Financial news on August 21st, 2010

Business and Financial news
As Private Tutoring Booms, Parents Look at the Returns

Wealthy parents pay a lot for their children’s tutors, and they usually expect more than improved grades. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Consumers Clamoring for a Leader

A groundswell of support is rising for Elizabeth Warren, who proposed the newly created financial reform agency in 2007, to be named to lead it. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

Facebook Feels Unfriendly Toward Film It Inspired

Mark Zuckerberg, the company founder, has been locked in a standoff with the makers of a film about the social network. Read more..


Growing Concern About Tainted Eggs After Recall

Hillandale Farms issued a recall of eggs it sent to 14 states that were linked to a recent salmonella outbreak. Read more..

By WILLIAM NEUMAN - The New York Times

How to Be Frugal and Still Be Asked on Dates

There are ways to broadcast your financial values without coming off as a tightwad or a gold digger. Read more..

By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

Potash Board, Reviewing BHP Bid, Asks Investors to Sit Tight

The world’s largest fertilizer producer told shareholders not to take any action on the hostile takeover offer until the review was complete. Read more..


Sew Up a Hole

This Saturday crossword from Barry C. Silk includes an indicator that you’re back to your own words. Read more..

By JIM HORNE - The New York Times

Three on a Match

This is a different kind of word challenge, from the 2010 National Puzzlers’ League convention. Read more..

By JIM HORNE - The New York Times

Tribune Reorganization Talks With Its Creditors Disintegrate

Tribune, the giant media company, said negotiations with creditors on a reorganization plan had hit an impasse and that its bankruptcy would continue. Read more..

By JEREMY W. PETERS - The New York Times

U.S. Mortgage Relief Effort Is Falling Short of Its Goal

The pool of candidates is shrinking rapidly, and new trial modifications were down sharply in July. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

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