Financial news on May 20, 2006

Business and Financial news
3 More Companies Queried on Granting of Stock Options

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By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Inflation in Most Everything, Except the Dollar

Whether it is consumer prices, raw material costs or the fines levied on miscreant corporations, all signs pointed up this week. Read more..

By MARK A. STEIN - The New York Times

It's Here; It's There; It's Spyware

For all the improvements in computer security, using the Internet is growing only more dangerous — both at home and at work. Read more..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

Never Mind the Clip-On Ties, Geek Squad Can Fix Your PC

Robert Stephens has made a very good living solving the problems of technophobes and people who thought they were technically adept. Read more..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

Northwest and Baggage Handlers in Accord

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

This Knee Doesn't Jerk at Every Deal

The chief executive of Qwest Communications discusses challenges ahead for the smallest of the four big Bell phone companies. Read more..

By KEN BELSON - The New York Times

Tropicana Casino's Owner Being Bought for $2 Billion

By Bloomberg News. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Unease on Industry's Role in Hypertension Debate

The American Society of Hypertension is in the midst of a dispute over the influence of drug industry money. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

When Is a Housing Boom Not Such a Boom? See Below for Answers

If the housing boom is finally nearing an end, it is clear from regional activity in both apartment and single-family home construction, that it was an unusual boom. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

When to Hold, When to Fold That Insurance

When my father asked me for help with his life insurance, I naïvely assumed it would be a straightforward matter of dollars and cents. Read more..

By M.P. DUNLEAVEY - The New York Times

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