Posts Tagged ‘half’

Water pipeline rupture makes waves in Karachi

In early August, as people struggled to survive the humid summer heat, a huge power cut deprived almost half of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, of electricity for more than 16 hours and led to the rupture of a water pipeline carrying more than 20 percent of the city’s drinking water. Article © AHN – All […]

Manchester United has tepid NY stock market debut

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Manchester United did not perform as expected during its much-anticipated stock market debut Friday, raising just $ 234 million from 16.7 million shares to finance the debt-riddled team. The team (MANU.N) opened at $ 14.05 per share on the New York […]

PepsiCo’s Philippine unit posts 436% profit jump in 1st half of 2012

Beverage giant PepsiCo’s Philippine unit has posted a 436 percent jump in its first semester profit. Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) earned $ 13.76 million during the period from $ 2.56 million last year, according to its filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

“Banana Aids” threatens social fabric on Idjwi island

More than half of mountainous South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is infected by banana xanthomonas wilt (BXW), often referred to by farmers as “Banana AIDS”. The incurable disease is wiping out bananas and plantains grown at high altitudes and spreads easily. IRIN looked at the disease and how people are being […]

U.S. stocks up on shortened Friday trading session

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stock markets will close at 1 p.m. on Friday having many investors joking they have only a half a day to lose half as much money. Just after the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 58 points, the Standard […]

Bears Claim Fifth Straight Win, Edge Lions

John Raffel – AHN Sports Correspondent Detroit, MI, United States (AHN) – It wasn’t a typical Chicago Bears defense in the first half. But it sure was in the second half. Jay Cutler passed seven yards to Brandon Manumaleuna for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and the defense limited the Detroit Lions to […]