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Technology Giants Back TweetDeck
Business  (tags: investors, investing, TweetDeck, technology, business )

- 3133 days ago -
Brent Hoberman, who co-founded Lastminute & Bebo founder Michael Birch are among a team of investors who together have pumped 2 million US dollars (£1.2 million) into TweetDeck, according to The Times.
Happy Birthday Lego
Business  (tags: Happy Birthday Lego, plastic building blocks, Lego, 50 years, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, children's toys )

- 3701 days ago -
Lego turns 50. It is 50 years since Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, the son of a carpenter, filed the patent of Lego, the plastic building blocks which revolutionised children's toys.
Fed Slashes Rates in Shock Move
Business  (tags: US Federal Reserve, cut interest rates, 3.5%, US central bank )

- 3707 days ago -
The US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates to 3.5%, a shock three-quarters of a percentage point reduction.The Fed,the US central bank,said latest figures indicated a deepening of the country's housing market slump and increased unemployment levels.
Thirty-Nine Post Offices to Close
Business  (tags: Goverment, post offices, 39 closures, Merseyside, Cheshire, unsustainable, UK )

- 3707 days ago -
39 post offices across Merseyside & Cheshire are to close,2 branches previously marked for closure have been reprieved & the future of 2 others is being looked at after a 6week consultation.Goverment says the current network of post offices unsustainable
Tenants Receive Notice of 30% Rent Increases - Ontario
Business  (tags: apartment rentals, housing, rent increases, rent control exemption, ontarioeconomy, ethics )

- 3714 days ago -
Tenants of an apartment complex on Nesbitt Dr. were shocked to receive notification their rent was increasing by over 30 percent.For retiree Richard Marcotte, who lives on a fixed income, this means his two-bedroom unit, which used to cost $743 a month
Sir John Harvey-Jones Dies at 83
Business  (tags: businesses, Sir John Harvey Jones, dies at 83, former chairman of ICI, UK, chemicals firm )

- 3718 days ago -
Former chairman of chemicals firm ICI Sir John Harvey-Jones has died,he died peacefully in his sleep following a long illness.Sir John became the acceptable face of capitalism through his television programme Troubleshooter,he helped struggling businesses
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