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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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Sentiment that does not console

Category : World News

I am surprised at the The Japan Times for printing Megumi Watanabe’s March 29 letter, “Hope for 3/11 survivors.”
While all of us would agree with the sentiment expressed in the headline, I wonder if Megumi really knows what she is saying and really understands the feelings of those poor people in the disaster areas. Has Megumi suffered and endured the loss of loved ones, especially children? Has she experienced the despair and hopelessness of never seeing her children again? I have.

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VIDEO: Budget headlines in 4 minutes

Category : World News

Huw Edwards highlights the headline announcements of George Osborne’s 2012 Budget with changes to tax rates and spending plans.

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Cisco in Perspective

Category : Stocks

(NEW YORK) TheStreet– We know that Cisco’s purchased UK based video software maker NDS Group for $5 billion, but past that it gets dicey. If you hear the media, those reductive little devils, tell it, Cisco’s purchase signified…well, about 1,423 separate things.

To Marketwatch, the deal showed that Cisco had a lot of cash and was going to spend it overseas. The headline said: “Cisco burns $5 billion abroad on NDS acquisition.” The first two sentences add that the takeover primarily “shows just how much cash the technology behemoth has…most of it is overseas.”

The Financial Times barely mentioned the cash-held-overseas issue and instead held that the takeaway from the deal was that Cisco was back on the takeover prowl. The headline ran: “Cisco back on deal trail with $5bn NDS move.” Its deal “drought,” we are told in the first sentence, is officially over.

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Is Greece Fixed, Again?

Category : Stocks

The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet’s guest contributor program, which is separate from the company’s news coverage.

By David Gillie

NEW YORK (ETF Digest) —

Greece survives from media headline to media headline like a fading Hollywood starlet’s career. I quit doing the math when the “pledged” bailouts exceeded their total debt several times over. The “China to Bailout Greece” headline is recycled every time the market needs a lift. Of course, there’s no story under the headline and no follow-up to show Athens in flames and the Greek Parliament rejecting the terms of the bailout.

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Huffington Post not so picture perfect

Category : Business

New editor Carla Buzasi assures the inquiry that there will be no invasions of privacy – but old habits die hard

The paparazzi world has never seemed more pious. No more snatched pictures, no invasions of privacy we’re told – by, among others, the new editor of the Huffington Post here in Britain, swearing allegiance to the code. And yet, on Carla Buzasi’s saintly site, almost the first thing you see is a “picture quiz” of ‘Camera Shy Celebs”, featuring Lily Allen, Penelope Cruz and (yes!) Sienna Miller in various stages of face-covering, go-away distress. From Huff to puff to piffle at the press of a button.

If it ain’t broke…

The point about 24-hour news channels is that they’re on air, for breaking news. Take that away and you might as well have a red button service repeating the same headlines every 10 minutes. Why, then, does the BBC Trust, think the news channel shouts about breaking news too often? This isn’t like a Sunday redtop slapping “Exclusive” on every tatty tale in town. If you’re the one in five adult Britons who watch the news channel at least once a week, then you can see for yourself whether the news is “breaking” or not. And if nothing’s happening just switch over to Sky – or MasterChef.

It was the Sun wot won it – again

Watch harassed headline writers suck their thumbs and curse the Sun. “Arryvederci” right across the front page. The spirit of Kelvin lives and lays down a challenge. Here’s “Arrylujah!” as our new hero takes the England job, and “Arrybolical” as the team fouls up, sending “Arrypotty” – then prepare for “Arry-Kari”.

Ron Paul: Donald Trump Is ‘Arch Enemy’ of GOP (Update 1)

Category : Stocks

Updated from 2:05 p.m. reflecting Trump’s official endorsement of Romney

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Ron Paul’s presidential campaign blasted Donald Trump Thursday just as the real estate magnate endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination.

Paul took Trump to task for his previous endorsements of Democrats Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Charles Rangel. In an email to reporters, Paul’s team plastered a photograph of Trump under the headline “Donald Trump to Endorse Harry Reid,” as it ridiculed the self-proclaimed Republican for his varied political history.

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