Joe Nocera

01/30/2015 - 12:02am

    On Wednesday, the day after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a handful of Democratic House members, along with one senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, held a news conference to denounce one of the very few proposals the president put forward that actually has a chance of passage....

01/08/2015 - 7:13pm

    Will President Barack Obama approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline?

    Up until recently, I always assumed that Obama would, sooner or later, despite the protests of the environmental community. In...

01/01/2015 - 10:37pm

    "If meritocracy exists anywhere on earth, it is in Silicon Valley," wrote David Sacks in an email to The Times' Jodi Kantor.

    Kantor was working on an article, published in The Times...

01/01/2015 - 10:02pm

    Six years ago, the price of oil went on an incredible roller-coaster ride. In January 2008, oil hovered around $90 a barrel. By July, it had reached $147 a barrel. By the end of the year, it had plunged to under $35 a barrel.

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12/24/2014 - 4:25pm

    The most unpopular man in Birmingham, Alabama, these days is Dr. Ray Watts, the president of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Earlier this month, Watts announced that the school was going to eliminate its football team. You can just imagine what...

12/18/2014 - 4:27am

    In the summer of 1991, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit overturned the conviction, for stock manipulation, of a man named John Mulheren.

    Mulheren was a stock trader who had been...

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