News tagged with economic crisis

Soft PC sales send Microsoft profit down 29 pct

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday its profit in the last quarter plunged 29 percent because of weak computer sales, ending a fiscal year in which the software maker's revenue fell for the first time since ...

dateJul 23, 2009 in Business
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More 'McBang' for your 'McBuck'

McDonald's seems recession-proof, its profitability apparently untouched by the newest economic crisis to hit America. Though the average family may not be able to eat out in style, they can afford a Dollar Menu double cheeseburger ...

dateJul 14, 2009 in Economics & Business
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Software piracy worsens in Asia: study

Software piracy in the Asia-Pacific region continued to worsen last year, a study said Tuesday, driven by the rapid growth in computer sales and the availability of bootleg programmes online.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Software
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Hospitals cutting services, staff amid recession

(AP) -- Ailing from the recession, many U.S. hospitals have had to begin making painful cuts to patient services and laying off staff, as previous cost-cutting hasn't been enough, an industry survey found.

dateApr 27, 2009 in Health
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Empire State Building going green

The Empire State Building is being converted into an eco-friendly skyscraper, transforming the landmark into a "green" architectural marvel as part of a multimillion-dollar upgrade, officials said Monday.

dateApr 07, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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