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2009-10-02 09:16:18

Police raided two accounting offices in Reykjavik, Iceland, to find evidence of criminal action concerning bank collapses, a special investigator said. The office of special investigator Olafur Thor Hauksson said 22 police officers and six accountants raided the PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG offices, seeking evidence connected to the failures of Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbanki, all of which collapsed in 2008 as the global financial crisis began to unfold. The purpose of the searches was...

2009-08-05 06:00:00

DENVER and REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure64 Software Corporation and Men & Mice today announced a joint marketing agreement that will provide U.S.

2009-05-13 09:20:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful period of representation for Icelandair in Spain and Portugal, Discover the World Marketing is now handling the sales and marketing for this carrier in Italy.

2009-03-25 11:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Icelandair is excited to announce new scheduled service between Seattle, Washington, and Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning July 22, 2009.

2009-02-19 08:49:00

Licensing round ongoing for largest accessible, undrilled oil frontier REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence is growing that oil may be found in the Dreki area, northeast of Iceland.

2009-01-30 18:42:11

A container of Icelandic sweaters arrived in England this week, donated by radio listeners moved by a story about the elderly dying from the cold. Heimir Karlsson, a radio presenter who helped organize the collection, said that Bylgjan, the radio station, challenged listeners to fill the container in four days, the BBC reported. Families, some from far away, came one after another with garments to fill the container, he said. The container was sent to the port of Hull on England's east coast,...

2008-10-28 12:00:00

Photo of Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde (photos@pmo.is) Reykjavik, Iceland/Helsinki, Finland - 28 October 2008 - The Nordic countries have declared their readiness to help Iceland in battling the current financial crisis.

2008-10-09 09:00:04

By Jane Wardell Associated Press REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Iceland plunged further into financial turmoil -- and muddled into a diplomatic spat with Britain over its handling of the crisis -- on Wednesday as the country's third- largest bank went into receivership and the government abandoned attempts to put a floor under its free-falling currency.

2008-10-08 09:30:00

By Jane Wardell Associated Press REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- This volcanic island near the Arctic Circle is on the brink of becoming the first "national bankruptcy" of the global financial meltdown.


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cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.