Archive: 24/08/2011

Obama: Our 22nd greatest president?

As if President Barack Obama doesn't already have enough to worry about, a statistical analysis of presidential ranking surveys suggests that he is likely to be viewed as an "average" president by expert evaluators if he ...

dateAug 24, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Google to settle drug probe for $500 million

Google will pay $500 million to settle charges that it sold advertisements to Canada-based online pharmacies which marketed drugs to Americans in violation of US law, US justice officials announced Wednesday.

dateAug 24, 2011 in Internet
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East vs. West quakes: Way different creatures

(AP) -- The East Coast doesn't get earthquakes often but when they do strike, there's a whole lot more shaking going on. The ground in the East is older, colder and more intact than the West Coast or the famous Pacific Ring ...

dateAug 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Taiwan's Acer swings to loss in second quarter

Taiwan's leading computer vendor Acer Inc said Wednesday it suffered a loss of Tw$6.8 billion ($236 million) in the three months to June, swinging from a profit of $41.53 million in the previous quarter.

dateAug 24, 2011 in Business
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