Archive for February, 2012

Stock futures signal lower Wall Street open (Reuters)

February 27, 2012
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Stock futures signal lower Wall Street open 
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Reuters – Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for equities on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.1 to 0.5 percent.
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Surging oil prices weighing on markets (AP)

February 27, 2012
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Surging oil prices weighing on markets 
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AP – Sky-high oil prices weighed on markets Monday as investors worried that the increases could choke off a burgeoning economic recovery, particularly in the U.S.
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Fishing In Alaska- Why it is one of the Most Stunning Fisheries to Go?

February 27, 2012
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Fishing in Alaska is something that almost every angler wanted to experience. They are after the chance of catching the halibuts and king salmons that could reach for pounds about 100 or more. Yes, it is really possible and it has long been in the record set. If you are interested to also go...
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Feud over iPad highlights faded tech firm’s woes (AP)

February 27, 2012
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AP – The battle between an ailing Chinese electronics maker and Apple Inc. over the iPad name is just as much a tale of obsolescence in the fast-moving global technology industry as it is a legal row over a trademark.
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Review: Oscars iPad app wonderful, but distracting (AP)

February 27, 2012
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AP – Interactivity during the Academy Awards telecast once meant booing at the television every time there was a winner I hadn’t picked for my Oscars pool. This year, I had my head glued to an iPad instead.
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Asian stocks mixed ahead of US economic data (AP)

February 27, 2012
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Asian stocks mixed ahead of US economic data 
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AP – Asian stock markets were mixed Monday as high oil prices dampened enthusiasm for riskier assets like stocks ahead of the release of data likely to show that the U.S. economy is improving at a slow but steady clip.
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Spotlight on private equity record as it hits the stage (Reuters)

February 27, 2012
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Reuters – Starved of credit, and facing a lack of deals and a new bout of indignation over executive pay, the private equity sector has one solace: returns continue to be better than those in stock markets.
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Get the most out of your celebrity obsessions with these iPhone gossip apps (Appolicious)

February 26, 2012
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Get the most out of your celebrity obsessions with these iPhone gossip apps 
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The Oscars may be just around the corner, but celebrity gossip doesn’t start and stop with award shows. As the E! Network knows, gossip is a 24/7/365 sort of industry. If you feel like you’ve fallen out of touch with your favorite fame-hounds, check out these celeb-friendly apps.
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Get more from community service with the Reward Volunteers iPhone app (Appolicious)

February 26, 2012
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Two weeks ago, Cabot Creamery (yes, cheese!) and developer Chalo Inc. kicked off a rewarding initiative for those active in their communities. Through Reward Volunteers, an app for iPhone and iPod Touch, anyone putting forth volunteering and community service hours can track their commitments in order to earn points and prizes for themselves or...
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Dow 13,000 is a big number, but it’s just a number (AP)

February 26, 2012
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AP – Big, round numbers are hard to ignore. That’s why we pay attention when the odometer clicks over to 100,000 miles, and why the world threw a party at the dawn of 2000 instead of the technical start of the millennium in 2001.
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