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Monday Brings a Reminder of Loss at Lehman

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:35:19 GMT

Lehman, which offered details of its second-quarter loss on Monday, is the latest Wall Street bank to feel the heat of the tight credit market. More downbeat news from Wall Street is expected this week.



Bernanke Says Rising Health Care Costs a Strain

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:08:17 GMT

Bolstering the performance of the health care system is one of the biggest challenges facing the country, the Federal Reserve chairman said Monday.



Oil Nears $140 a Barrel; Weak Dollar Cited

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:02:19 GMT

Light, sweet crude for July delivery hit a trading record of $139.89 a barrel on Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a dramatic surge analysts attributed to the weakening dollar.



Stocks Mixed as Oil Climbs

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:40:19 GMT

Wall Street fluctuated after another spike in oil prices and a decline in regional manufacturing activity touched off fresh concerns about the well-being of the economy.



New A.I.G. Chief Plans to Reach Out to Investors

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:46:50 GMT

Robert B. Willumstad, named chief of American International Group late Sunday, said on Monday he would have a turnaround plan in place by September.



Barclays Considering Share Issue

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 14:32:51 GMT

Shares of the British bank soared 11 percent on Monday after the lender said it was considering a plan to sell new shares.



F.C.C. Chief Backs XM-Sirius Deal

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:10:24 GMT

The merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio could proceed in exchange for concessions.



McClatchy to Cut 10% of Work Force

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:20:23 GMT

The publisher of the Kansas City Star and Miami Herald will trim about 1,400 employees in a move to save $70 million a year as it struggles to attract advertising dollars.



EMI’s New Boss Sees Cracks in Music World

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 04:46:23 GMT

The takeover of the music company EMI, a cherished icon in Britain, by the private equity financier Guy Hands has been a chaotic culture clash.



With Tim Russert’s Death, NBC News Must Replace a Man of Many Roles

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:47:20 GMT

While open speculation about who might replace Tim Russert in his various roles at NBC News has been muted, a list of insiders for his role on “Meet the Press” is already circulating.



Plan Seeks More Access for Disabled

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:08:56 GMT

The Bush administration will propose broad new rules to increase access to public places for people with disabilities.



MySpace Might Have Friends, but It Wants Ad Money

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:53:28 GMT

Monetizing social networking Web sites is proving to be an arduous road and ad revenues have not come in as quickly as planned.



Advertising: Remote Clicks That Do More Than Just Change Channels

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 04:03:45 GMT

An ambitious effort to take interactive television into American homes is expanding after a test of the system began at a single station last month.



Small Publishers Feel Power of Amazon’s ‘Buy’ Button

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 21:51:27 GMT

Amazon makes it harder for buyers to purchase books from those publishers with whom it is in dispute over the terms of the division of revenue from online sales.



The Associated Press to Set Guidelines for Using Its Articles in Blogs

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 04:37:57 GMT

The effort may offer a prominent definition of the important but vague doctrine of “fair use,” often a contentious issue in the blogosphere.



NBC Universal Brings Oxygen Into the Fold

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:54:45 GMT

The Oxygen cable channel, purchased by NBC Universal last year, is beginning to embrace its new identity as NBC’s flagship female television brand.



A Book Club Courts Liberals

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 04:08:54 GMT

The new Progressive Book Club is inviting readers to join and buy three books at $1 apiece in exchange for the obligation to buy four books over the next two years.



The Secret to Success in Publishing: Bash Bush, With Nods to a Classic

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:56:10 GMT

The cover of “Goodnight Bush” looks almost exactly like “Goodnight Moon” and uses a similar rhyme scheme. But there the thematic similarities end.



Purchase of Theme Song, a Staple of Canadian Culture, Upsets Hockey Fans

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:25:48 GMT

Canada’s CTV network purchased the exclusive rights to a beloved hockey theme song associated with a program on a rival broadcaster.



JPMorgan’s Stately Old Logo Returns for Institutional Business

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:46:56 GMT

The move is part of an introduction of JPMorgan’s branding strategy, formally giving separate identities to the consumer and institutional businesses.



Physicians’ Group Furious at Cigars in ‘Hulk’ Movie

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:54:57 GMT

The advocacy arm of the American Medical Association has complained about the incessant cigar-smoking depiction of the villain in “The Incredible Hulk.”



Offer Says, ‘This Bud’s for InBev’

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 04:03:14 GMT

InBev has started to build an argument for its $65-a-share offer to acquire Anheuser-Busch, saying it was based on the Budweiser maker’s current assets and business.



Separate Bloomsdays for Theater and Radio

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:55:30 GMT

Worries about James Joyce’s words and Federal Communications Commission rules have divided WBAI and Symphony Space over an annual reading of “Ulysses.”



On the Campaign: Recalling Russert as Political Operative in New York

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 04:44:13 GMT

Tim Russert thrived as a political strategist and operative in one of the most brutal political environments in the country.



Drilling Down: Rogue Computers Used in Ad Fraud

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:52:48 GMT

Click fraud, in which people or computers click on ads solely to generate a payment, is on the rise.



Treasury Auctions Set for This Week

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:47:08 GMT

The Treasury’s schedule of financing this week included Monday’s regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills and an auction of four-week bills on Tuesday.



Looking Ahead

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:53:59 GMT

Upcoming business and financial news for the week ahead.



Accounts, People, Miscellany

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 22:17:16 GMT

New campaigns, deals and executive changes to watch at advertising agencies.



The Way We Live Now: Tariff to Nowhere

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:03:36 GMT

Will the Democrats come to their senses on trade?



Consumed: The Indie Look

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:06:33 GMT

T-shirts celebrating little-guy capitalism — or at least the idea of it.



The Medium: Swapland

Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:43:30 GMT

Bartering, especially of homes, has found a new, global life on the Internet.



The Media Equation: In Mourning for a Man, and His Era

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:46:22 GMT

Amid all the laurels and praise for the life of Tim Russert, journalists and politicians seem to be fearing that he may have taken a way of life with him.