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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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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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Virogen, Inc. (VRNI: OTC Pink Current) | Virogen’s New Business Unit, "The Cannabis Connection," to Focus on High-End Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Niche within $15-20 Billion Legal Marijuana Market

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Virogen’s New Business Unit, “The Cannabis Connection,” to Focus on High-End Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Niche within $15-20 Billion Legal Marijuana Market

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SAN GERONIMO, Calif., May 3, 2013

SAN GERONIMO, Calif., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Virogen Inc. (OTC:VRNI), a holding company that owns Tiger Team Technologies and The Cannabis Connection, today announced that The Cannabis Connection, its recently launched business unit that intends to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized such operations, including California, will focus its efforts on serving the high-end dispensary niche, a market segment the company believes to be vastly underserved.


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VIDEO: Is Kashmir the new Chamonix?

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The unlikely location of Kashmir is making a name for itself as one of the worlds top ski destinations.

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Vineyard to Celebrate Model Grand Opening Next Month

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PITTSBURG, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 11, 2013) – Buyers who want a new home in Pittsburg will find everything on their wish list when William Lyon Homes celebrates the March grand opening of Vineyard at Vista del Mar. The finishing touches are being made in anticipation of the model home debut for this single-family neighborhood, where pre-sales are currently underway at prices starting from the low $400,000s. Spacious floorplans and a great location located near Highway 4 and within walking distance to BART are generating early sales success for Vineyard, and consumers are encouraged to visit the Sales Gallery now or log on to to receive the latest updates on upcoming events.

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Callcredit Delivers Retail and Customer Insight to JUST EAT

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LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Jan. 14, 2013) - Leading online takeaway service JUST EAT is set to benefit from market-leading customer insight and retail location planning tools from Callcredit Information Group to support its growth in the UK and abroad.

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Wham Inc. (WFMC: OTC Link) | Wham Inc. announced today they have opened a new location in the heart of Texas .

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WHAM Inc (OTCPINK: WFMC, the “Company”), Woodman Holdings
(WHAM Inc), announced today they have opened a new location in the heart of
Texas to begin capturing many of the
tremendous opportunities available
in the Real Estate market including but not limited to new construction,
renovations, REO’s and rentals. We put together a strategy that allows us to
capitalize on the Real Estate market and to support the communities we live and
invest in states CEO (Abigail Peurifoy). Our Newest location is located at 1777 NE Loop 410 suite 642 San
Antonio, TX 78217. Wham Inc. has also recently adopted a .us domain to make their presence better known online for shareholders.

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High fashion gives Big Mac the elbow in Milan

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Thousands queue up for free burger on store’s last day as Prada prepares to take over premises in high-end galleria

Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, with its glittering Gucci and Louis Vuitton stores, has long attracted tourists eager to marvel at the posh heart of the world’s fashion capital.

For two decades, the historic, marble-floored, glass-vaulted arcade that takes tourists from the Duomo to La Scala has also been the location for a branch of the US chain McDonald’s.

The restaurant was a popular meeting point, reliably serving up its “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – all on a sesame seed bun,” as the famed Big Mac jingle goes.

But apparently not everyone was lovin’ it. On Tuesday, the restaurant closed its doors for the last time – to make way for a new Prada outlet.

“For stores like Prada or Gucci, to have a McDonald’s across from them probably didn’t play well into the prestige of the gallery,” said Italian luxury adviser Salvo Spagna. “It probably struck a wrong chord with the elegant, salon-of-Milan image.”

Reports suggested McDonald’s is planning to sue the City of Milan for €24m (£19.5m) in damages and lost revenue, though others speculated they had struck a deal. “McDonald’s doesn’t go away for nothing,” said Spagna.

City officials said the space, for which McDonald’s paid approximately €200,000 a year, was put up to public bid in 2011. The rent was set by tender, at €2,118,310 for the first five years. Pradabeat Apple and Gucci. McDonald’s officially contested the bid, claiming it discriminated against restaurants.

During the day, several thousand young people queued up outside the restaurant (one of Italy’s busiest McDonald’s locations) to mourn its closing and get one last burger, which the chain gave away free to “go away with a smile”.

Memories from fans scrolled across a panel outside: “I’ll miss you,” said one, recalling trips there as a child. On the McDonald’s Italia Facebook page, dozens of comments recalled shared laughs, first kisses and regret at the closure.

