others can falsely inflate the number of friends and followers they have, possibly swaying public opinion about a new song — or a policy position.

General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 01:15
The company had a change of heart after consumers had a negative reaction to its new arbitration rules.

Sending Alerts Instead, G.M. Delayed Car Recalls

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 21:05
A Times analysis shows that General Motors repeatedly used technical service bulletins as a stopgap safety measure instead of ordering timely recalls.