Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

Five weeks after the Marikana mine massacre in South Africa’s North West Province claimed the lives of 34 protesting workers and shocked the world, the strike that prompted the violence has been declared over. But the incident has morphed into a symbol of the growing chasm between those in the government, the mining companies, and the unions leaders on the one hand and mineworkers on the other, say the local community in Marikana, a platinum mining town northwest of Johannesburg.

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California theme park riders spend hours at 300 feet after ride malfunctions

A California amusement park ride malfunction left around 20 passengers stranded 300 feet in the air for hours, after being safely returned to the ground last Wednesday.

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U.S. housing starts continue rise in August

Despite the stalled economy, the housing market shows little sign of slowing down as construction on new homes in August increased by 2.3 per cent, driven by single-family home starts that grew at the fastest rate in more than two years indicating that the U.S. real estate market has not yet lost its momentum.

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Billion-dollar bidding war expected for AEG sports, entertainment group

A billion-dollar bidding war is expected after the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the world’s largest owner of sports teams and sports events, has been put up for sale, its parent company announced late Tuesday. The Anschutz Co., run by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, announced it is selling its AEG subsidiary.

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Hazardous “bidi” cigarette factories in Bangladesh pose serious health risks to workers and families

Even after working 12 hours a day six days a week in toxic factory conditions rolling cigarettes in Bangladesh – followed by more cigarette rolling work at home – Shahnaz Begum, a 30-year-old mother of two, still cannot afford to feed her family.

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Bank of Japan announces $128 billion stimulus

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Wednesday announced it was easing monetary policy by significantly expanding its asset purchasing fund amid a slowing global economy and increased tensions with China that have derailed the recovery of its economy that relies heavily on exports.

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Bidding war for Indians’ radio broadcast rights begin

The Cleveland Indians have started the selection process for the next radio station that will broadcast the team’s games beginning next season. Currently, two radio stations — WTAM AM/1100 and WKRK FM/92.3 — are slugging it out for the team’s broadcast rights.

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Germany’s IT watchdog warns users against Internet Explorer

The German government agency controlling IT-safety is warning internet users against using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer because of a potential security flaw.

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Urgent Care Centers Are Booming, Which Worries Some Doctors

Doctors Express in Edgewater is open nights and weekends, and accepts walk-ins without an appointment.

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