Financial news on March 22, 2014

Business and Financial news
A Conversation With Danah Boyd, Author of 'It's Complicated,' About Teenagers Online

Despite a misconception, teens care deeply about privacy in that they want to have control over the social situations in which they are embedded, according to Ms. Boyd. Read more..

By NICK BILTON - The New York Times

A Pension Fund Invests Against the Rules, and Wins

James B Stewart Common Sense column; firefighters and police officers pension fund in Tampa, Fla, continues to benefit from ignoring widely embraced investment rules, even as some call strategy crazy. Read more..

By JAMES B. STEWART - The New York Times

Appeals Court Upholds Current Fees on Debit Card Purchases

Banks and Federal Reserve are dealt a victory in ongoing debit card fee wars when federal appeals court overturns lower court's decision, meaning amount banks collect from retailers when consumers swipe debit cards can remain as is, and not be further reduced; retailers are expected to continue fighting ruling, which hurts consumers. Read more..

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD - The New York Times

Looking for Ways to Keep Money From Dividing a Family

Paul Sullivan Wealth Matters column; careful planning and communication are needed to ensure that younger generations understand finances in general, as well as their inheritance. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Mercedes-Benz Simulator Shows Off Safety Technology

Outfitted with sensors, cameras and computers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles are able to avoid hazards. Read more..

By BENJAMIN PRESTON - The New York Times

Obama and Tech Executives to Meet Again on Privacy Issues

The president held a similar meeting in December and later announced he was taking steps to re-evaluate the breadth of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance programs. Read more..

By DAVID S. JOACHIM - The New York Times

Once a Hit, Its Ratings Make ‘Idol’ An Also-Ran

American Idol, onetime ratings juggernaut, hits new ratings low; singing competition sinks below 2.0 ratings barrier, something seemingly incomprehensible even two years ago. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Outside the U.S., Steps to Track Planes Better

Since an Air France jet crashed off the coast of Brazil in 2009, some foreign regulators and airlines have moved much faster to advance technology. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Profit Falls for Darden, Parent of Red Lobster

For the quarter ended Feb. 23, Darden posted a profit of $109.5 million, down almost 23 percent from year-ago earnings of $134.5 million. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Today’s Girls Love Pink Bows as Playthings, but These Shoot

Inspired by a succession of female warrior heroes, toy makers are marketing a more aggressive line of playthings for girls — even as the industry clings to every shade of pink. Read more..

By HILARY STOUT and ELIZABETH A. HARRIS - The New York Times

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