Archive for July 7th, 2011

Industrial metals rise on recovery hopes (AP)

July 7, 2011
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Industrial metal prices are rising as a rally in global stock markets bolsters hope that the economic recovery is gaining steam.
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Jobs reports push stocks higher; Retailers rise (AP)

July 7, 2011
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NEW YORK – Better news on jobs drove stocks higher Thursday. Target, Gap and other large retailers jumped after reporting stronger sales.
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Even more iPhone rumors: Apple to introduce new charging tech in iPhone 6 (Appolicious)

July 7, 2011
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Even more iPhone rumors: Apple to introduce new charging tech in iPhone 6 
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There seems to be no end to fresh rumors about future iPhones flying across the Internet in the last few days. Only yesterday we told you about a Wall Street Journal report that claimed the iPhone 5 would be a thinner and lighter revamp of the device, and now it seems the WSJ has...
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Fresh iPhone Apps for July 7: Magnetic Baby, Pixel Racer, Swords and Soldiers, Elusive Ninja (Appolicious)

July 7, 2011
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Fresh iPhone Apps for July 7: Magnetic Baby, Pixel Racer, Swords and Soldiers, Elusive Ninja 
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Kick off the weekend a touch early with four new games from the iTunes App Store. Leading the charge is Magnetic Baby, a game that combines tilt controls with the skillful use of gravity to move a character around a small galaxy of planets to create a fresh physics puzzler. After that is Pixel...
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US stock futures rising on labor reports (AP)

July 7, 2011
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NEW YORK – Stock futures are rising ahead of two reports on the labor market.
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NYSE Euronext shareholders back Deutsche Boerse merger (AFP)

July 7, 2011
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PARIS (AFP) – NYSE Euronext shareholders approved Thursday a merger with Deutsche Boerse to form the biggest stock exchange operator in the world valued at some $25 billion.
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First iPhones in Space: Final Shuttle Astronauts to Deliver $1 App (Mashable)

July 7, 2011
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If every government program were this cheap, we’d have the debt problem licked in no time. The final, much-delayed mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis, which has a 30% chance of lifting off this Friday, will be carrying with it the planet’s first astro-phones — a pair of Apple iPhone 4s, ready for a first-of-its-kind...
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Apple fires back in patent war with Samsung (AFP)

July 7, 2011
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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple escalated its legal fight with Samsung by asking the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to block imports of some of the South Korean firm’s smartphones and tablet computers.
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China stocks rise, euro steady ahead of ECB (Reuters)

July 7, 2011
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro steadied on Thursday with a widely expected rate hike from the European Central Bank later being offset by a spreading sovereign debt crisis, while China’s bank stocks bounced on hopes of a near-term pause in policy tightening.
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NYSE shareholders seen embracing D. Boerse merger (Reuters)

July 7, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange, an icon of American capitalism, is expected to take a crucial step toward ceding control to a German company on Thursday, with little opposition expected from investors.
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