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Finland : Fiscal consolidation key to restoring growth

April 7, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Hard-hit by the collapse in exports and faced with the costs of the recession and of population ageing, Finland will need to strengthen its public finances through reining in municipal spending growth and pursuing further labour market and retirement reforms. Improving the tax system and...

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Global economy : Growth seen easing back slightly in US, Europe and Japan in first half of 2010

April 7, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The pickup in activity seen in the G7 countries in the last quarter of 2009 is expected to ease back in the first half of this year, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Watch the webcast.

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Correction: Vietnam Google stories

April 6, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In stories March 31 and April 6, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Google Inc. blamed Vietnam's government for a scheme to dupe Vietnamese-speaking Internet users around the world into downloading malicious software. A March 30 post in a Google blog asserted the attacks serve...

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Fujitsu's Ex-President Plans Suits

April 6, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Fujitsu's former president plans to file two lawsuits against the technology giant, claiming personal damages and losses to shareholders because of his forced departure, the ex-executive's lawyer said.

Stud Capsule For Men: Product contains Undeclared Drug Ingredient

April 6, 2010 7:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Product adulterated with sildenafil which may interact with nitrates to lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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DTAC Has High Hopes for 3G in Thailand

April 6, 2010 6:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Tore Johnsen, chief executive of DTAC, Thailand's second-largest telecom operator by subscribers, expects the rollout of third-generation mobile services in the country won't happen this year.

iPad Apps With Their Own Wow Factor

April 6, 2010 5:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The iPad is spawning a new type of tablet-specific app designed to make the most of the large touch screen.

Mitsubishi to start building Ark. plant this fall

April 6, 2010 3:30 pm | by CHUCK BARTELS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi said Tuesday it is aiming to produce wind turbines in Arkansas by next year at a new $100 million plant, a facility that signals the company is seeking to regain its U.S. customers.Company executives gathered with state and local officials to mark Mitsubishi's decision to build the...

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AOL to Bail Out of Bebo

April 6, 2010 3:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

AOL is evaluating whether to sell or shut down Bebo, the social-networking site it acquired for $850 million two years ago.

Canadian earnings declared Tuesday: Forzani, One Exploration, Sandvine

April 6, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earning declared Tuesday as of 5 p.m. ET:The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL): Three months ended Jan. 31, 2010, $22,923,000, $0.75 a share; 2009, $24,229,000, $0.80 a share. Revenue: 2010, $372,923,000; 2009, $380,812,000.One Exploration (TSXV:OE.A): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, net...

FTC May Be Preparing to Challenge Google's AdMob Deal

April 6, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The FTC appears to be laying the groundwork to challenge Google's proposed acquisition of mobile-advertising company AdMob on antitrust grounds.

Coldwater Creek appoints new CFO

April 6, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coldwater creek Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted James A. Bell to become the company's senior vice president and chief financial officer.Bell joined the specialty women's retailer in June 2009, working most recently as its vice president of financial planning.He takes over the CFO...

CA to Cut 1,000 Jobs

April 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Software maker CA plans to cut about 1,000 positions, or 7.6% of its work force, as part of a restructuring effort.

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Vietnam denies responsibility for hackings

April 6, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vietnam has dismissed what it called "groundless" implications it used malicious computer programs to hack Web sites and spy on political opponents.Google Inc. said in a post last week on its security blog that software known as "malware" was used to snoop on opponents of a controversial...

Icron technologies narrows net loss in Q4; revenue increases five per cent

April 6, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Icron Technologies Corp. (TSXV:IT) reports net loss of $3,270 in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared with a net loss of $76,958 the same period of 2008. Both amounts represented less than a penny a share. Revenues for the period ended Dec. 31 were $2,623,785, up five per cent from the...

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