Bercovici says that the move, which will place another economically-oriented columnist on the page alongside Paul Krugman, is "all but a done deal," though Nocera and the Times refused to comment to him.
Nocera has been a columnist for the Times' business section since 2005. He is also the co-author of a recent book on the financial crisis, "All The Devils Are Here," and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010.
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