Financial news on December 16, 2006

Business and Financial news
After Shortage, Vaccine for Flu Goes Unused

An abundant supply of flu shots may still not reach everyone who needs them because of distribution delays. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Airlines, Now Healthy, Getting Frisky

The best may be to come, as some of the biggest airlines flirt with mergers that could permit them to cut costs and raise fares even further. Read more..

By MARK A. STEIN - The New York Times

At $300 a Bottle, Do You Have to Tip?

Hundreds of new alcoholic beverages are popping up to slake a growing thirst to sip more attractive and expensive liquor. Read more..

By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO - The New York Times

Latest Consumer Price Data Ease Fears of Inflation

The latest report showed that inflation was following an arc that must give some relief to the Federal Reserve. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

Nintendo to Offer Sturdier Straps for Wii

Nintendo said it was taking steps to keep energetic users of its Wii video game console from breaking their televisions and ceiling fans. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Skip the Stress and Donate to Charities

More people are finding unusual ways to enjoy their holidays without shopping themselves into a stupor. Read more..

By M. P. DUNLEAVEY - The New York Times

The Economist on ‘Fair Trade’

“Buy organic, destroy the rainforest,” The Economist said last week, eliciting howls of protest from food-activist bloggers. Read more..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

Turning Around Sprint-Nextel

Gary Forsee, chief executive of Sprint-Nextel, spoke about efforts to right the company’s ship. Read more..

By KEN BELSON - The New York Times

Under 40, Successful, and Itching for a New Career

Kimberly Bishop spent 16 years at one job, and then, in midcareer, decided that it was time for a change. Read more..

By ABBY ELLIN - The New York Times

Wage Cuts Approved for Comair Workers

Comair received bankruptcy court approval to cut wages for flight attendants and mechanics and end contributions to their pension plans. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

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