CORRECTED - CORRECTED-PRESS DIGEST - New York Times business news - Dec 13

jueves 13 de diciembre de 2007 16:15 CET
 

(Corrects item 3 to clarify that the wires that connect to the defibrillator, not the defibrillator, could be faulty)

Dec 13 (Reuters) - The New York Times reported the following stories on its business pages on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* A day after the Federal Reserve disappointed investors with a modest cut in interest rates, central banks in North America and Europe announced the most aggressive infusion of capital into the banking system since the terrorist attacks of September 2001.

* The Illinois attorney general has subpoenaed documents from Countrywide Financial Corp CFC.N, broadening an investigation into lending practices that has already led to a lawsuit against one mortgage broker.

* Thousands of patients with failing hearts must decide whether to heed a warning from Medtronic Inc (MDT.N: Cotización) and replace a potentially faulty wire that connects the electronic defibrillator to their heart.

* Paramount Pictures is lurching onto the Web with its "Jackass" franchise, with what it says will be the first studio-backed feature film to have its premiere online.

* A soaring economy and crumbling trade barriers are making India a "must visit" destination for foreign politicians and executives.

* Investors in the biotechnology company Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB.O: Cotización) announced that it had not received any definitive offers after putting itself up for sale two months ago. The company said it would remain independent.

* The parent company of Sallie Mae SLM.N, the student lender, cut its profit forecast for 2008 on Wednesday and said that its offer to strike a new deal with a group of investors had been rejected.   Continuación...