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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
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      With former Port Authority official David Wildstein’s new claim that  “evidence exists” showing Christie knew about the politically motivated lane closings on the George Washington Bridge back in September, several Jersey State politicians are already floating the dreaded “I” word: impeachment. It wasn’t so long ago that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a popular Republican […]
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    • Scottish Power hit with sales ban March 4, 2015
      Energy supplier Scottish Power accepts a 12-day sales ban after failing to meet Ofgem's customer service targets, the watchdog says.
    • UK government sells Eurostar stake March 4, 2015
      The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
    • Incomes 'back to pre-crisis level' March 4, 2015
      Average household incomes are back to where they were before the financial crisis, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
    • Durban eyes Olympic prize after Commonwealth March 4, 2015
      The South African city of Durban is all set to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games - and it is already aiming for the Olympics.
    • Court backs UK in euro trading case March 4, 2015
      The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
    • Board of bank giant foregoes bonuses March 4, 2015
      UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year" and foregoes bonuses for its directors.
    • Results boost for FTSE 100 March 4, 2015
      The FTSE 100 rises, helped by well-received results from Standard Chartered and broadcaster ITV.
    • Asia markets lower on economic data March 4, 2015
      Asian markets headed lower on Wednesday as investors became cautious ahead of central bank meetings and economic data this week.
    • ITV delivers 'strong performance' March 4, 2015
      Commercial broadcaster ITV, home of Downton Abbey, reports a big rise in pre-tax profits for 2014.
    • VIDEO: Key role of Ukraine's 'steel city' March 4, 2015
      The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from the steel works in Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine, where the owner of the steelworks is supporting the Ukrainian government.

Archive for the "election 2008" Category

Uncle Jay Explains: Year-end! 12-22-08

Obama says, aid coming to troubled states

Watch CBS Videos Online WASHINGTON – Saying “it is altogether likely that things may get worse before they get better,” President-elect Barack Obama laid out the case today for a huge economic stimulus plan to get the U.S. economy going again, saying 2009 promises to be one of those “years that come along once in […]

Four Senate Seats still empty

By Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 3, 2009; Page A03 As the gavel quietly fell yesterday on the final session of the 110th Senate, officials in several states sought to cut through the confusion surrounding a quartet of chamber seats whose future occupants remain undetermined amid succession fights and election recount disputes. […]

New President New ride!

New presidential limo will transport Obama on Inauguration Day Custom-built Cadillac will be bulletproof, have hand-sewn interior Limo can withstand a “direct hit from an asteroid,” news agency jokes First presidential limo purchased in 1907 for President Theodore Roosevelt [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mksHMx9OEk[/youtube]

Sarah Palin 2009 Calendar

Just when you think that she is back where she belongs, and the old fad of Palinitis is gone. Heres yer sign… for all of 2009!

Chrysler gets $4 billion

Auburn Hills-based automaker gets its first installment of government cash for restructuring. Detroit News staff and wire reports Troubled Chrysler LLC late Friday received an initial $4 billion loan from the U.S. Treasury Department, part of the $17.4 billion it and General Motors Corp. had sought to help the companies stay afloat. Chief Executive Robert […]

2008 Election Guide: Obama vs. McCain

Barack Obama, Democrat John McCain, Republican ECONOMY Plans to repeal Bush’s tax cuts for rich households while helping middle-class households cope with financial issues with targeted tax relief. Obama also plans to renegotioate free trade and reform healthcare. Plans to keep Bush’s tax cuts while abolishing the Alternative Minimum tax to lower taxes for middle-class […]

WSJ- Dips Into Think Tank for Talent

By YOCHI J. DREAZEN WASHINGTON — The Center for a New American Security, a small think tank here with generally middle-of-the-road policy views, is rapidly emerging as a top farm team for the incoming Obama administration. When President-elect Barack Obama released a roster of his transition advisers last week, many of the national-security appointments came […]

Obama’s Think Tank!

Our US president elect is not setting up your usual cabinet he is setting up a proverbial think tank! What a genius he is. Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York and former First Lady, will serve as Secretary of State. Secretary Robert Gates, the current Secretary of Defense, will continue to serve in that […]

BARACK OBAMA THE 44TH PRESIDENT!

Its been a hard and at times difficult race but I think the United States will be just fine now. It took years to get us into the cluster mess we now see, and its going to take time to get us out of it. Congratulations to our next President Barack Obama!

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