Financial news on March 14, 2009

Business and Financial news
3G Phones Exposing Networks’ Last-Gen Technology

Industry analysts say the problems at mobile carriers are becoming more glaring as the growing popularity of so-called smartphones puts pressure on their networks. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Bargaining Down the Medical Bills

If you’re out of work or underinsured, hospitals and doctors may be willing to negotiate their fees. Read more..

By LESLEY ALDERMAN - The New York Times

China’s Leader Says He Is ‘Worried’ Over U.S. Treasuries

The Chinese premier Wen Jiabao expressed concern on Friday about China’s $1 trillion investment in U.S. government debt. Read more..

By MICHAEL WINES - The New York Times

David G. Taylor, Banker Who Helped Engineer a Bailout, Dies at 79

In 1984 Mr. Taylor helped negotiate what was then the biggest federal bailout of a financial institution. Read more..

By DENNIS HEVESI - The New York Times

Delaying College for a Year Could Have Benefits

It is hard to see a downside to gaining a year of valuable life experience, especially since expanded federal college aid programs would not take effect until July 2010. Read more..

By JONATHAN D. GLATER - The New York Times

Even Pro Bono Work Requires Doing Your Homework First

Volunteer work is a way to do some good while keeping a hand in the job market, though finding the right volunteer job can seem as difficult as obtaining a salaried position. Read more..

By ALINA TUGEND - The New York Times

In Italy, a Vending Machine Even Makes the Pizza

The European vending machine industry has annual sales of about $33 billion, much of it coming from factories and offices. Read more..

By JOHN TAGLIABUE - The New York Times

Madoff Had Accomplices: His Victims

Only the willfully ignorant could have seen Bernard L. Madoff’s fund as a good investment. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

Madoffs Worth $823 Million, a Filing Says

Bernard L. Madoff’s main asset was his business; the houses, boats and cars were mostly in Ruth Madoff’s name. Read more..

By ZACHERY KOUWE - The New York Times

Weary of Looking for Work, Some Create Their Own

Some laid-off workers are turning to their inner entrepreneur in what could be a boon for the economy. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL and JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

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