Financial news on September 9th, 2006

Business and Financial news
After 5 Years, His Voice Can Still Crack

After the 9/11 attacks, James J. Dunne III was thrust into a role he never expected and never prepared for — not just to lead the firm Sandler O’Neill, but to save it. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

Chief Who Led Turnaround Will Retire From Peugeot

The news of Jean-Martin Folz’s early departure illustrated that Europe shares the same problems facing the U.S. auto industry. Read more..

By THOMAS CRAMPTON - The New York Times

Finding Philosophy on the Side of a Cliff

When reaching the top means using fingernails, ropes, harnesses, a helmet and climbing shoes. Read more..

By HARRY HURT III - The New York Times

Ford Chairman Receives Call From Bush

President Bush called Ford’s chairman to discuss company changes, days after it named a new chief executive. Read more..


H.P. Chairwoman Aims Not to Be the Scapegoat

Patricia C. Dunn will have to convince Hewlett-Packard’s board that she should not be dumped for the scandal rocking the company. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

Musical Chairs in the Executive Suites

Corporate America was shook up as some chief executives were effectively fired and several boardroom bridesmaids were given their shot at the top. Read more..

By MARK A. STEIN - The New York Times

Remote Control for Health Care

Remote-monitoring systems will allow those with chronic health problems to have their conditions constantly monitored as they go about their daily lives. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Rethinking Retirement and Pensions

The Principal Financial Group’s chief executive spoke about the recent pension reform law, defined benefits and wellness. Read more..

By BARBARA WHITAKER - The New York Times

Shying Away From Degeneracy

Why did Fox decide not to market the new film “Idiocracy” directed by “Beavis and Butt-head” creator Mike Judge? Read more..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

Some Advice on Getting Some Advice

Picking the right financial planner requires some homework and asking the right questions. Read more..

By M. P. DUNLEAVEY - The New York Times

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