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...

10/30/2014 - 1:23pm

    Forty-one years ago this month, the Arab oil embargo began. The countries that were part of it belonged, of course, to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC - which had banded together 13 years earlier to strengthen their ability to...

10/23/2014 - 2:35pm

    Et tu, CDC?

    For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been the most trusted agency in the federal government. In 2003, when Gallup did a survey to determine what the public...

10/23/2014 - 1:38pm

    Is Amazon a monopoly?

    That certainly is what Franklin Foer, the editor of The New Republic, thinks. In the magazine's current issue, he has written a lengthy polemic denouncing the company...

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...

10/16/2014 - 12:38pm

    In March, the Obama administration issued a white paper as part of its Climate Action Plan titled "Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions." A big part of the strategy was built around cutting down on the methane emissions that result from oil and...

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