Joe Nocera

10/30/2014 - 2:04pm

    Why should Tim Cook care what Carl Icahn thinks?

    Earlier this month, Icahn, the famed "activist shareholder," sent a lengthy letter to the Apple chief executive, which he also posted on the blogging platform Tumblr, so that the rest of...

10/09/2014 - 3:08pm

    A few weeks ago, the governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, signed into law a tax "incentive package" that his administration had negotiated with Tesla, the electric car company. Tesla is planning to build a giant factory to manufacture the batteries...

10/09/2014 - 2:36pm

    A few weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. gave a speech at the New York University School of Law on the subject of white-collar prosecutions. In it, he offered a full-throated defense of his department's efforts in the aftermath of the 2008...

10/02/2014 - 4:26pm

    "I am the target of what is probably the most well-funded corporate retaliation campaign in U.S. history," Steven Donziger emailed me early Monday afternoon.

    Donziger, 53, is the sort...

10/02/2014 - 3:59pm

    One of the hardest things for us to do is to envision a future that is different from the present. For instance, we live in an age of paralyzed politics, so it is hard, in the here and now, to imagine what could change that. A second example: It is...

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...

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