Financial news on August 4th, 2007
Business and Financial news
Some Bancrofts didn’t think that their family’s ownership of Dow Jones was ever going to be in the best interest of the company. Read more..
Baby boomers are now groping for reading glasses to peruse menus in dim restaurants and to review the tiny instructions on medicine bottles. Read more..
The party Saturday night in downtown Taipei for the Wikipedians assembled for the annual Wikimania gathering briefly had the feel of a midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” as the documentary maker Nic Hill showed a trailer and some clips from “Truth in Numbers: The Wikipedia Story.” Read more..
The job market lost some of its punch in July as employers added 92,000 jobs — the fewest in five months — and unemployment edged up to 4.6 percent. Read more..
A Senate committee approved an amendment to the Coast Guard reauthorization bill that would restrict how private owners could use surplus ships obtained from the government. Read more..
Portfolio managers are seeking out companies that are less sensitive to changing economic conditions and the whims of investment fashion. Read more..
Stocks tumbled on fears that worsening ills in the mortgage and debt markets could soon take a significant toll on the overall economy. Read more..
There are a variety of ways to transfer old home videos to DVD. Read more..
James B. Stewart writes in Smart Money that the stock market bubble is about to burst. Read more..
Toyota reported a 32 percent rise in second-quarter profits and strong sales in North America as the company seeks to widen its lead over G.M. as the world’s largest automaker. Read more..