Joe Nocera

10/16/2014 - 3:58pm

    A few days ago, The Financial Times published an interview with a Russian businessman named Sergei Pugachev. Once an ally of President Vladimir Putin, Pugachev owned shipbuilding and construction interests, as well as a bank. Indeed, he was once known as "the Kremlin's banker." But his bank...

09/25/2014 - 12:20pm

    I turned on ESPN about 15 minutes before Roger Goodell's Friday afternoon news conference. There was a round table of analysts and reporters, led by Bob Ley, the journalist who covers the serious side of sports for the network. If I hadn't known...

09/25/2014 - 10:57am

    What is it going to take to get serious about data breaches?

    I ask this question in the wake of the recent Home Depot breach, in which the "bad guys" - presumably cybercriminals in...

09/18/2014 - 4:40pm

    In 2006, the year that Roger Goodell was named commissioner of the NFL, the Washington Redskins were the most valuable team in football, according to Forbes magazine, with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Washington's revenue that year was $303 million,...

09/18/2014 - 3:55pm

    On Monday, the Tax Policy Center in Washington held a panel discussion on the subject of "corporate inversions" - the practice of taking over a small company in someplace like Ireland or the Netherlands, and then using that takeover to "...

09/11/2014 - 2:51pm

    "Are Football Coaches Overpaid?" asks a new paper by two Vanderbilt University professors, Randall S. Thomas of the law school, and R. Lawrence Van Horn of the school of management. It's amazing the things academics can find worthy of study,...

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