Financial news on December 22nd, 2007
Business and Financial news
Devotional candles, kindled by anyone with a wish or a prayer, are a lucrative niche in the $2 billion candle market in the United States. Read more..
One Equity Partners agreed to sell its stake in Quintiles Transnational, a big manager of clinical drug trials, to its C.E.O. and two buyout firms. Read more..
Readers respond with wit, wisdom, and sometimes some venom, to Shortcuts columns. Read more..
Big banks have pulled the plug on a Treasury Department-backed plan to rescue troubled investment vehicles leveled by the subprime mortgage crisis. Read more..
China has been the financier keeping the U.S. government well funded, but the rate of increase of its holdings of dollar-based securities seems to have slowed. Read more..
Following the pet food scare this year, and a spate of children’s toy recalls, pet owners have been stepping forward to ask: How safe are pet toys? Read more..
Lead poisoning in pets is decreasing as lead paint grows more rare. But if your pet shows symptoms of lead poisoning, you should be tested as well. Read more..
When 2012 hits, stores will no longer be able to sell the cheap but inefficient incandescent light bulbs that are fixtures in most homes. Read more..
What happened to all the lead-tainted products that have been recalled recently? Most, it turns out, may still be in consumers’ hands. Read more..
A group of environmentally concerned friends spent a year off the “consumer grid” and spawned a new sort of abstinence movement. Read more..