Archive for March 10th, 2011

Stocks plunge on economic news, oil price swings (AP)

March 10, 2011
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Stocks plunge on economic news, oil price swings 
    (AP)

NEW YORK – Weak economic news from China, the U.S. and Spain combined with a slump in oil companies sent stocks sharply lower Thursday.
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Wall Street adds to losses with S&P at session low (Reuters)

March 10, 2011
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Wall Street adds to losses with S&P at session low 
    (Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks extended losses on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting session lows as traders cited anxiety over Saudi police firing on protesters.
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iOS 4.3 boosts first-gen iPad browser speed by 18 percent (InfoWorld)

March 10, 2011
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iOS 4.3 boosts first-gen iPad browser speed by 18 percent 
    (InfoWorld)

San Francisco – With all eyes on the iPad 2 that becomes available tomorrow at 5 p.m. in each time zone, Apple has released its iOS 4.3 update for the first-gen iPad, iPhone 3G S, non-Verizon Wireless iPhone 4, and recent iPod Touch models. InfoWorld.com ran the Futuremark Peacekeeper browser tests on a first-gen iPad...
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As competitors pop up, iPad keeps price advantage (AP)

March 10, 2011
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As competitors pop up, iPad keeps price advantage 
    (AP)

NEW YORK – The new iPad model hitting stores Friday comes with several improvements over the original version but the same price tag, hobbling efforts by rivals at breaking Apple Inc.’s hold on the emerging market for tablet computers.
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European shares drop after Spain downgrade (AFP)

March 10, 2011
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European shares drop after Spain downgrade 
    (AFP)

LONDON (AFP) – Europe’s leading stock markets retreated Thursday as eurozone debt fears sparked by a credit downgrade to Spain overshadowed news of positive company earnings, traders said.
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Futures fall after Spain downgrade (Reuters)

March 10, 2011
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Futures fall after Spain downgrade 
    (Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday after a rating downgrade of Spain rekindled concerns over euro zone debt problems and weak Chinese trade data heightened global growth worries.
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Hands on with iMovie for iPad (Macworld)

March 10, 2011
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Hands on with iMovie for iPad 
    (Macworld)

iMovie on the iPhone showed that a simplified video-editing app could work on an iOS device. With the release of the iPad 2, Apple’s also releasing an update to the $5 iMovie that lets it work on the iPad 2 as well. I used iMovie on my iPad 2 to edit a few video...
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Review: With iPad 2, Apple one-ups itself (AP)

March 10, 2011
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Review: With iPad 2, Apple one-ups itself 
    (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO – With the original iPad, Apple brought an attractive, easy-to-use tablet computer to the masses at a reasonable price — a feat numerous companies are trying to top.
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Some SEC officials in dark on lawyer’s Madoff link (Reuters)

March 10, 2011
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Some SEC officials in dark on lawyer’s Madoff link 
    (Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted on a method to compensate victims of swindler Bernard Madoff with some commissioners and staff unaware that the SEC’s then general counsel had personal ties to the fraud.
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Asian shares fall amid ongoing Libya fighting (AP)

March 10, 2011
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Asian shares fall amid ongoing Libya fighting 
    (AP)

TOKYO – Asian shares fell Thursday, weighed down by ongoing fighting in Libya and a lackluster finish by Wall Street.
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