Joe Nocera

08/27/2015 - 9:36pm

    The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The worst thing about Jeff Bezos is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks.

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08/27/2015 - 8:25pm

    A smokeless tobacco product called snus, which a user puts between his gums and his upper lip, has a long history in Sweden. At the start of the last century, it was the most common way Swedes ingested nicotine. By the early 1950s, however, sales of snus...

08/20/2015 - 7:17pm

    Thanks to the ham-handedness of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame, the inane “deflategate” scandal, which has been the dominant NFL headline this off-season, was pushed to the sidelines this weekend and replaced by a genuinely...

08/13/2015 - 3:36pm

    It began, you’ll perhaps recall, with the Santelli rant.

    It was Feb. 19, 2009, and on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the discussion was about an Obama administration plan to help...

08/13/2015 - 3:03pm

    For many years, I used to spend at least part of the summer in the gorgeous Laurentides region of Quebec, an hour northwest of Montreal. By the mid-1980s, with each return trip, I could see a growing environmental threat to the area’s beauty: More and...

08/06/2015 - 5:50pm

    “Idiotic,” sputtered Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic senator from North Dakota. “Mind-bogglingly idiotic.”

    She was talking about something she has been fighting for months...

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