PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Feb 18
Feb 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* President Obama faces a knotty decision in whether to approve the much-delayed Keystone oil pipeline: a choice between alienating environmental advocates who overwhelmingly supported his candidacy or causing a deep and perhaps lasting rift with Canada.
* Publishers in France say they have struck an innovative agreement with Google Inc on the use of their content online. Their counterparts elsewhere in Europe, however, say the French gave in too easily to the Internet giant.
* A chill between Hollywood and China remains almost a year after word leaked about an SEC investigation into possible corrupt practices.
* With some states poised to clear the way for legal gambling on the Internet, Silicon Valley's traditional gaming companies are expanding to meet the expected deluge of players.