March 28, 2008 / 6:22 AM / 10 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - New York Times business news - March 28

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

* Internet provider Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) 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.

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