Articles by: The Business Age Bureau

Half of US homes own Apple products

March 29, 2012 1:20 am0 comments
Half of US homes own Apple products

Washington: Half of all US households own at least one Apple product, a survey has showed. According to CNBC’s All-America Economic survey released Wednesday, the Apple-buying household on average has a total of three Apple products. Overall, the average household has 1.6 Apple devices with almost one quarter planning to […]

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30 killed in Cote d’Ivoire bus crash

March 28, 2012 12:41 am0 comments
30 killed in Cote d’Ivoire bus crash

Abidjan: At least 30 people died in the west African nation of Cote d’Ivoire Tuesday when two buses collided head-on. The accident took place near the central city of Bouake. Many others were injured. The driver of one of the buses lost control of the vehicle after a tyre exploded, […]

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High production cost compels garment units to leave China

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High production cost compels garment units to leave China

Beijing: Global fashion brands are shifting their manufacturing bases from China to cheaper countries due to high production cost, experts said. President of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) Wang Tiankai said the trend is inevitable as China was no longer a “cheap-in-everything paradise”. Media reports said some Italian […]

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Teenagers facing danger in British mental asylums

March 25, 2012 12:51 pm0 comments
Teenagers facing danger in British mental asylums

London: Various teenagers in Britain are being locked up alongside potentially dangerous adults in mental hospitals following a crisis in health services for the young, the Daily Express reported Sunday. According to the report, the Under-18s with mental health problems spent equivalent of 5,166 nights in adult psychiatric wards last […]

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NATO supply restoration irks Pakistan Taliban !

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NATO supply restoration irks Pakistan Taliban !

Islamabad: The Pakistan Taliban Sunday warned members of parliament against restoration of the supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan and said they would target MPs and their leaders if they recommended restoration of supplies. Pakistan suspended supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan in November 2011 after the US fighter […]

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Palestinians seek political, financial support from Baghdad

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Palestinians seek political, financial support from Baghdad

Ramallah: The Palestinian leadership is looking forward to gain declarations of full Arab political and financial support for their cause in the Arab League annual summit due to be held in Baghdad March 29, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday. Despite the concerns that the Arab summit this year will […]

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US stocks drop ahead of housing sales data

March 23, 2012 2:24 pm0 comments
US stocks drop ahead of housing sales data

New York: US stocks opened lower Friday ahead of the release of new home sales data. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was expected to make the opening remarks at a Federal Reserve conference late Friday. As of shares, among the key S&P sectors, energy sector led the laggards, slipping nearly 2 […]

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12 killed in Mali mutiny

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12 killed in Mali mutiny

Bamako (Mali): At least 12 people died in the confrontation between Mali’s mutinous soldiers and the presidential guards, police said Friday. A curfew has been imposed in several regions of the West African nation, Xinhua reported. Mutinous soldiers Thursday seized power in Mali after storming the presidential palace and arresting […]

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Rights abuses : India votes against Sri Lanka

March 22, 2012 10:29 am0 comments
Rights abuses : India votes against Sri Lanka

New Delhi/Geneva: India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly emphasized that Colombo’s sovereignty must be respected. After joining 23 other countries to vote against Colombo at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, […]

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Human rights abuses: US wants Lanka to Address accountability

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Human rights abuses: US wants Lanka to Address accountability

Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address “accountability” vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the Tamil Tigers. After 24 other countries voted for a US resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Clinton said “a strong […]

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