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  • Comcast’s Race for Customers May Spur $170 Billion Deals

    Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. may be the opening act for a yearlong festival of telecommunications deals that would alter Internet, phone and TV service for tens of millions of Americans.

  • Boston Bombing Nightmare Leads Survivor to Dream Startup

    Hours after the blast that ruptured an eardrum and left a 9-inch gash in one leg -- but spared her life -- Amanda North knew it was time to stop waiting and get to work on her dream company.

  • Harvard MBA Recruit Goes to Goldman Vowing to Do No Harm

    When Larry Estrada graduates from Harvard Business School next week, he’ll begin work at Goldman Sachs Group Inc . He’ll do so only after taking an oath.

  • Super Bowl Week Events Test Laurie Tisch’s Giants-Theme Wardrobe

    Laurie Tisch, a co-owner of the New York Giants, rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange twice in one day, then laughed at Jimmy Fallon’s jokes during the dinner for National Football League owners. She spun with Flywheel for charity and danced with Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where she’s been involved for more than 30 years.

  • Duke Chief Answers Critics After Coup at Biggest Utility

    Jim Rogers is sitting in his sleek, modern office on the 48th floor of the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, explaining how, after a merger capped off by an 11th-hour management coup, he remains chief executive officer of the largest electric utility in the U.S. He wonders aloud whether to enliven the account with a metaphor about soured romance.

  • A $40,000-an-Hour Fee, Lawsuits Rock Artist Foundations

    How did the artistic legacies of Motherwell, Rauschenberg and Twombly turn into the gunfight at the O.K. Corral?

  • Charlie Rose: Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs

    Biographer and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs. TONIGHT on Charlie Rose @ 7p & 10p ET. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Obama Offering Retirement-Savings Plan for Workers

    President Barack Obama offered more Americans the chance to save for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts.

  • Why Can’t a Congressman Be More Like a Mayor?

    I had a terrible stomachache yesterday. I blame House Speaker John Boehner.

  • A Pistachio Farmer, Pom Wonderful, and the FTC

    On an unexpectedly rainy October day in Los Angeles, Stewart Resnick looks out the window of a third-floor conference room and shrugs. It's midway through California's biggest-ever pistachio harvest and the rain is yet another reminder, should anyone need it, of how important water is to his business. He helps himself to a half a vegetable wrap and a bottle of Fiji Water—one of the four big consumer brands Resnick owns—and takes his place at the head of the table, where senior executives of his private company, Roll International, have gathered to discuss how to sell 300 million pounds of pistachios.

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