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Sanctions “directly affect” more than half the assets in Russia’s banking sector

In the latest sign that Western sanctions are causing pain for Russia Inc., a new report from Standard & Poor’s (MHFI) describes Russian banks as the “most vulnerable” of any in the world’s major emerging markets. Sanctions “directly affect” more than half the assets in Russia’s banking sector, which is dominated by such state-controlled lenders as […]


stuff ordered online: have it dropped off in your car

DHL is in talks with Volvo that could allow it to open the doors of Volvos to deliver parcels.   Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) — Working households may soon have an alternative to the modern dilemma of how to take delivery of stuff ordered online: have it dropped off in your car. Deutsche Post AG’s DHL […]


16,450 grocery, gourmet and natural online products

CanAmShop online shopping with over 16,500 organic, natural, and healthy products. From food, gourmet, baking essentials and even gifts we have the fine range and quality service. All orders for U.S. and Canada are filled from our distribution center on west coast in Seattle, Washington U.S.A.   Doggy Delirious Peanut Butter Bones (6x16OZ) Your Price: $30.54 […]

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double the money Texas businessman Sam Wyly may pay

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will ask a federal judge to more than double the money Texas businessman Sam Wyly must pay from $200 million to $455 million for his involvement in an offshore fraud scheme, a lawyer for Wyly said on Friday. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in New York has already ordered […]


AT&T Inc agreed to pay $1.7 billion to acquire Mexico’s third-largest wireless operator

AT&T Inc agreed to pay $1.7 billion to acquire Mexico’s third-largest wireless operator, Iusacell, as it seeks to grab a slice of a market with lower cellular penetration than the United States and faster potential growth. Mexico’s government earlier this year implemented reforms to shake up its telecom and broadcast market by weakening the dominance […]


PayPal is giving e-retailers a new payment option

The payment service is betting that giving customers more time to pay will increase the number of completed transactions. PayPal is giving e-retailers a new payment option designed to increase the number of transactions completed this holiday season. The company has rolled out a Pay After Delivery program aimed at reducing the instances of consumers […]


BlackBerry, which has completed the first phase of turnaround

BlackBerry, which has completed the first phase of its two-year turnaround plan, is now focused on profitability and will not spread itself thin by attempting to launch too many new devices, its chief executive said. John Chen, who took the reins at the struggling mobile technology company in November 2013, has moved rapidly to try […]


Microsoft Makes Office Free for Mobile

When Microsoft Office finally got off its duff this spring and released versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for the iPad, it was a big departure for a company that has been careful not to undermine its money-printing Office software. But its decision Thursday to make the software free marks a more drastic shift and […]


SEC probing private equity performance figures

Pension Pulse SEC Probing PE Performance Figures? Posted: 04 Nov 2014 02:41 PM PST Greg Roumeliotis of Reuters reports, SEC probing private equity performance figures (h/t, Yves Smith, naked capitalism): The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is examining how private equity firms report a key metric of their past performance when they market new funds […]


ENISA calls for Expression of Interest

ENISA calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders’ Group The Executive Director of European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) to be assigned from February 2015 to August 2017. The Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht said: “ENISA’s […]