Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Business News

Latest business news from around the World.

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The Internet is full of articles, videos and products that promise to show even the most basic of Internet user how to start a...

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by Mike Hlatky There are basically five main points to each cover letter written. I am going to go through each one of these points...

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by Kat Bader Email list building was never as easy, now because of mobile advertising. Mobile or cell phone advertising is an untapped and cheap...

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According to lawyers, in the year since his death, Michael Jackson's estate has earned more than $250 million. They say that the money is rolling...

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BP's chief has admitted he might lose his job over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tony Hayward, chief executive of BP, said...

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By Steve Hargreaves The three oil companies primarily involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill blamed each other Tuesday for the accident last...

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PBS Executives from the three companies tied to the Gulf Coast oil spill head to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Lawmakers from two Senate committees...

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By Rick Whiting, CRN A reported deal with fast-food giant McDonald’s could mean that Facebook is setting itself up to compete with Foursquare and other...

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By Keith Harmon Snow War in Congo has again been splashed across world headlines and the same old clichés about violence and suffering are repackaged...

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Moody's and Fitch's high ratings of subprime mortgage bonds disproportionately harmed black and Latino home buyers, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition alleges. By Kenneth R....

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By Barry Grey | The government bailout of Citigroup marks a new stage in the utilization of the public treasury to rescue Wall Street...

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By Nancy A. Youssef  | WASHINGTON — Private security contractors operating in Iraq could face Iraqi prosecution for acts committed when they supposedly had...

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By Kim Sengupta | The American security company Blackwater is planning to cash in on the rising threat of piracy on the high seas by...

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By Davinder Kaur | As the United Nations seeks increased financial assistance from donor countries to help meet the flagging Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the...

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By BRIAN ROSS and JASON RYAN | A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped...

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By Warren Strobel | The State Department is preparing to slap a multi-million dollar fine on private military contractor Blackwater USA for shipping hundreds...

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By Bill Van Auken |   An extra-legal measure quietly enacted by the Treasury Department in the shadow of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package...

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By David Gutierrez | A report by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission has concluded that prescription drugs have outstripped illegal drugs as a cause...

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By David Miller | It comes as no surprise that the European Commission is relaxed about Peter Mandelson’s meetings with the aluminium magnate, Oleg Deripaska,...

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Their system creates recession, hunger and climate chaos, but they want you to pay Until A few weeks ago, supporters of free market capitalism were...

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WSWS | In an unusually frank article published in Saturday's New York Times, the newspaper's economic columnist, Joe Nocera, reveals what he calls "the dirty...

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By Alex Lantier | The 936 point rise on the US stock market yesterday was the American ruling elite’s initial verdict on the extraordinarily...

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Terry Macalister and Nicholas Watt | The biggest ever sale of oil assets will take place today, when the Iraqi government puts 40bn barrels...

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By Thalif Deen | As a spreading financial crisis threatens to deepen the economic recession in the United States, the news of an unprecedented...

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By Barry Grey | The announcement of a virtually open-ended government bailout of Wall Street has set off a frenzied competition among the biggest...

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By Mike Adams | According to insider traders speaking to the New York Post, the global financial system was only 500 trades away from...

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By Alison Fitzgerald and John Brinsley | The Bush administration asked Congress for unchecked power to buy $700 billion in bad mortgage investments from...

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By Marisa Taylor | The Interior Department's watchdog criticized the Justice Department on Thursday for declining to prosecute the managers of an oil- and...

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By Barry Grey | The end of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch, two of the largest Wall Street investment banks, one week after the...

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Banks go bust, Markets in chaos – Put people before profit The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the fourth biggest investment bank in the US, has...

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By David Gutierrez | The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it is in the process of phasing out the use of food additive sodium...

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By Bill Van Auken | In the biggest government intervention in the American economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the US Treasury...

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A federal judge has ruled in New York that the government must either produce memos on waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods used by...

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By JENNIFER LEVITZ | The Department of Labor, charged with enforcing the federal law protecting corporate whistleblowers at publicly traded companies, has been dismissing...

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Yes, America's economy is a war economy. Not a "manufacturing" economy. Not an "agricultural" economy. Nor a "service" economy. Not even a "consumer" economy....

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Energy giant BP says it has shut two of three pipelines that run through Georgia as a precautionary measure. A spokeswoman for the firm said...

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Saudi Arabia prisons to replace Guantanamo bay Pakistan Daily  Saudi Arabia is to build five modern prisons in the kingdom to replace US Guantanamo detention facility,...

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BP reported the biggest-ever quarterly profit for a British company but warned of the risks of doing business in Russia and promised to fight to...

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By Joseph Neff | A high-stakes dispute that flared Monday between Blackwater and the federal government boils down to a definition: Are the hundreds...

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By Dana Hedgpeth | Auditors at a Pentagon oversight agency were pressured by supervisors to skew their reports on major defense contractors to make them...

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U.S. lawmakers defied a White House veto threat on Wednesday and voted to bar CIA contractors from interrogating suspected terrorists, in the latest clash...

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Investigation by Martin Hickman, Simon Usborne and Andrew Grice | Britain's restaurants are creaming off millions of pounds of customers' tips to boost their profits,...

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Humiliation for Mr. Dollar: Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Bank, faces a general investigation by the International Monetary Fund....

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By Slavoj Zizek | In 1968 Paris, one of the best-known graffiti messages on the city's walls was "Structures do not walk on the streets!"...

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IPS | By bringing together the world’s major oil producers and consumers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia marked a turning point in the negotiations for...

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By George Monbiot | Of course, it’s not a crime, and it’s hard to see how, in a free society, it could or should...

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By Joseph Neff | The private military company Blackwater has found an unusual way to skirt federal laws that prohibit private parties from buying...

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Corporations are getting rich using federal prisoners as captive labor pools. By Betty Brink | Unless she’s dying or recovering from surgery, a patient...

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By Lee Waters | Oil prices could reach $200 a barrel by the end of the year, and the cost of filling up is...

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By Stephen Lendman - RINF | Walter "John" Williams thinks out of the box. He makes disquieting reading, but you won't find him in...

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By Harry Cohen | The British in Basra are unpopular and mostly ineffective. The last survey of Basra residents by BBC Newsnight indicated that...

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The Iraq War means oil costs three times more than it should, says a leading expert. How are our lives going to change as...

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MotherJones | Want to see a signature worth $320 million? Click here. It belongs to Jack Gardner, an official with the now-defunct Coalition Provisional Authority,...

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By Jonathan Rutherford | We are living through an age of transition. The new co-exists with the old. We can identify political, economic and...

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