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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

1943 plane installed atop KC coffee company

A 1943 DC-3 airplane came in for a smooth and permanent landing just after sunrise Tuesday on Kansas City?s West Side.</p><p>The symbol for the Roasterie, a Kansas City coffee roaster, now sits atop its headquarters at 1204 W. 27th St., thanks to an engineering feat that took a crew of ... .

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Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has finally got an investigation from Hong Kong’s Securities & Futures Commission, as the sudden crash of the company’s stocks preceded by several months of inexplicable rise raises questions about the firm. Hong Kong regulators said in a short statement on its website that a ... more...


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I've mentioned before around here that there's various ways in which you can subsidise the poor. Those methods ranging from the sort of crazed lunacy that makes everyone worse off to entirely reasonable and sensible policies that raise the incomes of the poor and their living standards. It is, of ... more...


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Nothing could be worse for Putin than losing the 2018 World Cup; it would be more severe than the economic recession and Russia’s declining living standards. Russians can live without imported foods and Turkish vacations, but they may not tolerate being branded as a rogue nation not deserving a World ... more...


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The United States - a country that doesn't even play 'football' as the UK knows it - has blown the seeming invincibility of the sport's world governing body FIFA, wide apart, with the arrests of nine current and former officials on charges of corruption. US-style 'shock and awe' has just ... more...


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Eurozone businesses grew more optimistic about their prospects in May, an indication that they may increase investment despite the continued deadlock in negotiations between Greece and its creditors. ... more...


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BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($345 billion) in private- and public-sector invest ... more...


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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, says its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year as it boosted sales by carry ... more...


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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, says its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year as it boosted sales … ... more...


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World soccer supremo Sepp Blatter needs to resign, guilty or not. He embodies the FIFA, he is in charge, some of the arrested officials are vice-presidents at the world soccer body, just one rung below him. The corruption suspicions and raid alone are a big blow to the FIFA brand ... more...


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Goldman Sachs has come out with a paper arguing that there's a problem with our figures for economic growth. Specifically, that we're measuring inflation not quite correctly. This has knock on effects as to how we measure GDP growth and thus productivity growth. I mentioned this paper here. Just to ... more...


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If going to work feels like arriving on the set of "The Walking Dead," leadership might be the cause of your office's zombie apocalypse. Emphasizing the tasks you need employees to complete -- instead of the end goals -- can produce that effect. A focus on tasks causes employees to feel ... more...


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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bri ... more...