03 April 2008 11:00 [Source: ICIS news]
Economies that bet on debt-strapped
Southwest’s ties triggered tumult
Allegations made by two FAA inspectors that Southwest Airlines was trying to pick and choose which inspectors regulated it have rattled the industry and sparked broad debate about the adequacy of airline regulation.
Bernanke says 'recession' may be near
Bernanke raised the prospect of a
Money & Investing
European airline merger is off
Air France-KLM's chief broke off talks to buy Alitalia after failing to reach an accord with labour unions. Alitalia's chairman resigned after Air
Actors guild faces drama in its ranks
As the Screen Actors Guild gets set to begin contract negotiations with the
Flu economy takes unexpected turn
The surprising course of the latest flu season - one of the most unpredictable in years - has been a headache for companies from tissue makers to hospital owners.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
US cites planning gaps in Iraqi assault on Basra
Interviews suggest that
In Nepal, long-lived monarchy fades
King Gyanendra at a Hindu festival in
Unsold homes tie down would-be transplants
The housing slump is distorting the normal working of the American job market, restricting workers’ ability to pursue better career opportunities.
In Senate, agreement on housing
Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a tentative deal on a package of tax breaks, grants and tax-exempt bonds to help homeowners and stabilise the housing market.
NATO Alliance invites Croatia, Albania to join
After vigorous debate, NATO political leaders effectively reject Bush's bid for roadmaps to membership for Ukraine and Georgia.
Belatedly, the bad news bearer
It's (semi) official: we're in a recession. The Federal Reserve chairman didn't come right out and say it in his appearance before the Joint Economic Committee yesterday, but in his carefully hedged, deliberate mumbo jumbo, Ben Bernanke delivered a message as stark as bread lines and shantytowns.
Armour contracts filled without initial tests
Officials with the inspector-general's office say its auditors did not test the body armour for army soldiers or look for flaws after it was made and put into use.
FAA: four airlines probed after safety audit
Officials say disclosures of maintenance problems prompted investigation of major airlines that were not complying with federal safety directives.
GLOBE AND MAIL, Canada
NATO answers Harper's request
NATO allies have answered
Mugabe loses control of Harare legislature
Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party lost control of the House of Assembly to the opposition yesterday, in the first defeat the ruling party has suffered since independence in 1980 and the first certain sign that change is coming to Zimbabwe.
RIM rocks as the economy reels
Research In Motion has found a new best friend in Facebook. In less than six months, more than one million BlackBerry users have downloaded an application that allows them to update their Facebook page, and send messages and photos through the social networking site.
Now it's her chance to stretch
It was a somewhat shambling and occasionally discursive Chip Wilson who popped up at a marketing conference a month ago and started talking about growing up in the seventies: "Kinda like the women's lib kinda time."
BUENOS AIRES HERALD
CFK likens protest to ‘76 lockout
As tens of thousands of Argentines rallied in her support yesterday, President Cristina Kirchner blasted striking farmers, comparing their nearly three-week-old protest to a similar 1976 strike that sowed chaos one month before a military coup.
Gov’t denies beef export suspension
Meat industry sources said yesterday beef shipments had been halted amid a 20-day-old farm lockout that has emptied butchers’ counters. However, an e-mailed statement from the government’s customs agency later denied beef exports had been suspended, saying officials had simply been checking documents related to shipments.
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