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March 2009

RPT-FEATURE-Russia luxury down with a bump in 2009 - Forbes

March 30th, 2009, 10:57

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MOSCOW, March 30 (Reuters) - Kerchiefed women peddle fake designer handbags in front of the pitted Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney stores, whose signs have been scratched off by hand less than 18 months after their grand openings. The British more info

Last week Fern Britton announced that she was leaving This Morning after ten years as part of the iconic ITV daytime fixture. The hunt is now on to find Phil 'The Schofe' Schofield a new partner-in-crime, so to help speed up the process, DS has more info

15. Night Trap ("Violent" Dishonorable Mention)


The big deal about Night Trap, when it first appeared on the Sega CD, wasn't the blood. That's because there was virtually none — it was all implied violence committed by people more info

It was a night of sibling revelry as Lily Allen and brother Alfie joined the Winstone sisters for a party session on Saturday. The brat pack were out in force to celebrate Lois Winstone's 27th birthday at the Met Bar in London's Mayfair. The birthday more info

KYOTO, Japan, March 30 (Reuters Life!) - Whether you're a g-string girl or prefer granny-style knickers, a Japanese lingerie maker is inviting women to liberate themselves from conventional, body-hugging underwear and don loincloths instead more info

Obama conditions bailout funds for automakers - PR Inside

March 30th, 2009, 6:57

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says neither General Motors nor Chrysler submitted acceptable plans to receive more bailout money, setting the stage for a crisis in Detroit and putting in motion what could be the final two months of two American auto giants. President Barack Obama and his top more info

LOS ANGELES -- Movie beasts from old-time Hollywood got a makeover as heroes and conquered the weekend box office. DreamWorks Animation's action comedy "Monsters vs. Aliens," which features creatures from 1950s flicks in a showdown with invading extraterrestrials, launched itself into the No. 1 spot more info

U.S. health insurers seek individual coverage mandate - Reuters

March 24th, 2009, 23:29

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U.S. health insurers seek individual coverage mandate - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All Americans should be required to obtain health insurance as part of a sweeping overhaul that President Barack Obama says is needed to expand coverage and reduce soaring costs, insurance industry representatives told Congress on Tuesday. If insurers are required to end the

Ice on wings becomes main focus in Montana crash - WTOP Radio
WASHINGTON (AP) - Speculation over the crash of a single-engine turboprop plane into a cemetery shifted to ice on the wings Monday after it became less likely that overloading was to blame, given that half of the 14 people on board were small children. While descending Sunday in preparation for

Sudan's President al-Bashir to visit Egypt despite arrest warrant - Monsters and Critics
Cairo - Sudan President Omar al-Bashir will visit Egypt on Wednesday despite an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC), an Egyptian official said on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told German Press Agency dpa that al-Bashir will meet

Zac Efron drops out of 'Footloose' remake - Baltimore Sun
Zac Efron has dropped out of his role in a remake of "Footloose." Paramount Pictures says the "High School Musical" heartthrob is no longer attached to the upcoming film. The studio did not give a reason in its Tuesday statement, but said it remains committed to director Kenny Ortega and producers

Jindal panned for 'volcano monitoring' comments now that Alaska's Mount Redoubt has erupted - New Orleans Times-Picayune

March 24th, 2009, 23:25

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A month after Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal complained about wasteful spending in President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package -- including money he sneered was for "something called 'volcano monitoring'" -- Alaska pilots were grateful for such expenditures. The Alaska more info

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All Americans should be required to obtain health insurance as part of a sweeping overhaul that President Barack Obama says is needed to expand coverage and reduce soaring costs, insurance industry representatives told Congress on Tuesday. If insurers are required to end the more info

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday mounted a full-scale push for government authority to shut down troubled institutions like insurer AIG to avoid the need for future bailouts. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, testifying before lawmakers still fuming about big more info

Stephen Colbert iiiiiin spaaaaaace! At least, that's what I'm hoping. In his latest stab at world domination, Colbert charged his Colbert Nation fans with voting for his moniker in a poll to name a node on the international space station -- and to the shock of no one, "Colbert" was the top vote more info

