Archive: 04/19/2012

NY Times profit soars on asset sales

The New York Times Co. said Thursday that first-quarter profit jumped sevenfold, boosted largely by the sale of its regional newspapers and shares in a New England sports group.

dateApr 19, 2012 in Business
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Inequality and investment bubbles

"Money, it's a gas," says the sixties rock group Pink Floyd in their song "Money." Indeed, physics professor Victor Yakovenko is an expert in statistical physics and studies how the flow of money and the distribution ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Russia blames TNK-BP for massive oil leaks

Russia's environment minister on Thursday blamed Russian-British oil company TNK-BP for causing massive oil pollution in a resource-rich Siberian region and failing to invest in its infrastructure.

dateApr 19, 2012 in Environment
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Warning signs from ancient Greek tsunami

In the winter of 479 B.C., a tsunami was the savior of Potidaea, drowning hundreds of Persian invaders as they lay siege to the ancient Greek village. New geological evidence suggests that the region may still ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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