Financial news on April 21st, 2007
Business and Financial news
Richard Robinson, the chief executive of Scholastic, spoke about the success of the Harry Potter books and intimated that there could be another best-selling series to come — from the same author. Read more..
Harry Hurt marches into battle with a mask and saber in hand, trying to summon the spirit of Zorro. Read more..
The Transportation Department said it was investigating several domestic airlines for publishing unrealistic flight schedules. Read more..
When it comes to hedge funds, do the extremely rich know more than the rest of us? Read more..
Increasing violence has rippled across energy markets, contributing to higher prices and tighter supplies. Read more..
Helen Robson Walton’s husband, Sam Walton, founded Wal-Mart Stores and relied on her for advice. Read more..
The paper is doubling its street sale price to 50 cents to help stem losses, estimated to be about $70 million a year. Read more..
Sallie Mae was once an institution where profits took a back seat to performing a public good. That, alas, is no longer the case. Read more..
A private equity firm and a medical charity raised their joint bids for Alliance Boots, hours after the board had accepted a rival offer. Read more..
A Harvard economics professor has argued that tall people should pay more in taxes than short people. Read more..