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Pollution fear Oil and gas leases in bay region spark debate
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Pollution fear Oil and gas leases in bay region spark debate
Richmond Times Dispatch
A company that’s leasing oil and gas rights in Virginia’s rural coastal plain has tapped a gusher of concern. | Some people worry that drilling could pollute waters in the Chesapeake Bay region and turn pastoral Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula counties into noisy industrial zones. | But the p...
The Yahoo flag flies at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Monday, April 20, 2009.
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The Final Count Is In: Ex-Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro Gets A $58 Million Severance Package
Business Insider
Henrique de Castro | Here's one final reminder of the massive pay package COO Henrique De Castro got for his limited time at Yahoo.  | Yahoo released its proxy statement last night. And in the proxy, it included this table, which outlines the giant severance package De Castro got when he was fi...
HBO strikes deal with Amazon’s Prime
The Australian
TIME Warner’s HBO has agreed to license older episodes of its programming library to Amazon.com’s Prime membership streaming service — the first time the premium cable channel has struck such a deal with an online video provider. | ...
Publicis claims confidence over UK tax approval as deal drags on
The Australian
FRANCE’S Publicis Groupe tried to reassure investors about the fate of its $US35 billion ($A37.7bn) merger with Omnicom Group of the US on Wednesday, saying that it was confident the proposed new company would get necessary approval to have its...
Transurban rights issue to help fund toll roads bid
The Australian
TRANSURBAN will unveil a $2 billion-plus equity raising this morning after last night heading the $7.1 billion winning consortium for Queensland Motorways. | The winning bidders will pay 27 times 2013 earnings for the collection of Brisbane toll road...
McDonald’s sends in the clown
The Australian
McDONALD’S is pushing Ronald McDonald back into the spotlight, using the clown mascot to comment on Twitter as the fast food giant tries to attract younger consumers. | The move comes despite criticism from advocacy groups that oppose the use o...
Davis steps up
Stuff
Kelvin Davis learned he had a new job along at the same time as the rest of the country. | He was watching the 6pm news on Tuesday when the resignation of Labour list MP Shane Jones from Parliament was announced. | Davis will step up to become an MP ...
Flat debut for 360 Capital fund
The Australian
A NEW suburban office building fund run by Tony Pitt’s 360 Capital Group has had a flat start on its ASX debut, after winning strong support in a $155 million bookbuild last month. | In late morning trade, the shares had edged up to $2.01 from ...
Bitcoin banknote
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Investor Group Offers To Buy Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange For $400
Business Insider
Mark Karpeles, CEO of Mt. Gox. | See Also | (Reuters) - A group of investors is seeking to buy bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox for a token payment of one bitcoin, or about $400,&...
So now it's seven a day? Here's my easy alternative: just stop eating rubbish
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So now it's seven a day? Here's my easy alternative: just stop eating rubbish
The Observer
An abundance of fruit– but how much is enough? Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images | My children are apple-cheeked and glossy-haired, strong and slender as willow wands....
Hot sauce, or chilli sauce  refers to any spicy sauce made from chilli peppers and other ingredients.
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What It's Like To Eat The World's Hottest Chile Pepper
Business Insider
The Carolina Reaper, one of the world's hottest chile peppers. | It took me 21.85 seconds to consume three Carolina Reapers, the world’s hottest chiles. And it took me a...
Renesas Electronics Corporation Global Headquarters
Creative Commons
Apple Is In Talks To Buy A Stake In A Japanese Chip Maker For $479 Million
Business Insider
  | For everyone begging Apple to do an acquisition, we have some good news: It looks like it is! | According to Nikkei, Apple is in talks to buy a controlling stake in R...
Money is there for the right assets
The Australian
GRANTED Queenland Motoways (QML) was a dream infrastructure asset, but the 27 times earnings price tag puts the infrastructure debate into context with lack of money clearly not the problem for the right assets. | This means it’s up to governme...
Why ISM first-timers will be glued to TV today - ALERT & COUNTING ON poll ...
The Telegraph India
Ongoing practical exams and the pending end semester ruined plans of many budding techies of ISM-Dhanbad to go home and vote in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. | Nonetheless, most of these first time voters are pretty aware of the major problems plaguing t...
Democracy not the best system to manage $1.5 trillion economy
The Australian
I’M not sure you are going to like my latest theory about the Australian nation and economy, but here goes. | My contention is that it may become evident by the middle of the 21st century that democracy isn’t the best political system to ...
Heathley sees room for new clinic trust
The Australian
PRIVATE fund manager Heathley is moving to set up an unlisted healthcare property trust as it looks to capitalise on rising interest in the area and to carve out a niche for itself. | The group, with second-generation managing director Andrew Hemming...



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