Financial news on November 1st, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Monthlong Walk on the Wildest Side of the Stock Market

The wildest month in the history of Wall Street ended on Halloween with both scary and thrilling price movements. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

A Rescue Hindered by Politics

There are serious, smart plans to help struggling homeowners. And yet one plan is still missing. Where, oh, where is the government’s plan? Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

Barclays Seeks $11.8 Billion From Abu Dhabi and Qatar

Barclays plans to raise $11.8 billion by selling shares to Abu Dhabi and Qatar to meet Britain’s new capital requirements for banks without the government’s help. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Burger King Reports Earnings Up 2 Percent

Burger King Holdings said quarterly profit rose 2 percent as consumers sought less expensive food. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Fear of Deflation Lurks as Global Demand Drops

Consumer cutbacks could lead to falling prices, suffocating investment and worsening joblessness for months. Read more..

By PETER S. GOODMAN - The New York Times

Panel Criticizes F.D.A. Study of Chemical

Scientists said the F.D.A. had produced a flawed safety assessment of a chemical used for decades in baby bottles and food storage containers. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Rivals in Talks to Finance ‘Tintin’ Films

The elaborate, two-film “Tintin” series planned by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson may find its financiers in a partnership being forged by Sony and Paramount. Read more..

By MICHAEL CIEPLY - The New York Times

Selling Beauty on a Global Scale

Avon’s chairwoman and chief executive, Andrea Jung, discusses how the company’s direct-selling model can improve the lives of women in developing countries. Read more..

By J. ALEX TARQUINIO - The New York Times

Stocks Higher on Last Day of Tumultuous Month

Shares rose on the last day of October, which is on track to be the worst month for U.S. stocks since 1987. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

The Suave Public Face of Abu Dhabi’s Billions

As Abu Dhabi emerges, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the 32-year-old director of a high-profile development fund, is the perfect avatar. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

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