PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Dec 13

Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:54am EST
 
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Dec 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* The Federal Reserve made it plain on Wednesday that job creation had become its primary focus, announcing that it planned to continue suppressing interest rates so long as the unemployment rate remained above 6.5 percent. ()

* The release of a new Google Inc Maps app for the iPhone may help Apple Inc customers find their way, but it will not relieve Apple of the pressure to improve its own service. ()

* John McAfee, the antivirus software pioneer, arrived in the United States on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize. ()

* SolarCity, which installs solar panels for homeowners, has priced its initial public offering at $8 a share, well below its earlier estimates, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. ()   Continued...