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Moving there for the hospitals?

May 28, 2009

Accenture to shift incorporation to Ireland

Ireland is expected to benefit along with Switzerland as companies seek more hospital conditions in Europe.

Popular ad?

May 27, 2009

GM bondholders shun tender offer; bankruptcy nears

The event marks a critical disappointment for GM, the largest U.S. automaker and once considered the bellwether of U.S. manufacturing. A popular ad for the automaker once stated that “What’s good for General Motors, is good for the USA.”

Play billiards, live longer?

May 27, 2009

“He says he developed the technique 220 years ago while working at his cousin’s billiard room, during his free time.”

A pence for your thoughts?

May 24, 2009

Sterling plummets as S&P cuts UK rating outlook

The pound shed 3 cents on the day to fall as low as $1.5514 while the euro jumped more than one pence to 88.69 pence.

Not a former colony?

May 22, 2009

ArcelorMittal says delays Liberia iron ore mine

ArcelorMittal is a key investor in the poor former British colony, whose President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has made attracting foreign investment into its natural resources a centrepiece of her efforts to rebuild the country after a 1989-2003 civil war.

Honey, I shrunk the income…

May 21, 2009

California voters soundly reject budget measures

Schwarzenegger last week said the government of the most populous state in the United States faced a shortfall of $15.4 billion for its next fiscal year even if the measures were approved — underscoring the severe downturn in state revenue. Personal income in California has shrank for the first time since 1938 amid a recession and double-digit unemployment.

Very unfortunate typo…

May 21, 2009

BofA CEO: Economy bottoming, pay reform neededBank of America was among 19 big banks subjected to the teats.Subjected to the teats?Justin R.Yikes. We corrected it to say TESTS: GBU Editor

Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Lewis speaks at the Boston College CEO club luncheon in Boston, Massachusetts March 12, 2009. Reuters/Brian Snyder

Quite a lot, even for a diamond

May 13, 2009

Rare blue diamond sells for record $9.5 million

GENEVA (Reuters) – A flawless vivid blue diamond weighing 7.03 carats sold on Tuesday for a record 10.5 million Swiss francs (6.2 million pounds), the highest price paid per carat for any gemstone at auction, Sotheby’s said.

Not Cirque du Soleil?

May 6, 2009

Billy Elliot’ leads race for top US theater honors

The best theatrical event award pits comedian Will Ferrell’s show “You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush” against entertainer Liza Minnelli’s “Liza’s at The Palace,” Cirque du Soleil’s “Slava’s Snowshow” and Chinese production “Soul of Shaolin.”

Feud for thought….

May 5, 2009

That should be spelled “feud.”

Sam

Indeed. We corrected: GBU Editor

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