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Sunday, February 1, 2015

New York Times Business

$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee? Gratuities Grow, Automatically

Yesterday
Increasing varieties of digital payment options are expanding when and how much people are encouraged to tip. by By HILARY STOUT

Louisiana Squeezed as Oil Prices Drop

Yesterday
Every downturn is a little bit different, and every downturn falls unevenly — even within the oil industry, as Louisiana’s complicated place in the current price collapse shows. by By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

On Work: Losing Mobility and Gaining a Work Life

Yesterday
Jerry McGill, an author who was permanently paralyzed when he was a teenager, said programs that offered summer jobs to high school students with disabilities gave him a strong sense of purpose. by By JERRY McGILL

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles

Yesterday
Obama administration officials say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties. by By ROBERT PEAR

Vehicles With Faulty Airbags Are Recalled for Second Time

Yesterday
Toyota, Chrysler and Honda previously recalled 2.1 million cars, but the fix did not work, officials said. by By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN and DANIELLE IVORY

Climate Change’s Bottom Line

Yesterday
The Risky Business Project’s well-known business and policy leaders hope its research will persuade companies to prepare for, and help mitigate, climate change. by By BURT HELM

The Haggler: The Case of the Disappearing Diamond Ring

Yesterday
As repairs on an engagement ring stretch into months, the owner gets apologies, but no ring or explanation, from a jewelry chain. by By DAVID SEGAL

Workspace: A Focus on Fitness, and a Passion for the Packers

Yesterday
Hoyt Harper says it is refreshing to come into his Stamford, Conn., office and see Long Island Sound, but he doesn’t get to spend much time looking at it. by By PATRICIA R. OLSEN

Fair Game: Two Judges Who Get It About Banks

Yesterday
A Missouri judge ordered Wells to pay over $3 million for abusing a borrower, and a federal judge in New York said there was evidence the bank had forged documents. by By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

Corner Office: Andrew Filev of Wrike: Check Your Ego at the Door

Yesterday
The chief executive of a software company says that anyone who makes a decision in a company should be able to explain it and give reasons for it. by By ADAM BRYANT

Buyers of Used Cars Are Left to Find Recalls on Their Own

2 days ago
Buying a used car in the United States can be a dangerous proposition if the vehicle has an unadvertised safety defect. by By HIROKO TABUCHI

Newcomers Buy Ad Time at the Super Bowl

2 days ago
A tiny start-up in Silicon Valley is one of 15 first-time advertisers that will compete for attention on Sunday against the usual lineup of deep-pocketed brands. by By EMILY STEEL

Assessment of Guardrails Hinges on Final Crash Test

2 days ago
The test, the last in a series ordered by the Federal Highway Administration, appeared to be the first to shed doubt on the widely used barrier system. by By DANIELLE IVORY and AARON M. KESSLER

Pilots Union Approves Contract With Airline

2 days ago
The deal provides a substantial salary increase, though some union members have criticized it for failing to match the terms offered by Delta Air Lines. by By JAD MOUAWAD

Oil Prices Surge 8% After Long Slide Down

2 days ago
Energy experts said the sudden increase could be explained by various factors, including reports that the Islamic State terrorist group was advancing in an offensive near Iraq’s northern oil fields. by By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

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