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Bank of America scaling back debit card fees →  October 28, 2011

By Rick Rothacker Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:40pm EDT (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp, after receiving heavy public criticism for a planned $5 per-month debit card fee, is likely to give customers more ways to avoid the fee, a person familiar with the bank’s plans said Friday.   The second largest U.S. bank is […]

Wall Street, finishing flat, posts 4 weeks of gains →  October 28, 2011

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK | Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:35pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks closed out a fourth week of gains in quiet fashion on Friday, edging higher as the market took a breather after rallying 3 percent on Europe’s deal to stem its debt crisis.   Though investors still have questions […]

Pragmatism needed on carbon →  October 28, 2011

And onto the carbon farming initiative. Professor Richard Eckard, speaking at climate change workshop at Daylesford recently, said there would be a significant amount of money flowing into the agricultural sector, so there’s no doubt there’s opportunities there. The challenge is to ensure this massive cash investment flows through to grass roots farmers. Prof Eckard […]

Vincent Tabak’s Secret Fetish Is Revealed →  October 28, 2011

Vincent Tabak was given a life sentence 3:57pm UK, Friday October 28, 2011 Martin Brunt, crime correspondent Joanna Yeates’ killer Vincent Tabak had a secret fetish for pornography depicting women being strangled and tied up in car boots. Images found on his computers showed men gripping female victims by the throat in the same way […]

Vincent Tabak Guilty Of Yeates Murder →  October 28, 2011

3:50pm UK, Friday October 28, 2011 Vincent Tabak has been found guilty of the murder of Joanna Yeates at Bristol Crown Court and jailed for life. The jury of six men and six women returned a majority verdict after two days of deliberation. Miss Yeates’ parents were not in court but her boyfriend Greg Reardon […]

Indian Grand Prix 2011: Lewis Hamilton vows to come through ‘tough times’ →  October 27, 2011

The 26 year-old Hamilton laughed when told of this. “I hadn’t heard that,” he said. “I don’t know how much more manly I can get. I think he’s just being positive and showing he still has huge belief in me. He’s aware things have not been easy but he knows I will rise above it. Please click “LIKE” […]

EU climate chief: science shows Canada oil sand risk →  October 27, 2011

By Johanna Somers BRUSSELS | Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:20am EDT BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission’s plans to class fuel from oil sands, including Canada’s, as highly polluting are based on science and it will proceed with talks with EU member states to implement the measure, its climate commissioner said on Thursday.   Canada, […]

HP decides to keep PC division →  October 27, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:28pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard said on Thursday it has decided to retain the personal computer unit following an extensive review of the high volume but low-margin business.   The retention of the PC business marks another flip-flop in strategy as the company had said earlier […]

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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK | Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:35pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks surged 3 percent on Thursday as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region’s two-year debt crisis lifted a cloud hovering over markets. Optimism that a deal would be struck to prevent widespread financial distress fueled […]

Government climate change policy is poorly designed →  October 27, 2011

News stories about the B.C. government’s policies on climate change and the Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) have discussed the issue of schools and hospitals purchasing offsets to become carbon-neutral instead of reducing their carbon emissions directly. It is true the PCT has certified and purchased carbon offsets from a local cement kiln, however, these stories […]