Joe Nocera

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 "the Kremlin's banker." But his bank...

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...

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...

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