Daniel Craig Talks ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,’ Politics, Class In Esquire

Daniel Craig Talks ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,’ Politics, Class In Esquire

Daniel Craig is not a particularly fragile man, what with his mysterious eyes, ripped James Bond redefining the character and upcoming, rough and tumble western, “Cowboys and Aliens” epic ready to burst into theaters. But even he, this steely-gazed Brit, was taken aback when he was allowed into David Fincher’s editing room. Fincher, director of […]

Bank Of America’s $8.5 Billion Mortgage Settlement Challenged By Bondholders

Bank Of America’s $8.5 Billion Mortgage Settlement Challenged By Bondholders

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) – A group of bondholders plans to challenge Bank of America Corp’s $8.5 billion settlement with holders in soured mortgage-backed securities, saying it may be unfair to other bond investors. In court papers filed on Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, 11 companies sharing the name Walnut Place […]

Yankee Stadium ‘Service Fee’ Scheme Now Disclosed To Beer Drinkers

Yankee Stadium ‘Service Fee’ Scheme Now Disclosed To Beer Drinkers

Back in May, a group of beer and food servers at Yankee Stadium sued the concession company they worked for, accusing Legends Hospitality of pocketing their hard-earned tips. Legends — which is co-owned by the Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys and Goldman Sachs — seems to have gotten the vendors’ message, judging from revamped menus now […]

WTO Rules China Unfairly Protected Domestic Manufacturers By Limiting Exports

WTO Rules China Unfairly Protected Domestic Manufacturers By Limiting Exports

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday that China was unfairly protecting its domestic manufacturers by limiting the export of nine raw materials that are used widely in steel, aluminum and chemical industries. A WTO panel sided with the United States, European Union and Mexico, which had each filed complaints saying China was driving […]

We Knew They Got Raises. But This?

We Knew They Got Raises. But This?

IT turns out that the good times are even better than we thought for American chief executives. A preliminary examination of executive pay in 2010, based on data available as of April 1, found that the paychecks for top American executives were growing again, after shrinking during the 2008-9 recession. But that study, conducted for […]

Detroit Auto Companies Struggle With Union Profit-Sharing Idea

Detroit Auto Companies Struggle With Union Profit-Sharing Idea

DETROIT (Bernie Woodall) – Over the past two years, Ford Motor Co has roared back from the brink of failure, won accolades for its gains in quality, posted its highest profits in a decade and rewarded patient investors with a 14-fold increase in its share price. But Mike LeBeau, 23, who works at a Ford […]