Financial news on November 11, 2006
Business and Financial news
Of the companies receiving their first ratings from Standard & Poor’s this year, fewer than 10 percent received investment grade. Read more..
Nearly all of the 10 largest contributors to the return this year in Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index are longstanding marquee names in corporate America. Read more..
The recent Democratic victory likely obliterates the chance to open the seas off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to oil and gas drilling. Read more..
Even more than usual, it was a good week to be an investment banker. Read more..
Sony badly needs for PlayStation 3 to be a long-term hit to recover from its current decline and regain its title as global innovator. Read more..
Russia drew closer to membership in the World Trade Organization after reaching an agreement on issues raised by the United States. Read more..
If corporate social responsibility becomes a core business model, it won’t be because corporations have led the way. It will be because the rest of us have. Read more..
The primary source of revenue — customers — can also be the biggest pain in the neck when it comes to trying to turn a profit. Read more..
Iberdrola confirmed that it was in merger talks with ScottishPower, an international energy company. Read more..
It’s a sign of how slow the government is with the Internet when the chairman of the S.E.C. posts to a blog, and it is seen as remarkable. Read more..