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Saturday, August 23, 2014

New York Times Business

Economic View: Lesson From Old India: When an Economy Just Doesn’t Get Better

Yesterday
The Industrial Revolution left an economic giant in the dust. Today, trade shocks could do the same to some Western countries. by By TYLER COWEN

Shortcuts: Secrecy About Salaries May Be on the Wane

Yesterday
A federal push, salary comparison websites and the general tendency of younger workers to share more publicly are challenging views of what is private. by By ALINA TUGEND

In the Future: Why the Robots Might Not Take Our Jobs After All: They Lack Common Sense

Yesterday
A leading scholar of labor markets says mankind has consistently feared technology’s toll on employment, and consistently been wrong. by By NEIL IRWIN

Steven Sotloff, Journalist Held by ISIS, Was Undeterred by Risks of Job

Yesterday
Steven J. Sotloff, an American journalist being held by ISIS since last year, was drawn to the tumult of the Middle East for years. by By RICK GLADSTONE and SHREEYA SINHA

You’re the Boss Blog: Today in Small Business: The Next Cronut

Yesterday
Instagram creates advertising tools for brands. How one company uses its employee handbook as a recruiting tool. Should publicly traded companies have to disclose their tax returns? by By GENE MARKS

Markets Inch Down Ahead of Yellen Speech

Yesterday
Tensions in Ukraine were worrying investors, who also were expected to assess the Fed chairwoman’s words for signs of the timing of interest rate increases. by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Great Stagnation: Long-Term Trends in Economy More Worrisome Than Sudden Crash

Yesterday
Two economists say the weak U.S. labor market is caused largely by problems predating the recession, like a a slowdown in small business creation and the rise of occupational licensing. by By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

Yellen Emphasizes Caution as Fed Considers Raising Rates

Yesterday
At her first keynote speech for the Fed’s annual conference, the chairwoman says she wants to see more evidence of a labor market recovery. by By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

Wealth Matters: Power of Attorney Can Have Its Own Complications

Yesterday
Banks tend to take a defensive view of people with power of attorney for fear of litigation. Any discrepancy will gum up the works. by By PAUL SULLIVAN

Retiring: Moving to a Smaller Home, and Decluttering a Lifetime of Belongings

Yesterday
Moving to a small apartment from a large house usually means digging through decades of accumulated “stuff” and deciding what must go. by By ELIZABETH OLSON

Off the Charts: Construction of Rentals Is Taking Off

Yesterday
Buildings with more than five units now account for a third of all new groundbreakings, the highest rate since 1974. And vacancy rates are falling. by By FLOYD NORRIS

China Regulators Says Qualcomm Seeks to End Anti-Trust Probe

Yesterday
U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is seeking to end an investigation by China's pricing regulator into monopoly practices, the company said on Friday, expressing its willingness to improve and correct pricing issues according to the regulator. by By REUTERS

Business Briefing: Home Depot Chooses Insider for Its New Chief Executive

2 days ago
Craig Menear, the president of its United States retail operations, would become president and chief executive of the company on Nov. 1. by By EMILY STEEL

DealBook: Bank of America Papers Show Conflict and Trickery in Mortgages

2 days ago
Documents in a settlement between the Bank of America and the Justice Department read like a highlight reel of mortgage sins before the 2008 financial crisis. by By MICHAEL CORKERY and BEN PROTESS

Short-Lived Science Line From Lego for Girls

2 days ago
The Danish toymaker debuted Research Institute, its first line aimed at girls to feature women in a professional setting rather than at play or partying. by By RACHEL ABRAMS

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