03 May 2007 13:06 [Source: ICIS news]
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What does it take to excel at poker?
Poker aficionados are making the case that the game is a matter of skill, rather than luck, and they hope their arguments will help roll back a law that bans the use of credit cards for online wagers.
GIs stay as hop fades in Tarmiyah
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Climate change may spur allergies
There's growing scientific evidence that global climate change is linked to the dramatic rise in allergies and asthma in the Western world.
Money and investing
Bond investors feel sub prime pinch
Moody's downgraded in the past two weeks more than 30 bonds issued in 2006 and backed by sub prime mortgages.
Murdoch picked adversaries well versed in family affairs
Murdoch has enlisted Allen & Co and Centerview Partners to advice on his bid for Dow Jones. Both firms have experience with family-controlled public companies.
Big bank’s loan push: illegal immigrants
The nation's big banks, including JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo, are pitching mortgages to illegal immigrants.
Iraqi blocs opposed to draft oil bill
Kurdish and Sunni Arab officials expressed deep reservations on Wednesday about the draft version of a national oil law and related legislation, misgivings that could derail one of the benchmark measures of progress in
GOP contenders ponder what to say Bush
As they gather Thursday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for their first debate, the Republican presidential candidates are thrilled at the chance to associate themselves with Reagan. But they may not be able to escape the challenge created for them by the current president.
First the bid, now the jockeying
That is the course Rupert Murdoch will pursue after the board of Dow Jones & Company said late yesterday that it would not consider his $5bn (€3.6bn) bid for the company because the Bancroft family, its controlling shareholder, was opposed to the offer.
A corner deli with international appeal
On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon in mid-March, hundreds of food lovers packed a tent on Detroit Street in front of Zingerman’s Delicatessen here, lining up for samples to celebrate the deli’s 25th anniversary.
Democrats back down on
President Bush and congressional leaders began negotiating a second war funding bill yesterday, with Democrats offering the first major concession: an agreement to drop their demand for a timeline to bring troops home from
Ex-Aide to Gonzales accused of bias
The Justice Department has launched an internal investigation into whether Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's former White House liaison illegally took party affiliation into account in hiring career federal prosecutors, officials said yesterday.
Royal Ahold sells US foodservice to private-equity firms
Royal Ahold, a Dutch supermarket operator and owner of Giant Food, yesterday agreed to sell Columbia-based US Foodservice to two private-equity firms for $7.1bn (€5.2bn) in a deal that would end a transatlantic partnership troubled by financial scandal.
White house panel investigates inspector general for
The inspector general who uncovered cases of waste, fraud and abuse in the US-led reconstruction effort in
Hockey Canada stands by Doan
Shane Doan is our captain and will continue to be our captain, Hockey Canada group's president says amid controversy over 2005 comments about French Canadians.
Sideline meetings overshadow
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet
Russia's Norilsk makes competing offer for LionOre
Swiss miner Xstrata PLC is facing some new competition in its bid to take over Toronto Miner LionOre Mining International Ltd.
Canada's big banks to set up rival to TSX
Canada's six largest banks are banding together to create a new stock trading platform that will compete directly with TSX Group Inc. and potentially redefine the way the country's large institutional investors trade equities.
Truck hijacker a psycho
A psychiatric test of a man who on Saturday stole a truck and crashed it near President Nestor Kirchner’s home in Santa Cruz province in an incident that Kirchner described as deliberate, said that the driver suffered from psychosis, contradicting a previous report that said that he understood the criminal nature of his actions.
No sign of fidel Castro
Students carry the Cuban flag during massive May Day celebrations in
Chávez takes hold of
President Hugo Chavez’s government took over
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