Financial news on June 30, 2007
Business and Financial news
Joe Nocera, the Saturday columnist for the Times, took Apple to task for designing a cell phone with a battery that cannot be replaced by the consumer. You may or may not agree with him. You can read the column here, though it is behind the Times Select wall. (That means you need a subscription […] Read more..
China promised to cooperate in tackling its food safety problems but urged a quick resolution. Read more..
Disability insurance coverage can make a big difference in the lives of disabled workers and their families. Read more..
Being rejected by Hell’s gatekeeper prompted me to embark on an executive pursuit of the rooftop bars that have proliferated across the city’s skyline. Read more..
8:15 p.m. (5:15 local time) John Markoff, Times reporter, reports seeing about 200 in line at the Palo Alto store and about the same number in Emeryville. He is trying to figure out how many iPhones will be sold opening weekend. Before he finishes, he wanders down to the San Francisco Apple store. 9:51 p.m. […] Read more..
A question about battery replacement is usually easy to clear up. But at Apple, there is no such thing as a straightforward answer. There is only spin. Read more..
Americans spent less than forecast in May, a sign that a consumer slowdown is restraining price pressures. Read more..
James J. Mulva, chairman and chief executive of ConocoPhillips, spoke about his concerns that Congress and the country were not doing enough to meet the public’s energy needs. Read more..
In contrast to the party atmosphere at Apple stores, a Bay Area AT&T store was funereal last night. Read more..
Defaults have risen rapidly in the underlying mortgages in securities issued in the last half of 2006. Read more..