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Business 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

A heat sensor to guard workers against flu

YOKOHAMA, Japan: Feverish Nissan workers are supposed to stay home, but just to make sure, the Japanese automaker has set up several body temperature measuring machines at the entrance to its headquarters.

Business 05 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Shanda seeks to raise US$800m from US listing

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Chinese technology company Shanda Interactive Entertainment is planning to spin off its video games unit and raise as much as US$800mil in a initial public offering in the United States, looking to follow in the footsteps of rival Sohu.com

Business 13 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

WTO win could open China's door to US companies

GENEVA (AP) - The World Trade Organization backed the United States Wednesday in a major trade battle with China, issuing a ruling that could ease tight controls and open markets for U.S. makers of everything from DVDs to books and music downloads.

Business 24 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Amazon second quarter profit falls with Toys R Us settlement

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter earnings fell while sales rose, as the leading online retailer recorded a $51 million payment to settle a long-standing dispute with former partner Toys R Us.

Business 01 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japanese lined up in droves Monday for free diamonds

TOKYO: Lines curled around for blocks in downtown Tokyo Monday for 5,000 tiny but freebie diamonds French jeweler Mauboussin was giving away in an attention-getting drive in Japan, a nation where it's still unknown.

Business 31 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

KLM sees 20% rise in passenger capacity

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines expects a 20% increase in passenger capacity with the launch of a new fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft for its Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta route.

Business 11 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Disney's new racing video game at core of big bet

LONDON (AP) - Walt Disney Co. is taking the wraps off an advanced new car racing video game that the entertainment company hopes will bolster its success in the lucrative gaming sector.

Business 14 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Want to be a genius? Just practise

WHAT do The Beatles, Warren Buffett, David Beckham, Mokhtar Dahari and Bill Gates have in common? They're all famous, they're all gifted, and they're all geniuses in their own realms. More importantly, they have all reached the top by doing one thing - they poured their hearts and souls, their blood, sweat and tears, into achieving 'perfection' through lots of practice.

Business 13 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Midway Games files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) - Midway Games Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday because it does not expect to be able to pay back accelerated debt obligations stemming from media mogul Sumner Redstone's sale of a majority stake in the company.

Business 24 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Steering brands in tough times

An economic downturn actually presents a great opportunity for a brand to stand out and push ahead of its competitors. With the right strategies, marketers can use this time of crisis to their advantage