Features By Rebecca Singer

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Live Aid changed the face of fundraising

Twenty-five years ago, the Live Aid concert brought together a galaxy of pop stars and changed the business of fundraising.
Posted In: Charity, Entertainment
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Joblessness contributes to fall in immigration

A high unemployment rate is one factor which contributed to a surprising fall in immigration to developed nations in 2008.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs
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Investors push 2009 Bordeaux to over $1,000 a bottle

An exceptionally good Bordeaux is running at an exceptionally high price, with many buyers coming from China and Hong Kong.
Posted In: Food, Investing
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DOJ monitoring BP's big moves

The Justice Department has asked BP for advance warning of any plan it makes that would impact the company's future.
Posted In: Oil
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Why would anyone invest in BP now?

BP's stock is down by about half, which means the company could be vulnerable to a hostile takeover. Now there are reports BP is trying to head that off by attracting rich investors.
Posted In: Oil
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Finland new broadband improves rural service

Now that Finland has made broadband Internet a legal right, service in the country's rural areas will improve.
Posted In: Internet
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Agricultural Bank of China to go public

Global investors are getting their first look at what's expected to be the world's largest stock offering: the Agricultural Bank of China plans to list on the Chinese exchanges next month.
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Euro soccer to curb excess spending

A lot of the biggest soccer clubs in Europe are in debt and facing bankruptcy. So the organization that governs Euro soccer has agreed on some new rules designed to stop clubs from spending more than they take in.
Posted In: Sports
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U.K. making 500-euro note scarce

The 500-euro note is a favorite for criminals in Europe, as it makes it easier to transport dirty money. So the U.K. is taking the note out of circulation.
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Fed, Bank of England help Europe bailout

After the E.U. approved Europe's near-$1 trillion bailout, the Federal Reserve and Bank of England also pledged their support.

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