Archive for February 20th, 2012

Bank of China moves closer to LME membership (Reuters)

February 20, 2012
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Reuters – Bank of China International (BOCI) is on track to become the first Chinese member of the London Metals Exchange – giving the bourse a boost while it is considering possible takeover bids – following authorization by the UK financial regulator.
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Lower Chinese court rules shops should pull iPads (AP)

February 20, 2012
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AP – Apple’s dispute over the iPad trademark deepened Monday after the Chinese company that claims ownership of the name said it won a court ruling against sales of the popular tablet computer in China.
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Apple’s legal woes in China offer hope to rivals (Reuters)

February 20, 2012
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Reuters – Apple Inc’s legal row over its iPad trademark in China creates a window of opportunity for rivals such as Lenovo Group Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as they try to chip away at the U.S. firm’s dominance of the potentially vast Chinese tablet market.
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Greek bailout hopes shore up markets (AP)

February 20, 2012
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Greek bailout hopes shore up markets 
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AP – Markets were optimistic Monday that Greece will finally secure a massive but long-delayed international bailout, allowing the debt-crippled country to avoid defaulting on its debts next month.
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All about Pool

February 20, 2012
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Pool is increasingly becoming one of the most popular pastimes that people from the UK undertake, so what is the big attraction with regards to pool and why are so many people taking up the sport?
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Power Punches

February 20, 2012
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It must get with out saying that kickboxing is an integral part of successful a kickboxing go with. Sure, foot position is very important along with expertise along with endurance, but what can a kickboxing go with be like without the hand techniques? Although the jab is an extremely efficient and effective boxing techinque,...
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App Store counts down to 25 billionth download with $10,000 App Store gift card giveaway (Appolicious)

February 20, 2012
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App Store counts down to 25 billionth download with $10,000 App Store gift card giveaway 
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It’s no surprise to any of us around here that the App Store is imminently approaching the 25 billionth app download. The 15 billion mark was hit in July before the iPhone 4S launched, and holiday shoppers filled shiny new iOS devices with boatloads of equally shiny paid and free apps.
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Stocks may strain to hold 9-month highs (Reuters)

February 20, 2012
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Reuters – If upcoming earnings from U.S. retailers are as unimpressive as the rest of the profit season has been, Wall Street could face a tough time justifying a stock market at nine-month highs.
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Asia stocks rise after China central bank move (AP)

February 20, 2012
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Asia stocks rise after China central bank move 
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AP – Asian stock markets climbed Monday after China moved to boost bank lending to shore up slowing economic growth.
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