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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to http://pennystockpaycheck.com 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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Nighthawk Energy plc (NHEGY: OTCQX International) | Operational Update

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Governments Launch Agriculture Awareness Initiative

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New program to help industry promote the benefits of agriculture

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Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley leaders launch immigration reform group

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Zuckerberg says America’s current system is ‘unfit for today’s world’ and wants FWD.us to push for immigration reform

The billionaire founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has launched a new initiative to push for immigration reform, describing America’s current system as “unfit for today’s world.”

The group, called FWD.us, (pronounced Forward US), is backed by other Silicon Valley leaders including Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer and Reid Hoffman, the billionaire co-founder of Linkedin.

“We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants. And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world,” Zuckerberg wrote in an editorial for The Washington Post to launch the lobby group.

“To lead the world in this new economy, we need the most talented and hardest-working people. We need to train and attract the best. We need those middle-school students to be tomorrow’s leaders,” he wrote.

“Given all this, why do we kick out the more than 40% of math and science graduate students who are not US citizens after educating them?”

Zuckerberg said FWD.us would push for:

● Comprehensive immigration reform that begins with effective border security, allows a path to citizenship and lets us attract the most talented and hardest-working people, no matter where they were born.

● Higher standards and accountability in schools, support for good teachers and a much greater focus on learning about science, technology, engineering and math.

● Investment in breakthrough discoveries in scientific research and assurance that the benefits of the inventions belong to the public and not just to the few.

This year demand for skilled-worker visas, known as H-1Bs, outstripped the entire year’s supply in the first week that companies were allowed to file applications.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that processes applications, said earlier this month that it had already received more than 65,000 H-1B applications, the congressionally mandated limit. Application for the 20,000 visas allocated to foreign nationals with advanced degrees from US universities also exceeded supply in a few days.

Daniel Costa, immigration policy analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, said reform was needed but granting more H-1B visas as they stand was not the answer. A recent EPI study found all the top 10 firms applying for H-1B visas were outsourcing firms. Costa pointed to a 2011 study by the Government Accountability Office that showed most of the visa go to workers hired for mid-level information technology positions such as systems analysts or programmers who are then paid less than their US counterparts.

“Demand for visas may well not be because there is a need for skilled labour but rather because there is a demand for workers who can be underpaid,” said Costa. He said the GAO study showed 54% of those on H-1Bs were paid at the lowest levels allowed and that the majority of the workers for the outsourcing firms were sent back after their visas expired.

“This is not a bridge to bringing in the best and the brightest. These people are brought in, they learn the job then they are rotated back to India to carry on doing the job there,” he said.

Last month Senator Chuck Grassley reintroduced a bill aimed at tightening restrictions on the H-1B visa program.

“Somewhere along the line, the H-1B program got sidetracked. The program was never meant to replace qualified American workers, but it was instead intended as a means to fill gaps in highly specialized areas of employment,” Grassley said.

“When times are tough, like they are now, it’s especially important that Americans get every consideration before an employer looks to hire from abroad.”

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Commander Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Air Cadets From Milton, Ontario

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LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – April 6, 2013) - As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield will answer questions live from the International Space Station.

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MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 4/5

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 5, 2013) – North Korea, America’s military, daily deals, landfill energy, coupons, fracking; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv.net), featuring informative interviews with company executives.

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AusTex Oil Limited (ATXDY: OTCQX International) | Home Country News Release – Well Development Program Continues at Snake River

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AusTex Oil Limited has filed a Home Country News Release – Well Development Program Continues at Snake River To view the full release click here (link to PDF).

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RusHydro JSC (RSHYY: OTCQX International Premier) | Results of the Board of Directors on March 29, 2013

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JSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MICEX-RTS, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces that the Company’s Board of Directors held a meeting in absentia on March 29, 2013.

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The Board of Directors approved the report on 2012 business-plan execution (including report on implementation of investment program, comprising report on implementation of generating facilities modernization program in 2012).

Electricity generation and output by RusHydro’s power plants for the 2012 totaled 105.2% and 105.9% of the planned volumes respectively. The slight overshoot was a result of favorable hydrological conditions and regimes allowed by the Federal Water Resources Agency.

In 2012, as a part of RusHydro`s investment program implementation a number of construction works were completed, including:

  • two hydropower units were installed at the Zagorskaya pumped storage plant No. 2 (420 MW);
  • hydropower units No.1-6 (1,998 MW) were commissioned at the Boguchanskaya HPP.

Technical upgrade and reconstruction works and capacity installation at the Volzhskaya HPP (15.5 MW), the Kamskaya HPP (9 MW) and the Kabardino-Balkaria branch (2 MW) were also completed.

