Business

30 November -0001

Da Vinci Code writer wins court ruling

THE DA VINCE CODE author DAN BROWN triumphed in a New York City court on Friday (05AUG05), when a judge ruled his best-selling novel had not plagiarised another writer's work.LEWIS PERDUE claimed ...
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Pamela Anderson Sued For Breach Of Contract

Former BAYWATCH star PAMELA ANDERSON has been slapped with a breach of contract lawsuit for allegedly not making herself available for promotional events.United Licensing Group Incorporated, which is arranging for the ...
30 November -0001

Business confidence slump

In almost every region of the UK, business confidence has sagged for the first time in two years.After the loss of almost 18'000 jobs in the last three months, a ...

30 November -0001

Microsoft receives $7 million

Microsoft will receive $7 million from an alleged "spam king" -- the largest settlement yet in the company's legal struggle against the flood of unwanted e-mail.The Redmond company's top lawyer ...

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Blackberry to host first Women and Technology Awards

This summer sees the launch of BlackBerry's inaugural BlackBerry Women & Technology Awards 2005. The awards have been created to recognise excellence and celebrate women in the field of ...

30 November -0001

Mona Lisa Smile female musicians win equality case

ROBERTS' FEMALE MOVIE MUSICIANS WIN DISCRIMINATION CASENineteen female musicians who played on the MONA LISA SMILE movie score have won $3,500 (£1,955) each in a legal settlement, after proving they were ...

30 November -0001

Big Bets on China

The Chinese Internet company, Alibaba has been offered a bid by Yahoo for $1 billion cash for a 40 percent stake within the company."Yahoo's investment underscores our long-term commitment to ...

30 November -0001

Sydney may be too expensive

Sydney can be considered an expensive place to live in, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Ian Macfarlane.House prices retreating masked the fact that Sydney was still ...
30 November -0001

Dreamworks in Red

Dreamworks Animation posted a net loss of $3.7m (£2.04m), for the three months to June, compared with $146.1m second-quarter profit in 2004. This was due to the its weak sales ...

30 November -0001

Dreamworks Cash Crisis

DREAMWORKS SUFFERS CASH CRISIS FOLLOWING SHREK 2 RETURNSMovie giant Dreamworks Animation is suffering a staggering net loss of $3.7 million (£2.4 million) - after hoards of disappointed customers demanded refunds for ...

30 November -0001

Cabs boost driven by fear

According to new research, Black Cab drivers reported a roaroing trade in the week following the 7/7 bombing in London. qSix out of ten drivers said that they had ...

30 November -0001

Young Britons Financial Struggles

Life experience, followed by parents, are the biggest influences on how young Britons handle their money, a survey finds.While many parents think their children might be unwise when it comes ...

30 November -0001

UK Pension Schemes High Chances to be in Deficit

In a recent research, it suggests that UK company pension schemes are four times more likely to be in deficit that US schemes. Just 5% of UK pension schemes are fully ...

30 November -0001

Australia calls for 20,000 Skilled Workers

Australia is launching a drive to attract 20,000 skilled workers from Asia and Europe to counter a critical skills shortage that is starting to threaten the country's booming economy. Abul Rizvi, ...
30 November -0001

Unemployment Figures Hits the Roof!

The number of people out of work and claiming benefits in the UK increased for a sixth month in a row in July, the longest stretch of rises for 13 ...

30 November -0001

Tesco in spat over Asda adverts

Tesco, the biggest supermarket chain, complained that Asda's claim to having the country's lowest prices was misleading which was backed by the advertising watchdog.Adverts for Asda, Britain's second largest supermarket ...

30 November -0001

Cheaper phone calls for UK residents

The cost of landline telephone calls could fall by up to £400m over the next four years, thanks to price changes being put in place by regulator Ofcom.From 1 October, ...

30 November -0001

Martha Stewart Has Sean P Diddy Combs As Guest

STEWART PICKS COMBS AS TV SHOW GUESTLifestyle guru MARTHA STEWART has personally selected one of the first guests to appear on her upcoming TV show - rap mogul SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS.Stewart, ...
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Chefs from China will run Rover's canteen

The firm which bought MG Rover has brought in chefs from China to run the canteen at its Longbridge factory. Nanjing Automotive opted for foreign talent after reportedly expressing dissatisfaction with ...

30 November -0001

Chocolate giant for sale...again

The Chairman of chocolate gaint, Thorntons is currently in talks about a possible £123 million takeover for the companyIt's thought that the talks could lead to an all cash offer ...

30 November -0001

"iTunes" but for films

Sony plans to make its top 500 films available digitally next year.Michael Arrieta, senior vice president of Sony Pictures, said at a US Digital Hollywood conference that it wanted to ...

30 November -0001

China Clothes Pile Up

Brussels is seeking fresh talks with China over a textile quota row which has resulted in clothes piling up at European warehouses and ports.EU officials are to fly to China ...

30 November -0001

Unpublished short stories for 49 cents

In another move aimed at bolstering its digital content strategy, Amazon.com launched a new program called Amazon Shorts. Authors can sell previously unpublished short stories, ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 ...

30 November -0001

Ebay traders targeted for tax

HM Revenue and customs is planning a crackdown on Ebay traders who use the site as a primary source of imcome.Traders on websites, such as Ebay, who have large amounts ...

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