Canadian Quantum Provides Alexander Project Update

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CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Sept. 20, 2012) - Canadian Quantum Energy Corporation (“Canadian Quantum” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:CQM) announced today that the 16-11-56-27W4 (“16-11″) well, which swab tested oil from both the Alexander and Detrital zones, was production tested commencing July 3rd, 2012. After an initial test that only produced water, the Alexander sand was isolated from the Ellerslie and Detrital zones that had been perforated during completion and was production tested at a rate of approximately 16 m3 of fluid per day with oil cuts of up to 3% over a forty day period. The 16-11 well was then shut-in pending a complete technical review of all of the available data. The technical review included the integration of the data from a nine square mile 3D seismic program that was shot, processed and interpreted subsequent to the drilling the 16-11 well, as well as recently released confidential well information from the offsetting Petro-Reef 9-12-56-27W4 (“9-12″) well which was drilled roughly 1.5 km east of the 16-11 well. The 9-12 well has been a solid producer from the Detrital zone over the last year with a reported average 90 day initial production rate of 117 barrels of oil equivalent / day (“boe/d”) and an average 365 day initial production rate of 98 boe/d. After integrating the data from the 9-12 well with the Company’s 3D seismic data and log and production data from the 16-11 well it was determined that the 16-11 well was unfortunately not drilled in the optimum location for oil production from either the Detrital or the Alexander formations. Although the 16-11 well is currently shut-in, the Operator and Canadian Quantum are now proceeding to license three additional locations that directly offset the 16-11 well. The drilling of these test wells is contingent upon the Company securing the funding through either an equity raise, convertible debt or by bringing in one or more joint venture partners. The first of the three new wells to be drilled will be a nearby offset to the 16-11 well specifically targeting the Detrital Sand.

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Dragon takes over Lake District’s luxury foodie nook

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Ullswater’s famous Sharrow Bay hotel goes for a bargain price to James Caan of BBC 2′s fearsome business den

The latest chapter in the colourful story of the Sharrow Bay hotel on Ullswater in the Lake District involves a dragon: James Caan of the BBC 2 series Dragon’s Den whose influence on potential entrepreneurs came under fire recently from Salford university, as reported in the Guardian Northerner.

He has bought the luxury nook at the northern head of the twisty lake for £1,500,000 which is a bargain compared with the original valuation of £5,000,000.

That was set when the Von Essen group which owned the Sharrow Bay and 26 other hotels went banrkrupt with debts of some £295 million. Caan has done a deal totalling £4,500,000 which also includes the Ston Easton Park hotel which Von Essen used to run in Somerset.

The two hotels are the last in the portfolio to be sold after Von Essen’s creditor banks Barclays and Lloyds effectively forced the company into administration in April last year. Caan used to his private equity company Hamilton Bradshaw for the acquisition, whose bargain price for Sharrow Bay was helped by the relatively short lease remaining on the hotel and the fact that virtually all the other Von Essen properties had been sold and administrators wanted to get things resolved.

Sharrow Bay was founded in 1949 by Brian Sack and Francis Coulson and developed a reputation matched only by Miller Howe on Windermere. The hotels were immensely significant in promoting the trend which has seen scores of Lake District hotels undo all the good of their guests’ daytime fell-walking by providing five or more course banquets in the evening.

Coulson bought the country house after spotting an advertisement in the Manchester Guardian and built up a reputation for fine cuisine. His baking and puddings were especially famous, or notorious, including a bavarois called La Stupenda in honour of the opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland.

At Sharrow Bay, these would be served dramatically with a set-piece drawing of the curtains to reveal the magnificent view down the lake. Caan is understood to plan a revival of the hotel’s reputation as a boutique country house. A school leaver before taking O-levels, from a family which moved to the UK from Pakistan when he was two, he has been a canny investor in a series of companies. His most recent initiative was this year when he he set up an investment advisory service with Phil Spencer, the presenter of Channel 4 series Location, Location, Location.

Las Vegas Sands Names Madrid as Preferred Location for European Development

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LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – Sep 7, 2012) – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) announced today that it has chosen Madrid, Spain as the preferred location to build an integrated resort development for the European market. The company said it has now completed the first phase of its extensive due diligence efforts and will move to the next phase of those activities, which will include among other things, determination of size, scope, specific location, and financing options from the capital markets for the project. The company has consistently said it will allocate approximately 25-35 percent equity for the proposed development. The company added that the process is still very much in the early phases and progress towards resolution of the current economic challenges within Europe will be an important consideration.

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Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Welcomes Former Restaurant Manager John St. John to Growing System

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Charleston, S.C., Location Strengthens Eastern Franchise Base for World’s Largest Carpet Cleaner

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