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Sunday, April 26, 2015

New York Times Business

Gilbert Haroche, Builder of an Economy Travel Empire, Dies at 87

Yesterday
Mr. Haroche was a founder of Liberty Travel, which grew from a two-man operation to the largest leisure travel operation in the United States. by SAM ROBERTS

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

Yesterday
The hackers dido not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message traffic from President Obama’s personal BlackBerry, officials said. by MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and DAVID E. SANGER

‘Google Adventurer’ Dies on Mt. Everest

Yesterday
Dan Fredinburg helped Google’s Street View project document many of the world’s most majestic peaks before his death in Nepal in an earthquake-related avalanche. by CONOR DOUGHERTY

Strategies: Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look at IBM.

Yesterday
Like IBM in the 1980s, the stock market giant has room to grow, but there are early signs of the end of its dominance. by JEFF SOMMER

On Work: Dirty Talk and Dostoyevsky on the Night Shift

Yesterday
A writer new to London finds her voice during a part-time job responding to sex messages from men who rarely wanted to talk about great literature. by SUZANNE JOINSON

Volkswagen’s Chairman, Ferdinand Piëch, Is Ousted in Power Struggle

Yesterday
The Porsche family scion, who has dominated Volkswagen for decades, tried to oust the chief executive, Martin Winterkorn, but the board turned against him. by JACK EWING

The Haggler: Spurned by an Insurer After Filing Small Claims

Yesterday
The Haggler helps a homeowner whose insurance policy was not renewed by State Farm after he made two claims and received no reimbursement. by DAVID SEGAL

Florida Legislature Has Its Own Ideas for Voter-Approved Conservation Fund

Yesterday
Legislators are being criticized for using some of a $750 million pool of money, created to protect natural habitats, on the day-to-day operations of agencies that manage such land. by LIZETTE ALVAREZ

With Drybar, a Curly-Haired Girl Wages a Global War on Frizz

Yesterday
Alli Webb, the chain’s founder, has elevated the modern blowout into a multimillion-dollar empire and the largest blow-dry chain in the United States. by TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER

Fair Game: Tempur Sealy Shareholder Clamors to Shake Up an Entrenched Board

Yesterday
When investors in the mattress maker convene next month, they will decide whether three top officials, including the chief executive, should be ousted. by GRETCHEN MORGENSON

Corner Office: Sue Desmond-Hellmann: Helping People Find Their Sweet Spot

Yesterday
The chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said that learning to teach was the most important management lesson she has learned. by ADAM BRYANT

Thomas Staggs: Disney’s Heir, Apparently

Yesterday
The executive must walk one of corporate America’s most daunting gantlets, working to convince board members that he is up to the task of being chief executive. by BROOKS BARNES

Bruce Jenner’s Transgender Announcement Draws 16.8 Million on ABC News

Yesterday
Mr. Jenner appeared in a special edition of ABC News’s “20/20” news program, which usually draws about 6.8 million viewers. by EMILY STEEL

System Crash for Starbucks Leads to Free Coffee for Some

2 days ago
In-store payment systems at Starbucks stores went down Friday across the United States and Canada. by NICOLE PERLROTH

Intense Lobbying Failed to Assure Comcast’s Deal

2 days ago
Congress has no direct power to approve or disapprove any merger, but endorsements can send a subtle but important message to regulators that the deal is in the public interest and should be cleared. by ERIC LIPTON

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