Joe Nocera

05/21/2015 - 4:15pm

    A great man died late last month, one of the last of the pioneering biologists who essentially created the modern science of molecular biology. His name was Alexander Rich; he was 90 years old; and he had spent the past 57 years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was...

05/21/2015 - 3:03pm

    It's not exactly a secret that big-time college sports often distort priorities on university campuses. But every once in a while, something bursts into public view to put those priorities in glaring relief.

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05/14/2015 - 7:55pm

    Though DuPont Co. has been trying to persuade me otherwise, I feel safe in saying that Trian Fund Management is one of the better shareholder activists around. Led by Nelson Peltz, 72, it takes stakes in good companies that, in its view, are struggling...

05/14/2015 - 7:14pm

    In every episode of "Silicon Valley," the terrific HBO comedy series created by Mike Judge, there is always a moment, rendered utterly deadpan, that both mocks and explains the current, are-we-in-a-bubble-yet state of play in, well, Silicon Valley...

05/07/2015 - 2:35pm

    Have you heard the term Gafa yet? It hasn't caught on here in the United States - and I'm guessing it won't - but in France, it has become so common that the newspapers hardly need to spell out its meaning. Everyone there already knows what Gafa...

04/30/2015 - 8:50pm

    In June, for the third time since 2012, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, an export credit agency that backs loans to foreign entities that help cement deals with U.S. exporters - and thus helps create American jobs - must be reauthorized by...

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