Financial news on September 19, 2009

Business and Financial news
American Seeks Support From Partner Airlines in Talks With JAL

American Airlines, which is in talks with Japan Airlines, is seeking support from its Oneworld alliance partners, hoping they will help sweeten its offer of fresh capital and closer commercial ties. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - International Herald Tribune

August Joblessness Hit 10% in 14 States and D.C.

A Labor Department report shows that jobs remain scarce even as most analysts believe the economy is pulling out of the worst recession since the 1930s. Read more..

By CATHERINE RAMPELL - The New York Times

F.C.C. Seeks to Protect Free Flow of Internet Data

The proposal would expand and formalize rules meant to keep Internet providers from discriminating against certain content flowing over their networks. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

F.D.A. to Require Strict Warning on Anti-Nausea Drug

The drug Phenergan, made by Wyeth, was mistakenly injected intravenously into a patient. She sued after her hand and forearm were amputated because of complications. Read more..

By GARDINER HARRIS - The New York Times

Fed Considers Sweeping Rules on Bank Pay

The Federal Reserve’s rules, which would reportedly apply not just to executives, would scrutinize the structure of compensation in an effort to discourage excessive risk-taking. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS and LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Film Chief at Disney Steps Down

The chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Dick Cook, announced his resignation late Friday as the division he has led struggled with profitability in a shifting media landscape. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES and MICHAEL CIEPLY - The New York Times

Fox Ad on Protest Coverage Draws Rivals’ Fire

The hostility between the Fox News Channel and its competitors escalated over an advertisement in which Fox accused its competitors of missing the story of the so-called anti-tax protests in Washington. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Now Even Millionaires Can See the Benefits of Budgeting

Even the wealthy have grown cautious about managing personal income. Does one buy a Porsche or an Acura? Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Skype Founders Escalate Legal Fight Over Sale

The lawsuit asserts that Joost’s former chief executive misused confidential technical information about the peer-to-peer architecture behind both Skype and Joost. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Switzerland to Add Judges for UBS Appeals

The appeals arise from an agreement with the U.S. to hand over data on accounts at UBS that were used by some American clients to evade taxes. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH - The New York Times

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