Category Archives: Business

25Mar/15

Telefonica finalise £10bln sale of O2

(BVO) – Negotiations to buy Britain’s O2 have been going on since January.

Now a deal looks certain.

Spain’s Telefonica, owners of O2, have agree to sell to Hong Kong listed Hutchison Whampoa for 10.25 billion pounds.
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25Mar/15

Safety experts speculate cause of A320 crash in French Alps

An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday killing 144 passengers and six crew members on board, safety experts are now speculating the cause of the deadly accident.

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25Mar/15

Airbus 320: The workhorse of the aviation industry

(Next Media Online) – The Airbus A320 is one of the most prevalent jetliners in Europe’s aerospace industry, transporting more than a million people a day, according to Reuters.
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24Mar/15

Facebook wants to host news content

(Reuters Business Report) – Seeing the news on Facebook could get a lot easier and faster. The social network wants to host news content on its own site instead of having you hit a link that takes you to a publisher’s site. The New York Times reports that Facebook is talking to half a dozen publishers including itself, BuzzFeed and National Geographic about hosting their content on Facebook.
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24Mar/15

Duesseldorf airport spokesman says Airbus crash “black day” for German air transport

Representatives for Duesseldorf airport and Lufthansa tell journalists the Airbus crash marks a “black day” for German aviation.

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22Mar/15

Local bill on Muslim tribunal in Texas stirs sentiments

(NVO) – A city council in Irving, Texas, has voted to back a bill that some say would single out Muslims in their use of an Islamic Tribunal.

The bill stipulates that foreign law, in this case Sharia law, does not apply to U.S. courts, particularly not in family law cases.
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22Mar/15

Strong dollar dulls Tiffany sales

(Reuters, YouTube/Tiffany & Co.) – Upscale jeweler Tiffany reporting its first quarterly sales drop in half a decade- the strong dollar hitting it where it hurts:
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20Mar/15

Turing manuscript and German ‘Enigma’ code writer to go up for sale

HONG KONG, CHINA (REUTERS) – A notebook about mathematics and computer science written by Nazi-code breaker Alan Turing is on on display at Bonhams auction house in Hong Kong.

The 56-page manuscript is expected to fetch at least seven figures when it goes up for sale on April 13th in New York.
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20Mar/15

New Yorkers react to Facebook’s rules on what may and may not be posted on the social media site

New Yorkers react to Facebook’s clarification of what content is prohibited on its social media website, as the company strives to curb controversial posts.

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