Financial news on November 17th, 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..


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..


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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