An Indian vendor waits for customers with wall hangings during ...
Feb 20th, 2012
(AP) - An Indian vendor waits for customers with wall hangings during Mahashivratri festival celebrations at Bhavnath temple in Junagadh, about 327 kilometer (204 miles) from Ahmedabad, India, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri or Shiva's night festival. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) -
Singapore prosecutors will charge 24 Indian workers for taking part in the city-state's first riot in more than 40 years, police said Tuesday. The men face jail terms of up to 10 years plus caning for charges of rioting with dangerous weapons in the hour-long fracas on Sunday night, triggered when an Indian construction worker was struck and k... [Full Article]
Even though it's questionable whether selling smartphones exclusively on one carrier really helps out vendors, many companies keep signing exclusivity deals for their high-end devices anyway. As CNET reports, AT&T has been the master of reeling vendors into exclusivity agreements over the years, highlighted most recently by its snagging of†Noki... [Full Article]
By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as never-ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill. Moves were modest ahead of central bank meetings in the European Union and UK, and the latest read on U.S. ec... [Full Article]
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign business customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad. "We are committing contractually to not turning it ove... [Full Article]
By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies are sounding the alarm on fourth-quarter earnings, lowering profit estimates just as the stock market is poised to end its best year since 1998. The ratio of profit warnings to positive outlooks for the current quarter is shaping up to be the worst since at least 1996, based on Thomson Re... [Full Article]