Wall Street Journal Top Online Stories: Fri 6/18/10

By Newsroom America Staff at 18 Jun 2010

The Wall Street Journal lead headline online early Friday morning says "Medvedev Sees Risks for BP, Euro." The paper says in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Russian President Medvedev voiced concern on the fate of Europe's common currency and said the Gulf spill could threaten BP's survival.

The paper says as the House and Senate move to finalize regulatory-overhaul legislation, the Fed has emerged as likely to retain most of the power and independence officials have feared they might lose. It says

The paper says the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Boston Celtics in a scrappy Game 7 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, winning their 16th NBA title, 83-79.

It says the California Public Employees' Retirement System is recruiting executives to have on standby, so it can nominate them for seats on poorly performing corporate boards of companies in which they hold shares.

And the paper says lawmakers grilled BP CEO Hayward over the oil spill. He apologized for the disaster before a House panel but repeatedly said that he wasn't involved in the decisions preceding it.

And the most read story says though it has been a slow-seller with airlines, the $300 million Airbus A380 has been a hit with travelers.

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