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Friday, May 29, 2015

New York Times Business

Intel Takeover of Altera Is Expected

53 minutes ago
Intel is close to buying fellow chip maker Altera for more than $15 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday, the latest sign of consolidation in the semiconductor industry. by MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and QUENTIN HARDY

Bits Blog: Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer

1 hour 53 minutes ago
A little-known research group inside the search giant is working on ways to allow textiles to respond to touch and send information and is teaming up with Levi Strauss to explore the technology. by CONOR DOUGHERTY

Vitriol in the Media Adds Drama to Talks on Greek Bailout

1 hour 55 minutes ago
Some analysts say sensationalism and obsessive coverage have made the negotiations more difficult. by JIM YARDLEY

Washington Bans Political Ads From Public Transit

3 hours 13 minutes ago
The ban, which remains in effect through the end of the year and follows a similar move in New York, came after ads critical of Islam were submitted. by ANDREW SIDDONS

Breakingviews: Why the S.E.C. Could Use Commissioners With Wall Street Experience

3 hours 49 minutes ago
Two vacancies give the regulator a chance to add market expertise. Critics may gripe about the revolving door, but it pays to know how the financial world works. by DANIEL INDIVIGLIO

Ross Ulbricht, Creator of Silk Road Website, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

4 hours 11 minutes ago
Mr. Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison for his role as what prosecutors described as “the kingpin of a worldwide digital drug-trafficking enterprise.” by BENJAMIN WEISER

Humana Is Said to Consider Sale of Company

4 hours 28 minutes ago
After approaches, the giant health insurer is working with bankers at Goldman Sachs to explore its options. by MICHAEL J. de la MERCED

Edward P. Gilligan, American Express Executive, Dies at 55

4 hours 36 minutes ago
Mr. Gilligan was largely seen as the likely successor to Kenneth Chenault, the chief executive. by THE NEW YORK TIMES

New Class of Drugs Shows More Promise in Treating Cancer

6 hours 11 minutes ago
A study sheds light on why the new medicines seem to work for some cancers and not others. by ANDREW POLLACK

Your Money Adviser: Why Homeowner Insurance Deductibles Vary by State

6 hours 24 minutes ago
An analysis done for the online site insuranceQuotes.com found that the numerous variations on deductibles can be traced in part to the differences in state laws. by ANN CARRNS

New York Nail Salons Now Required to Post Workers’ Bill of Rights

6 hours 47 minutes ago
The placards are the latest effort by city and state leaders to curb the widespread exploitation of workers in the sprawling nail salon industry. by MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM

E.P.A. Proposes Changes to Fuel Standards

7 hours 5 minutes ago
The proposal on the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel has been long delayed and seemed to please few. by DIANE CARDWELL

Your Money: One-Tap Giving? Extra Steps Mire Mobile Donations

7 hours 33 minutes ago
Mobile apps can be used to summon a car or order food with a simple tap, but making a charitable donation is not as easy. by RON LIEBER

Fair Game: Fund Giants Resist Proxy Access Board Shake-Ups

8 hours 42 minutes ago
Fidelity and Vanguard, the fund behemoths, could swing a good number of shareholder votes to expand shareholder rights. So, why don’t they? by GRETCHEN MORGENSON

Statistical Puzzle: Shrinking Economy? No, but It’s Not Surging Either

8 hours 54 minutes ago
A less well-known but more reliable measure suggests the economy grew in the last quarter, although not by very much. by JUSTIN WOLFERS

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