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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Online auto lease-swap market grows

When Hollywood scriptwriter Scott Nimerfro needed a car to bridge stints between his job in Los Angeles and his home in Cottage Grove, he didn't bother cruising car lots. Instead, he went to LeaseTrader.com and took over ...

dateMar 27, 2009 in Internet
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