Financial news on November 20, 2010

Business and Financial news
As Cheesemaking Blooms, So Can Listeria

The number of small-scale, artisan cheesemakers has boomed in recent years, but little or no formal training in food safety is required. Read more..

By WILLIAM NEUMAN - The New York Times

Buy American? Upscale Investors Look Abroad

The slow recovery has prompted more rich Americans to diversify beyond their own borders, something well-off foreigners have long been doing. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

China Move Could Counter Fed’s Efforts

China’s new bank rules could help maintain its currency advantage in the face of the Fed’s monetary easing. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

China Restarts Rare Earth Shipments to Japan

Shipments of the minerals, which are vital to products ranging from smartphones to wind turbines, were halted in late September in the context of a diplomatic dispute. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Dear S.E.C., Please Make Brokers Accountable to Customers

The S.E.C. is considering making stock and insurance brokers put their customers’ interests first. Here’s why it should write that rule. Read more..

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD - The New York Times

Incivility Can Have Costs Beyond Hurt Feelings

Research shows that employees who have experienced rude behavior tend to decrease their effort on the job. Read more..

By ALINA TUGEND - The New York Times

India Stocks Sink on Telecommunications Scandal

India’s auditor said that $40 billion had been wasted in the awarding of wireless telecommunications spectrum licenses. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Merck Not at Fault in Fosamax Trial, Jurors Say

Judith Graves, a Florida woman, had sued the company, claiming that its osteoporosis drug, Fosamax, caused her jawbone to disintegrate. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Robin Day, Designer Whose Work Graces Waiting Rooms, Dies at 95

Mr. Day’s stackable plastic chair is “a humble masterpiece,” the director of a design museum said. Read more..

By BRUCE WEBER - The New York Times

Small Cheesemaker Defies F.D.A. Over Recall

Estrella Family Creamery’s battle is symbolic of a larger fight between small food producers and regulators. Read more..

By WILLIAM NEUMAN - The New York Times

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