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NBC replaces Leno at 10 with Seinfeld show and dramas
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on NBC replaces Leno at 10 with Seinfeld show and dramas

Jerry Seinfeld’s new marriage comedy, crime series “Law & Order” and new family drama “Parenthood” will replace “The Jay Leno Show,” at 10 p.m., bringing an end to a failed experiment, NBC said on Thursday.

Cadbury fires final defense amid Hershey bid doubts
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Cadbury fires final defense amid Hershey bid doubts

Cadbury Chairman Roger Carr attacked Kraft Foods’ 10.5 billion pound ($17.1 billion) hostile takeover bid and its past performance on Thursday, but was uncertain over the prospects for a rival bid from chocolate maker Hershey Co.

Investor Ross possibly interested in teaming on Northern Rock
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Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross on Thursday said he was “quite possibly” interested in teaming up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Money to bid for state-owned British bank Northern Rock.

Global stocks up, Intel beats forecast, data boosts debt
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Global stock markets lacked conviction on Thursday, closing just marginally higher before technology bellwether Intel reported better-than-expected earnings that will likely boost Friday’s trading.

Techs lead Wall St higher; Intel up after results
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Technology shares drove Wall Street higher on Thursday on bets ahead of Intel’s quarterly results that business spending will bolster profits in the sector.

Peru says exports to hit $30 bln on ’10 recovery
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Peru says exports to hit $30 bln on ’10 recovery

Peru, a major metals producer, expects exports to rise to roughly $30 billion this year, as the global economy recovers and a free-trade agreement with China is set to take effect, the government said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Al Qaeda linked to rogue air network: U.S. official
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Exclusive: Al Qaeda linked to rogue air network: U.S. official

In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.”

Dozens of U.N. personnel killed by Haiti quake
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The United Nations said on Thursday that dozens of its personnel were killed in Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti, the worst loss of life the world body has ever suffered in a single incident.

Britain apologizes 50 years after Thalidomide scandal
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Britain apologizes 50 years after Thalidomide scandal

The British government apologized on Thursday to sufferers from the thalidomide scandal, half a century after thousands of babies were born with birth defects after their mothers took the morning sickness pill.

Cartel Inc: In the company of Narcos
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Cartel Inc: In the company of Narcos

Late last year, Mexican soldiers raided a house in Rio Bravo, a dilapidated town just across the border from Texas. What they found was a kind of “back office” that belonged to the Gulf cartel, the country’s most violent drug gang.

Mass burials after Haiti quake; aid jams airport
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Mass burials after Haiti quake; aid jams airport

Troops and planeloads of food and medicine streamed into Haiti on Thursday to aid a traumatized nation still rattled by aftershocks from the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people.

Obama enlists Bush, Clinton to help Haiti
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President Barack Obama pledged $100 million for Haiti quake relief on Thursday and enlisted two former U.S. presidents to help raise more, vowing to the Haitian people: “You will not be forsaken.”