Financial news on February 13, 2010
Business and Financial news
The airlines’ main goal is to make sure pilots, passengers and planes do not get stuck at snowbound airports. Read more..
For the second time in less than five weeks, China’s central bank has moved to limit lending, a step that came earlier than most economists had expected. Read more..
In China, 42 high-speed rail lines have opened or are set to open by 2012; the U.S. hopes to build its first high-speed line by 2014. Read more..
Google has faced a firestorm of criticism on blogs and Web sites, and it has already been forced to alter some features of Buzz, its new social networking service. Read more..
The buyers — Berkshire Partners, Advent International and Bain Capital — will pay $1.1 billion for SkillSoft. Read more..
Starting this week, Japan’s new, looser fuel-efficiency standards for imported cars will provide a subsidy to buyers of the hulking power machines. Read more..
OkCupid uses statistical tools to analyze traffic on its dating site and publishes the insights, such as to look intriguing, not just attractive, in your profile picture. Read more..
In tough times, people are more willing to discuss their finances even though the commiserating can have a downside. Read more..
Wall Street did not create Europe’s debt problem, but bankers enabled Greece and others to borrow beyond their means, in deals that were perfectly legal. Read more..
Wal-Mart Stores reached an agreement with Live Nation Entertainment to sell tickets to concerts and other events at about 500 stores. Read more..