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Monday, September 1, 2014

New York Times Business

The Hot Pursuit of Kale and Its Trendy Friends, and Rumors of Shortages

Yesterday
Kale is fine, quinoa is tight, chia is in demand and a finicky grower. But the real shortage may be in an old favorite, the almond. by By STEPHANIE STROM

One Judge to Decide the Future of Detroit

Yesterday
In a trial set to open on Tuesday, nothing short of this city’s future is at stake, with a judge to decide whether to approve a blueprint to eliminate more than $7 billion of its estimated $18 billion in debts. by By MONICA DAVEY and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH

Recovery in Need of a Recovery: The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

Yesterday
The number of temps has reached a new high, and many are working in more dangerous situations than full-time workers. by By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

DealBook: Top Bitcoin Proponent to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge

2 days ago
Charles Shrem, a leading backer of Bitcoin, is to plead to one federal count of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business. by By SYDNEY EMBER

Arthur H. White, Gauged Public Opinion and Encouraged Reading, Dies at 90

2 days ago
Mr. White was a co-founder of the research firm Yankelovich, Skelly & White, who went on to help start many nonprofits, including Reading Is Fundamental. by By WILLIAM YARDLEY

Hal Finney, Cryptographer and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies at 58

2 days ago
Mr. Finney made advancing online privacy his life’s work, and he took part in the first Bitcoin transaction, when Satoshi Nakamoto sent him 10 Bitcoins. by By NATHANIEL POPPER

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save

2 days ago
A growing number of credit unions and nonprofit groups are using lotteries to encourage low-income families to save. by By PATRICIA COHEN

Fair Game: What the Arbitration Panel Didn’t Want to Hear

2 days ago
An employee of Deutsche Bank Securities is questioning the handling of an arbitration case he brought against the firm — and his lawyer is asking a state court to step in. by By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

Dinner Lab Brings the Wisdom of Crowds to Haute Cuisine

2 days ago
A pop-up restaurant company is dedicated to the notion that high-end chefs should listen to their customers’ feedback. by By DAVID SEGAL

Power Up: Esports Set Video Gamers Fighting for Real Money in Virtual Contests

2 days ago
Professional video gaming is becoming a worldwide spectator sport offering big prizes to competitors, helping the game industry gain even greater cultural and economic clout. by By NICK WINGFIELD

Prototype: No Canvas, No Leather: A Reboot for the Sneaker

2 days ago
Unconventional footwear materials, like Tyvek, are offering a new take on the minimalist shoe trend. by By CLAIRE MARTIN

Workstation: ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’ Is Still Going Strong

2 days ago
The writer of the popular career guide, first commercially published in 1972, updates the book each year, but some of its original points are still true. by By PHYLLIS KORKKI

Letters: The Future of the Corporate Tax

2 days ago
Readers respond to “How to Fix the Corporate Tax? Repeal It” (Economic View, Aug. 24).

Corner Office: Lindsey Ueberroth of Preferred Hotels: When Running a Meeting, Speak Last

2 days ago
A C.E.O. says that to avoid swaying the conversation in meetings, “I’ve learned to throw a topic out, ask a lot of questions and get a lot of engagement before I speak my mind.” by By ADAM BRYANT

Strategies: Midterm Election Mind-Reading: The Market Tends to Win

2 days ago
The halfway mark of a presidential cycle has often meant a rally on Wall Street, but investors shouldn’t count on it. by By JEFF SOMMER

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