Financial news on June 30, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Battery of Questions

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..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

China Vows Food-Safety Changes

China promised to cooperate in tackling its food safety problems but urged a quick resolution. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Disability, the Insurance That Is Often Sadly Overlooked

Disability insurance coverage can make a big difference in the lives of disabled workers and their families. Read more..

By HILLARY CHURA - The New York Times

Heaven Is Above Manhattan, and the Dress Code Is Relaxed

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..

By HARRY HURT III - The New York Times

IPhone: It’s Time — West Coast Edition

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..

By DAMON DARLIN - The New York Times

iPhone Spin Goes Round and Round

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..

By JOE NOCERA - The New York Times

May Spending by Consumers Matched Pace Set in April

Americans spent less than forecast in May, a sign that a consumer slowdown is restraining price pressures. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Oil Giant Sees Some Strains in the System

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..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Sad Scenes at an AT&T Wireless Store

In contrast to the party atmosphere at Apple stores, a Bay Area AT&T store was funereal last night. Read more..

By KATIE HAFNER - The New York Times

The Homes May Be Solid, but the Loans Look Shaky

Defaults have risen rapidly in the underlying mortgages in securities issued in the last half of 2006. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

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