Financial news on November 25, 2006
Business and Financial news
Frenzied shoppers have given the day after Thanksgiving a sharp-elbowed edge. Read more..
More than $900 million was misappropriated from China’s $37 billion social security fund in the country’s latest massive government fraud. Read more..
Google reached a settlement with Belgian photographers and journalists Friday in a copyright dispute over how Google News links to newspaper content. Read more..
The wine industry has long been handcuffed by laws that discourage promoting the benefits of wine, some dating back to the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Read more..
The last thing that parents of disabled children may want to face — establishing a special-needs trust — could provide the most comfort. Read more..
The chairman and chief executive of YRC Worldwide, owner of the Yellow and Roadway truck lines, spoke recently about the company’s rapid growth. Read more..
Shares of US Airways and other major carriers leaped when US Airways’ bid for Delta was announced, though Delta’s plunged after a small initial rally. Read more..
New chief executives have shorter strings and briefer honeymoons these days, but their contracts and the time it takes to negotiate them have gotten longer. Read more..
Stocks fell yesterday after higher oil prices and a weaker dollar produced concerns that holiday sales and economic growth might falter. Read more..
Given an equal number of calories, fruit juices and smoothies are certainly healthier than sugary, nutrient-free soft drinks. But calories aren’t always equal. Read more..