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Apple now most valuable company in history

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal by Cromwell Schubarth, Senior Technology Reporter Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 11:42am PDT File Art Apple on Monday surpassed the market cap that Microsoft hit in 1999, making it the most valuable publicly owned company in history. Senior Technology Reporter- Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal | …

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Behind the South Africa Mineworkers Strike

The recent South African mineworkers massacre in which scores were shot and killed had its origins in long disgraced trade union organizing tactics but that in no way absolves the police and mine owners from being held in accountable. There is blood and blame enough to cover both sides of the barricades, enough in fact that the regional leadership of ...

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Asil Nadir guilty of three Polly Peck theft charges

An Old Bailey jury cleared Nadir, after initial confusion, of one other count but is still considering a further nine counts after being given a majority direction. Mr Justice Holroyde told the three women and seven men that they could return verdicts of nine to one. The jurors were spending their seventh day considering charges alleging theft of £34 million ...

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How £11bn pledged for water sanitation aid never arrived

World aid donors pledged to spend £34bn of water and sanitation aid between 2002 and 2010 but only released £23bn of it, according to a new report by WaterAid and Development Initiatives, Addressing the Shortfall, to be published next week. More than two and a half billion people do not have access to safe sanitation – around a third of ...

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Pussy Riot verdict draws criticism around globe

Brussels/Los Angeles: European nations and the United States, as well as some celebrities, voiced sharp criticism of Russia on Friday over jail sentences handed to three members of the punk band Pussy Riot who protested against President Vladimir Putin in a church. Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, said the two-year sentences give to the women were “disproportionate” ...

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Apple hits new high as US stocks gain

Apple shares hit a new all-time high Friday as US stocks closed out the week with a second day of solid gains that put the Dow at its highest level since the last days of 2007. Apple shares rose to a high of $648.19, after reports that it was nearing the launch of a new iPhone model and a reduced-size ...

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