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Saturday, April 19, 2014

New York Times Business

Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease

Yesterday
Policy experts wonder whether the government and private businesses can control spending as the economy gets stronger and millions more Americans gain coverage. by By ANNIE LOWREY

DealBook: Italian Bank Increases Planned Share Sale to $6.9 Billion

Yesterday
Monte dei Paschi di Siena is fighting to avoid nationalization and bracing for stress tests of its balance sheet by European regulators. by By GAIA PIANIGIANI and DAVID JOLLY

In Detroit, Judge Takes Offbeat Tack in Hiring Help

Yesterday
Judge Steven W. Rhodes, who is overseeing this city’s bankruptcy case, is looking for someone who can analyze Detroit’s final bankruptcy plan. by By STEVEN YACCINO

Bits Blog: OpenSSL and Linux: A Tale of Two Open-Source Projects

Yesterday
For years, Linux has enjoyed the backing of a range of big tech companies. How has Linux flourished while other open-source efforts have begged for resources? by By NICOLE PERLROTH

Heartbleed Highlights a Contradiction in the Web

Yesterday
The bug that rattled the Internet last week exposed the paradox that some of the web’s most crucial coding depends on the efforts of volunteers. by By NICOLE PERLROTH

Wealth Matters: Live Longer and Heirs Will Prosper in New York

Yesterday
A new estate and gift tax law that went into effect on April 1 will create enormously complex financial planning problems for a few years. by By PAUL SULLIVAN

Italian Bank Proposes Increased Stock Offering

Yesterday
The plan to issue $6.9 billion in new stock comes as the bank fights to avoid nationalization and braces for stress tests of its balance sheet by European regulators. by By GAIA PIANIGIANI and DAVID JOLLY

Michaels Stores’ Breach Involved 3 Million Customers

Yesterday
The company said that two security firms had found evidence of a breach at Michaels, a crafts retailer, and at a subsidiary, Aaron Brothers, a framing company. by By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS

Your Money: The Re-education of a Brash Young Stock Picker

Yesterday
Despite all his success picking stocks, Randy Kurtz now mostly buys index and exchange-traded funds for his clients. by By RON LIEBER

U.S. Delays Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

Yesterday
The State Department will wait to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline until it has a clearer idea how legal challenges to the route through Nebraska will be settled, sources said. by By CORAL DAVENPORT

Bits Blog: Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack

Yesterday
On Friday, cybersecurity experts said they had evidence of the first confirmed attack on a major corporation using a bug in open source security technology. by By NICOLE PERLROTH

Retiring: Taking a Job Out of the Financial Equation

Yesterday
As they tackle numerous financial issues, some baby boomers considering retirement are hiring life counselors to help them plot their futures. by By HARRIET EDLESON

Shortcuts: As Data About Drivers Proliferates, Auto Insurers Look to Adjust Rates

Yesterday
As insurers embrace big data, your premiums may go up or down based not only on your driving record, but also your voting record and credit score. by By ALINA TUGEND

Stirring the Automotive Melting Pot

Yesterday
This year’s show at the Jacob Javits center has an international flavor, with automakers increasingly thinking in global terms. by By LAWRENCE ULRICH

Common Sense: A Tiny Deal Maker Among Giants, Standing on His Own

Yesterday
The solo practitioner Paul J. Taubman ranks among the top deal makers on Wall Street. by By JAMES B. STEWART

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