Financial news on November 24, 2007

Business and Financial news
Bargains Draw Crowds, but the Thrill Is Gone

Shoppers favored discounted chains over more expensive retailers as an uncertain economy hung over their heads. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

Bland Menu if Cable Goes à la Carte

As appealing as à la carte cable may sound, there is a reason that Congress has not taken the bait: it would be a consumer disaster. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

Citing Weak Dollar, Airbus Chief Talks of More Cost Cuts

Airbus, which sells planes in dollars but uses billion of euros worth of equipment, is being squeezed by the dollar’s recent slide. Read more..

By REUTERES - The New York Times

Deputy Finance Minister Is Charged in Russia

Sergei A. Storchak is charged with conspiring to embezzle $43.4 million, in a politically tinged case seen as undermining the position of liberals in the Russian government. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Jet’s Snags Don’t Deter Boeing’s Fans

Boeing has been blessed with a nearly perfect environment in which to do business, at least until recently. Read more..

By CONRAD DE AENLLE - The New York Times

Publisher Gets Web Readers to Fill the Pages of Its Magazines

A funny thing happened while Halsey Minor, the founder of CNet.com, was trying to kill print journalism. He ended up publishing magazines - the kind he and others had declared obsolete. Read more..

By EVELYN NUSSENBAUM - The New York Times

Strategies to Avoid Medicare’s Big Hole

A gap in Medicare’s prescription drug coverage is helping to curb growth in the nation’s drug spending by pushing people toward low-cost generic drugs. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

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