Financial news on March 17, 2007

Business and Financial news
Airport Insecurity

Barbara S. Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler’s aviation expert, worked for two months undercover as a screener. Read more..

By PAUL B. BROWN - The New York Times

A Titan of Private Equity May Go Public

The Blackstone Group is preparing for an initial public offering that could value the firm at more than $30 billion. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and PETER EDMONSTON - The New York Times

Awaiting a Compromise on YouTube

The problem for both Google and Viacom is that copyright law is filled with compromises and ambiguity. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

Black’s Ex-Partner Pays $29 Million to Settle Civil Case

The former business partner of Conrad M. Black settled a case over funds that regulators say were fraudulently diverted from Hollinger International. Read more..

By RICHARD SIKLOS - The New York Times

Disney Inquiry on Pixar Grants Finds No Misconduct by Jobs

Disney concluded an internal investigation and cleared Steven P. Jobs of any misconduct in issuing backdated stock options at Pixar. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Nissan Chief to Step Away From North America Unit

Carlos Ghosn will give up North American operations and focus on the revamping under way at Nissan and Renault. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Picking Stocks That Don’t Sin

Socially responsible investing can mean pursuing psychic as well as financial rewards. Read more..

By ALINA TUGEND - The New York Times

Some More Numbers to Juggle in Figuring Out Retirement

A debate grows about the percentage of income to set aside for a retirement that includes drinks with umbrellas. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

The Bad Boys of Investing Grow Up

Emerging markets have avoided much greater falls than Western markets have had, a display of maturity that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. Read more..

By CONRAD de AENLLE - The New York Times

Wal-Mart Abandons Bank Plans

Wal-Mart abruptly withdrew its application to obtain a special banking charter after a firestorm of criticism. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

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