Financial news on April 25, 2010

Business and Financial news
Book on Samsung Divides Korea

Kim Yong-chul’s popular tome on Samsung’s convicted chairman raises questions about the independence of the judiciary and media and the role of the corporation in Korea. Read more..

By CHOE SANG-HUN - International Herald Tribune

Democrats, Pressuring G.O.P., Unite on Finance Bill

A deal among Democrats on derivatives raised the pressure on Senate Republicans, who said they were still fighting for changes to the bill. Read more..

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN - The New York Times

Doing Something Risky

We have a Monday puzzle by Lynn Lempel and an announcement about a new Wordplay feature. Read more..

By JIM HORNE - The New York Times

Think Blankfein Will Resign? Want to Bet?

Down at Intrade.com, an online prediction market where wagers can be made on real-world events, people are placing bets on whether Lloyd C. Blankfein will keep his job til year’s end, and whether his bank, Goldman Sachs, will end up paying $25 million in fines. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

United-Continental Talks Said to Snag Over Price

Talks between the two airlines have stumbled over which share prices to use in their proposed stock-for-stock merger. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

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