Intellectual property theft is supposedly costing the United States more than US$300 billion each year. A study in the US has shown this is equivalent to all US exports to Asia. The 11-month study by a Congressional Commission found that software and other product theft was on an unprecedented scale. Commission co-chair Jon Huntsman, the former US ambassador to China, told reporters the ...
The Venezuelan government has vowed to end a toilet paper shortage in the country. With the commodity in high demand, Venezuela's National Assembly has said it will agree to the importation of 39 million rolls of toilet paper. Toothpaste and soap are also on the Venezuelan shopping list following a chronic shortage brought on by currency controls, which have restricted the landing of ...
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WASHINGTON - Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation Friday announced the planned separation of the $76-billion conglomerate into two distinct publicly traded companies, with one to be renamed 21st Century Fox and the publishing firm to retain the News Corp brand. The split has been formally approved by the Board of Directors. The Company announced appointments to the Boards of Directors of both ...
The Vatican Bank has been the subject of a 10 page report from its newly formed financial watchdog agency. The report has revealed that there were some attempts last year to use the bank to launder money. In 2012 there were six suspicious transaction reports, two of which were passed on to Vatican prosecutors for investigation. Autorita Informazione Finanziaria, the watchdog, was ...
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Just dont take any courses where they make you read Beowulf, Woody Allen quipped in Annie Hall (1977), essentially summarizing most peoples appreciation of the anonymously penned eighth-century epic poem that is now required reading in most high school and college ... ...
Friday was to be his company retirement party at Alcoa Technical Center in Upper Burrell, where he worked for almost 36 years. Bergstrom most recently was the manager of Buildings and ...
PARKERSBURG- United Bank had another successful year in 2012 as it continued to increase earnings to shareholders, the chairman and CEO told shareholders Monday. United Bankshares Inc. officials, at the annual meeting of shareholders Monday at the Blennerhassett Hotel, said the company was able to continue to thrive in the economic conditions brought on by the Great Recession of 2008. "We ...
In Cass, St. Louis, Otter Tail and Aitkin counties -- the most active lake home markets in the state -- the average price has increased 3 to 5 percent since last spring, according to Trulia, a national real estate research and listings firm. But it's the high-end vacation home that is seeing the biggest increase in ...
to replace him as CEO has had many people questioning his judgment - that is, until last week. Although Jobs groomed Cook for years, Cook’s public persona often fell flat: His attempts at mimicking Jobs’ much-watched keynotes came off as one-notes.The fact that Apple stock has skidded 21 percent in the past year added to the perception that Cook might not be up to the job. That image ...
TECH CORNER Are you constantly going over the limit of your cellphone’s data plan and then having to pay for the overages? You might want to check out Onavo Extend, a mobile app that compresses your data, allowing you to do five times more with your phone on your current plan.The app takes data you receive from the Internet and compresses it in Onavo’s cloud-based service. That ...
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New York, Oklahoma City, Indiana and Memphis all won their first-round NBA playoff series with Game 6 victories, reaching the Conference semifinals.
The New York Knicks got the staggers Friday and almost gave up a 26-point lead but steadied to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 while Oklahoma City Thunder booked its spot in the last eight for the third straight season by downing the Houston Rockets 103-94, reports Xinhua.
The Indiana Pacers withstood a big final-quarter comeback from Atlanta and beat the Hawks 81-73, and the Memphis Grizzlies completed a comeback from a 0-2 series deficit by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105. With Miami, San Antonio and Golden State already into the next stage, the last spot will be decided when Brooklyn host Chicago in their Game 7.
Boston cut a 49-75 deficit to four points but Carmelo Anthony made a jumper to give New York an 81-75 lead and then sank a 3-pointer. Then J.R. Smith converted a three-point play to restore the double-digit lead the Knicks had nursed most of the game.
Anthony finished with 21 points for the Knicks, who won a playoff series for the first time since the Patrick Ewing era in 2000. They will host the Pacers in Sunday's opening game of their Conference semifinal series. ...
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