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Memorial Day: Gas Prices Down From April’s Price Peak

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Drivers for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when the summer driving for the majority of U.S. drivers begins, enjoyed lower gas prices than they expected when the spring season started, according to CNN. Gas prices were lower than this year’s peak, that was set in April this year; however, they are still higher than they […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

Minecraft: How It Became An Xbox Best Seller

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  Minecraft, for Xbox, the long-established PC game which focuses on crafting and building was released on Xbox earlier in May – and the sales results may demonstrate that gamers aren’t only interested in killing things. In the first day of its May 9 launch, the Minecraft Xbox 360 edition was downloaded to computers over […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Wired | Read More »

Spain Is Considering Using Its Debt Instead Of Cash For The Bankia Group

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  Spain is thinking about using its bank-rescue fund or government debt rather than cash to help out the Bankia group, freeing the country from having to request more money from its investors.   So far, Spain’s government hasn’t made a final decision in the matter, but will be making the decision within the next […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

Men In Black Ambling Towards An $80 Million Holiday Weekend

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  Men In Black 3 starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin will be the movie that will dethrone The Avengers from its almost month-long reign at the box office. Early tracking by the studio is aspiring to an $80 million minimum for the four-day weekend debut of the movie where Will Smith […]

May 26th, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Headlines | Read More »

Wall Street Held Its Own While Nasdaq Falls From Tech Pressures

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On Friday Wall Street reversed course late in the day, and the S&P prolonged its gains to day four, while the Nasdaq dropped after a weak revenue forecast was given to NetApp, which cast doubt on the outcome of tech spending. Underscoring American companies’ vulnerability to events happening in the euro-zone, NetApp Inc., a data-storage […]

May 25th, 2012 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

The Axis Browser – Yahoo’s New Browser

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On May 23 Yahoo announced that it’s moving into the browser market with its new Axis browser. The browser has iPhone and iPad versions, as well as plug-ins for desktop browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. According to Ethan Batraski, the head of product for the Search Innovation Group at Yahoo, the […]

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Wired | Read More »

Mortgage Lending Drops By 19pc

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According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders – Gross mortgage lending dropped in April by 19pc to £10.2 billion. The drop in lending to the lowest it has been in 12-months has activated fears that house prices may fall, while the property market comes to a halt. Major mortgage lenders like Santander have already cut […]

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in Finance | Read More »

Qantas Cuts 500 Jobs As Part Of The Companies Restructuring

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SYDNEY – On Monday, Qantas, the Australian flag carrier said it will cut 500 jobs in its engineering operations, and heavy maintenance departments, as part of its plans to restructure the company to cut down on costs. This move comes after am 83% slump in the companies first-half net profit up to December, and its […]

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in Travel | Read More »

Let The Clash Of The Theme Parks Begin

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Its time to lower your lap bars and prepare for the clash of the Theme Parks. Universal Studios, now controlled by Comcast, is building its arsenal of weapons to prepare for its war with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – while Disney is building up its defenses. Universal’s parks are constantly in […]

May 20th, 2012 | Posted in Travel | Read More »

Hewlett-Packard To Cut Up To 25,000 Jobs

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Hewlett-Packard Co. is thinking about cutting up to 25,000 jobs, or 8% of its employees, to lower costs and assist them with contending with the receding demand for services and desk top computers, according to people who said they were briefed on the companies’ plans. The job cuts include 10,000 – 15,000 in the service […]

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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