Financial news on May 14th, 2011
Business and Financial news
While much of Europe has been struggling to bounce back from the financial crisis, German unemployment has declined to a level lower than it was in September 2008. Read more..
The major indexes fell Friday after some disappointing earnings reports and concerns about Europe’s debt crisis. Read more..
The social networking site tried to hide the fact that it was behind a campaign to coax reporters and technology experts to write critical stories about Google’s Social Circle. Read more..
Federal criminal authorities are investigating whether a former securities regulator inappropriately represented Allen Stanford, the indicted Texas financier, after leaving the S.E.C. Read more..
After 40 years of catering to younger consumers, advertisers are broadening their focus to older people for demographic and economic reasons. Read more..
Mr. Johnson, the founder of a boat trailer company, created a trailer that allowed a single person to unload a boat into shallow water. Read more..
Higher prices for gas and food pushed up a widely used index of inflation to the fastest 12-month pace in more than two years. Read more..
The company behind KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut is planning to buy most of the shares of Little Sheep, which operates hundreds of colorful hot pot restaurants in China. Read more..
With a two-year window that makes it cheaper to transfer wealth to offspring, the richest Americans are struggling with how much money to give. Read more..