Saturday, January 8, 2011

Business News - 08 January 2011

  • Airport-Gate Behavior Types
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 06:32:52 -0800
    While you're stuck in one of those crowded airport waiting areas, enjoy this analysis of airport semiotics from our expert panel
  • Biggest risk to stocks in 2011 - Europe
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 06:02:58 -0800
    Investors are optimistic that stocks will continue to recover in 2011, but it will be far from a smooth ride, thanks to a number of potential road blocks along the way. Investors are optimistic that stock market will continue to recover in 2011, but it'll be a bumpy ride thanks to several major road blocks along the way.
  • Verizon Wireless May Show iPhone Next Week
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 05:54:01 -0800
    Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, sent out invitations for an event in New York on Jan. 11 that two analysts say is probably an announcement for its long-awaited iPhone.
  • Detroit Auto Show: Cars of the future
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 05:45:57 -0800
    New models, future models, and concept cars are making their debuts at America's biggest auto extravaganza.
  • Earnings to set tone, upside may be limited
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 05:20:36 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors head into next week on the defensive as the potential for U.S. equity gains could be limited even if earnings begin on a strong note.

  • Renault says technology safe in industrial spy case
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 05:19:54 -0800
    PARIS (Reuters) - An international network may have obtained data about Renault's electric car program, but its vital technology secrets are safe and production of the vehicles will not be held up,...

  • Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr Urges Government to ‘Get Occupiers Out’
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 05:02:28 -0800
    Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, an opponent of U.S. foreign policy, called on Iraq’s newly formed government to force “occupiers” to leave the country.
  • Germany and France want Portugal to accept aid: report
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 04:56:12 -0800
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France want Portugal to accept an international bailout as soon as possible in order to prevent its debt crisis spreading to other countries, German magazine Der...

  • Jefferson Leads LSU to 41-24 Win Over Texas A&M in Cotton Bowl
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 04:17:25 -0800
    Jordan Jefferson connected with Terrence Toliver for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth as Louisiana State University defeated Texas A&M University 41-24 in college football’s Cotton Bowl.
  • Renault Leaks Said to Pose Risk to Nissan, LG Secrets
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 03:59:01 -0800
    Suspected leaks of Renault SA electric-car secrets may have compromised Japanese affiliate Nissan Motor Co.’s battery blueprints, as well as designs by LG Chem Ltd. and Better Place, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
  • Renault plays down spying damage
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 03:53:50 -0800
    Renault says the impact of spying on the carmaker could have been much worse, as a minister refuses to speculate about Chinese involvement.
  • Near-Zero Short-Term Interest Rates May Go Lower Under FDIC Rule
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 03:35:37 -0800
    A planned change in deposit insurance fees for U.S. banks may lower already near-zero short-term interest rates, according to strategists at Barclays Plc, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Ryanair v easyJet: how they compare with each other, and the rest
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 03:09:20 -0800
    From 'hidden' charges to airline punctuality, here's how Ryanair and easyJet measure up, along with a few other household names.
  • Major League Baseball Goes To The Dogs
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 02:29:38 -0800
    Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation attracts millions from MLB and Corporate America.
  • Ben Bernanke grows more confident in US recovery
    Sat, 08 Jan 2011 02:03:34 -0800
    The US economy may finally be hitting its stride even if growth remains too weak to put a real dent in the nation's jobless rate, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday.
  • Microsoft: Kinect Hacks Are 'Cool'
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 23:51:28 -0800
    Microsoft talks about what's in store for Kinect and Xbox 360 in 2011.
  • HBO Plays 'Game Of Thrones' With Guts And Caution
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 23:08:47 -0800
    With a cult-like following surrounding a show still months away, HBO is playing it safe - and smart.
  • Engadget Punctures Our Verizon iPhone Bliss
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 22:58:14 -0800
    Maybe you shouldn't buy a Verizon iPhone right away.
  • China GDP grew about 10 percent in 2010 - Vice Premier
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 21:49:58 -0800
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's economy grew by around 10 percent in 2010, with retail sales up 18.5 percent, showing that it is now relying more on domestic consumption, Vice Premier Li Keqiang...

