Saturday, January 31, 2009

Netanyahu: Iran nukes trump global economy

Israeli election front-runner Benjamin Netanyahu told a session of the World Economic Forum on Thursday that preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons ranks far above the global economy among the challenges facing leaders of the 21st century. Discussing leadership in crisis on a panel that also included British.….

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Source: chron.com

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gaza children go back to school bearing scars of war

Some 200,000 Gaza children returned to school on Saturday for the first time since Israel's offensive, many having lost family members, their home and their sense of security…..

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Source: middle east online

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How companies are cutting costs

Nearly half of companies working to reduce costs attempt to avoid permanent layoffs, according to recent survey results, opting instead to freeze salaries and cut travel expenses…

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Source: new york times

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Firefighters Find 25 Bodies In Store

After some of the worse violence in Madagascar caused by anit-government sentiment, firefighters have found 25 bodies in a burned out store...

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Source: reuters

Sky News, BBC Refuse to Broadcast Gaza Charity Fundraising appeal

Executives at the British-based news channel announced the decision on Monday after a weekend in which rival BBC faced numerous protests for its decision not to air the appeal….

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Source: gulfnews.com

Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama: Crisis calls for unprecedented action

Some of these actions will require legislation, while others should be achievable through regulations adopted by several federal agencies…
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Crisis calls for unprecedented action


Source: msnbc

Sunday, January 25, 2009

U.K. economy contracted sharply in 4th quarter; stocks decline

The British economy officially entered a recession during the fourth quarter, data showed Friday, while other reports from Europe demonstrated the still feeble state of activity in across region, which contributed to a decline in the major stock indexes…

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Source: international herald tribune

Friday, January 23, 2009

Apple's iTunes to Change Pricing Strategy

Growth in paid downloads slowed significantly in 2008, rising 27%, compared with a 45% increase a year earlier, according to Nielsen Co.'s SoundScan service.

Richard Greenfield, a media analyst at Pali Research, said that while he expected the changes to benefit consumers, it was unclear whether the moves would significantly boost sales. "The bigger issue is that the number of people buying music online is not big enough," he said...

Read more itunes changing its tune..

Source: wall street journal

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Taraji P. Henson Scores Oscar Nomination!

Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis are celebrating Thursday morning (1/22/09), both received their first Academy Award nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role. We salute them and other. The 81st Academy Awards will ...

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Source:platform launch action

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Newsmy C100 phone going for just $0.99

We know that cell phones have gotten dirt cheap compared to what we had to fork out over a decade ago, but to purchase one for less than a dollar? .....

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Source: coolest gadgets.com

The Best Gadget of All Time Revealed

Alas, it met with little success in the market....

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Source: wired

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 17

At a privileged prep school for teens on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the students first learn that Serena van der Woodsen is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the Internet blog of the all-knowing, albeit, ultra-secretive ‘Gossip Girl’....

Read more gossip girl..

Source: ticking news

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martina McBride Joins Bryan Adams

Martina McBride joined pop star Bryan Adams on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday night (Jan. 11) after he spotted her in the audience ...

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Source: cmt.com

Saturday, January 17, 2009

John McCain Tell's Wife to "Forget-about-it..."

Cindy McCain expressed interest in performing on Dancing with the Stars, Page Six reports, but Sen. John McCain "put the kibosh on it" this week, a source said...

Read more "Forget-about-it-baby"...

Source: inquisitr.com

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bank of America Blowout

Two weeks after closing its purchase of Merrill Lynch at the urging of U.S. regulators, the government cemented a deal at midnight Thursday to supply Bank of America with a fresh $20 billion capital injection and absorb as much as $98.2 billion in losses on toxic assets, according to people involved in the transaction.

Read more $98.2 billion in losses..

Source: international hereald tribune

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kendra Wilkinson Cheated on Hugh Hefner for Sex

Why that dirty little bitch! Cheated on her 'man. Thats naughty, naughty, naughty.

Kendra Wilkinson, one of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's three girlfriends on "The Girls Next Door," told US Weekly magazine that "I had to have sex every now and then, so I had to kind of sneak it."

Read more Bad Dog

Source: foxnews.com

Jim Carrey As a Gay Lover?

The true story about con artist and imposter Steven Jay Russell, a married father whose exploits land him in the Texas criminal justice system.

Based on the novel by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker. Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro...

Read more 'I Love You Phillip Morris'

Source: la times

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Video: Bikini Girl Katrina Darrell on American Idol!



This was too funny. I didn’t watch American Idol yesterday (or any other day really), but this girl, Katrina Darrell, auditioned in a bikini. She started busting out with “Vision of Love” by Mariah Carey and just about murdered it...

Monday, January 12, 2009

‘Obsessed’ teacher charged with rape of teen

A married South Shore teacher was so “obsessed” with a teen boy she had sex with him on his kitchen floor, in the shower and in the living room and it all began when he was 13 years old, prosecutors said today...

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Source: boston herald

Sunday, January 11, 2009

British bank helped Iran moved billions into U.S.

Details of the illicit transfers came to light on Friday when the New York State and U.S. authorities announced that a large British bank had agreed to pay $350 million to settle accusations that it had helped the Iranian banks hide the transactions..

Read more British bank moved billions into U.S.

Source: herald international news

Friday, January 9, 2009

11 days to inauguration: Obama to Congress: Act now

In a speech directed at lawmakers and the public, Obama drew a portrait of a nation where family income is falling, the unemployment rate is rising and a "generation of potential and promise" may be lost without federal action....

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Source: newsday

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bush Snr, Bush, Clinton, Carter and Obama in historic meeting

"All the gentlemen here understand both the pressures and possibilities of this office," said Obama, standing next to Bush and three former occupants of the White House, ex-presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy Carter....

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Source: smh.com.au

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

6 Smart Ways To Pay Down Your Debt

Whether you are afraid of losing your home, are closing in on retirement or want to get a big loan in the near future, WalletPop shares 6 common reasons people want to reduce their debt load and the best strategy for each...

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Source: AOL money & finance

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Australia Tells U.S. It Won't Take Guantanamo Detainees

"We advised the United States government that we would not be agreeing to those resettlement requests," said Gillard, who is filling in for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd while he is on vacation….

Read more Australia Won't Take Detainees


Source: fox news

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Obama: a new page in US Middle East policy - or just the next one?

The half-measures of Bush's predecessors failed utterly to advance the cause of Palestinian liberation and Israeli acceptance in the region, and the outgoing president's own warmongering approach has made matters even worse, a fact evinced by the latest outrages committed against the Gaza Strip…

Read more Obama’s new US Middle East policy


Source: daily star

Friday, January 2, 2009

Over 1,600 UK retailers to go bust in 2009

"The boost in numbers was driven by massive unprecedented discounting all at the expense of retailer margins."

Some retailers have not survived, with sweets-to-DVDs chain Woolworths and furniture group MFI falling into administration, a form of creditor protection, in the run-up to Christmas and several smaller companies following suit in recent days……

Read more 1,600 UK retailers to go bust


Source: economic times/india

Thursday, January 1, 2009

World markets take heart from GMAC's $6 Billion bailout

GMAC, the US lender part-owned by General Motors, moved quickly yesterday to widen its lending and boost the country's stricken car industry after receiving a $6billion bailout from the federal government….

Read more World markets take heart from $6 billion bailout


Source: the independent