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Saturday, March 28, 2015

New York Times Business

Intel Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Chip Maker

Yesterday
Intel is in discussions to buy Altera, a designer of specialized computer chips, says a person briefed on the matter, in what would be one of the technology giant’s biggest-ever deals. by MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and QUENTIN HARDY

Decades After Monsanto’s Roundup Gets an All-Clear, a Cancer Agency Raises Concerns

Yesterday
The E.P.A. gave the weed killer a thumbs up in 1991, but a World Health Organization group now says the active ingredient “probably” causes cancer. by ANDREW POLLACK

Yellen Says Fed Will Increase Rates Slowly

Yesterday
The return to normalcy in monetary policy will be prolonged, the Fed chairwoman said, because the American economy remains fragile. by BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

Bits Blog: Tech Executives Pressure Indiana After Passage of Controversial Law

Yesterday
An industry with a long history of supporting gay rights is starting to speak out against a new Indiana law that gives legal cover to people who refuse to do business with same-sex couples. by QUENTIN HARDY

Bits Blog: Google and Johnson & Johnson Team for Robotic Surgery Projects

Yesterday
Google and Johnson & Johnson announced a partnership to develop new robot-assisted surgery technologies but offered few details. by CONOR DOUGHERTY

Be Your Guest? How About I Just Pay and Leave?

Yesterday
For decades, Disney used the word, and today “guest” has sprung from the hospitality business and invaded retail, to some customers’ chagrin. by HILARY STOUT

Wealth Matters: As the Economy Awakens, Thoughts Turn to Dream Houses

Yesterday
Luxury building is again booming in the traditionally high-end parts of the country, like the Hamptons, as the economy continues to show healthy signs, by PAUL SULLIVAN

Sketch Guy: Add Uncertainty to Your Financial Plans

Yesterday
In an excerpt from “The One-Page Financial Plan,” the author suggests taking a best guess on the future, based on personal values. by CARL RICHARDS

Your Money: Tips for the Future Care of Disabled Family Members

Yesterday
The new 529A savings account, special needs trusts and professional advice are among the tools that can make planning decades ahead less overwhelming. by TARA SIEGEL BERNARD

Retiring: Study Finds Older Workers Often Missing From Rising Job Rate

Yesterday
An AARP group surveyed 2,492 people ages 45 to 70 who had been unemployed and found about half had managed to find work. by ELIZABETH OLSON

Airlines in Thailand Face Bans Over Safety Concerns

Yesterday
New flights could be blocked and carriers could be subject to more inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization found problems. by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wall St. Edges Up in Early Trading

Yesterday
Oil prices were lower, a day after a sharp increase related to worries about supply amid conflict in the Middle East. by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

G.D.P. Grew 2.2% in 4th Quarter, Final Estimate Shows

Yesterday
With recent data showing anemic activity, economists are expecting more subdued growth in the first quarter of this year. by NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

BlackBerry Reports $28 Million Profit in 4th Quarter

Yesterday
The smartphone maker is in the midst of a major restructuring, limiting production of phones to avoid the costly financial of the past. by IAN AUSTEN

Dow Chemical to Merge Unit With Olin

Yesterday
In a $5 billion deal, Dow shareholders will own 50.5 percent of the rival chemical company. by DAVID GELLES

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