Saturday, November 1, 2008

Steven Wevodau - UK PM Brown Heads To Gulf For Talks On World Economy -

UK PM Brown Heads To Gulf For Talks On World Economy -
LONDON ( AFP)--U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown heads Saturday for a tour of oil-rich Gulf states, hoping to persuade them to give extra funds to help countries hit by the world economic turmoil . Brown will spend four days in the region holding

Press Democrat lays off 16, citing ailing economy, declining ad - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Because of declining advertising and the deteriorating local economy, The Press Democrat is eliminating 16 positions, including 10 in the newsroom. "We have to cut additional expenses into 2009," Publisher Bruce Kyse told employees Friday as he

For economy, glum news keeps piling up - Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON — Evidence of a recession piled ever higher Friday, with new figures showing Americans are spending less and gloomy about the economy, while the government signaled it won’t buy stock in the financing arms of auto companies to prop

BSkyB profit down, confirms customer target - International Herald Tribune
LONDON : Satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC said Friday its net profit dropped 13 percent in the third quarter but reaffirmed it is on course to have 10 million customers by the end of 2010 — even though the British economy is

China,India wary of taint of global economic crisis - Reuters
LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Two powerhouse emerging market countries felt the sting of the global financial crisis on Saturday as India unexpectedly cut its main short-term lending rate again and China said it was now feeling a slowdown. The

Economy: Gov. candidates unveil their plans - Brattleboro Reformer
BRATTLEBORO -- The three major candidates in Vermont's gubernatorial race have focused their campaigns on the state's economy. And all three have portrayed themselves as the battle-tested candidate to deliver the goods during the current economic

British PM Urges Oil Rich Gulf States to Stabilize World Economy - Voice of America
Prime Minister Gordon Brown says oil-rich countries in the Middle East should help stabilize the global financial system. Mr. Brown left London Saturday for a four-day tour of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. He hopes to persuade

Iraq budgets $15 billion for reconstruction - Chicago Sun-Times
BAGHDAD -- Iraq has earmarked some $15 billion -- nearly 25 percent of its 2009 draft budget -- to help rebuild the country's crumbling infrastructure, energy and oil facilities, the finance minister said Saturday. But Bayan Jabr stressed those funds

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