Financial news on November 17, 2007

Business and Financial news
Abu Dhabi Takes 8% Stake in Advanced Micro

Advanced Micro Devices said that an investment arm of Abu Dhabi’s government had taken an 8 percent stake in the chip company for $622 million. Read more..

By LAURIE J. FLYNN - The New York Times

Boston Scientific and Consultant Settle a Lawsuit

Boston Scientific and the ECRI Institute have settled a lawsuit that could have spotlighted efforts by medical device-makers to keep the prices of their products secret. Read more..

By BARNABY J. FEDER - The New York Times

Canada Bars Seaweed-Apparel Health Claims

Lululemon Athletica has agreed to stop making health claims in Canada about its VitaSea clothing, a line that the company says is made with seaweed. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

China Tilting Away From Longtime Trading Partners

The benefits of China’s growth are no longer being spread as widely around the world, with Europe a particular loser as its exports to China begin to fall. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Discontented, DreamWorks Is in Talks to Join NBC

Although NBC Universal is interested in striking a deal, it wants DreamWorks to find outside financing to make its movies, which Universal could then distribute. Read more..

By SHARON WAXMAN and BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Hoping (Dreaming?) of Soccer as National Pastime

Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, has helped to transform the soccer landscape with a broad growth plan for the league. Read more..

By JACK BELL - The New York Times

Judge Demands Documentation in Foreclosures

A federal judge in Ohio has given lenders 30 days to prove that they own the properties they intend to seize from troubled homeowners. Read more..

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON - The New York Times

The M.B.A. Under Attack

A rising reaction against management theory, Hollywood modeling itself on Silicon Valley and more. Read more..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

Why Must ID Security Be So Hard?

Credit bureaus are now offering security freeze services, allowing consumers to put their credit into a kind of lockdown, but the process remains complicated. Read more..

By M. P. DUNLEAVY - The New York Times

With a Full Quiver, Eager to Join the Band of Merry Men

Catching the archery bug that is sweeping the nation with a bullseye and a compound bow. Read more..

By HARRY HURT III - The New York Times

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