Financial news on November 25, 2006

Business and Financial news
Attention, Holiday Shoppers: We Have Fisticuffs in Aisle 2

Frenzied shoppers have given the day after Thanksgiving a sharp-elbowed edge. Read more..

By MICHAEL BARBARO - The New York Times

China Reports Fraud in Fund for Elderly

More than $900 million was misappropriated from China’s $37 billion social security fund in the country’s latest massive government fraud. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Google Reaches Copyright Deal With Belgians

Google reached a settlement with Belgian photographers and journalists Friday in a copyright dispute over how Google News links to newspaper content. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Here’s to the Benefits of Red Wine, but Don’t Advertise Them

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..

By LAWRENCE M. FISHER - The New York Times

Meeting Special Needs and the Need for Peace of Mind

The last thing that parents of disabled children may want to face — establishing a special-needs trust — could provide the most comfort. Read more..

By HILLARY CHURA - The New York Times

On the Road as Far as China

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..

By JUSTON JONES - The New York Times

Rationalizing the Rally in Airlines

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..

By CONRAD de AENLLE - The New York Times

Signing Up a New Chief in the Age of Prenups

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..

By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH - The New York Times

The Dow’s 2-Week Winning Streak Comes to an End

Stocks fell yesterday after higher oil prices and a weaker dollar produced concerns that holiday sales and economic growth might falter. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Virtuous Calories Are Still Calories

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..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

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