Financial news on April 18, 2010

Business and Financial news
60 Across: Indy 500, e.g.

The author Stefan Kanfer and May Kanfer, an educator, talk about crosswords. Read more..

By PATRICK MERRELL - The New York Times

Airlines Press Europe to Ease Ban on Flights

As Europe grounded most airline flights for a fourth day, desperate airlines ran test flights and pressed aviation authorities to loosen the flight ban. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD and NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

For Goldman, a Bet’s Stakes Keep Growing

Accusations that Goldman Sachs defrauded customers who bought investments tied to risky mortgages have only just begun to reverberate in the financial world. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Official Contends Greece Won’t Face Further Restrictions

Greece’s finance minister dismissed speculation that his government would be forced to introduce tougher austerity measures in return for securing a 45 billion euro loan package. Read more..

By RAPHAEL MINDER - The New York Times

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