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CBS says business as usual with Charlie Sheen
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
CBS says business as usual with Charlie Sheen

CBS TV executives steered clear of the domestic violence allegations surrounding TV star Charlie Sheen, saying on Saturday it was business as usual on the set of his hit show “Two and a Half Men.”

Fed’s Rosengren sees mortgage rate rise in spring
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Fed’s Rosengren sees mortgage rate rise in spring

U.S. home loan rates could rise by as much as three-quarters of a percentage point in the spring as the Federal Reserve ends its mortgage bonds purchase program, a top Fed policymaker said in an interview published on Saturday.

Egyptian court to rule in Mobinil bid on Wednesday
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Egyptian court to rule in Mobinil bid on Wednesday

An Egyptian court will issue a verdict on Wednesday on Orascom Telecom’s attempt to block an offer by France Telecom to buy all of Egyptian telecom operator Mobinil’s outstanding shares.

Chinalco denies in talks to sell Rio stake: report
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Chinalco denies in talks to sell Rio stake: report

Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) has denied that it is in talks to sell its stake in mining giant Rio Tinto, local media reported on Saturday.

Dubai’s Arabtec says Aabar to acquire 70 percent stake
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Dubai’s Arabtec says Aabar to acquire 70 percent stake

Dubai-based Arabtec confirmed on Saturday that Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments is looking to finalize a deal on January 13 to acquire a 70 percent stake in the company for $1.7 billion.

JAL lenders to cave in to bankruptcy plan-sources
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
JAL lenders to cave in to bankruptcy plan-sources

The main lenders to Japan Airlines plan to accept a restructuring package that would require the carrier to file for bankruptcy, sources said, increasing the likelihood of a state bailout this month.

Snow, freezing weather hit Europe, disrupt travel
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Snow, freezing weather hit Europe, disrupt travel

Snow and freezing weather swept parts of Europe on Saturday causing travel chaos for thousands and forecasters predicted no let-up in Britain’s harshest cold snap in 30 years.

Blast outside Greek parliament, no one hurt
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Blast outside Greek parliament, no one hurt

Urban guerillas exploded a makeshift bomb outside Greece’s parliament on Saturday evening causing no injuries and minor damage, police said.

Opposition lawyer bids for Croatian presidency
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Opposition lawyer bids for Croatian presidency

An opposition candidate who pledges to fight corruption — a crucial issue in Croatia’s bid for European Union membership — looks likely to win the country’s presidential election runoff ballot on Sunday.

Nervous Venezuelans buy TVs after devaluation
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Nervous Venezuelans buy TVs after devaluation

Shouting “buy, buy, the world is going to die,” Venezuelans went on a frantic shopping spree on Saturday following a sharp currency devaluation that is expected to drive up prices.