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Saudi Arabia prepared to shut down Blackberry service

Aug 9, 2010
Saudi Arabian authorities have given Blackberry's makers until today to reach a deal or face a shutdown of services.
Posted In: Internet

U.K. job centers ban lap dancers, adult performers

Aug 9, 2010
Government-run help wanted offices in the U.K. can no longer offer job seekers the chance to work as a lap dancer or a stripper. Those who work in the adult performance industry are not pleased about the new rule.
Posted In: Jobs

Sell the right to immigrate to the highest bidder?

Aug 5, 2010
An American Nobel Laureate is proposing a radical solution in the U.S. immigration debate: auctioning off the right to a green card.
Posted In: Immigration

Euro banks telling same story as U.S. firms

Aug 4, 2010
Banks in Europe are reporting how well business is doing. The financial institutions seem to be telling the same story going around in the U.S., and there are indicators that recovery is underway.
Posted In: Banks

Blackberry weathers more data security concerns

Aug 3, 2010
The U.S. government is disappointed by the UAE's move to ban Blackberry's Internet service, and other countries also have security concerns about the device.

UAE says Blackberry operating outside law, banning use

Aug 2, 2010
Starting in October, the United Arab Emirates will stop people from sending e-mails, texting or going online on their Blackberries due to security concerns. The move has prompted Saudi Arabia to take similar measures.

Budweiser loses fight to be only 'Bud' in Europe

Jul 30, 2010
Budweiser has lost a long-running battle to trademark its name across Europe, allowing a Czech company called Budweiser Budvar to also call itself "Bud".
Posted In: Food

Some Spaniards fear tourism drop in Catalonia's bullfighting ban

Jul 28, 2010
The Spanish province of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting, saying its barbaric and dangerous. But bullfight supporters say it's vital to tourism.

Study: Lack of confidence has impact on handshake

Jul 28, 2010
New research identifies the 12 things we need to perform the perfect handshake.
Posted In: Science

BP's 2Q profit absorbed in $32B oil spill cost

Jul 27, 2010
BP earned $5 billion in the second quarter, a higher figure over this time last year. The company will now rope the profits into the overall loss.
Posted In: Oil



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A collection of world economic and business stories in collaboration with the BBC.