Business briefs: Delta names new chief

Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) fought hard during bankruptcy to avoid being taken over by another carrier. Less than four months after exiting Chapter 11, it reignited speculation Tuesday about a future merger by naming former Northwest Airlines Corp. (NWA) CEO Richard Anderson as its next chief executive. Anderson, a board member at Atlanta-based Delta, will replace Gerald Grinstein on Sept. 1.

HENRY PAULSON

The Treasury secretary attempted to soothe jittery investors Tuesday, insisting the United States will safely get through a spreading credit crisis. He urged patience, saying there isn’t a “quick solution” to the matter. Paulson commented as the Federal Reserve, trying to further stabilize the reeling markets, pumped another $3.75 billion into the financial system.

Opinion: Is San Francisco about to be celebrated by Fox News?

A successful recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin would move S.F. rightward on criminal justice

Homelessness is a housing problem, but also a political one

New book seeks to disabuse people of their misconceptions of homelessness

A.J. Jacobs thinks the meaning of life can be found in puzzles

New book “The Puzzler” embraced by San Francisco crossword, jigsaw and chess wizards