Financial news on May 15, 2010

Business and Financial news
A Toolkit for Women Seeking a Raise

One cause of the pay gap between men and women may be how women approach negotiations, researchers say. Read more..

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD - The New York Times

Google Says It Collected Private Data by Mistake

The company said a programming error resulted in the collecting of snippets of data that happened to be transmitted over nonpassword protected Wi-Fi networks that the Google camera cars were passing. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

In Search of Adorable, as Hello Kitty Gets Closer to Goodbye

As the adorable white cat’s popularity and profits wane, Sanrio looks for new characters with mixed results. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Ode to Hex

Yet another variety puzzle from the masters of their craft. Read more..

By JIM HORNE - The New York Times

Paperless Reading Materials

Trip Payne and Patrick Berry create a Saturday crossword designed to leave you in breathless wonder. Read more..

By JIM HORNE - The New York Times

Practically Speaking, Stocks May Be a Good Bet

Wealthy investors shied away from equities during the downturn, but some are taking baby steps back to the market. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Study Pokes Holes in Air Bag Standards

A study suggests that new designs may place belted drivers at a greater risk than the air bags they replaced. Read more..

By JO CRAVEN McGINTY - The New York Times

Warner Brothers Sues ‘Superman’ Lawyer

The company accused the lawyer for the comic book characters’ co-creators of trying to seize control of a large share of the property. Read more..

By MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

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