Financial news on April 11, 2009

Business and Financial news
Another Los Angeles Times Advertisement Draws Fire

A day after it ran a front-page advertisement for an NBC show that resembled a news story, the paper faced more questions for another promotion designed to look like news. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

As Medical Charts Go Electronic, Rural Doctor Sees Healthy Change

A family doctor in rural Kansas says her switch to electronic records has greatly improved her productivity. Read more..

By MILT FREUDENHEIM - The New York Times

Austere Times? Perfect

Thrift is re-emerging as a desirable consumer value, and devoted penny-pinchers are having the time of their lives. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Birth Control Options for Women

Tubal ligation is more popular than vasectomies for men, but is difficult to reverse. Pills and intrauterine devices can prevent pregnancy while preserving fertility. Read more..

By LESLEY ALDERMAN - The New York Times

Chinese Exports Fall for Fifth Month, but More Slowly

March trade figures showed exports were 17.1 percent lower, a less severe plunge than that of February. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

Paying for a Vasectomy

Once you’ve decided to get a vasectomy, a little research may help bring the cost down. Read more..

By LESLEY ALDERMAN - The New York Times

Regulators Close 2 Banks, Bringing Total for Year to 23

Cape Fear Bank of Wilmington, N.C., and New Frontier Bank in Greeley, Colo., were closed by regulators, bringing the total number of United States bank failures this year to 23. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Showdown Seen Between Banks and Regulators

Industry executives are bracing for fights with the government over repayment of bailout money and forced sales of bad mortgages. Read more..

By STEPHEN LABATON and EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Telenor Ruling Stirs Fear of Court Shopping in Russia

Malleable courts and widespread jurisdiction shopping prevent Western creditors from collecting debts in Russia. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Yahoo and Microsoft Said to Be Weighing Ad Pact

The two companies, which held a series of fruitless negotiations last year, have restarted discussions, this time over a possible advertising agreement, a person briefed on the discussions said. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

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