Financial news on March 19, 2011

Business and Financial news
An Advocate Who Scares Republicans

Many Republicans fear Elizabeth Warren will run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, fighting for consumers by cracking down on banks. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

As Remodeling Rebounds, Caveats for the Homeowner

Homeowners are edging back into renovations, but having work done means paying attention to some basic safety concerns. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

A Volatile Week Ends Higher on Wall Street

A cease-fire in Libya and global intervention to stabilize the Japanese yen send the major indexes up. Read more..

By JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

Cisco Announces Its First Dividend

The company, which makes computer networking gear, will pay 6 cents a share on April 20. Read more..


F.C.C. Clears Acquisition of Qwest, With Conditions

The approval, which requires the new company to provide cheap broadband Internet access and computers to poor households, was the final regulatory hurdle for the deal. Read more..


I.B.M. to Settle Bribery Charges for $10 Million

An S.E.C. lawsuit accused the company of paying bribes from 1998 through 2009 to Chinese and South Korean officials. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Japan’s Automakers Expect More Delays

Nissan, Honda and Toyota are all reviewing how they will get back to normal and make up for delays in deliveries overseas. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Pierre de Beaumont, Brookstone Founder, Dies at 95

Pierre de Beaumont, gadgeteer and entrepreneur who founded retailer Brookstone from his farm, dies at age 95. Read more..

By MARGALIT FOX - The New York Times

Pornography Sites Will Be Allowed to Use .XXX Addresses

The agency governing Internet addresses on Friday approved the creation of a new red-light district on the Web, but the decision may not end years of fighting. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Security Firm Is Vague on Its Compromised Devices

The company said a sophisticated intruder might have initiated a “broad attack” but did not provide additional information. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

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