Joe Nocera

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist

Joe Nocera appears in the following:

Money Talking: Future of Health Care Costs After Supreme Court Upholds Law

Friday, June 29, 2012

The long wait is over.  The Supreme has ruled.  The health care law stands (mostly).


College Football Approves New Playoff Format

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A committee of university presidents has approved a new playoff system for college football. After this year, the much-derided Bowl Championship Series will come to an end, and be rep...


Big Banks Write 'Living Wills' For July 1 Deadline

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A person writes a "living will" so caretakers will know his wishes if his health starts to fail. Now, nine of the world's largest financial institutions have to do the same thing so regulators will know what to do if one of them fails.


Money Talking: How Pro-Business Is Today's Supreme Court?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Next week, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, which attempts to reorganize one fifth of the U.S. economy.


Money Talking: Is Now the Time to Panic about Europe? And The Economics of Summer Blockbusters

Friday, June 08, 2012

For more than two years, the European economy has see-sawed between potential collapse and stability.


Why The American Middle-Class Needs Unions

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Last night in Wisconsin, voters weighed in on whether Governor Scott Walker would stay in office. The recall began with protests over Governor Walker's attempts to curb union bargain...

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Corner Office to Oval Office; Apple After Steve Jobs

Friday, June 01, 2012

With unemployment rising again and U.S. growth slowing, the economy will continue to dominate the presidential race. Mitt Romney argues his business experience has prepared him to turn these indicators around. But how does skill at running a company translate into skill at running a country?

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Should Sports Gambling Be Legal?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced last week that he will defy a federal ban on sports gambling and that he hopes to let New Jersey residents legally bet on sporting events ...

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Money Talking: Facebook’s IPO Flop and White Male Board

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Facebook’s much-anticipated debut as a public company has turned out to be a small disaster. The company and its lead investment bank, Morgan Stanley, are under fire from regulators and Congress; and the head of NASDAQ is apologizing for its role in how the stock offering was conducted.

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The Truth Behind What JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Said, Facebook Goes Public

Thursday, May 17, 2012

JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon called concerns about a massive trading bet a “tempest in a teapot” last month.

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Europe On the Edge, Who Fakes a Resume in 2012?

Friday, May 11, 2012

What does President Obama want from Europe?  It’s the question that hangs over the head of the White House as leaders of the G-8 come to the U.S. for meetings next week

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Money Talking: Should We Be Scared of $1 Trillion in Student Loans?

Friday, April 27, 2012

May 1 is the deadline for millions of high school seniors to choose where they will go to college in the fall.  To pay for it, many will take out thousands of dollars in student loans, only adding to the country’s more than $1 trillion in existing student debt. All this debt is having enormous consequences on economic growth.  Could student loans be the next financial bubble?

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Joe Nocera on the Chevy Volt

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist at The New York Times, discusses the right's reaction to the Chevy Volt-.

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Department of Justice Sues Apple Over the Price of E-Books

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and five major publishers on antitrust grounds, alleging they fixed prices of e-books throughout 2010. According to the Department,...

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Yahoo Layoffs Cautionary Tale For Creative Capitalism

Thursday, April 05, 2012

"Do you Yahoo?" was the web giant's catchphrase, but not enough people are answering in the affirmative these days. Yahoo has announced that it is laying off 2,000 employees in the ho...


What Happens If the Supreme Court Rejects the Individual Mandate?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All this week, the Supreme Court has heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The centerpiece of President Obama's health care reform legislation — and the focus of the debate at the Court — is the individual mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a fine. The Court won't issue a ruling until June, but if they do declare the mandate unconstitutional, how much of a real difference will it make for you and your health care?

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MF Global Emails May Not Be Smoking Gun Against Corzine

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The House Financial Services Committee will hold its third hearing Wednesday into the collapse of MF Global, the commodities firm once led by former New Jersey Governor and Senator Jon Corzine.


March Madness Economics

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

There's a lot of money to be made off March Madness. At $122 billion, the amount of spending the NCAA's annual basketball tournament generates is equal to Iceland's GDP. That total includes $614 million in TV advertising, $300 million in NCAA merchandise, and $185 million in corporate sponsorship. So why aren't the athletes paid?

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Proposed Republican Budget Cuts Rile Democrats

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Republican Congressional leaders are staking out their positions on the federal budget, setting up what will most likely become another series of policy fights with President Barack Obama this election year.