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2009-06-16 16:39:49

Baseball superstar Sammy Sosa allegedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, sources told The New York Times. The Times said Tuesday lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results from that year did not know for which drug Sosa allegedly tested positive. Sosa is sixth on Major League Baseball's career home run list, and last played in 2007. If true, the allegation makes Sosa a part of a group including Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Manny...

2009-06-04 11:55:00

MYSPACE VIDEO'S HIT GAME SHOW TO BE BROADCAST ON ICONIC DIGITAL BILLBOARD NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BFF Entertainment (http://www.bff.tv)is excited to celebrate Best Friends Day on June 8th. Join BFF and millions celebrating National Best Friends Day in the Times Square Pavilion. Unique activations include Best friend photo ops, which will be presented live-feed-style in Times Square, inaugurating and affirming Best Friends Day. In addition to activities in the pavilion, the iconic...

2009-05-31 20:56:40

General Motors Corp. is set to file for bankruptcy protection and restructure its operations under the control of the U.S. government, industry sources said. GM is expected to file for bankruptcy in New York Monday, and President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech Monday morning announcing his support of the action, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing sources with knowledge of GM's plans. GM's decision comes after a severe global economic turndown that led Chrysler LLC to...

2009-05-21 12:28:36

Credit rating company Standard & Poor's held Britain's rating to triple A, but issued a threat to its standing, which shook London's stock markets Thursday. S&P said its assessment of Britain's credit was negative, as opposed to its previous assessment of stable, The Times of London reported. On official report said the British Treasury borrowed $13.29 billion in April, a record for the month. A year ago, the Treasury borrowed $2.8 billion to get through the month, the Times said....

2009-05-18 12:12:26

German automaker Volkswagen said Monday it had discontinued merger talks with Porsche, a day after Porsche said the talks would continue. Volkswagen said Porsche is lacking several fundamental conditions for the discussions, The Times of London reported. Porsche, however, called reports that the talks were over irritations and stuck to its claim that only Monday's meeting had been canceled. VW said earlier this month that Porsche's plans to further tie the companies together was half-hearted,...

2009-05-17 13:48:11

Police in England's Derbyshire county say three people were hurt when a stage collapsed during heavy winds at the Bearded Theory music festival. Derbyshire police said those hurt Saturday night received medical treatment for back and neck problems, along with a suspected broken wrist and shoulder, The Times of London Online reported Sunday. Sally Booth, a site manager at the festival in the village of Hulland Ward, credited emergency services for their response to the stage collapse, which...

2009-05-14 12:15:28

The British Royal Mail said it turned a profit of $236 million in the past 12 months, almost double what it made the previous fiscal year. The year results included profits in all four of the service's core businesses, the first time that has happened since 1989, The Times of London reported Thursday. The news could complicate the government's plans to sell a portion of the company, as unions opposed to the sale now have a stronger argument the government should not sell. The Royal Mail,...

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2009-05-04 14:50:00

Amazon is preparing to unveil a new version of its Kindle e-book reading device that is specifically designed for newspaper and magazine content. The new Kindle features a larger display than its two predecessors, reflecting Amazon's efforts to cater to periodicals and even textbooks, according to the New York Times. The new device, which is set to be revealed at a press conference in New York on Wednesday, could be aimed at reviving the print media industry, which as of late has been...

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2009-05-01 08:30:37

U.S. investors were willing to ignore harsh economic realities this week, but found Chrysler's bankruptcy filing a tough pill to swallow. U.S. markets turned flat Thursday after Chrysler threw in the towel in New York bankruptcy court after a month of tough negotiations, with a handful of small creditors balking at an offer that would have given them about 33 cents on the dollar, The New York Times reported. Creditors are holding about $6.9 billion in secured debt. The U.S. Treasury's final...

2009-04-24 06:05:03

U.S. investors may need a week or two to sort out the many moving pieces that were crowded into Friday's headlines. In Washington, the Treasury Department may disclose results of the stress tests it is conducting for the nation's 19 largest banks, The New York Times reported. Banks will have until May 4 to digest the news privately, giving them nine days to discuss the details in the comforts -- or discomforts as the case may be -- of their board rooms. After that, the results will be made...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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