Normally the first thing I do with the business section of the Times is toss it in recycling, but today…

…I saw many interesting things

Google search’s dirty secrets

A review of different tax softwares

And my favorite, a brief history of Emirates airlines:

Like so much in Dubai, Emirates started out small but dreamed big. It was established after Gulf Air, a regional airline then owned by Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, reduced its service to Dubai in the early 1980s. Feeling shunned, Dubai’s rulers created their own carrier.

The government provided $10 million in capital. Emirates began flying with two planes, a Boeing 737 and an Airbus A300, both leased from Pakistan International Airlines.