Financial news on January 2nd, 2010

Business and Financial news
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By PATRICK MERRELL - The New York Times

Better Vision for the World, on a Budget

Efforts are under way to develop and distribute inexpensive adjustable eyeglasses to the world’s poor to help them lead more productive lives. Read more..


Paris, Milan, Tokyo. Tokyo?

Tokyo’s clothing designers are cutting-edge and are frequently imitated, but their markets have remained mostly domestic. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Singapore Says Its Economy Is Set to Grow This Year

Singapore’s economy is improving after a volatile year in which it shrank for the first time since 2001, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

South Korea’s Exports Surged Last Month

South Korea’s exports increased in December at the fastest rate in 17 months, adding to signs that the country’s economy is recovering from the global recession. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Telecom Company to Pay $3 Million in China Bribe Case

United States officials said the company paid about $7 million for hundreds of trips by employees of China’s telecommunications companies to visit America for sightseeing vacations. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Time Warner and Fox Reach a Cable Deal

The News Corporation and Time Warner Cable said that they had agreed on new terms for a contract, averting a blackout of college bowl games. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

U.S. Loan Effort Is Seen as Adding to Housing Woes

Some economists contend that the Obama administration’s $75 billion program to prevent foreclosures has done more harm than good. Read more..

By PETER S. GOODMAN - The New York Times

U.S. to Investigate Trade Dispute Over LCD TVs

The Samsung Electronics Company’s latest patent-infringement claims, which seek to block United States imports of LCD TVs made by the Sharp Corporation, will be investigated by a trade agency in Washington. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

What to Expect as T.S.A. Tightens Airport Security

Travelers are advised to brush up on the security agency’s rules before heading to the airport. Read more..


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