PRESS DIGEST - New York Times business news - March 28

viernes 28 de marzo de 2008 07:17 CET

March 28 (Reuters) - The following were the top stories in the New York Times business pages on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called for tighter regulation of lenders as he spoke of pumping $30 billion into the economy to shield homeowners.

* The chairman of Bear Stearns BSC.N, James Cayne, sold $61.3 million of the company's shares, according to a regulatory filing.

* The Harvard Management Company appointed Jane Mendillo, the chief investment officer at Wellesley College, as its president and chief executive.

* The Los Angeles Times acknowledged that it had relied on apparently forged documents for its investigation into an assault on the rapper Tupac Shakur.

* David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue Airways (JBLU.O: Cotización), said he has already agreed to buy 36 Brazilian-made jets with a total list price of $1.4 billion.

* All Nippon Airways Co (9202.T: Cotización) of Japan said it had placed an order for regional jets made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (7011.T: Cotización), becoming the first customer for what could be the first new Japanese aircraft in a generation.

* Internet provider Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O: Cotización) said it would take a more equitable approach toward managing the ever-expanding flow of Web traffic on its network.

* The Department of Agriculture released a list of all districts nationwide that received beef included in a recall of meat from a California slaughterhouse.