Cycling ace Armstrong to be fit for Tour de France - Raw Story

March 24th, 2009, 23:22

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Lance Armstrong will recover from a broken collarbone in time to bid for his eighth Tour de France title in July, and may even compete in the Giro d'Italia in May, his team manager said Tuesday. "A broken collarbone in March does not change anything as regards the Tour de France," which starts on more info

ATLANTIC CITY — A fishing boat sank off the New Jersey coast Tuesday morning, killing at least one person and leaving four others missing in near-freezing water, the Coast Guard said. Rescuers plucked three people from the ocean 75 miles off southern New Jersey after the sinking of the Lady Mary more info

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All Americans should be required to obtain health insurance as part of a sweeping overhaul that President Barack Obama says is needed to expand coverage and reduce soaring costs, insurance industry representatives told Congress on Tuesday. If insurers are required to end the more info

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is sending more agents and equipment to the southwestern U.S. border to combat Mexican drug cartels. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden are at the White House announcing they are stepping up more info

SAfrica says Dalai Lama not welcome before 2010 - WJLA

March 24th, 2009, 23:21

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SAfrica says Dalai Lama not welcome before 2010 - WJLA
JOHANNESBURG - The South African government said Tuesday that the Dalai Lama is not welcome until after the 2010 football World Cup, for fear tensions over Tibet would overshadow all other issues at a time when South Africa wants to focus on hosting the major international event. Organizers said

White House reveals anti-cartel plan for U.S. border - USA Today
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is sending more agents and equipment to the southwestern U.S. border to combat Mexican drug cartels. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden are at the White House announcing they are stepping up

1 dead, 4 missing in N.J. fishing boat accident - NorthJersey.com
ATLANTIC CITY — A fishing boat sank off the New Jersey coast Tuesday morning, killing at least one person and leaving four others missing in near-freezing water, the Coast Guard said. Rescuers plucked three people from the ocean 75 miles off southern New Jersey after the sinking of the Lady Mary

U.S. health insurers seek individual coverage mandate - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All Americans should be required to obtain health insurance as part of a sweeping overhaul that President Barack Obama says is needed to expand coverage and reduce soaring costs, insurance industry representatives told Congress on Tuesday. If insurers are required to end the

U.S. health insurers seek individual coverage mandate - Reuters

March 24th, 2009, 23:18

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All Americans should be required to obtain health insurance as part of a sweeping overhaul that President Barack Obama says is needed to expand coverage and reduce soaring costs, insurance industry representatives told Congress on Tuesday. If insurers are required to end the more info

Lance Armstrong will recover from a broken collarbone in time to bid for his eighth Tour de France title in July, and may even compete in the Giro d'Italia in May, his team manager said Tuesday. "A broken collarbone in March does not change anything as regards the Tour de France," which starts on more info

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday mounted a full-scale push for government authority to shut down troubled institutions like insurer AIG to avoid the need for future bailouts. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, testifying before lawmakers still fuming about big more info

Zac Efron has dropped out of his role in a remake of "Footloose." Paramount Pictures says the "High School Musical" heartthrob is no longer attached to the upcoming film. The studio did not give a reason in its Tuesday statement, but said it remains committed to director Kenny Ortega and producers more info

Lingerie firm support boosted - Scotsman.com

March 24th, 2009, 23:15

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LINGERIE firm Agent Provocateur today said it was "going from strength to strength", despite the challenges of the economic environment. The company has seen total sales rise by eight per cent since the end of March last year. The firm, set up by more info

The MILF has become a staple of the modern male's sexual appetite, along with groveling and porn. How did this evolution occur? Did the average young male grow tired of trying to impress shallow women their own age who wouldn't pay attention to them more info

It was founded in 1994 by the son of famous designer Vivienne Westwood and, for a long time, it was associated only with extravagance and a certain sense of deviant boudoir behavior. Since then, though, Agent Provocateur has established itself as a more info

London, Mar 24 (ANI): Despite the global economic meltdown, lingerie chains Agent Provocateur and Ann Summers have witnessed an increase in sales. In the past years, sales of everything from racy bras to nipple tassels have surged. Agent Provocateur more info

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