Sept 23 (Reuters) - The following were the top stories in The New York Times business pages on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* The Bush administration and Congressional leaders moved closer to agreement on a historic $700 billion bailout for financial firms, including tight oversight of the program and new efforts to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure.
* While most economists say the crisis justifies an intervention, there is disagreement over how to go about it.
* Older Americans with investments are among the hardest hit by the turmoil, and have the least opportunity to recover.
* Europe and Japan have signaled they are not ready to mount a rescue of the kind being debated in the United States.
* Investors in Asia are skeptical that the government bailout plan will be enough to stave off underlying economic problems in America.
* An investor has sued the Reserve Fund, a big mutual fund operator, accusing of it tipping other investors to impending losses.
* Not only are retailers grappling with a sputtering economy, but the credit crisis is making it harder for them to finance operations.
* Spurred by rising costs for electricity, energy visionaries are making a new push to overcome the barriers blocking ocean-power technology.
* Sallie Krawcheck, who led Citigroup Inc’s (C.N) global wealth management division, was pushed out after months of friction with the chief executive.