Most new BT 40Mbps broadband areas already served by Virgin

Following last year’s promises, BT has revealed which UK exchanges will be first to support the roll-out of 40Mbps fibre-optic broadband — the faster-than-shiznit-off-a-shovel successor to the ADSL standard BT currently uses. By 2010, 29 exchanges will

Spacewalkers stymied by jammed station platform

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Two astronauts used pry bars and brute force but failed to free jammed equipment outside the International Space Station on Monday during a spacewalk to prepare the outpost for its last phase of construction.

Reuters Summit: P. Schoenfeld in Talks to Buy Three Hedge Funds

NEW YORK (Reuters)-P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LLC, a multi-strategy investment adviser, is in talks to acquire three hedge funds with $200 million to $400 million each in assets under management, its chief executive said on Monday [March 23]. Buying

Goldman Sachs eyes Barclays iShares unit – source

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Barclays is in talks
with Goldman Sachs about a sale of the British bank’s
iShares unit, a source familiar with the situation said, adding
one more name to a growing list of possible bidders.

Geithner announces US$1 trillion public-private plan to buy banks' toxic assets

INTERNATIONAL. US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday unveiled a plan aimed at persuading private investors to help rid banks up to US$1 trillion in toxic assets that that are seen as a roadblock to economic recovery, betting that it can revive

