Financial news on May 13th, 2006

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Bolivia and Venezuela Are Chided at European Gathering

Walking a diplomatic tightrope, several European and Latin American leaders criticized Bolivia and Venezuela for their hostile treatment of foreign investors. Read more..

By CARTER DOUGHERTY - The New York Times

Buyers Don't Let High Prices Get in the Way

KEEP spending. That message came through in several ways this week, in decisions by corporate boards to pursue mergers despite high valuations, in the determination of drivers to burn more gasoline regardless of near record prices, and in the assu... Read more..

MARK A. STEIN - The New York Times

Commodities: Run With or Run From?

IF the high-tech bubble passed you by six years ago, you still have a chance to help inflate the low-tech bubble in commodities. Many investment advisers warn that prices may have a long way to fall, however, and that anyone who gives in to the te... Read more..

By CONRAD DE AENLLE - The New York Times

Gas Prices and Rate Worries Rattle Consumer Confidence

The upbeat mood present at the start of the year appears to have been clouded by rising gasoline prices, a cooling housing market and higher interest rates. Read more..

By VIKAS BAJAJ and JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Jump in Exports Widens China's Global Surplus

Chinese exports climbed steeply in April while growth in China's imports faltered, producing an unexpectedly wide trade surplus. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

No Neutral Ground in Net Debate

According to Arianna Huffington, the use of banal, insipid language could spell doom for the Internet. Read more..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

Qwest's Ex-Chief Is Suddenly Cast as Defender of Privacy

Joseph P. Nacchio, who is under indictment for insider trading, has been recast as a champion of the Fourth Amendment and a friend of the man on the street. Read more..

By KEN BELSON - The New York Times

Televisa to Enter Bidding for the Spanish-Language Broadcaster Univision

The Mexican media company said that it planned to bid for Univision along with five private investment firms, including one owned by Bill Gates. Read more..

By ELISABETH MALKIN - The New York Times

Time Warner Takes Full Control Over Court TV

Time Warner bought the rest of Court TV yesterday for $735 million from the Liberty Media Corporation. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Vet Bills and the Priceless Pet: What's a Practical Owner to Do?

Making a choice between expensive health care for a pet or ending the life of that animal companion is a complicated dilemma most pet owners eventually face. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

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