Joe Nocera

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, with profits of more than $108 million. In second...

07/14/2014 - 2:46am

    In the same week that a hedge fund, Standard General, essentially took over American Apparel, Bloomberg Businessweek published an eye-opening story about the company and its founder and former chief executive, Dov Charney. Eye-opening not in the usual manner when it comes to Charney: The magazine didn't...

07/10/2014 - 1:53am

    The Andy Raymond rant is a thing to behold.

    Raymond, the co-owner of Engage Armament in Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the two gun dealers who, a few months ago, tried to sell the Armatix iP1 - aka, the first commercially available "smart gun" - to...

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...

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