Daily Digest for 2009-03-23

blog (feed #1) 1:42am Marketplace: Connected in the tech world
blog (feed #1) 2:48am Montana plane crash kills 17, including children
blog (feed #1) 3:04am Treasury to detail toxic assets plan on Monday
blog (feed #1) 4:32am Fiery Tokyo plane crash kills two
blog (feed #1) 5:28am Suncor close to buying Petro-Canada for $15 billion: report
blog (feed #1) 5:58am U.S. Rounding Up Investors to Buy Bad Assets
blog (feed #1) 6:17am Tech n stuff
blog (feed #1) 6:40am Tata Motors Debuts the Nano, The World’s Cheapest Car, in India
blog (feed #1) 6:53am Rescuing the 401(k)with managed accounts
blog (feed #1) 6:53am Daimler capital hike to make Abu Dhabi biggest investor
blog (feed #1) 7:01am Social Web sites face transparency questions
blog (feed #1) 7:06am Australia fire victims go home
blog (feed #1) 7:47am Obama ponders Afghan ‘exit plan’
blog (feed #1) 8:04am Probe launched into Montana crash
blog (feed #1) 8:21am China posts annual government budget online for first time
blog (feed #1) 8:30am Money: US Treasury – 23rd March 09
blog (feed #1) 9:22am US details toxic asset programme
blog (feed #1) 9:34am Mumbai suspect ‘is from Pakistan’
blog (feed #1) 9:40am High capacity internet services from ntl:Telewest Business aid data centre expansion for Redstation
blog (feed #1) 9:40am Adds Report on China’s Biopharmaceutical Industry
blog (feed #1) 9:49am Building society in crunch talks
blog (feed #1) 12:17pm Daimler outlook in question as Aabar buys in
blog (feed #1) 12:41pm Market upturn may deflate Rio-Chinalco deal
blog (feed #1) 12:50pm Voegele shares jump on break-up hopes, board moves
blog (feed #1) 1:17pm Chicken in the basket of UK goods
blog (feed #1) 1:40pm Britain’s BG acquires 70 percent of Pure Energy
blog (feed #1) 1:47pm Suncor to buy Petro-Canada for $15 billion
blog (feed #1) 7:39pm Missing Money? Search to See if the Governm
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blog (feed #1) 8:14pm Destruction of Nature Dwarfs Economic Losses of World’s …
blog (feed #1) 8:14pm Top videogame forum to highlight sector’s health
blog (feed #1) 8:39pm Conduit Method Case Study – A Weird Weight Loss SubNiche
blog (feed #1) 8:41pm Activision names Yahoo vet to guide Guitar Hero
blog (feed #1) 8:42pm TechMARK movers: Alizyme leads fallers
blog (feed #1) 8:57pm Effective Marketing Tips for Smart Webmasters
blog (feed #1) 9:15pm Court tells FDA to rethink Plan B contraceptive
blog (feed #1) 9:28pm Ericsson may leave ailing Sony Ericsson to Sony
blog (feed #1) 9:30pm US Sen Collins urges financial stability council
blog (feed #1) 9:53pm UPDATE 1-U.S. supermarket chain BI-Lo files for bankruptcy
blog (feed #1) 10:00pm In credit drought, U.S. car dealers battle to survive
blog (feed #1) 10:11pm UPDATE 2-US Sen Collins urges financial stability council
blog (feed #1) 10:16pm Best of PTC With Survival Tips
blog (feed #1) 10:20pm U.S. woos investors to buy toxic assets
blog (feed #1) 10:23pm Government’s bank plan ignites Wall St. rally
blog (feed #1) 10:35pm Geithner says shares outrage at executive bonuses
blog (feed #1) 10:35pm Plane nose-dived before Montana crash, 14 dead
blog (feed #1) 10:35pm Will the Military Lead the Way to Greener Technology?
blog (feed #1) 10:38pm Tech Stocks: Nasdaq jumps 6.8% as AMD, Applied Materials lead rally
blog (feed #1) 11:00pm RBS Asia suitors to show interest in March: sources
blog (feed #1) 11:05pm Personal accountability needs to be a priority
blog (feed #1) 11:25pm Q and A: Toxic asset plan explained
blog (feed #1) 11:37pm Agrium target CF Industries raises takeover b…
blog (feed #1) 11:38pm Goldman mulls ICBC stake sale: report
blog (feed #1) 11:40pm Daimler outlook queried in Abu Dhabi stake deal
blog (feed #1) 11:50pm Suncor’s Petro-Canada bid may spur more deals
blog (feed #1) 11:52pm UPDATE 1-Stifel to buy up to 55 UBS Wealth Management branches
blog (feed #1) 12:01am Riyadh starts fund to oversee investment
blog (feed #1) 12:03am UPDATE 5-Suncor to buy Petro-Canada for C$18.4 bln
blog (feed #1) 12:32am NEWSMAKER-Suncor, Petro-Can CEOs face integration hurdles
blog (feed #1) 12:37am UPDATE 1-Chesapeake says gets court approval for sale
blog (feed #1) 12:44am 2009 International Home & Housewares Show News Distributed By Business Wire Available At WWW.TRADESHOWNEWS.COM
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  • Suncor buys rival Petro-Canada for C$17bn: The all-share deal, which creates Canada’s biggest energy company, co..
  • Goldman working on iShares bid: Offers for the Barclays business, which are due by the end of next week, could p..
  • Ford debt buy-back doubles on strong demand: The finance arm of Ford Motor doubled to $1bn the amount it would s..
  • US to outline new Afghan strategy: The White House is to stress the need for tackling extremists operating insid..
  • China proposes global monetary overhaul: China’s central bank chief proposed a sweeping overhaul of the global m..
  • US Treasury unveils toxic asset plan: The US Treasury unveiled a $1,000bn plan to relieve banks of the toxic ass..
  • Malagasy protesters demand president’s return: Thousands of angry protesters massed in Madagascar’s capital dema..
  • Czech bank governor warns on economy: The Czech Republic could see its economy contract by as much as 2 per cent..
  • Home resales make surprise rise in February: The pace of sales of existing US homes rebounded from a 12-year low..
  • UN panel calls for council to replace G20: The Group of 20 should be replaced by a new Global Economic Council, ..
  • Vodafone and Telefónica to share networks: The two operators will share the sites on which their mobile masts ar..
  • Tata looks to sell Nano in US: Tata is aiming to start designing a version of the Nano for possible export to th..
  • US fears Pakistan’s growing problems: Washington has told its Nato allies that it is more concerned about the fu..
  • MUFG to close branches and cut staff: MUFG, Japan’s biggest bank, to eliminate 2,000 jobs and close 50 bank bran..
  • Chinese stockpiling spurs copper price rally: Stockpiling by a secretive Chinese state organisation has helped t..
  • Obama urges restraint on bonus penalties : Momentum slowed behind US legislation to slap draconian tax penalties..
  • Montana plane crash kills 17: A single-engine plane, reported to be carrying children, crashed on approach to an..
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