Financial news on March 22, 2008
Business and Financial news
Alcoa is under criminal investigation by the Justice Department over accusations that the company bribed officials in Bahrain in an effort to obtain business. Read more..
Roy Krause, the president of the Spherion Corporation, a recruiting and staffing company, recently offered his thoughts on where the job market was headed and why. Read more..
A Russian agency said it would inspect a large oil field controlled by BP’s joint venture, TNK-BP. Read more..
For most of the last decade, consumers in Britain went on a debt-financed spending spree, racking up a record £1.4 trillion in debt ($2.8 trillion) — more than the country’s gross domestic product. Read more..
Norway’s law requiring companies to fill 40 percent of corporate board seats with women by this year has raised expectations among women throughout Europe. Read more..
While some research suggests a shift is occurring, the aversion many women have to money tasks is still surprisingly common. Read more..
A long-running federal investigation into the orthopedic device industry’s suspected kickback payments to hip and knee surgeons now has the doctors in the spotlight. Read more..
Short of putting our heads in the sand and hoping all the bad financial news passes, what should we do with our own finances? Read more..
Analysts say the greatest economic challenge for Taiwan is overcoming its reliance on manufacturing for other brands and focusing on innovation and building its own brands. Read more..
On a recent weekend on his private Caribbean island, Sir Richard Branson and several high-powered visitors gathered to figure out what to do about global warming. Read more..