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Business 06 Sep 2013 | 8:46 AM Premium

Tokyo's Bid A High-Stakes Gamble For Japan PM, Abenomics

TOKYO: Tokyo's bid for the 2020 summer Olympics is not just a matter of pride for the Japanese capital. It's a high-stakes gamble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has put his prestige on the line.

Business 29 May 2013 | 3:43 PM Premium

Nike drops partnership with Lance Armstrong-founded charity

NEW YORK: Nike Inc is dropping its partnership with the Livestrong Foundation, the cancer charity founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, the latest repercussion from the doping scandal that last year stripped him of his titles.

Business 19 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nike has no plans to use Pistorius in future ads

NEW YORK: Nke Inc said on Monday it has no plan to run future ads using Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, charged with murdering his girlfriend, after the South African became the sporting goods maker's latest sponsored athlete to face trouble.

Business 07 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

S&P hires top defense attorney for US$5bil lawsuit

NEW YORKL Standard and Poor's has hired John Keker, one of the country's top white-collar defense attorneys, to help fight a $5 billion lawsuit brought by the U.S. government this week.

Business 15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Livestrong cancer charity drops Lance Armstrong name from title

AUSTIN, Texas: The Lance Armstrong Foundation has formally dropped the name of the disgraced cyclist from its title, the organization said on Wednesday, marking the latest move by the cancer charity to distance itself following the biggest doping scandal in the sport's history.

Business 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Company that paid Lance Armstrong bonuses wants money back

AUSTIN, Texas: A Texas promotional company that paid millions of dollars to Lance Armstrong for winning the Tour de France said on Monday it was considering legal action to get the money back after the American cyclist was stripped of his Tour titles.

Business 20 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Something WIQD this way comes?

Errol Oh says the UN should consider introducing a World “I Quit” Day to raiseawareness on the importance of clarity and transparency when a key officer resigns from an organisation.

Business 20 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

If you are frustrated with your mobile phone how far can you throw it? 101 meters?

HELSINKI: A Finnish teenager has smashed the world record - and probably his phone - in this year's annual mobile-phone throwing contest in Finland.

Business 27 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

US$14bil for the Olympics during one of UK's worst recession, was it worth?

LONDON: All eyes turn to London on Friday for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, an exuberant journey from Britain's idyllic pastures through the grime of the Industrial Revolution and ending in a contemporary world dominated by popular culture.