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  • Carlos Slim becomes NY Times' largest shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Billionaire Carlos Slim speaks during an event announcing an alliance between his philanthropic foundation and the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Carlos Slim HelĂș has more than doubled his stake in The New York Times Company, to nearly 17 percent, NYT reports.

  • MIAMI, Jan 14- States probing last summer's massive hack at JPMorgan Chase& Co have asked for detailed data on the company's security practices and want to know whether the bank is certain that no sensitive account data was stolen. The states announced the probe in October after JPMorgan said that some 83 million customer records had been stolen, including names,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 13- Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple Inc and Google Inc have agreed to a new settlement that would resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees. Plaintiffs accused Apple, Google, Intel Corp and Adobe Systems Inc in the 2011 lawsuit of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The Obama administration will unveil plans this week to regulate methane emissions from oil and natural gas production, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue proposed rules to target methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, the newspaper reported, citing a person familiar with the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 13- Standard and Poor's is expected to pay just over $1 billion to settle lawsuits from the U.S. government and several states that had accused the McGraw Hill Financial Inc unit of inflating credit ratings on toxic assets before the 2008 financial crisis, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Justice Department case, filed...

  • Jan 12- Former federal prosecutor David O'Neil will join law firm Debevoise& Plimpton as a partner in its Washington office, the New York Times reported. The law firm is expected to announce the hiring on Monday, the paper said. O'Neil joins Debevoise two years after Mary Jo White left the firm to become chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, while...

  • French intelligence comes under scrutiny Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    The Wednesday morning slaughter at Charlie Hebdo represented a major breakdown for French security forces, The New York Times reports.

  • Fracking bans met with heavyweight response Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 5:44 AM ET

    When cities decide to ban fracking, they can face expensive, long court battles with energy companies and industry groups to defend the measures.

  • Economist Piketty declines France's Legion d'Honneur Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 1- France's star economist Thomas Piketty, who shot to fame and topped best-seller lists in 2014 with his controversial book on wealth and inequality, has declined the country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, local media said on Thursday. "They would do better to focus on reviving growth in France and Europe." New York Times columnist Paul Krugman...

  • Dec 30- The U.S. Department of Justice is examining the relationship between Morgan Stanley and now-defunct New Century Financial Corp in the sale of subprime mortgages in the run-up to the financial crisis, New York Times reported. The DOJ and Morgan Stanley are aiming to reach a settlement early in the new year, the newspaper said, citing a person briefed on the...

  • Which tech start-ups got the most ink in 2014? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    As 2014 wraps up, we can all agree on this: It was a wild year for start-ups. CNBC.com looked to see which ones got the most coverage.

  • JPMorgan data breach entry point identified -NYT Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:06 PM ET

    Dec 22- A computer breach at JPMorgan Chase& Co earlier this year could have been avoided if the bank had installed a simple security fix to an overlooked server in its network, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on investigations. In October, JPMorgan Chase revealed that names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the holders of some 83...

  • COLUMN-Oil prices and Saudi diplomacy: Kemp Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 22- Saudi Arabia sets oil market policy purely on an economic basis, no less and no more, the kingdom's oil minister reiterated in a broad-ranging interview with the newspaper Al-Hayat. Ali al-Naimi rejected "conspiracy theories" that Saudi Arabia was using oil as a diplomatic weapon against Iran, Russia or any other country, calling such beliefs a...

  • NYT's Stewart: Time for market integrity  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    James Stewart, The New York Times, is calling for clear-cut insider trading laws. Stewart says appeals courts and prosecutors are one step away from open warfare and it's time to sweep the courts aside and institute a statute.

  • The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety published stories reporting that they had each received a letter from David Boies, an attorney for Sony, demanding that the outlets stop reporting information contained in the documents and immediately destroy them. A Sony spokesman had no comment on the reports. Disclosures from the internal documents...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- Ah, the holidays. Robin Gorman Newman is no different. "Like any kid, my son loves to receive," says Newman, mom to an 11- year-old in Long Island, New York, and founder of the organization Motherhood Later for moms over 35..

  • DETROIT, Dec 3- As early as 2003, Takata Corp ran an investigation into an air bag inflator that ruptured in a BMW vehicle, but concluded the problem was an anomaly, the company said on Tuesday, ahead of a second U.S. congressional hearing on dangerous air bags it supplied. Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata's chief quality officer, told a Senate committee hearing last month...

  • STOCKHOLM, Nov 27- What should a central bank do next when it already has zero interest rates and arguably still faces the threat of Japanese-style deflation? If it's the Swedish Riksbank, it should keep cutting, and do so soon, says Lars Svensson. Svensson disagrees, saying Sweden should go into negative rates- effectively charging banks to deposit funds at the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • Chuck Hagel forced out as defense secretary  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:25 AM ET

    NBC News has confirmed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be stepping down, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.