Financial news on January 29, 2011

Business and Financial news
Bet on Gold Nets Paulson $5 Billion

John A. Paulson made more in 2010 than he did in 2007 when he bet against subprime investments. Read more..

By AZAM AHMED and JULIE CRESWELL - The New York Times

F.D.A. Panel Is Split on Electroshock Risks

Studies show short-term benefits for severely depressed patients, but no evidence of any benefit after 30 days. Read more..

By DUFF WILSON - The New York Times

Finding Success, Passionate Followers in Tow

Dimensional Fund Advisors has taken a quirky, exclusive approach that has endeared it to its clients. Read more..

By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

Honeywell Doubles Profit and Raises Forecast

The company also announced it was selling its automotive products business. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Japanese Leader Creates Stir With Remark on Debt Rating

Government officials in Tokyo scrambled on Friday to minimize any fallout from the downgrade of Japanese long-term sovereign debt Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Sentence in Insider Trading Case

Yonni Sebbag tried to sell nonpublic Disney financial information, passed to him by his girlfriend, who worked at the company. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Social Security and Welfare Benefits Going Paperless

Social Security and welfare checks are being replaced by direct deposit and debit cards, which will change some rituals of inner-city life, like using federal benefit checks as collateral. Read more..

By CHRISTINE HAUSER - The New York Times

Unrest in Egypt Scares Investors Worldwide

In addition to news that the U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter, traders were taking in a number of corporate results. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Weighing the Best Vehicles For Philanthropic Giving

As private foundations attract more I.R.S. scrutiny, some wealthy philanthropists are considering the benefits of donor-advised funds, which are also less costly to manage. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Women Help Each Other Start Businesses in Afghanistan

And often they invite their husbands and children and friends to join them, spreading the effect of their efforts. Read more..

By GAYLE TZEMacH LEMMON - International Herald Tribune

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