Financial news on November 27, 2010

Business and Financial news
A Dying Banker’s Last Instructions

Gordon Murray, a Wall Street veteran, has brain cancer and a desire to show people a better way to invest. Read more..

By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

Animal Lovers, Beware of Ownership Costs

Adding a dog or cat to the family can entail considerable costs for upkeep and health care. For a pony, the annual bill can be in five figures. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Drug Maker Cited on Quality Issues

A new F.D.A. inspection shows that a division of Johnson & Johnson has not corrected its manufacturing problems. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Equity Markets Fall as Concern Shifts to Portugal

Uncertainty surrounding the debt profile of Europe’s weaker members hurt markets in the United States as well as Europe. Read more..

By CHRISTINE HAUSER - The New York Times

G.M. Finds a More Receptive Public

Evidence is emerging on car lots that consumers are starting to feel more positive about General Motors since it shed government control. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Music Publisher BMG Buying Chrysalis in $168 Million Deal

BMG, which has been buying music publishers, will add 100,000 Chrysalis titles, including songs by Blondie, David Bowie and Michael Jackson. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

Robert B. Daugherty Dies at 88; Helped Irrigate the Plains

With center-pivot irrigation, a Nebraska businessman helped transform the rural landscape into a patchwork of circular fields. His charity supports research into agricultural policy. Read more..

By WILLIAM NEUMAN - The New York Times

Shoppers Flock Back to the Mall to Hunt Deals

On this year’s Black Friday, retailers and analysts said they saw a surge in traffic at stores over last year. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

The Give and Take of Liar Loans

Countrywide Financial’s stance on stated-income loans — better known as liar loans — depends on whether it’s being asked to buy those losers back or asking someone else to. Read more..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy Crackdown

The Web addresses of several sites that posted unauthorized copies or aided in searches for downloadable films and music were seized by an arm of the Department of Homeland Security. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

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