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...

03/12/2015 - 8:13pm

    In 1986, Congress passed, and Ronald Reagan signed into law, the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act. It directed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ban certain types of ammunition that could pierce the body armor worn by police...

03/12/2015 - 6:26pm

    Fifty years ago, a young investor named Warren Buffett took control of a failing textile company, Berkshire Hathaway. "I found myself ... invested in a terrible business about which I knew very little," Buffett relates in...

03/05/2015 - 7:38pm

    No one can question Michael Bloomberg's climate change bona fides. As mayor of New York, he declared that cities had to lead the way in reducing the threat of climate change, and he strove to make New York greener. He has donated millions of dollars to...

03/05/2015 - 7:01pm

    When I was at Fortune magazine in the 1990s, one of my colleagues was a reporter named Richard Behar. He had a special lock on his door, and he wouldn't even let the janitor in to empty his wastebasket. He used a secret phone, which he kept hidden in a...

02/26/2015 - 5:25pm

    Like most big cities in America, San Diego has its share of problems. It has issues with gangs, poverty and income inequality. It needs to do about $2 billion worth of infrastructure repairs. It has suffered through an epic drought...

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