In 2012, three new hydropower units (1,920 MW) at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP and three hydropower units at the Baksanskaya HPP (25 MW) were also commissioned.

Financing of investment program in 2012 including projects of comprehensive modernization program for 2012-2025 amounted to RUR 97.07 bn or 99% of financing plan.

Actual financing of technical rehabilitation and modernization projects totaled RUR 33.12 bn or 127% of the annual plan of RUR 26.13 bn. The increase of financing was due to the additional reconstruction of hydro turbines at the Volzhskaya HPP, the Zhigulevskaya HPP, the Kamskaya HPP and other HPPs.

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The Board of Directors approved RusHydro`s business-plan for 2013, including the investment program, quarterly and yearly KPIs and quarterly financing plans for 2013. Furthermore, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the Company’s business plan for 2014-2017, including the investment program for 2014-2017.

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Sierra Iron Ore Corp. (SIOCF: OTCQX International) | Sierra Iron Ore Corp. Provides an Update on the Legal Action Against A Neighboring Company to the Mazomique Property

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Sierra Iron Ore Corp. Provides an Update on the Legal Action Against A Neighboring Company to the Mazomique Property

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2013

Symbol:-TSX-V:NAA

OTCQX:SIOCF

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SIERRA IRON ORE CORP (the “Company”)
is pleased to provide an update on the legal action against PARADOX
GLOBAL RESOURCES, SA DE CV (“Paradox”) that owns and operates an iron ore mine on the adjacent
property to the recently optioned Mazomique property that is located
south of the El Creston property.

As previously announced on January 8, 2013, the legal action claims that Paradox has illegally crossed the property lines and has been operating
and extracting iron ore from the Mazomique property for resale into the
market. The legal action initiated by Sierra Iron Ore has successfully
resulted in the termination of any further mining operations conducted
by Paradox on the Mazomique property.

The Company is also in discussions with several interested parties to
evaluate the ore resource that was illegally removed from the Mazomique
property in order to determine the existence of an economic material
zone that can be mined for production in the very near term.

“Samples from the Mazomique zone are being analyzed to confirm that the
ore meets the standard for immediate sale into the global markets and
support the criminal motive by Paradox to conduct the theft of the ore
resource,” stated Wally Boguski, President and CEO. “We continue to
vigorously pursue all legal remedies and will aggressively defend and
protect the company’s assets. We are working with the local court and
government authorities at the state and federal levels and expect full
cooperation with a favorable resolution to our legal claim.”

About Sierra Iron Ore

Sierra Iron Ore is a growth focused mineral exploration company creating
value through the exploration and development of the El Creston
property located in the Sinaloa State of Mexico. The company has a
continual fieldwork program at the El Creston Property that is
comprised of drilling, mapping, sampling and planning for further
property development. Roads have been built and upgraded and equipment
has been mobilized for further developing the known magnetite zones
identified by recent exploration work.

Sierra Iron Ore also has 100% ownership of the Tom Cat property which is
located 200 kilometres east-northeast of Vancouver within the historic
Aspen Grove copper camp. The company is currently conducting an
exploration program of geological mapping and sampling program as a
prelude to a planned diamond drill program.

On behalf of The Board of Directors of Sierra Iron Ore Corporation.

Paul Lee, Director

This news release contains certain forward looking statements which
involve known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties not under
the control of Sierra Iron Ore Corp. which may cause actual results,
performance or achievements of Sierra Iron Ore Corporation to be
materially different from the results, performance or expectation
implied by these forward looking statements. Neither TSX Venture
Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined
in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for
the adequacy or accuracy of this press release, which has been prepared
by management

SOURCE Sierra Iron Ore Corporation

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Fission Energy Corp.: PLS JV Hits 34m of 4.92% U3O8 in Upper Zone of PLS13-038 Including 12.5m at 12.38%

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KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – March 24, 2013) - FISSION ENERGY CORP. Fission Energy Corp. (“Fission” or “the Company), and its 50% Joint Venture partner Alpha Minerals Inc., are pleased to report initial assay results from the ongoing winter drill program on its Patterson Lake South (PLS) Property. These assay results are from drill hole PLS13-038, the first hole drilled on the R390E zone.

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Alpha Minerals Reports 34m of 4.92% U3O8, Including 12.5m at 12.38% U3O8 in Drill Hole PLS13-038, Patterson Lake South JV

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – March 24, 2013) - Alpha Minerals Inc. (“Alpha” or “the Company”) (TSX VENTURE:AMW) (FRANKFURT:E2GA), and its Joint Venture partner Fission Energy Corp. are pleased to report initial assay results from the ongoing winter drill program on its Patterson Lake South (“PLS”) Property. These assay results are from drill hole PLS13-038, the first hole drilled on the R390E zone.

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