Financial news on October 14, 2006

Business and Financial news
Boston Tower Is Among 10 Buildings in Big Sale

Broadway Partners has agreed to buy 10 prime office buildings from Beacon Capital Partners of Boston in a multibillion-dollar deal. Read more..

By TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

Carly Fiorina’s Revisionist Chronicles

The former Hewlett-Packard chief said her firing in February 2005 was not about performance. But that’s not how the rest of the world remembers it. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

Fighting for Housing

Champion boxer Oscar de la Hoya and a real estate builder join forces to revitalize Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Read more..

By JAMES FLANIGAN - The New York Times

Going, Going, Trying to Go Green

Dupont announced a “sustainability” initiative, making it the latest big company to jump on the green bandwagon. Read more..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

India Plans Public Offering of Stakes in 4 Power Companies

The sale would help pay for expansion, a move that signals a resumption of its attempt to privatize more industry. Read more..

By SARITHA RAI - The New York Times

Investors Catch the Consumer Itch to Buy

Not even the forced departure of several high-profile chief executives was enough to damp investors’ enthusiasm. Read more..

By MARK A. STEIN - The New York Times

Seeing Something to Cheer in a Big but Stabilizing Inventory of Homes

The stock market, which hated home builders for much of 2006, now thinks it sees signs of hope. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Teflon Is Great for Politicians, but Is It Safe for Regular People?

The government says nonstick pans pose no health threat, but not everyone is so sure. Read more..

By ALINA TUGEND - The New York Times

Wall Street Woos Film Producers, Skirting Studios

Investors are bypassing studio bosses and dealing directly with producers to gain more control. Read more..

By LAURA M. HOLSON - The New York Times

Wal-Mart Told to Pay $78 Million

Wal-Mart must pay $78 million to employees for not paying them when they worked through rest breaks and off the clock, a jury said. Read more..

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE - The New York Times

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