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Hope is Africa’s rarest commodity.
Thunder of the low, distant variety shook movie theaters, and lightning bolts pulsed out from 3-D screens, as Thor earned $66 million at North American theaters to win the year’s first full May weekend, according to early studio estimates.
Nokia’s Stephen Elop certainly has a way with words. In February, in what might have been the most brutally honest corporate memo in decades, the recently installed CEO compared his company to an oil worker trapped on a burning drilling rig, facing a terrible choice
There is no particularly special technology needed to make a chainsaw.
As the only U.S. car manufacturer that didn’t need a government bailout, Ford Motor was in better financial shape than its peers to ride out the recession.
Veteran actor Karl Malden, who won an Academy Award for his role in "A Streetcar Named Desire," has died at age 97, his manager said Wednesday. Malden died in his sleep about 2:30 a.m
The clock is ticking for Ray O’Bryhim: he has less than a week to sell his last 40 cars. His ads for Pohanka Chrysler-Dodge scream, “Everything must go, regardless of profit!” On June 9, his franchise to sell new Chryslers and Dodges will be terminated, along with those of almost 800 other Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealers nationwide
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand’s remote Kermadec Islands region Saturday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey
A wheel from the main landing gear of a Colgan Airlines passenger plane fell off and rolled away as the aircraft was landing in Buffalo, New York, earlier this week. On Thursday night, The Toronto Sun posted a video of the incident shot by a passenger on the Q400 Bombardier — the same type of plane involved in a fatal Colgan Airlines crash three months ago, also on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport.