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Friday, May 29, 2015

New York Times Business

Bob Schieffer of ‘Face the Nation’ Prepares to Sign Off

11 hours 7 minutes ago
He has been host for 24 years, and Sunday morning’s edition of the public affairs show will be his last. by JOHN KOBLIN

S. Parker Gilbert, Who Led Morgan Stanley, Dies at 81

15 hours 10 minutes ago
The executive was instrumental in taking the Wall Street firm public and later, in retirement, pushing for a management shake-up. by LANDON THOMAS Jr.

Economic View: The 24/7 Work Culture’s Toll on Families and Gender Equality

Long hours are tough on both sexes, but research shows that work-family balance issues are recognized as primarily a woman’s problem. by CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

Taxi Commission Reassures Uber That Proposed Rules Are Not a Threat to Innovation

The Taxi and Limousine Commission said that proposed measures aimed at strengthening regulation of car-hailing apps had been widely mischaracterized. by RICK ROJAS

Political Fights Throw Sand in Gears of S.E.C.

A political battle has disrupted the case against the Computer Sciences Corporation, forcing on-again, off-again negotiations that at times have imperiled the case altogether. by BEN PROTESS and PETER EAVIS

Complaints Rise Against Nation’s Railroad Police

Little-known, company-run railroad police forces operate with little oversight by the states that license them. by RON NIXON

China’s Publishers Court America as Its Authors Scorn Censorship

The Chinese government sent a 500-person delegation from 100 publishing houses to BookExpo America in New York; a few blocks away from the expo, the PEN American Center organized a protest. by ALEXANDRA ALTER

Automakers Expand Recalls of Cars With Takata Airbags

The recalls that the automakers, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and BMW, announced are part of an action started last week by Takata that raised the number of vehicles affected to 53 million globally. by REUTERS

Many Companies Cut Ads From TLC’s ‘19 Kids and Counting’

At least 20 companies have removed their ads from the show after a report that one of its stars had been investigated on suspicion of molesting underage girls. by SYDNEY EMBER

James Patterson, Best-Selling Crime Novelist, Is Starting an Imprint for Children’s Books

The prolific author is starting his own imprint, Jimmy Patterson, to publish middle grade and young adult fiction. by ALEXANDRA ALTER

Business Briefing: Fast-Growing Etihad Airways Reports $73 Million in Profit

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ fast-growing national carrier, said profit rose by more than half last year but warned that “aggressive protectionist sentiment” threatened future prospects. by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Business Briefing: U.S. Homes Go Under Contract at Fastest Pace in 9 Years

In April, Americans signed contracts to buy homes at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Business Briefing: Dollar General Promotes a Top Executive to Chief

Discount retailer Dollar General Stores said Todd Vasos, its chief operating officer, would replace Rick Dreiling as chief executive, effective June 3. by REUTERS

Richard Fuld Breaks His Silence Since Lehman’s Collapse

In his first public appearance since 2008, Richard S. Fuld mused about the economy, the Middle East, love and life, but danced around the downfall of his firm. by DAVID GELLES

Madoff Accountant Avoids Prison Term

David G. Friehling, who worked for the Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard L. Madoff, was sentenced to a year of home detention and year of supervised release. by MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN

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