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European shares set for stronger open →  October 14, 2011

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:34am EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – European stock futures rose on Friday, shrugging off weakness in Asian equity markets on concerns about sluggish global growth, while another sovereign debt ratings downgrade briefly pushed the euro lower.   Lingering concerns about Europe’s debt woes and the latest credit […]

European shares set for stronger open →  October 14, 2011

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:34am EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – European stock futures rose on Friday, shrugging off weakness in Asian equity markets on concerns about sluggish global growth, while another sovereign debt ratings downgrade briefly pushed the euro lower.   Lingering concerns about Europe’s debt woes and the latest credit […]

Can Trees Offset Our Carbon Fumes? →  October 13, 2011

Plants may lose their carbon-capturing prowess as temperatures rise. Forests are the planet’s biggest terrestrial carbon sinks, soaking up and storing a quarter of the world’s annual emissions. Forests are also vulnerable to changes in climate, leading scientists to explore whether they can continue their sequestering magic in a warming world. A new large-scale study […]

Australia: What the carbon tax means for you… →  October 13, 2011

The bottom line is that a worker on $25,000 a year will get a tax cut of about $500 a year by 2015 and most middle income earners will get at least $300. High income earners on more than $80,000 will get nothing. In 2015-16, there will be further tax cuts for people earning up […]

Bangkok strengthens defenses as floods close in →  October 13, 2011

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK | Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:05am EDT BANGKOK (Reuters) – Workers and soldiers raced to finish defensive walls around inner Bangkok on Thursday as floodwater that has covered about a third of Thailand threatened the capital.   At least 283 people have been killed around the country by heavy monsoon rain, […]

Iran slams plot allegations →  October 13, 2011

  Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Iran rejected allegations of an Iranian scheme to kill a Saudi Arabian ambassador, upbraiding on Wednesday a Swiss diplomat who represents American interests in Tehran and accusing the United States of fabricating the plot to deflect attention from its own pressing problems. “Iran strongly denies the untrue and baseless allegations […]

BlackBerry reports service improvements →  October 13, 2011

Slough, England (CNN) — BlackBerry has identified and fixed the problem that left millions of people across the world without full e-mail or Internet service for days this week, but it will take time to clear the backlog of messages, a top company executive told CNN Thursday. Please click the “LIKE” button below to read […]

3rd place Marathon runner admits cheating →  October 13, 2011

A runner who came third in a marathon has admitted he caught a bus to complete the last six miles of the race. At first Rob Sloan, 31, tried to claim training made him a “much better runner” this year after shaving 21 minutes off his previous time in the Salomon Kielder Marathon in Northumberland […]

AOL CEO pitches investors on Yahoo deal: sources →  October 13, 2011

By Nadia Damouni and Jennifer Saba NEW YORK | Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:51pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong has been meeting with top shareholders in the past couple of weeks to push the idea of a sale to Yahoo Inc that could wring up to $1.5 billion of cost […]

Asia shares rise on progress in euro zone rescue →  October 13, 2011

By Chikako Mogi TOKYO | Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:38am EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Thursday on growing optimism that Europe will take concrete steps to contain the region’s debt woes and head off a systemic banking crisis, but European equities were seen weaker as credit problems fueled growth concerns.   Strengthening […]

Jon Wilkin and Ryan Bailey have made their peace, says England coach Steve McNamara →  October 12, 2011

“The players are absolutely fine. There has been some laughing and joking and, in a silly sort of way, it’s created a bit of a bond. “It shows the passion those two players have for their own clubs and we want players with that type of passion doing that for England.” Speaking at an England […]