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2008-09-22 21:00:15

By Pamela Yip The Internet, which has wrought major changes in the way people conduct their lives, is changing the way people manage their finances and borrow money. What social networking sites like My Space and Facebook have done for online personal interaction, Web sites like finicity.com, Prosper and GreenNote are now doing for personal finance. "This is the second stage of social networking," said Chris Larsen, chief executive of Prosper. "Social networking started out as...

2008-09-22 09:00:26

By PAMELA YIP By Pamela Yip The Dallas Morning News What social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook have done for online personal interaction, Web sites such as Finicity , Prosper and GreenNote are now doing for personal finance. "This is the second stage of social networking," said Chris Larsen, chief executive of Prosper. "Social networking started out as communication and entertainment and now has evolved into more basic things such as business services and finance." And...

2008-09-18 06:00:32

The British airports operator BAA said Wednesday that it was putting Gatwick Airport in London up for sale, but it would resist regulatory pressure to sell its other airports in Britain. "We have decided to begin the process of selling Gatwick Airport immediately," Colin Matthews, chief executive of BAA, which is owned by the Spanish construction giant Ferrovial, told reporters in Toronto. Some in the industry have said Gatwick, one of the busiest airports in Europe, serving 35 million...

2008-09-17 06:00:23

By Brad Stone Just a few years ago, a Web site giving away virtually every notable song ever recorded would have had music business executives speed-dialing their lawyers. But in the next two weeks, a battered music industry, facing slumping CD sales and a bleak future, will help to introduce just such a service. The new site, MySpace Music, is the product of a joint venture of MySpace and the three biggest music companies: Warner Music Group, Sony BMG and Universal Music Group. The...

2008-09-17 06:00:20

By Ashlee Vance Hewlett-Packard announced that it would eliminate 24,600 jobs, or 7.5 percent of its work force, as part of its plan for digesting Electronic Data Systems, the computer services giant that HP acquired for $13.9 billion in August. "I think most of you that follow us know I am a big believer that having the most efficient cost structure directly relates to your ability to scale and grow," Mark Hurd, HP's chief executive, told securities analysts gathered on Monday at a hotel...

2008-09-16 15:00:37

By WYLIE, Katie A lead negotiator in the senior and junior doctors' pay disputes will lead the Canterbury District Health Board from February. David Meates, the chief executive of the Wairarapa District Health Board, has been appointed chief executive of the Canterbury board, replacing Gordon Davies, who is retiring. Meates is the lead chief executive for employment relations on behalf of district health boards and has spearheaded negotiations with both senior and junior doctors this...

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2008-09-15 12:10:00

In a small Atlantic Records Group studio in New York, rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. leans into a silver microphone. "It's the T.I.P. man, the king himself," he says. "Dig this." There's no music on this recording, though, no rhyming lyrics. The Atlanta artist simply talks in his Southern drawl, creating an audio clip that will be posted on his Web site and others across the online universe. The clip and more like it are designed to pull in fans -- and generate revenues from advertising on...

2008-09-13 21:00:13

By John Roberts Tens of thousands of passengers were frantically searching for alternative flights back to the UK last night after XL Leisure Group went into administration with debts of 143m.The tour operator had still been taking bookings only hours before calling in administrators in the early hours of yesterday after failing to secure a rescue package.As the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) attempted to find ways of getting stranded passengers home, XL's chief executive blamed himself,...

2008-09-09 06:00:34

Eni has agreed to buy First Calgary Petroleums in a cash deal worth 923 million Canadian dollars, the latest in a series of acquisitions by the Italian company to increase its oil and natural gas reserves. "The transaction is in line with our strategy of increasing our presence in our core countries, acquiring high-potential assets," the Eni chief executive, Paolo Scaroni, said Monday. The deal is worth $878 million. Last year, Eni paid pound(s)1.74 billion, or $3 billion at current...

2008-09-08 03:00:22

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Operating profit up 32% to R34 billion - Headline earnings per share up 50% to R38,09 - Final dividend up 58% to R9,35 per share - Continued production volume growth - Operational efficiency improvements at existing businesses - Delivering on growth projects - Improved safety performance - R24 billion Sasol Inzalo BEE transaction implemented - Oryx GTL production in Qatar ramps up Overview "Our...


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2013-09-08 08:21:15

Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, Born, February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies." Jobs also...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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