Monthly Archives: March 2012

Analysis: France’s Hollande could be secret reformer

PARIS (Reuters) – Despite his criticism of bankers and plan for a millionaires’ tax, French Socialist Francois Hollande could turn out to be a reforming president, his aides are keen to suggest. On the campaign trail, Hollande espouses a traditional tax-and-spend platform to rally left-wing supporters and preserve his lead in most opinion polls...
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UBS highest-paid banker is U.S. brokerage head

ZURICH (Reuters) – UBS paid U.S. brokerage chief Robert McCann nearly 9.2 million Swiss francs ($9.9 million) overall last year, with the executive usurping investment banking head Carsten Kengeter as the Swiss bank’s highest earner. Pay for McCann and other top executives and board members was revealed in UBS’s annual report on Thursday. UBS...
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Shares, dollar near highs on bright outlook

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares traded near eight-month highs on Thursday as a brighter global economic outlook fuelled investor risk appetite, underpinning the dollar and reducing the appeal of safe-haven government debt. Improving U.S. economic data and a signal from the Federal Reserve that it was not planning further monetary easing measures for now...
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Stock index futures signal early gains

(Reuters) Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the SP 500 up 0.2 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.19 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.36 percent at 0956 GMT. Asian shares eased on Thursday on renewed concerns about Chinese growth, but a brighter global...
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Nokia working on own tablet: design chief

In Bellingham, Washington, there’s a sidewalk paved with bits and pieces of — not gold, but — old, recycled toilet bowls. While the sidewalk was under construction, project engineer Freeman Anthony was struck by a brilliant idea. A local nonprofit organization … Continue … Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/nokia-working-own-tablet-design-chief-073901825.html
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AT&T seeks to settle _ quietly _ with iPhone user

NEW YORK (AP) — ATT is offering to discuss a settlement with an iPhone user who won a small-claims case that alleged the company was slowing down his “unlimited” data service. A law firm retained by ATT Inc. also threatened in a letter dated Friday to shut off Matthew Spaccarelli‘s phone service if he...
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Tech Industry Scorns Yahoo Over Facebook Patent Suit

When Yahoo threatened to sue Facebook over patent infringement, it didn’t win many friends. Then, when it actually went ahead with its lawsuit earlier this week, it promptly made a lot of enemies. Many in the tech industry have spoken out either in favor of Facebook or about the absurdity of patent law in...
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Depardieu to play ‘smug’ Strauss-Kahn

French actor Gerard Depardieu said on Thursday he would play the “arrogant, smug” former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film about his fall from grace in a series of sex scandals. “I will do it, because I don’t like him,” said Depardieu, best known for his larger-than-life swashbuckling roles like warrior poet Cyrano...
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Experimental Pill May Ease Multiple Sclerosis Disability

WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) — Yet another orally taken medication shows some promise in preventing relapse and disability for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, a new report suggests. In the new study, laquinimod reduced the annual relapse rate by 23 percent, and disability progression by 36 percent. “We found that laquinimod, as compared...
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Doctors Likely to Preach What They Practice

A sedentary lifestyle can amplify a genetic disposition to obesity, but just walking briskly, and briefly, each day can cut that effect in half, a new study showed Wednesday. Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/doctors-likely-preach-practice-210408440.html
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