Financial news on April 10th, 2010

Business and Financial news
Dow Slips Above 11,000 and Then Slips Back

The Dow traded over 11,000 for the first time since 2008. But some believe the market has come too far too fast. Read more..

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ - The New York Times

Europe Acts to Ensure Its Imported Timber Is Legal

Malaysia was set to become the first Asian country to sign a voluntary agreement that would certify its timber exports to Europe had been harvested legally. Read more..

By LIZ GOOCH - The New York Times

For Many, Health Law Offers a Chance for Preventive Care

The health law requires insurance companies to cover annual checkups, immunizations and screenings without charge in all new policies. Read more..

By LESLEY ALDERMAN - The New York Times

Greenspan Criticized for Characterization of Colleague

Alan Greenspan said his testimony should not have been interpreted as criticism of Edward M. Gramlich, a former member of the Fed’s board of governors. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

In Order Books, Signs of Broad Growth

Service providers worldwide have joined manufacturers in reporting an increase in business. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Looking Toward Wellness Discounts

In 2014, the new health care law will let employers offer incentives to their workers to be proactive about their health. Read more..

By LESLEY ALDERMAN - The New York Times

Regulators May Pursue More Fines Against Toyota

Regulators said they might pursue a second penalty based on documents indicating the existence of two separate defects in accelerator pedals, which were recalled in January. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Rio Tinto Goes to Quarterly Pricing on Iron Ore

The British-Australian mining company joins two other firms in shorter-term pricing, ending a decades-old annual fixed-priced system. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

The Risks and Returns of Municipal Bonds

As states and municipalities struggle to pay their bills, are munis still the safe tax haven for investors they once were? Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Working Financial Literacy in With the Three R’s

While more states are beginning to require personal finance instruction, there aren’t enough that do, experts say, and the quality is inconsistent. Read more..


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