  • How the internet is changing TV
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 21:06:29 -0800
    Internet streaming tv sets are quickly becoming the preferred choice for how consumers watch programmes.
  • Queensland Town Avoids ‘Worst-Case’ as Flood Waters Near Peak
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 21:05:58 -0800
    The Queensland town of St George, in the path of a deluge that is moving south through the state, will peak at a lower level than forecast, providing a potential reprieve for residents.
  • Paulson Group Said to Seize CNL Hotels From Morgan Stanley Funds
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 21:03:03 -0800
    A lender group including Paulson & Co., the New York-based hedge fund run by John Paulson, seized control of former CNL Hotels & Resorts Inc. properties from Morgan Stanley’s real estate funds through a $600 million debt restructuring, said two people with knowledge of the deal.
  • Massachusetts Top Court Hands Foreclosure Loss to U.S. Bancorp
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 21:03:02 -0800
    U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co., in a ruling that drove down bank stocks, lost a foreclosure case before Massachusetts’s highest court that will guide lower courts in that state and may influence others in bank disputes involving state real-estate law.
  • 2011 spells desperate search for rare earth minerals
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:59:24 -0800
    The recent spate of energy diplomacy between china and United States have resulted in China slash export quotas of rare earth mineral by half in 2011.
  • Factbox: China's mixed success in global acquisitions
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:38:41 -0800
    Chinese companies have been involved in major overseas M&A deals in their quest to go global, but the track record has been mixed, with Xinmao the latest to fail in a 1 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) bid to buy Holland's Draka (DRAK.AS).
  • The iPhone Is Coming To Verizon, WSJ Reports
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:36:32 -0800
    Largest U.S. carrier to announce its getting the iPhone in New York Tuesday.
  • The MakerBot Is Best At CES
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:20:49 -0800
    I?ve seen a lot of drool-worthy products in the last few days at the 2011 Consumer Electronics
  • Carlyle to sell $1.8bln China Pacific stake-sources
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:17:05 -0800
    Carlyle Group [CYL.UL] is offloading a further $1.8 billion stake in China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co Ltd (2601.HK) in what is on track to be the largest exit ever of a private investment in Asia.
  • CES: Interview With Hip-Hop Star T-Pain (Video)
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:26:18 -0800
    Hip-hop cash king T-Pain launches a new gadget at CES.
  • Ford sees next CEO coming from within its ranks
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:17:36 -0800
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co has the depth of management talent needed to hire its next chief executive from within, Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said.

  • China voices faith in Europe, vows to buy debt
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:17:03 -0800
    China voiced support for European government bonds on Friday as crucial investment choices for the country's massive foreign exchange reserves in the "past, present and future".
  • AIG recap deal near; share sale seen in May
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:16:30 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The recapitalization of bailed-out insurer AIG is likely to close next week, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, as the company's shares touched fresh highs on news...

  • Primary dealers raise Treasury yield forecasts: Reuters poll
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:12:33 -0800
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leading economists have boosted their outlook for interest rates on benchmark Treasury debt in tandem with rising expectations for growth in the world's largest economy, a...

  • Meet Netis Systems
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:00:06 -0800
    During the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, more than 2,500 companies set up shop at the Las Vegas Co
  • China as Factory Floor: The End of an Era
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:31:00 -0800
    The era of China as Factory Floor is fading. With its passing, we bid adieu to Peak Stuff, because t
  • CES: Seagate's Stephen Luczo Isn't Sweating Flash
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:19:42 -0800
    Maker of hard disk drives wants to put all your movies in your pocket.
  • Xi3 Is A Tiny, Tinker-Friendly PC
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:03:47 -0800
    This good-looking little desktop computer is only about the size of a fist, measuring less than four
  • Jobs growth disappoints, but jobless rate falls
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:00:30 -0800
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employers hired fewer workers than expected in December and a surprisingly large number of people gave up searching for work, tempering the positive news of a big drop in the...

  • Bernanke grows more confident in recovery
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:48:35 -0800
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy may finally be hitting its stride even if growth remains too weak to put a real dent in the nation's jobless rate, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said...

  • Did the U.S. Invade Iraq to Contain China?
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:42:21 -0800
    In 1999, Sergei Troush, a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Northeast Asian
  • The Reboot Of Starz And Its Boss Chris Albrecht
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:39:30 -0800
    The former HBO chief looks to reinvent Starz with noisy shows like Camelot and Torchwood.
  • CES: A Ride Along In GM's Alien People Pod
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:22:39 -0800
    The future of transportation looks like Darth Vader's helmet, with wheels. Cool.
  • CES: Sing Like T-Pain, Or Not?
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:16:32 -0800
    Hip-hop artist on building out his business in case his music flops.
  • Drivers 'mystery accident' fight
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:03:06 -0800
    Drivers who are notified of accidents in which they were not involved say they are being given insufficient help by their insurers to clear their names.
  • Organic funding
    Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:02:12 -0800
    Why the EU is paying to promote organic food in the UK

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