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  • Aircraft designers rethink that tight middle seat Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Engineering student Alireza Yaghoubi won a James Dyson Award for his AirGo seat.

    As first-class gets more posh, economy-class fliers still get squeezed. Several designers are hoping to bring relief with wider seats, better ergonomics and more space.

  • Emerging market meltdown: what's happening? Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:49 PM ET
    India's rupee has plunged to a record lows against the dollar.

    Emerging economies are facing several problems: stimulus is expiring, low commodity prices are likely to remain, and higher yields making it harder to borrow.

  • Is 'chaos' ahead? Some truths about Fed policy Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Investors focusing on tapering are missing the bigger picture about Fed policy and how it will shape financial markets. "This taper thing is a ruse," said one pro.

  • Actually, hiring the well-connected: A big problem Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Many are pointing out that Wall Street hires a lot of well-connected young men and women, the children of the wealthy and influential. Here's why that's a serious problem.

  • Markets getting grilled? Try grilled pizza Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    Professional trader Kenny Polcari gives his thoughts on the market and shares his recipe du jour.

  • NetNet TV: Austerity is great, and you know it Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    To its critics, austerity was supposed to equal armageddon, but it hasn't quite lived up to its billing. Thus sets the stage for the latest debate among the NetNet TV crew.

  • Women tell the NFL: Go bag the bag ban Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    A security checkpoints at an NFL preseason football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tennessee Titans

    The NFL thought it had problems with the players union, a boring preseason and head injuries. Now it's spawned an angry mob made up of half the population of the United States.

  • Emerging market bull gored by nervous investors Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    A woman walks past an Indonesian stock exchange display board in Jakarta on August 20, 2013.

    There is more carnage in emerging markets that's triggering a flight to quality and driving down U.S. Treasury yields.

  • BofA intern dies, worked 3 straight days: Reports Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    A 21-year-old intern who worked grueling hours at Bank of America's London office died just a week before his internship was to conclude, according to reports.

  • Morning six-pack: What we're reading Tuesday Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    The "T" stands for "Tuesday" and, perhaps, "taper." That seems to be the magic word this week, so let's start off the morning six-pack with that theme in mind:

  • Hotel chain with tiny rooms plans big expansion Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Yotel airport standard cabin

    The low-budget, amenity-rich Yotel hotel chain has announced plans for a 600-room property in Singapore and plans more locations in the United States and Europe.

  • Bulls return to Spectra Energy Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 5:51 AM ET
    Spectra Energy operations

    Spectra Energy has been a favorite target for bulls in recent months, and yesterday they returned.

  • Leadership lessons from the world of sport Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

    Corporates all over the world, are big on teaching "leadership skills". The "motivational speaker" is a favored technique. Bring in some captain of industry, or sports psychologist, or media personality, to speak at your company off-site. But how relevant is it?

  • Why recent oil gain does not make an uptrend Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:54 PM ET

    The events in Egypt have pushed oil towards new highs but this remains a rally rather than a new uptrend.

  • Territorial disputes – can Japan afford them? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:56 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Since border disputes with China and South Korea flared up, net exports had cut the growth of Japan's aggregate demand by almost a percentage point.

  • Do conservatives deny that public problems exist? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    Mike Konczal complains that conservatives refuse to recognize the existence of public problems. This isn't really true.

  • Is the government trying to break up JPMorgan? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    A JPMorgan sign is seen outside the Los Angeles office tower housing the financial services firm's offices.

    Any doubt that the rules have changed for the way megabanks do business around the world should be removed.

  • Boat people of Stamford take on a giant hedge fund Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Current site of proposed Bridgewater HQ project

    Ray Dalio's hedge fund Bridgewater Associates wants to build a new headquarters in Stamford, Conn. But first it has to defeat a group of boat owners calling themselves the SOBs.

  • Buffett thanks BofA's CEO for $5.3 billion profit Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, and Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

    What's discussed when Warren Buffett and Brian Moynihan have dinner? Likely that Bank of America shares have more than doubled since Buffett took a stake in August 2011.

  • Here's why global interest rates are up Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    most central bankers have been trying to pour cold water on the idea that they would be raising rates any time soon. But the German Bundesbank apparently didn't get the memo.

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