Joe Nocera

07/31/2014 - 8:47pm

    Twice a year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce convenes what it calls its Committee of 100 - which is composed of heads of regional chambers and Washington trade associations. They hear about the business climate from the chamber's longtime president, Thomas J. Donohue, and about the political landscape from Bruce Josten, its chief lobbyist.

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07/03/2014 - 4:31pm

    The title of Kenneth Feinberg's 2012 book is: "Who Gets What: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval." It is part memoir and part meditation on some of the well-known compensation systems he has administered during the course of his career, from the Agent Orange settlement to the 9/...

06/26/2014 - 4:44pm

    In the real world, markets aren't perfect.

    If they were, you wouldn't need Fannie Mae to play such a vital role in housing finance. You wouldn't need government to fund research. And you certainly wouldn't rely on an export credit agency to help...

06/23/2014 - 3:38pm

    It was Thursday of Week 2 at the O'Bannon trial, the day Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA, was going to be on the stand.

    By 6:30 a.m., reporters and others had begun gathering outside the courthouse here, waiting to get in. So many people showed up to see Emmert...

06/19/2014 - 1:09am

    On Monday, Howard Schultz, chief executive of Starbucks, unveiled his company's newest - and possibly most important - perquisite for its employees: a free college education. He announced this new program on a stage in The Times Center in Manhattan, alongside his partner in the new venture, Michael Crow of...

06/19/2014 - 1:02am

    Last month, around the same time the European High Court ruled that Europeans had a "right to be forgotten" by the search engine Google, a man named Tim Barefield approached me with the following story:

    Barefield's brother Robert and Robert's partner...

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