News archive from 17 February 2012

Wall Street close reaches pre-crisis high

Wall Street close reaches pre-crisis high

Shares in New York hit levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis on Thursday after good news regarding unemployment figures. The weekly report of new claims for unemployment benefits fell to their lowest level since March 2008. The Dow...

BBC, 22:07 in Business
 

US STOCKS-Best day in two weeks lifts S&P to 9-mo high

* Microsoft hits 52-week high on strong volume * Indexes up: Dow 1 pct, S&P 1.1 pct, Nasdaq 1.5 pct (Adds volume, advancers and decliners in final paragraphs) By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 hit a nine-month high...

 
PORTO 1 - MANCHESTER CITY 2: SERGIO AGUERO PROVES HIS WORTH AS A SUB

PORTO 1 - MANCHESTER CITY 2: SERGIO AGUERO PROVES HIS WORTH AS A SUB

SERGIO AGUERO was Manchester City's hero tonight as he came off the bench to score the goal that gives Manchester City the upper hand in their Europa League tie against Porto. The Argentinian pounced from close range with six minutes remaining as...

 
Baidu reports jump in 4th-quarter profit and revenue

Baidu reports jump in 4th-quarter profit and revenue

Baidu said it expects first-quarter revenue of $666.5 million to $688 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S were looking for revenue of $678.8 million. For the fourth quarter, Baidu reported net income of $326.3 million, or 93 cents per...

 
EU court: Social networks can't be piracy brakes

EU court: Social networks can't be piracy brakes

The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) was ruling on a case involving two Belgian companies: music royalty collecting society SABAM and online social network Netlog. SABAM asked a Belgian court in 2009 to order Netlog to...

 
POTTERS LEFT WITH MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

POTTERS LEFT WITH MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

Stoke will have to win in the Mestalla next week if their European adventure is to continue after Valencia claimed a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash at the Britannia Stadium. Mehmet Topal netted the only goal of the game...

Daily Star, 22:32 in Sport
 
PORTO 1 - MANCHESTER CITY 2: SERGIO AGUERO IS CITY'S MAN AGAIN

PORTO 1 - MANCHESTER CITY 2: SERGIO AGUERO IS CITY'S MAN AGAIN

SERGIO AGUERO made an instant impact as he put Manchester City in a strong position in their Europa League tie against Porto tonight. The Argentinian proved clinical from close range with six minutes remaining as City came from behind to condemn the...

Daily Star, 22:32 in Sport
 
The confessions of George Clooney... I'm lonely, I can't sleep and I used cocaine (but I hated it)

The confessions of George Clooney... I'm lonely, I can't sleep and I used cocaine (but I hated it)

Eternal bachelor: Seen here last year with former flame Elisabetta Canalis He is famously averse to marriage and every break-up comes with accusations that he"s afraid of commitment, but Clooney insists he hasn"t ruled out marriage. "A...

 
O'SULLIVAN GETTING BACK TO HIS BEST

O'SULLIVAN GETTING BACK TO HIS BEST

Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted part of him had looked forward to dropping out of the top 16 after continuing his impressive upturn in form by knocking home favourite Mark Williams out of the 888 Welsh Open. O'Sullivan won 4-1 in Newport to make it seven...

Daily Star, 23:34 in Sport
 
Viewpoint: Microsoft's new world of work is all about people

Viewpoint: Microsoft's new world of work is all about people

As part of our Future of Work series running throughout February, we asked some experts to give us their take on how the way we work is going to change. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business End for the work PC?...

BBC, 23:42 in Business
 
How is Africa coping with the euro crisis?

How is Africa coping with the euro crisis?

Africa emerged relatively unscathed after the financial crisis fuelled by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, but how is it coping with the current economic woes in the Eurozone? According to Mthuli Ncube, the chief economist and vice-president...

BBC, 23:42 in Business
 
Limits sought on electronic driver distractions

Limits sought on electronic driver distractions

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood proposed voluntary steps for automakers on Thursday that would establish new safety criteria for hands-free calling, navigation, and entertainment systems that have become common in new cars and trucks. The...

 
RONNIE HENRY DOES IT FOR GRANDAD

RONNIE HENRY DOES IT FOR GRANDAD

THERE will be somebody missing when Stevenage host Tottenham on Sunday as defender Ronnie Henry continues to come to terms with family heartache. In Henry’s own words, his grandad Ron is a Spurs legend. He played for the club 247 times in the...

 
RAVI BOPARA IS READY TO MAKE TEST CASE

RAVI BOPARA IS READY TO MAKE TEST CASE

IT MAY be that the door to the Test team is opened from within if Andy Flower makes good on his promise that England’s set-up is not a closed shop. But, just in case it sticks a little, Ravi Bopara yesterday stated his intention to use his one-day...

 
JIM THORPE THE MASTER OF ALL

JIM THORPE THE MASTER OF ALL

JIM THORPE, the first Olympic decathlon ­champion, was so multi-talented that now and again he represented his college alone, single-handed, at all athletic events. Forerunner of Daley Thompson, decathlon gold medallist in Moscow and Los Angeles,...

 


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